96 thoughts on “Doodle 101

    1. Glad you found me too!!! Love we can chat across so many miles!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to say hello! Thanks also for your encouragement! So glad the tutorials are a help:)

  1. Wonderful tutorials. Your designs are so lovely and these instructions really make it easy. I can’t wait to try a few in my journal. Thank you for sharing your creativity. It is much appreciated.

    1. Glad you found me too!!! Love we can chat across so many miles!!! Thanks so much for taking the time to say hello! Thanks also for your encouragement! So glad the tutorials are a help:)

    1. Thank you for your kind words:) I often use watercolor and various artist pens. (Micron and Pitt multiliner permanent pens in various tip sizes, uni-ball signo bold in white and black)

  2. I stumbled upon your site and I cannot thank you enough for these tutorials and inspiration they provide. Thank you for allowing God is use you in such a creative way!

    1. You are so welcome Sha!! I receive such joy making and sharing them! It is a huge added blessing to me, when sweet women like you, take the time to connect…very encouraging! When God has rescued and restored you, it’s a natural response to want to share His love with everyone you can! Thanks again for reaching out!! xo

  3. Wow,what a blessing. Love all your drawings and your willingness to share all the how tos..it’s been a long time since I’ve done any painting and this summer I have loved learning to scripture journal . There are so many new mediums out there it can be a little overwhelming to some of us. Any chance you could post a list of some of your favorites and when and why you use these particular items. Thank you so much for allowing God to use you and your willingness to share. Gods very best to you as you continue to Bless us.

    1. Alexis, thank you so much for taking the time to read AND write to me! I agree with you, …there are SO MANY products out there, and collecting them all can become overwhelming and EXPENSIVE!! I have posted today just for you:) If you have any further questions about these products please “fire away!” Thanks again for your kind and thoughtful comments:) Bless you!!!

  4. I cannot thank you enough for posting these tutorials for someone like me who needs step by step instructions to get started. You are appreciated!

  5. When my children saw the first drawings I replicated of yours, they couldn’t believe that their non-artistic mother had done them. I love your style, and to be able to create something more than stick drawings is quite an accomplishment. Thank you for helping others be able to create beautiful things, too.

    1. Sally, your post is such a HUGE blessing to me!! Your experience is the reason I share these doodles! We all get a little stuck at times, believing we “can’t” until someone comes along side of us with a hand to help us up and a hug to remind us that we are all in this together. We need one another…God made us this way:) I am thrilled to know that you have moved past the “can’t” and have grown in a way you didn’t think you could! Your efforts in study and worship will ALWAYS look beautiful to your “audience of One:) ” Thank you for taking the time to share your heart with me…you have encouraged me! Bless you and your family. xo

  6. This is what I have been praying for…you are doing a good work!Thank you and may God bless you abundantly!!!!

  7. I absolutely LOVE your art work!!! just happened upon your site. On Thanksgiving we feed the homeless, people who live alone, and a lot of our church members–all the community is invited that day. My husband and i served for the first time and it was so rewarding–we are going to do it every year!! however, there is a family of 3 older people (the husband is in his late 80’s) who do all the food prep (we serve well over 100). so i have been wanting to do a special “thank you” card for them and plan to use one of your inspirational pieces–need it in the a.m., so need to get busy!! thanks so much for your wonderful site. blessings.

    1. Oh, Jo anne, that is so lovely. I am very appreciative of you sharing your story and your heart with me…but even more, thank you for loving others in the name of Christ. I am so touched by the family you are going to make a card for…God has surely given you a special assignment to encourage them! I would just LOVE it, if you shared your card with me when you are finished. What a thoughtful heart you have:) Thanks for taking the time to connect with me! Made my day:) xo

    1. Hi Sue,

      As usual love, love, love your artwork!!! have gotten soooo many ideas, just not enough time to do them right now! thanks for your e-mail re my piece of artwork for my 3 church friends (family), however, i finished it (took me a long time) and then ruined it with the was i did! will start over soon.

      my request now is–each group from our church has been asked to design a Christmas window for our Pastor’s office. this particular group i am working with is the Tues. a.m. coffee/friendship group that meets weekly at Burger King. anyway, something that came to mind when asked about this is a sort of scribbly Christmas tree with, perhaps, hamburgers hanging off as ornaments, french fries as icicles, etc., etc. and–i would do some Christian wording either around the branches or in the center of the ornaments???? anyway, i am not very original and need to be inspired–help Please!!! i thought i had seen a sort of scribbly (forgive the term and spelling, think you know what i mean) Christmas tree on your site, but can’t find it anymore.

      i know you must be very busy, so if you don’t have time to respond that is o.k. another question though– your new stamp sets—i don’t understand what Love the Lord set of stamps is comprised of????

      have a wonderful day, filled with many blessings, Jo Anne

      1. Jo Anne, I’m sorry that your piece for church has been so frustrating! I have a motto that I live by…EVERYTHING can be covered up with gesso:) Sometimes it just takes stepping away from a project for awhile, then coming back to it with fresh eyes:) I’m sure you are most critical of your own work! I am copying and pasting the link to the tree I think you are referring to…https://1arthouse.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/doodle101asimpletreesuecarrollpm.jpg If I have time today, I will try and draw a “hamburger tree” 🙂 xo

  8. You are AMAZING! I am not able to draw a stick figure, ask my kids lol. With your tutorials I think I may be able to make something look like something, other than a blob. So glad I found this site. Love it!!! Thank you for all your beautiful work!

