I just completed the first class of my 21 Secrets workshop. It was with Cathy Bluteau and called Doodling Our Way.
We started out with flowers; mine were from some decorative paper that I had. After gluing the flowers down in my art journal, I added markers and pens, various paper, Washi tape and ribbon. I also added the name of our workshop with Cathy's picture, and a date, to record where this all came from.
At the end of collaging, we were instructed to add some words. I cut out the phrase "Patience Makes Perfect" from a magazine. I think you need a lot of patience for doodling.
I thought since I had all the supplies we were going to use for this particular workshop, it would be a good place to start. But I hadn't realized all the different ways artists go about collaging. Cathy showed me a new way, with doodling and painting abstractly. I feel the spread is lopsided, but it's growing on me.