General Conference October 2020 Sketchnotes

 I definitely need to up my posting game. Every 6 months isn't very good. Sorry about that. But here I am again, posting my illustrated notes from the General Conference my worldwide church holds twice a year. This year has been especially difficult for nearly everyone in the world with the global COVID-19 pandemic. I hope you are all finding ways to feel supported and strengthened. This conference is one major thing that always supports, uplifts and motivates me to have a positive outlook and make an effort to change for the better. Maybe it will help you too. That's why I share my notes. 

If you want to watch the video of the talks these notes are from, you can go to 

These are my personal notes and are not meant to be used as transciptions of the conference in any way. Please do not copy them and resell or repurpose them for resale in any manner. I offer them for free personal use, home use, or religious classroom use. If you want to "contribute" to me as an artist, I would love it if you would pop over to Instagram and give me a follow. Click here to do that. Thank you!

Click here for the link to the pdf file of my notes. Enjoy!

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General Conference April 2020 Notes

Hi, friends! I hope we can all become friends. Since I am assuming we can, I am sharing my sketchnotes from the April 2020 General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints with all of my friends.

I've compiled them all into one downloadable pdf file which you can open and print for your personal or classroom use. These notes are not to be resold, repurposed, or reprinted for any use other than sharing them not for profit or self promotion by any means. And it would be especially great if you could link back to this blog, to my instagram @julieolsonbooks or to my main website .

Thanks and Enjoy! (just click the link below the image and it will take you to the pdf file)

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How to create your own sketchnotes for General Conference

I know some of you follow me so you can see my notes of the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. So I thought, since each of us gets something different out of the talks, I should teach all of you how to take quick pictorial notes of the talks yourself. I will still happily share mine but I would love to see what stands out to you this conference as well. So I created a quick cheat sheet on some of the common symbols I use and a "how to" video as well.

I hope you all enjoy this momentous semi-annual convening of General Conference. If you don't know what I'm talking about, go to and tune in to watch live on Saturday April 4th and Sunday April 5th at 10am and 2pm Mountain Standard Time each day.

If you want to print the symbols cheat sheet, just click on the image below to enlarge it and then right click on the picture for the option to download it.

The How to Video

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How to Draw a Tiger

I had a request by a kid doing this new online schooling thing we are all experiencing. He wanted to learn how to draw a tiger. I've actually never drawn a tiger so it was a great challenge for myself. Let me know how you do with it! You can click the video below to watch and print out instructions by CLICKING HERE.

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How to Draw a Bunny

I had some requests for a video on how to draw bunnies. So here it is! The video and printable instructions are below.

 Printable page

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How to draw an Owl

No video today but a new "how to draw" sheet. Click on the image below to print out the page and follow the instructions.

after opening image, right click on it and print or save to your desktop to print

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