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Doodling Together #1 Complete!

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The first 100 square project in Doodling Together was completed this morning! :o)

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Artists: amflood, Bubblyfish, BudsMom, butl3602, Charmarose, Colette0101, dnawrot, Dtresca, ELMStocker, JTC, Katherine, Katy, Nytyogini, RTDice, Sindy, WriterRev

Amazingly only 16 people were involved in this project, but that’s probably because most of it was drawn during beta by my lovely group of testers :o)

You can purchase gorgeous prints and cool merchandise over on Society6 who currently have free worldwide shipping! :o)

If you purchase anything I would love to see photos when it arrives :o)

If you would like to join in with the next project, download Doodling Together now! :o) We’re already 20% finished on the next project after only a few days! :o)

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Doodling Together Released!

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Apple have approved Doodling Together and it’s available right now on the App Store! Yay! :o) Download your copy and join in the doodling! :o)

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Take part in a giant collaborative art project! It’s so easy to get involved: claim a square, doodle it, then upload a photo!

Watch as the empty string fills up with beautiful tangles! :o)

Once a project is complete you will get a copy to keep, and I’ll upload an edited copy to Society6 so you can purchase pretty prints, or bags, or clocks! :o)

If you have any questions please do comment below :o) I can’t wait to start doodling with you all! :o) Yay! :o)

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Society6 Merchandise!

At the end of a Doodling Together project I spend some time editing the image to ensure a striking black and white image. Then I upload the highest quality copy I have to Society6 so we can all buy cool stuff! :o)

Society6 sell a range of products with your own design on them including art prints, mugs, clocks, tote bags, rugs and shower curtains! :o) Obviously I didn’t want to recommend them without trying them out first, to be sure that the products we’re making are good quality :o)

I used the top 5×5 square of Doodling Together #1 as the test print and ordered a nice selection of items :o)

Let’s start with the art print as that’s what I expect most people to be interested in…

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This isn’t the frame you can order them with, just one we found which would fit :o) The print is really clear and the paper very white. We ordered the SMALL print which is 11×11 inches with a 1 inch border around. The X-LARGE is over twice that size so you could have the whole image with squares the same size as this print – which gives great detail. I suspect even the complete 10×10 image would look amazing on the SMALL print :o) I’m sure I’ll be finding out soon! ;o)

The next item I want to talk about is the tote bag :o) As this is an item which is both pretty to look at and functionally useful :o)

The print goes completely edge to edge and is repeated on the back. You lose a little of the very edge of the image due to the seams, but it’s only a little :o) The print isn’t quite as vivid on this material – but it still looks great! The bag is made of thick material, well sewn and looks like it will withstand a lot of use :o) I can’t wait to take mine shopping!

The cushion cover is very similar except that the material seems to start off a bit whiter which gives a brighter print :o) You again lose a little at the edge to the seams, but it does mean complete coverage which is worth a little loss :o)

This is their 20×20 Indoor cover and it looks great on our sofa! :o)

The other items we ordered don’t use a square image which is a bit of a shame with the shape of our projects, but we might do some special shaped projects in the future! ;o)

The mug is, as you might expect, mug shaped :o) The print on our first one came a bit smudged in one place, but we have a second one on the way so hopefully it was just an error on their part. They were very quick to agree the replacement! Other than the smudge it looks fab! :o)

The final item is probably my favourite :o) We ordered a rug! It’s not a thick soft fluffy rug, more like an extra thick tea towel type material. We ordered the smallest size which is still pretty large.

It looks amazing and has found a home in our bathroom :o) It’s even kitty approved! ;o)

With all these wonderful copies of the image around the house I find I’m spotting more and more of the different patterns as I’m looking at it! :o) The products all came out really well and I’ve been very impressed with their customer service too!