    1. Brenda, thanks for taking the time to share your heart with me! I receive the greatest joy seeing others succeed! I KNOW that you can do more than you think, and I am excited for you to find FREEDOM to create expressions of your worship to the Lord:) xo

  9. ♥God has really blessed you with a beautiful talent! and thank*U soo much for blessing us with these wonderful drawings/doodles…♥ love them! hugs,♥vikki

  10. ♥i love what you write under your doodles…is it okay to use part of the wordings in our own personal journals, Bibles, etc…? again…thank*U for blessing us with your talent! Praises!!! ♥hugz, vikki

    1. Vikki, I am thrilled that you enjoy my doodles! And of course you can my wording…it’s really not mine, it’s the Lord’s:) Thanks so much for your kind words. Bless you!

  11. Every little drawing gives me ideas to journal in my Bible and I thank you so much for encouraging me to grow closer to God!

    1. Christian, thanks so much for taking the time to encourage me! I get so much joy seeing others connect with the Lord. We all need our own “band of brothers/sisters” to keep our eyes on Him. Keep in touch! God bless you:)

  12. So glad I found you…your ideas are perfect for my bible art journalling I am doing for 40 days of lent! Thanks from Canada…you are great inspiration ❤

  13. Thank you sooo much for sharing your gift! Following your blog from Switzerland. So glad and thankfull that Paps guided my steps in the www. I am inspired to start with bible journaling.
    Love, Danièle

    1. Just laughed out loud because of my misstake: I wanted to write Papaaaaa! But missed the ‘a’ on my iPhone…!! Papa is how I call my heavenly father when I am praying in English. I started with my first page last night (in my diary-just ordered a journaling bible) saying thank you for the gift of creativity. Such a great way to worship our Lord and to connect with Him!
      Be blessed!

  14. Seriously, you deserve a prize! Your doodle breakdowns are such a gift! My practice journaling on paper has been making something ugly out of the beautiful things God was showing me in his word, which seems more than a little counterproductive, not to mention that it was discouraging me from wanting to really begin. So I was so excited to see that you shared your talent through Doodles101. I’m going to begin my “art education” from your examples. I’d love to grasp how to create images with doodles, my goal being to simply (and better) illustrate what God’s showing me through his word. I truly appreciate your skills and your willingness to share all the how-to’s with us.

    Thank you!

    1. Liz…Thank YOU! I shared your encouraging message with 600+ ladies at our Women’s Conference with Laura story yesterday! We all have strengths and weaknesses and coming along each other to share both is what God has called us to do as Sisters in Christ! I am sure, that although you may not feel confident in your drawing skills, that you have gifts and wisdom to share with others as well! And, by the way…NOTHING you create while seeking God with an honest heart would EVER be ugly to Him!!! I know that your words were encouraging to the women at our conference and have helped many step forward to a new place they didn’t think they could go:) Bless you Sister!!! xo

  15. How sweet is that!! Well, you deserve any encouragement I can pass along. You are so talented and then amazingly generous to share the skills you have so obviously nurtured into works of art. I have already passed on the word about the treasure I found in your site to a bunch of friends and family. I mean, if they can’t find some inspiration here, then where, right?! As for me, I’d better be off to practice my doodles. 🙂

  16. Sue, thanks so much for making drawing seem easy!!! I’m “artsy” in many ways, and very much enjoy creating SOMETHING on a daily basis. But I can.NOT.draw!!! I’ve recently discovered the idea of Bible journaling and desperately WANT to be able to sketch ideas in my journaling Bible. Thank you for helping me achieve this little dream!

    1. Sharon, thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to me:) It is such a blessing to know that I’ve been some help to a Sister like you! May God bless you in your obedience to study His word. Keep in touch! xo

  17. Sue, I just came across your website this morning. It is always a joy to find a new sister in Christ! I’ve been a quilter for years, but have recently decided to put that aside for a while, but have been looking for a new avenue for creativity that would bless others. I think this is it! I love to encourage others with the Scriptures. My mind is already busy thinking of framed verses for new babies, birthday and Christmas gifts for friends and family…the possibilities are endless! I think it would be fun to sometimes use scrap book paper to embellish the words, as well as paint and markers. I’m thankful the Lord directed me to your wonderful site. May God bless and keep you! Elaine

    1. Hi Elaine! I adore quilting…such a beautiful art!!! I am so excited for you to step into a new season of creating…encouraging others through your gifts is your sweet spot! Hope you will share all your beautiful art with all of us!! Bless you sweet Sister!!! xo

  18. I just found your site, and I am so excited! I have just begun Bible Journaling, and I have to say I can’t wait until I can use these. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!

    1. Grace, how thoughtful of you to take the time to share that with me! I am honored:) Soon, I will have a Bible Journaling Study available. It will include a Study on Contentment, doodle 101’s, basic lettering techniques, and more:)

  19. Sue, I love your artwork and it has inspired me SO much! Thanks for sharing your gifts with us. I got excited every time you post a new “doodle”!

  20. Love this site. I am organizing a Bible Journaling Bible Study in my community. Any tips, resources, designs, or input you may have would greatly be appreciate. I would love some help in guiding through this process in any way.

    1. Hi Cindi! So nice to “meet you.” Bless you for stepping out in faith to come alongside others! I have released a Bible Journaling Study called “The Virtue of Contentment” which comes with support files including Leader Notes, “get to know you” activity, Doodle and lettering techniques, short videos, projects, and more. It is a 6 week study. If you would like more information on this I am happy to chat by phone or you can email me at 1arthouse.com@gmail.com. You are welcome to use any of the Doodle 101’s on my blog for your group as well! Feel free to contact me!! Bless you:)

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