Saturday, November 8, 2014

Kisses, Pearls, and Grains of Rice

This tile is structured by a framed string made up of curved
vertical bands that get longer and wider going from left to right.

Nope, this post is not about a wedding. :)

It's a cold and blustery night in Minnesota. I sat in the kitchen with Herbert and drew this tile to practice a couple of tangles I rarely use, and to try out a new one. Copada by Margaret Bremner looks like Hershey's kisses. It sits on the string of pearls bordering the striped pole. You see this kind of pattern a lot on fabrics -- traditional and paisleyesque. Quandary by Maria Thomas is made up of rice grains in triangular formation. It's a fun challenge to get the grains to align properly. I'm getting better at it. Inapod by Carol Ohl (on the right border) is a new pattern for me. Easy to draw and visually interesting, I find.

Tomorrow afternoon, a couple of friends and friends of friends are coming by in the afternoon for an introductory Zentangle workshop. Looking forward to working with another group and creating a new mosaic of tiles. Two weeks ago, I did a workshop at Still Point Art Studio in St. Louis Park, and the group created this great mosaic of first tiles. I'll post it this weekend.