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From School Teaching to Art and Craft Representative I have learned that I love to teach Art & Craft and see the joy that discovering their creativity brings to people's faces. I live in Queensland Australia & love the laid back lifestyle and the crazy Aussie sense of humour.

I share my art and craft adventures, products and knowledge on my blogs creativedoodlingwithjudy.blogspot.com & celticknotswithjudy.blogspot.com

My favourite trend? Teaching those who think they have no artistic or creative ability to discover they have.

Sunday, 16 September 2012

DARE 23

DARE 23

Again I have converted Dare 23 from The Bright Owl Blog from a Mandala to a Celtic Mandala. This one was more of a challenge because I had to make all the ends link continuously. 

Erin from the Bright Owl is changing her Dare time from Friday to Saturday to fit in with her work and home schedule. I hope this works well for you Erin.

To help those who wish to change their work into a Celtic theme I will be adding a permanent page to this blogsite with the distructions. Also I will add a page with the distructions for using Gimp. Gimp I find useful for rubbing out the extra  lines once you have drawn the outlines for your celtic design. 

These are both earlier posts but it gets a bit hard to find when time goes on and more posts are added, so I will put them on their own page this week,  for your easy reference.

Below is my Celtic Mandala Dare 23:



I have had a request from Paula:

"I'm very intrigued by how you worked out the unders & overs for the Mandala. Still having trouble getting the hang of the Celtic letters & where to put the loopy or crossover bits. Think I'm missing some kind of fundamental principle here. What happens when the ends don't meet, does it always have to be a design that joins? I'm more & more fascinated by the knotwork & Celtic forms".

I am posting my reply to her and a copy of the original template so you and Paula can see the difference between the original and the celtic version of Dare 23 to see what I have changed to make it work. 

"Hi Paula, when the lines don't meet I either get rid of that line or add to it so that it joins to another line. I am always changing the original to make it fit to what I want it to do. I will add the original Dare 23 template to my post so that you can see what I have added to make it work."



HAPPY DOODLING

15 comments:

  1. sensational!
    i like very much you idea ;)

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  2. I always liked celtic knots, but also find them hard to do. You did it great!

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  3. an amazing Zendala!! fab tangles and design, just wonderful! a great take on this dare :)

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  4. What a neat way to use the template! Would never have thought to make it a celtic knot

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  5. Wow judy,you sure did make a beautiful celtic piece of the zendala. My first thoughts indeed were to make someting celtic out of it, but I just didn't know how to start. You did it great.

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  6. Wow great work, this really is a complicated one.

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  7. Thank you so much for showing the two side by side - what a difference to understanding I've gained from your reply. I've finally clicked that it's not the pattern that rules me but my artistic licence that decides where the pattern should go. What a freeing "aha" moment & thank you for steering me towards it!
    Paula (PEP)

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  8. Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! Please teach me to do that over and under. I am going to print your reply and templates to practice!

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  9. Great that under over way of doing this dare!

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  10. Love this very complicated Zendala

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  11. This is really beautiful and took me to your site - I didn't realize there was a celtic knot challenge too.... oh my, where will I find the time? I love celtic knots though, and now I'm going to try to follow you and this challenge as well!

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