9/10/11

inspiration ave: pattern


When I saw the prompt for this week from Inspiration Avenue, I immediately knew I wanted to do something using my new interest in Zentangles.  As I pondered what form it might take, I settled on a sampler format to show a range of some of my favorite tangles.  (patterns used from top left:  mooka, toeter, (border) hollibaugh, onamato (border), warped eggs, weave, brayd (borders), pais, zedbra (border), ambler, nzeppel, ?, coaster (borders), paradox, pendrills, peas in a pod (border) and shattuck)

However, then I realized that there's lots of patterns in the daily world around us - so picked a few of my favorite photos to illustrate patterns in nature.....wish I could draw them!


Flower petals are an endless source of pattern.


Plant life, leaves, branches - all beautiful patterns.


Architecture is an unending source of repetitive patterns - these arches were photographed in Rabat, Morocco.


When patterns don't occur naturally, we tend to create them - grass in baseball diamonds a perfect example!


Barcelona is one of my favorite cities and is packed full of pattern, design, and beautiful inspiration.  This is a couple of buildings designed by Gaudi along the Ave. Discordia.  I can't even count how many patterns are in this shot!

So, if you're inspired to explore pattern some more, visit Inspiration Ave and all the talented folks there.

9 comments:

  1. Love your zentangle sampler!

    Stay inspired!

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  2. Great photos. I especially like the pattern in the lower left corner of your zentangles. Swirling pianos, folded cornucopias, staircases, etc. these and more come to mind.

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  3. Fantastic zentangle with so many beautiful patterns. This would be so great as a quilt pattern. Your post celebrates the theme of pattern wonderfully with your zentangle & vibrant inspirational photos. Fab!

    Kat :-)

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  4. Love your zentangles, as always, and your inspirational photos are great! There is always so much around us to give us inspiration, we just have to look! Valerie

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  5. Wow, Terrie, your posting was a feast for the eyes! Your Zentangles are just wonderful, and the photos of patterns are mesmerizing.

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  6. I;'m in awe of your zentangles. I had no idea they had names. Really a very well done sampler. Of course, your photos are adorable, too. It's wonderful how you see patterns in so many things.

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  7. Very creative sampler! I enjoyed my visit here and the photos you shared were just full of patterns. The last one was amazing when one stops to really look at it!

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  8. Love your zentangle page!
    and the collection of photos too!
    A great post. ♥

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  9. Stunning pattern pics!

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