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The Story of Mira & Me


It all started with A Course in Miracles

 I studied the workbook by journaling it and on the pages of my journal appeared a little bald stickwoman to help me comprehend the lessons. I found it easier to understand the dualistic world with the help of these figures.

A Course in Miracles Doodles by elinap

On May 12th, 2014 (Lesson 51) she got hair and continued to appear now daily on the pages of my journal with a lot of something to say (I spent hours daily to go through one lesson at a time!)

A Path from Fear to Love through Forgiveness
A Course in Miracles Workbook doodled
A Course in Miracles doodles by elinap

Mira Gets Her Name

At first I called her Hertta (Hearts in a card deck and a female name in Finland), but a little bit later her name changed into Mira as in Miracle. A human is called “ihminen” in Finnish and miracle is “ihme”. So I thought that maybe Mira means also “human” in English.. (I love to play with words in some weird ways..)

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

The Colors Came In

In September 2014 I published my first colorful Mira-doodle as a part of a three week doodle challenge by Molly Hahn. It was a 21-day doodle challenge and I was really scared of pushing the publish button. BUT people never said anything I feared. Phew! Doodling myself into the light began!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Mira(cle)Doodles Online Community Was Founded

In January 2015 I participated in Kate Northrup’s #MoneyLoveChallenge by studying its lessons by doodling and published those doodles in Kate’s facebook group getting overwhelmingly loving support and so I began to see that these doodles have more power in them than I can imagine.
They didn’t move only me, but many others too!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Next I founded a free online community, Mira(cle)Doodles Facebook group, for these doodles. There I shared more vulnerably and could interact better with my followers. I gained a lot more confidence with that and feel forever grateful for all that we experienced together!

A Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter Coloring Exercise
A Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter Coloring Exercise
A Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter Coloring Exercise

365 Daily Doodles

I decided to devote year 2015 to daily doodling and bringing the love and light I get from Mira to everyone who needs it too! And being blissfully free from the outcome, I was curious to see where she’ll take me!

A Newsletter

I started writing a newsletter in November 2015 monthly. Each one of them had a coloring exercise inside that lead us back to love with coaching questions to reflect on while coloring.

The coloring themes stayed until the end of 2017 although the newsletter started appearing in inboxes every week as a Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter.
(In the beginning of 2018 I returned to the monthly newsletter)

A Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter Coloring Exercise
A Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter Coloring Exercise
A Mira(cle) Monday Newsletter Coloring Exercise
A Fun Fact: Fingers!!! Aaargh!!!

I must admit.. It wasn’t just the publish button that terrified me, it was the drawing itself too..
I had drawn all my life and graduated from Art School as an artist, but then one day I just stopped drawing.

Yep. Just like that.

And there was this nagging feeling over the years that something was wrong.
All the time I was drawn to express my creativity, I mastered crocheting toys for my children for example.
But it wasn’t the same…

Then one day – I took a pen and started drawing again.
After all those years of not drawing, it looked like a three year old did it.
It took some guts to continue because I did remember the photorealistic pictures I had done some years earlier.
And I sucked now!

As I continued to practice it all started to come back, slowly and steadily. My drawings were published in a popular slow life movement’s website but not before I started doodling Mira did I relax again while drawing. My pen started to dance again and I was in love!

Sooo – What about those fingers then?

I was terrified of drawing them when I started publishing the doodles.
So I gave myself permission to not draw any fingers!
Deep down I knew all along that after a year of daily doodling I’d be tempted to challenge myself to start experimenting with them too.

I think it was around doodle #200 or so when it was just natural to start drawing them again.

And so Mira got her fingers!

Color Your Dreams True - Mira(cle)Doodles Workbook

The First Book Was Published

In March 2016 I published a workbook called Color Your Dreams True which helped people to overcome overwhelm about their dream and it was well received by many life coaches who shared it with their clients. Later I found out that it was aligned with Mike Dooley’s Infinite Possibilities concept and was thrilled!

Appearance in a Magazine & Interviews

For two years (2016 & 2017) Mira was featured five times a year in a Finnish magazine called Meidän Suomi (Our Finland) which is a national magazine of Reader’s Digest. I was also interviewed for it and have been a guest at a podcast or two.

Published in Meidän Suomi Magazine
“Look behind and give thanks, look forward and trust, look around and love.”

Learning Visibility

In the beginning of 2016 I created more than 100 private posts at Patreon, but I still wasn’t confident enough about shouting out loud about what I do.. and so that adventure proved not to be the one that would have supported my art.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Next I joined Project Positive Change’s heart-centered entrepreneur visionaries with Mira(cle)Doodles and was drawn to learn more about visibility and marketing. With PPC I visited London and doodled at a seminar and was introduced to an awesome group of heart-centered entrepreneurs that support each other and share their journey together. I loved to be part of it!

