Monday, 30 July 2012

Celtic Knots


Marilyn B asked me about how I draw Celtic Knots.

I first started by downloading celtic knot outlines off the internet and doodling into the spaces. The celtic knot that I did the Creative Doodle Pattern 'Ziggy' into is a design I down loaded off the internet.

Once I saw how interesting these designs were I looked up youtube to find out how to draw them. These are a number of different methods portrayed. The one I found the simplest is the method used by Patrick Gallagher a Celtic Artist. 

The first video I would suggest you look at is "How to draw a Freestyle Celtic Knot" by PGCELTART. This video instruction is right up the alley of Creative Doodlers and Zentanglers alike. I have added the link to this youtube video below. I would also suggest you look at some of his other videos on Celtic Knots.

Below are some Celtic Knots I have decorated just to get you in the mood.


Sunday, 29 July 2012

Paint Pens

Oil Based Paint Pens

I decided to use these pens to decorate the Display Books I use to keep notes and copies of my designs. I use these display books in my Creative Doodling Classes. I found the pens quick drying and easy to use. Most colours go easily over darker colours.

The pens come with different points. I used Bullet point. They can also be purchased in different thicknesses. I used 2.5mm for this project. I found I needed to go over the white on the black a few times to get it really white.


Sunday, 22 July 2012

Saturday, 21 July 2012


I have been designing a number of Alphabets lately and thought you might like some easy ideas on how to create your own designs.

Optional Materials
Use precut letter shapes if you cannot draw.

1. Outline the shape or draw the letter in pencil.
2. Draw the outline in pen. I have some suggested decorative outlines in the illustrations below, if you want a fancy outline or get creative and come up with your own.
3. Colour you letter if you want.
4. Doodle to decorate 

Below is The Wiggly Alphabet I designed using these Distructions

Thursday, 19 July 2012

This is why I call my Doodling Instruction


Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Dare 14

I found this dare a bit of a challenge but enjoyed doing it. 

There is a weekly Dare for Zentanglers and Doodlers posted every Friday on

If you have not seen The Bright Owl Blog it is well worth looking at.

Sunday, 15 July 2012

How to Draw a Full Flower.

1. Draw the centre.
2. Draw one petal.
3. Draw the petal on the opposite side of the centre.
4. Draw a petal in between the left and right petals, at the top and the bottom.
5. If there are any gaps left then draw more petals in the centre of each gap. 
6. Continue until you have enough petals or all the gaps are full.

How to achiever a Variety of Flower Designs.

I have drawn examples above the basic distructions, of many different flowers, to give you an idea of the variety you can draw from these simple distructions. 

You achieve this variety by:-

1. Changing the size or shape of the center, the petals or both.
2. How you colour or shade the flowers
3. The number of petals you allot to each flower
4. The doodles you use to decorate each flower.
5. Adding stamens to the flower centre.

Saturday, 14 July 2012

 View My Products on Zazzle. Wiggly Alphabet A Buttons

I have been slowly adding products to zazzle. If you want a design of mine that is not there or you want a design changed in some way. Let me know and I will do my best to accomodate you.

Friday, 13 July 2012

Creative Doodling Challenge 2


The original designer of Repeat Pattern Stacks is Cindy on the site My Rainbow Elephant.

Cindy's website is  if you would like to view her great ideas.
Here are my distructions to create the stack for this challenge:-

1. Draw shapes touching and stacked on top of each other.

Link the gaps between the shapes with a line, either straight, curved or whatever you can come up with. Colour in the gap between the line and the shapes to give a dark solid backbround between the shapes.

3. Draw the ground the shapes are sitting on.

4. Doodle into each shapes.

5. Doodle around the stack if you wish.

6. Write a comment below and add a link to the picture of your stack.


I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Doodleaholics 12 Step Program

1. Do not cover all your walls with Doodles. Leave some space for Family Photos.

2. Do not keep multiple projects going at the same time.

3. Do not pick up pens, pencils, markers and sketch pads when you have lots at home.

4. Do not let your drawing area look like you can't stop to clean up.

5. Do not look at eveything as if it is your next idea for a doodle.

6. Do not stock up on supplies just because they are on sale.

7. Do not let doodling distract you from fixing dinner, doing the washing or taking the kids to school etc.

8. Do not stay up doodling all night.

9. Do not keep every magazine or piece of junk mail for the patterns you could copy.

10. Do not relegate the kitchen table to doodling only, the family have to eat somewhere.

11. Do not save all packaging for the doodle ideas, you have to throw out some things as rubbish.

12. Do not promise you will quit tomorrow, it never comes. 

If you cannot keep to this 12 Step Program
you may as well continue to doodle
because this addiction is not harmful anyway.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Hi all.

This is my first attempt at posting a blog.

I am issuing a challange to those who doodle.

1. Choose a word and draw it.
2. Work out where you would like to place your doodles, in, on or around the word.
3. Add colour if you wish.
4. Every doodle on this page must start with the same lines, dots or shapes as the basis for the design.

e.g. every doodle on the above picture started with this arrangement of dots.
              .      .      .      .     .     .      .      .      .      .      .      .      .
                 .      .       .     .     .      .      .      .      .      .      .      .
              .      .      .      .     .      .     .      .      .      .      .      .     .
5. How many doodle patterns did you come up with. The one above has 16 different patterns.
6. As they say in the weet-bix add, "How many can you go?"

                                                  Happy Doodling