Our challenge for this week is to make a monotangle (using only one tangle in a variety of ways) using from our favourite tangle, and include the number 200 somewhere on a borderless tile. My fave one is probably "Leaflet" by Helen Williams (thanks Helen). I use it quite a bit as its such a flexible pattern to use in many ways. Below I have used a colour wash background, .005 micron pen, pigma brush tips and Derwent Watercolour Pencils for shading.
|Camelia and Betweed|
|Leaflet, Coaster, Euca and Dl-nebula|
Art Deco at Napier, New Zealand.
|Typical Art Deco carpet|
I am not only a lover of pattern, but especially Art Deco patterns. The style is rhythmic, often geometric, uses floral motifs and is most elegant. Colour also plays an important part in the designs.
My friends brother in law drove us around the city in his old vintage model T!! Here are some pics from Napier. As I was being driven around I had to video most buildings, so forgive the less than perfect pics.
|Ready to drive me around Napier!|
|Typical patterning on a building|
|Hows that for a manhole cover?|
|Entrance to The Tobacco Company|
|Inside. Traces of Stripped Classical|
I think thats probably enough for one post!!
More to follow next week.
btw..laura is offering prizes if you enter her competition this week. Why not have a go?