Thursday, January 20, 2011

Why play the Samitomoto Drawing Game?

Because I carried the idea for the Samitomoto Drawing Game around for a year before I put it into production, teased the idea out, tested it on my sister and her guinea pig family, teased it some more, workshopped it with designers, attracted funding and finally produced it- I know why I made it and why I play it!

For those of you who aren't inside my head (and it's probably for the best that you are not), here are the reasons why you might like to play the drawing game;


To stimulate the imagination

To have fun with drawing

To help break through a creative block

To shift a negative mood

To help with opening creative channels

To enjoy drawing in a non competitive, joyful way

To help with healing and creative healing

To give yourself permission to be silly and playful

To make drawing less serious and more fun

To move past the fear of the blank page

To have fun

To develop your drawing

As a meditation and focus tool to bring you fully into the present

To tap into your inner child artist

To learn language in a fun and creative way

To be part of a creative community

To have quality time with friends and loved ones away from a glowing screen!

Now it's your turn, why do you like to play the Samitomoto Drawing Game? Who do you know who would like more of the above in their life? Please send them here

Thanks again to everyone who has helped this me in this journey!


Sam Simpson-Morgan

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Playing the Samitomoto Drawing Game at the Old Bus Depot Markets

An awestruck pin-striped elephant roller skating by Elizabeth.

An awestruck pin-striped elephant roller skating by Samantha.

An awestruck pin-striped elephant roller skating by Barbara.

A noisy polka dotted fairy wearing flared trousers.

A noisy dark green spider sitting in a hammock.

A fluffy golden brown snail wearing flared trousers by Barbara.

A fluffy golden brown snail wearing flared trousers by Samantha.

A cheerful grey duck walking the tight rope.

A cheerful golden moose walking the tight rope.

As a picture tells a thousand words, here are the drawings from playing the Samitomoto Drawing Game last Sunday at the Kingston Old Bus Depot Markets. Enjoy!

We all had a ball!! I would like to add that a couple of the adults had not drawn for over ten years, so it was wonderful to see them embracing the game and their creativity!

If you would like to experience this fun, you can buy the game here

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Happy New Year from Samitomoto

Happy New Year from Samitomoto!

Well what a December it was! The Samitomoto Drawing Game launched, as did the Samitomoto website and online shop. It was a wildly exciting ride for me!

I am thrilled at how the game has been received in the short time period since it's release. Thank you to everyone involved in the development of the Samitomoto Drawing Game and an extra big thanks to everyone who has bought the game, taken it to heart and who love playing it!!

I personally love to play it, with friends or alone. I find it a great tool to use to break that dreaded scary thing, the artists block of the blank page. I'll happily take up an opportunity to exercise my silly creative side and to give the eight year old inside me a chance to play. I'm then free to work on my more serious personal art work.

But that's just one use for the drawing game.

What I'm loving also is the feedback on how you are developing your owns rules and ways of playing, I think that's wonderful too!

If my game helps to spread the magic and joy or drawing to you and makes you smile, then that's everything to me!

Now I want to hear your stories and feedback. Please email me at and let me know your stories and images from playing the Samitomoto Drawing Game. Please keep files under 2 Mg.

Here is one of my drawings from playing the game (see above) - 'A quiet orange spotted parrot wearing flared trousers'. I hope it makes you smile!

Happy new year,


Sam Simpson-Morgan

Image copyright Samantha Simpson-Morgan 2011.
Content copyright Rarified pty ltd 2011.