Twenty years ago, I had neither heard nor read about the fact that drawings could facilitate memory, but I believed that this was the case. First I did experiments on myself where I would draw memos. Then I asked family, friends and clients to also draw with the aim of memorising, and then I discovered that the drawings appeared to strengthen memory. These experiments inspired me to conduct a systematic study in the year 2000 in which 134 children participated, where I studied the impact of drawing on memory, when compared to writing. The study brought to light that drawing is generally much more successful in facilitating long-term memory than writing. Nine weeks later, the participants who drew pictures could generally recall five times more words than those who had used the writing method. To the best of my knowledge, it is the first and only study of its kind in the world today where the impact of drawings and words on long-term memory are compared over such a long period of time. At the time of the study in 2000, it was the first time a research study had been conducted in which memory of writing and drawing was systematically compared.