- About - My Crafty Past
- What is Creative Doodling?
- Creative Doodle Patterns
- Border & Edge Patterns
- 'How to Draw' Distructions
- A-Z of Alphabet Designs
- Outlines to Copy
- How to Design Celtic Knot Patterns
- Celtic Challenges
- Celtic Challenge Guidelines
- Artist Trading Cards
- Challenge Gallery-The Bright Owl
- Challenge Gallery - Art of Ninna
- Doodleaholics 12 Step Program
- Mother of 4 boys, Grandmother to 11 grandchildren and Greatgrandmother to 6 greatgrandchildren. I have been involved in art and craft all my life. Have worked in the craft industry over 25 years and with a Diploma of Teaching I find it easy to teach anything I know how to do. I have taught many crafts including, Folk Art, Fabric Painting, Stretch Sewing, Jewelry Making, Napkin Art, and recently Creative Doodling.
I am a full time carer for my husband and in my spare time I am now teaching Creative Doodling. It is not very well known in Australia as yet and so I am getting some very interesting reactions to the concept of turning a common doodle into art.
Wednesday, 19 November 2014
Celtic Pattern Maker
I have made myself a new toy that makes it easier for me to draw Celtic Designs. I have done 16 since yesterday with a minimum of fuss. I have posted a few of them below. The first designs are in pencil and the scanner makes them look blotchy but you get the idea.
These ones below I have inked in the outlines and cleaned them up a bit more.
What do you think?
Hope you like them. I think I am on a roll. I will post some more when I have finished playing,
Sunday, 16 November 2014
FLOWER OUTLINE 3
Well I do not know what is happening but my Wacom Pen decided it would play nice today. I have not been able to calibrate it for a few weeks now and all of a sudden it is all lined up without me doing anything so I give up. If anyone knows about these pens I would love some advice.
Here is a flower outline for you to play with. Colour, doodle, zentangle or whatever you like, just enjoy. You have my permission to use your finished works however you please, but if you want to use my outlines only, please direct people back to my site or ask permission.
My book has just been reprinted and I now have plenty of stock, so if you would like some alphabet, numeral, word, border or frame outlines that mix and match, just follow the Etsy link to the right of this post.
Monday, 10 November 2014
MANDALA 2 OUTLINE
Hi all. I am having computer issues at present. My Wacom pen is not co-operating and I cannot get it to calibrate. If there is anyone out there who knows what the problem is when the pen will not calibrate please let me know.
I usually post these designs in light blue so you can do whatever colour you like over the top but until my Wacom pen plays nice I am afraid you get it in black.
Hope you like the outline.
I hope to post 2 new Alphabet Patterns this Thursday as I did not get to post one last week.
Have a great week everyone.
Monday, 3 November 2014
Celtic Challenge 35
My printer/scanner is not co-operating with me this week. I think I need to retire it and buy a new one. I cannot get it to print properly. Black turns out dark red etc and the scanner which used to be quite good is not picking up all the colour in pictures and the look very motley.
I guess what I am trying to tell you all is that I do not have a completed picture to show you for this challenge even though I have done one. I will need to enlist someone with a good camera and add the finished pic later if you all don't mind.
I hope you enjoy decorating this one as much as I did. I used a bit of colour with mine, but it is up to you how you decorate.
I would love to see the results, so add them too the Mr Linky below so we can all admire your efforts.
Thursday, 30 October 2014
ALPHABET PATTERN SERIES
This Post is bought to you by the Letter G
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4
I am sorry for being a day late, time got away from me. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.
This pattern will fit into any size space and you can randomly place the lower case cursive "g" at any angle you like. Play with it and you might be surprised at the results.
My book came back from the printers with a few errors so am awaiting the corrections being done. I only have a very few copies of the first run left know, but thank you to all those who purchased. I appreciate your support and hope you are enjoying doodling the contents.
If you are interested above is a small peek of what you can find inside.
To purchase my book you can click: HERE
Monday, 27 October 2014
FLOWER OUTLINE 2
Hi all. It is the 4th Monday of the month so it is time for another flower outline. I hope you like this one.
I have had such a busy day. I am now teaching Scan N Cut Classes in both fabric and paper crafts. If you do not know what it is. Look up Brother Products on their website or Scan N Cut on You Tube. It's lots of fun and a very useful tool.
Check out my class listings for this and Creative Doodling on my Classes Page if you are in Brisbane Australia.
Wednesday, 22 October 2014
Weekly Alphabet Pattern Series
Today's Blog is bought to you by
The Letter F
STEP 1 STEP 2 STEP 3 STEP 4
As you can see by the illustration above I have changed the way I lay out my pattern instructions. I hope you find this way easy to follow. I have been trialling this in my classes and have used this method of pattern step outs in my book, and most people seem to find it easy to follow. I would love to know what you think.
My book has been selling well. Thank you to those who have purchased a copy already. I am expecting to pick up the second print ruin this week as I am almost out of copies.
I am having trouble deciding what to do for my second book. The hard part is probably deciding what not to do. Here are some of my ideas, please give me some comments on what you would prefer to see next.
The a 2 z Alphabets Book 2.
Celtic Knot Designs
The Basics of Creative Doodling
The first three books would be mainly outlines that you could copy and doodle into.
The last book would be an in depth look at my version of Creative Doodling and how to design your own pictures to doodle into. It would be written with the person who cannot draw in mind, but there would be a lot to offer for the person who could draw also.
I would love to get your feed back on what you would like me to provide in the next book. If you have ideas other than what is listed above I would love to hear them also.
For those who have not bought my first book the link is below if you are interested.
You can purchase this book: HERE
Thank you for visiting my site.