During the keynote at a conference I attended a few months ago, I was sitting next to a woman holding an iPad. The screen was black, and using this wooden-looking stylus, she started drawing in beautiful, hot pink strokes. When the speaker made a particularly thought-provoking point, she quickly illustrated it in the iPad.
She was sketchnoting, a visual form of note-taking that has recently grown very popular. I was astonished, and inspired. I’ve never for a moment considered myself an artist, but I like to make pretty things just as much as the next person. This seemed to be the perfect bridge between my linear, wordy mind and my desire for more color and alternative forms of expression in my life.Continue Reading