With the hustle and bustle of daily life, it is hard to find the time to do the things you love. I am sure a lot of you would agree with me on that!...For me, one of these things is drawing. To draw, I like to have my ideal 'creative scenario'...and put myself in the head-space to 'make art'. I want to be relaxed, as well as have the right tools in front of me etc. But, to 'draw' doesn't necessarily mean making a big production out of it or dedicating an entire room in your house for studio-work. Everyday doodles can be just as valuable as a masterpiece you slaved over for weeks.
By carrying simple tools around in my purse (i.e pens, pencils, erasers) I always have the basic necessities to make art (art is subjective, after all). As for your 'canvas', you can pretty much use anything! ...in fact, it makes for more interesting art. Use a printed napkin from a restaurant, a pastry bag, cardboard or any other little beautiful papers you find throughout your day, keep your eyes open for these things! (some may say this is hoarding- haha) ...But now you have everything you need to doodle your heart out. Simple sketches and doodles made throughout your day can just be thrown into your purse, and you can do more with it when you do have more time on your hands.
Doodle while you have your morning coffee, while you wait for the bus, while you are chatting on the phone, during commercial breaks, or even if you don't want to pay attention at work/school. (heck, Im not condoning it Buuuuuut... research has shown that some people can actually listen better while doodling).
Use your little napkin doodle as a thumbnail for a larger abstract painting that is %100 original. Or take your doodle and stick it into your sketchbook. Eventually if you collect enough doodles and little artsy scribbles you can have a nice multi-media art journal that is simple and interesting.
so go ahead and doodle ;)