Stop doodling — I mean, start doodling!

I can’t tell you how many times I heard the phrase “Stop doodling and get to work!” when I was a child.  My teachers were constantly telling me to stop drawing pictures and to focus on the class material.  Now that I have two children who would rather doodle than do their homework, I get to see the perspective that my teachers had.

Today, however, I’m actually going to ask you to get out your favorite pen or pencil or tablet, and start doodling — all for a good cause!  The Fedora Design team is looking for concept ideas for Fedora 15 artwork, and the submission deadline is quickly approaching.  At this point in the Fedora 15 schedule, they’re just looking for basic concepts and ideas, not finished products.  So get to work — you’re doodling might just be the foundation for the Fedora 15 artwork.

(Ok, I know what you may be thinking… you’re wondering about the “default wallpaper” decision that the Fedora Design team is discussing.  Whether or not Fedora decides to use the Gnome wallpaper as the Fedora 15 default wallpaper for the Gnome desktop, Fedora 15 still needs artwork for other desktop environments, Anaconda splash screens, website banners, media sleeves, and things like that.  Please help us come up with the best possible artwork ideas for Fedora 15!)

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One thought on “Stop doodling — I mean, start doodling!”

  1. I also used to doodle a lot back in my childhood and looking back I think it was a negative thing the parents and teachers didn’t encouraged me to do it more, who knows it may have happened? (it was during the communist regime, where to be successful in life becoming an engineer was one of the best alternatives)

    As for the Design Team… I am still on strike 🙂

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