Hey! I’m Molly, the creator of Buddha Doodles!
I was always a creative child and found solace in art from a young age. I love drawing and doodled my way through school and college…
Since I was a little girl, I felt like I had a purpose bigger than myself. I wanted to add something to the world that would make a positive difference and live beyond me.
My imagination was the only place that helped me to feel calm and safe. I grew up in a hostile, unpredictable, and violent home and would spend hours drawing or making music alone. Creative expression became my escape from the pain of everyday life
Through art, I’ve been able to process my feelings and heal my childhood trauma. Now, as an adult, I continue to use my art as a way to deal with difficult emotions and experiences, inspire others, and be of service in my unique way.
Art is not just a hobby – it’s a vital part of my life’s journey.
Buddha Doodles was a personal daily meditation practice I started in 2011. I’ve been sharing my comics and illustrations online since 2001, so it only felt natural to share these inspirational cartoons online!
I did not expect the cartoon to grow into what it has today. Being able to do what I love while helping so many people all over the world is a gift that I treasure every day.
My childhood dream of wanting to make a positive impact on the world came true in a way that I couldn’t have planned for.
It was the stories I read of other women who had survived and thrived past similar trauma that gave me the courage to heal. I hope that by sharing my mental health journey both visually and through my writing I can also help others feel less alone, release the shame and stigma around mental health, and give others the same courage I needed.
I was diagnosed with PTSD in my 20’s and more recently with bipolar disorder. It took me a long time to accept my bipolar diagnosis, but I am finally starting to come to terms with it. I am still learning about my condition, and how to manage it and art continues to play an important role in this process.
I believe that art has the power to change lives, and am committed to using my talent to make a difference in the world!
It has been my great honor and privilege to create art that has inspired so many of you worldwide. I am truly humbled by your response to the doodles, and I am grateful for all of the messages I receive from you about how Buddha Doodles helps you.
Molly Hahn (Mollycules)
How to support my cartoon
As an artist, patron support is essential to my career. Patron support helps me to dedicate more time to creating Buddha Doodles and giving them away, which in turn helps more people!
Additionally, patron support helps cover the costs and other expenses associated with running Buddha Doodles. These mainly include the newsletter and design software, customer support, and the time and costs of keeping BuddhaDoodles.com site running and updated.
The three main ways you can support right now is to become a patron, make a one time donation, or buy a mindful product from my shop!
I design all Buddha Doodles products myself! Browse the calendars, prints, greeting cards here.