I continue to do things my own way. Not just copying but adapting, looking and taking in but interpreting too. Not just the pattern but the process. Some people seem to view them as casual throwaway creations but I want to take time with mine. I want them to look cared for.
I decide I want to round the corners of my tiles. Today I like my darker blacker lines – I think they look cartoony!
Today’s tangles : Ischor - which I really struggled to get the hang of, but once I do it has a satisfying sense of texture to it, almost like the soft peaks of a whipped dessert studded with tiny berries. Printemps - this is a lovely one to do, but tricky to get looking perfect. Easy to get carried away and end up with messy spirals, but done right it really looks like waves, albeit those in the background on a theatre stage – ready and waiting for the puppets to perform!
I start to break away from the idea of a square, leaving more white space on the tile. Today’s creation looks like it should be held. Like it could move of it’s own accord. In one place a strange one winged butterfly has settled. In another cartoon waves roll endlessly across a paper sea.