Last week the lovely Julie wrote to me knowing my love of pattern and my joy at finding new tangle patterns particularly - especially after recent rants! (Am calming down about it and not taking it personally athough I still really think this is a minefield). Anyway
told me about this gorgeous work she had done for her C&G. I can tell y
ou this is making it onto my school syllabus - look out year 10! So I decided to play - I found this Arabic logo the one on the top left, and I started playing around with it -cropping sections out and rotating and over lapping etc, I used publisher as I find it a great package for moving things around in - in fact I use it for all my worksheets at school - I have yet to know how to capture from publisher and upload here so had to print off and scan. Here is what I did.....
So I loved doing this - I warn you it is BLOODY ADDICTIVE!!!!! so then I set about making it into a tangle - there will be more using this series I promise you that as the shapes appeal to me so much. I worked out steps that are below, and called it Swalls - combo or swirls and balls :)
Then after working it out I was itching to play and Laura's challenge was just released her monotangle challenge11 - I think that I this was a great challenge and will be playing more with conventional patterns :) So here is my Swalls monotangle :)
When I was done drawing I suddenly realised how drawn I am to similar shapes, I realised that this bears a close resemblance to my tattoo that I have on my back - designed by me. Weird how we are drawn to the same sort of shapes, I'd love to hear the things that keep recurring in your work? Hope you have a play with Swalls of your own - please let me know if you do :) Can't wait to see
Here is the tat about an hour after :)