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.