Did you know March 7 was National Doodle Day in England? May 8 was National Doodle Day in the U.S. Why the different dates? Anyway, 1980 Olympic champion Robin Cousins donated his doodle (see right) to raise money for two charities: The Neurofibromatosis Association and the British Epilepsy Association.
I wonder what it is about skaters that draws them to art. Canadian great Toller Cranston has been a professional artist for decades now. He currently lives in Mexico and recently entered into an agreement with Artevo to distribute his paintings and prints worldwide. Maybe skaters at the elite level always need to express themselves creatively as much as possible, and when the body doesn't quite follow as in the past, they put pen or brush to palette? I'm probably overthinking this -- people just like to doodle!