Sunday, October 19, 2014

Uncorked and It's a String Thing 62

This week, CZT Adele Bruno challenged us with one of your strings and her new pattern “Uncorked” in honor of her birthday. Happy Birthday, Adele.

Honestly, at first, I wasn’t too enthralled with the pattern because all I could see was the inside of an onion. Then I drew it. I love the way the lines flow and drawing the tangle was delightful. Then, I started seeing other possibilities. Uncorked still looked like the inside of an onion, but it was also looking like a flower bud about to bloom (Fuji mum to be exact). After a few more explorations, I started seeing seascapes with Uncorked.

Here are some of the drawings I did playing around with Uncorked. The first is the tile I submitted to Adele for the challenge.

In this next drawing, I simply added embellishments to see how it looked.  The neat thing about Uncorked vs Mooka is that all the "petals" are self contained and can be treated as separate pieces of the tangle.
This is when I began looking at Uncorked as a flower bud instead of an onion.

Finally, I saw the possibilities of using Uncorked in a seascape.