One of the highlights of my week arrives on Friday afternoon. That's when Genevieve Crabbe over at 'Zentangle Harmony' posts her Weekly Round Up. She gathers all of the challenges, tutorials, new pattern step-outs and other yummy doodley things from that week's blog posts from the art community and puts them all in one fabulous list. As soon as the bell rings at four PM, I end my work day and start perusing the new patterns. I don't take the time to check out everyone's blogs during the week so this service she provides is invaluable to me. I get a bunch of new step-outs that I probably would have missed otherwise.
Every once in a while, a new pattern catches my fancy and I obsess on it. Remember my Narwal period? Or Breakers? Last week is was Knightstar created by teenage tangler, Daniel Lemothe and it so totally ROCKS! It's a gridded pattern and every square is exactly the same; two opposing parabolic curves. Simple, but when put together by rotating each square 90°...VA VA VOOM!!!!
The pattern creates petal-shaped openings just begging for Doodle-jewels and Mamma just got a new pack of colored pencils so it was off to the races! I must admit that I lost track of time on this one and missed my bedtime by...gulp...a lot. I totally blame Daniel for the fact that I'm face-down at my desk today.
This is just a rough attempt in my doodle book. I'm thinking of doing a larger one on poster paper and making the blocks black and white checkerboard or netting as Daniel suggests in his video. Oh The possibilities!!!!!
Hats off to you Daniel! I'm a Knightstar fan for life!