Molly Hahn (aka Mollycules)
Creator and Founder 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.
Creating art has helped me to process feelings and played a key role in my journey of healing childhood trauma. Now, as an adult, I make art to express a range of human experiences and things that inspire me. It is my unique way to be of service to others and adding a little extra love to the world, one doodle at a time.
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 has come 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 20s 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.
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.
I believe that art has the power to change lives, and am committed to using my talent to make a difference in the world!
With Gratitude and Love,
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.