If you decide to order something from one of the projects I’d love to see photos! Particularly if it’s an item I haven’t yet bought! :o)

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Doodling Together Preview

Doodling Together has been submitted to the App Store and is in the queue awaiting Apple’s approval. This usually takes 1-2 weeks, so it won’t be long before you all get to join in the doodling! :o)

For those who don’t know, Doodling Together takes a large string and chops it up into small squares. You claim a square, print it out, doodle on it, and then take a photo and upload it into the project :o)

We create giant collaborative pieces of art! Each unique square brought together into a single large picture! :o)

Watch the string slowly fill in! Like and comment on the completed squares

We have a 100 square project now almost complete just thanks to a few very enthusiastic testers :o)

When I asked in a Facebook group of tanglers if anyone would like a sneak preview I had a lot of enthusiastic responses and a few more people joined in without any problems :o)

I can’t wait to see even more of you doodling together with us and the glorious art we will all produce! :o)

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Doodling Together #2 Complete!

This morning I found the final square waiting for me in my email! Hooray! :o)

It was lovely to watch 6 people turn this empty string…

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Into this beautiful collaboration :o)

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Thanks to Jo, Charma, Alysha, Colette, Meredith and Christine for joining me in creating this lovely picture :o)

Those who participated in this one are already working on the next! Using a new app I’m working on! :o) If you’d like to join in the fun and have an iPhone or iPad then let me know in a comment :o)

I’ll be posting more about the new app soon. It’s still in very early testing but we’ve already started to fill in this giant 100 square doodle! :o)

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Doodling Together #2

In case you missed it, at the weekend 4 lovely people each tackled a small section of a large string and made an awesome picture together :o)  At the time I titled it “Collaborative Doodle” but that seems a little awkward to say so from now on I’ll be calling it “Doodling Together” which sounds much friendlier :o)

As the 4 sections were snapped up so quickly at the weekend, I’ve made one with 9 pieces this time in the hopes I might get to join in too! ;o)

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Leave a comment with the number of the section you would like and I will email you the image without the big number in the middle :o)

I made a new page with helpful hints on how to copy the string onto paper accurately so that it’s easy to line up – Copying Strings  Please give that a read before you start :o)

Once you’ve completed your drawing, send me a scan or photo to doodlingtogether@gmail.com and as soon as I have all 9 I will put the image together so we can all admire our handiwork! :o)

Update: All the sections have now been claimed as you can see!  As soon as I’ve had the photos back I will make a new post with the finished image! :o)

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Collaborative Doodle Complete!

This morning I awoke to find the final piece of the drawing in my mail! :o) I have stuck them all together and can now reveal the completed picture…

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Yay! :o)

We have Alysha top left, Jo top right, Trisha bottom left and Colette bottom right :o) Lots of lovely tangling :o)

Clearly some sections line up better than others, and I needed to do some colour balancing to make all the blacks and white a bit more similar, but I certainly think the final result looks good :o) Yay! :o)

I actually had a bit of a play with some friends at the weekend by taking a piece of card, drawing a string across the whole thing, and then cutting it into 4 pieces. None of them had ever drawn in this way before and I just handed them each a pen and a device running Doodle Patterns and let them play :o)

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More lovely tangling! :o) Clearly this lines up better, particularly as I took the photo of all 4 together ;o)

Obviously I don’t want to insist everyone prints out their section to draw as not everyone has a printer, but I wonder how we can get things to line up better. If you have any bright ideas I’d love to hear them! :o)

So, who would like to try this again? :o) Leave a comment if you would like to join in and I will email you a section :o) The size of the finished piece depends upon how many people join in the doodling! :o)

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Collaborative Doodle

I woke up this morning with a crazy idea that we could doodle together! :o) I’m not quite sure of the best way to do this, but let’s see if this works :o)

I have created a nice big string and split it into 4 sections:

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If you would like to complete 1 of the 4 sections leave a comment with the section you want (top left, top right, bottom left or bottom right) and then get drawing!

Email me a photo of your completed drawing to doodlingtogether@gmail.com

Then I will stick the images together and we’ll see how awesome it looks! :o)

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