A Little Story: Infinite Possibilities

It’s amazing what trusting your intuition can do. It’s scary at first and your ego may try to make you beat yourself up after making the decisions based on your intuition. BUT if you combine trusting your intuition with gratitude and start looking for what is right and how much good you get, your whole story starts to unfold in a miraculous way.

We can’t see the bigger picture when we are in it, but trusting that your path is leading you toward more love, joy and happiness makes a huge difference!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Q & Doodle & Guest Blogs

In 2017 in came interaction with my followers with a possibility to ask questions and I would doodle an answer with Mira(cle)Doodles!

In fall 2017 I started asking around and found awesome collaborations with my friends who wrote guest blogs to my blog and I illustrated them with Mira(dle)Doodles.

Mira’s Own Facebook Page

Mira started her own Facebook page too and chats around in the comments with her best friend Sandy (who also has a Facebook page!) Mira’s Messages have been uplifting and encouraging to follow!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Daily Doodling In 2018

I decided to commit on daily doodling again, but this time with pen on paper.
I chose a different color for each month and soon stories started to unfold.
This daily doodling started with the #Inktober2017 challenge and ended a month after #Inktober2018.

Doodling Daily in 2019

In 2019 I’m doodling through… I mean studying through A Course in Miracles Workbook for a second time. Notebooks keep filling up with Mira’s insights and some of the doodles are also posted online to inspire other students.

Back in Patreon

In spring 2019 I relaunched my Patreon page to create a loving space for co-creating, support and making dreams come true. I posted monthly doodles and doodlestories there until the end of 2021, totaling of 35 stories which where everything from 4 to 20 pages long. Patreon has been a good home for Mira!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap
Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap
Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Daily Doodling in 2020

Onward did the studying go… I started intentionally doodling ONE daily doodle for A Course in Miracles Workbook from the beginning of 2020. When my two rounds of studying the Workbook had been such that I didn’t necessarily draw every day. But now I kept inviting Mira to explain each and everyone of the daily lessons – And she did!

I also shared the doodles as videos with my newsletter subscribers.

Illustrations Sneak Peek by elinap

A Book in the Making

In 2020 I got my first grant and started illustrating a children’s book called “Boop, Says the New Moon”. It shows you how creativity springs and flows when you take in consideration all of its four phases, and to learn them you just need to look how nature does it.

This then turned into TWO books, one for children and another for adults. The children’s book is still in the making, but…

The Four Phases of Creativity

The Four Phases of Creativity

Was published in 2021!
It’s a book in which I wanted to tell what I’ve learnt about creativity and how it flows the best when you have nature as your guide. The book surfs on the wave of getting aligned with the moon and your menstrual cycle, but what’s best, it helps you stay connected to Love and your own inner wisdom even in the times when you hit a wall or feel stuck with your creativity.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap
Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Daily Doodling in 2021

Mira just accelerated her pace. In 2021 I finally started going through A Course in Miracles Textbook, and Mira started showering me with images, by now on her seventh birthday (march 29th) I’ve doodled her in my notebooks 463 times!! And I’m only on chapter 7.

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

A T-Shirt Design

One of the doodles I drew for my studies also ended up as a T-Shirt design illustrating a story of the three wise women (The opposite one to the story of the three wise monkeys who see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil). It’s way wiser to SEE LOVE, HEAR LOVE and SPEAK LOVE! That’s how you transform your life and the world.

Only pay attention to what is real.

The Book Journey Continues…

In 2022, after posting the 35 doodle stories on Patreon, I’m concentrating on creating more books from the doodles.
You can support and follow the journey with my monthly behind the scenes updates on what’s happening.

The Four Phases of Creativity
MIRA 1 & 2 - Collections of Mira(cle)Doodles

Two More Books!

In 2022 & 2023 I published two collections of Mira(cle)Doodles!

These mostly black & white collections of doodles are a great introduction to Mira(cle)Doodles.

Doodling Miracles

For a long time I’ve been looking for a domain which would also have social media handles available on Instagram and Facebook. In April 2022 I noticed that @doodlingmiracles was available – and secured it for Mira.

You are warmly welcome to follow Mira at

MIRA 1 & 2 - Collections of Mira(cle)Doodles

Mira the Wooden Puppet!

In 2023, I started studying puppetry in an attempt make my stories come alive in 3D.

My puppet journey will be unfolding on Patreon during 2024 with free puppet build posts and videos where I share the journey of learning to animate the puppets I carve & create.

Social media Break in 2024

I will be stepping out of social media for the whole year of 2024! But I’ll be sharing my journey actively on Patreon. You can also check out my blog, and maybe something will pop up on You Tube too!

The Next Steps

Where Mira takes me next is a pleasant mystery for me always and
I’m sooo happy you found your way here too!

Thank you for your support & feedback and sharing the journey with me!

Mira(cle)Doodles by elinap

Artist, Illustrator, Author & Life Coach. Turning struggles into loving laughter with her illustrations.
Creator of Mira(cle)Doodles.

Enjoy more doodles at Patreon