A lot of creativity comes from not just creating a new idea but building an old one. So let's make one endless doodle.
A lot of people have heard of the "Before I die..." wall (
http://beforeidie.cc/site/about/) or even seen one. My idea is to build something similar and create an endless doodle.
It could be as simple as painting a neighbourhood wall with Blackboard paint and laying out a few pieces of chalk and let people make what they will. The idea is that instead of starting form scratch people extend the already existing artwork and we never run out of space because all you have to do is erase a piece and change it around as you wish.
I recently attended a talk by author Kim Erwin. She spoke about an example that stuck in my head. The incident occurred when one of the subjects in her book was presenting an idea to a client. They put the whole plan on this massive sheet of paper which was printed with the ideas they had come up with. At first everyone was sitting around and discussing it and they were getting nowhere until, one of the team members noticed a typo, he got up took a sharpie and circled it saying "huh...we missed that" In circling the typo he broke the sanctity of the page. This encouraged the client's team members to then get up and draw on the page to explain an idea he was unable to communicate verbally. It broke the dam and they had a fabulously productive meeting. All because a guy picked up a pen and circled a typo.
Too often blank white walls intimidate us. A little scratch on that wall and it upsets us beyond compare because in our head that surface was perfect and the scratch diminishes that somehow.
The moment we begin to realize nothing is "perfect" and that everything can be changed we learn to re-imagine, redesign, reiterate and make it better, put our stamp on the world.
So let's make it so that we begin to teach the young people that nothing is perfect it can always be made better or different.