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.
Posted by Terrie Purkey