According to Dictionary.com, to doodle means "to waste (time) in aimless or foolish activity" or "to draw or scribble idly." But, I disagree.
While doodling may take time away from our work in other parts of life, it is necessary to our creativity and enjoyment of work. Doodling enriches our lives.
Some of my best ideas have come from moments when I allowed myself to become distracted, when I allowed my mind to wander off the beaten path.
Last July, President Obama even admitted in an interview with ABC7's Scott Thuman that he doodles too. It helps clear the mind and allows room for new questions and solutions to grow.
Where does your inspiration come from?
Here's what a few of our community members created in their free time. Take a look at some of the photos we received and then submit your own below.
@uhperry: "#hpdoodle another missed opportunity... huffpostarts&Culture http://instagr.am/p/R3GmUftkLa/"
Photographer at Royal Crescent doesn't know what he's missing.
To take part in more photo challenges and see what the community has shared, visit here.