East Nashville artist designs a book to doodle in with dozens of unique prompts

"More freedom than a coloring book, less intimidation than a sketchbook"
Posted at 8:18 AM, Dec 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-10 09:18:57-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A new book called "Doodle Different" is challenging doodlers of all ages to follow a prompt and draw a unique picture.

"It's so fun to see what people are doing," artist Coralee Trigger said of her new book.

Until about a year ago, Trigger lived her life being creative for other people.

"I missed being creative for myself and so I tried going to coloring books, but I found them too restrictive and then I went to sketchbooks, and it is kind of embarrassing to admit, but they were a little too intimidating for me," Trigger said.

The East Nashville artist said she took matters into her own hands after a child asked if adults have imaginations.

"What I realized was that's a point. That's a valid question. How many adults have lost touch with their imagination?"

The book launched in November.

"I kind of consider myself a creative cheerleader at this point...the exchange of ideas and celebration of perspective and the reconnecting with creativity and imagination, it's just exciting to be around."

On each of the 32 pages in Doodle Different there is a unique prompt and hashtag.

"I knew I was going to be excited about what people created, but I don't think I realized how excited I was going to be."

The book is available on for $10.