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Dunedin artist and author says a doodle a day can help boost self-esteem

Jenipher Lyn's new book is called “Find Your Rainbow"
Jenipher Lyn drawing
Posted at 2:44 AM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 02:44:16-05

DUNEDIN, Fla. — Jenipher Lyn was feeling low in her mid-20s. She felt awkward and alone.

Her life had not turned out like she wanted.

A friend gave her some advice: draw a doodle a day, a creative expression.

“I didn’t want to waste the ink and paper,” says Lyn. “I didn’t know how to draw.”

She eventually tried it. Something life-changing then happened. 

“I drew things I needed to hear, like ‘Today is going to be awesome’ or ‘Let things go’ or ‘Be still.’ Whatever I really needed in that moment," says Lyn.

She visualized and created her change.

Penguin Random House, one of the biggest publishers in the world, is now releasing Lyn’s “Find Your Rainbow: Color and Create Your Way to a Calm and Happy Life.”

The book is targeted to young women, but the artist and author says the message of daily creativity is universal.

“The thing about drawing is, sometimes it doesn’t go the way you planned, but you have to work with it anyway,” she says. “It doesn’t have to be perfect. There is no perfect anyway.”

For more on “Find Your Rainbow” and upcoming book signings in the Tampa Bay area, visit