I’ve been reading Aidan Meehan’s ‘Celtic Design: A Beginner’s Manual’. He’s, like, the Guru of Celtic design. I’m realy slow getting through the book, because I keep stopping to play around with the ideas he’s giving me.
It does present somewhat of a problem for me though. Aidan is showing us how to use techniques that are ancient. He uses the dot-graph method, which I’m too sloppy and impatient for. I’m going to try and come up with techniques that are more zentangle friendly, but if I don’t feel I’ve substantially changed the steps or just used his techniques to create my own pattern, then I won’t be able to share them with you. I highly recommend the book, if you want to learn a lot more about Celtic spirals, step and key patterns (but not braiding or knots), and Illuminated letters. (Hah! That got ya, didn’t it?)
As with yesterday’s pattern, Grapple, I created this design by playing around with a pattern that could be repeated in the squares of a grid (step pattern). This time, I rotated the pattern every other square. It’s kind of cool.
Sorry no new art for this. I think I’ve got carpal tunnel (dang it all!), so I took a day off from tangling yesterday.