|String 026 - River, Riverstones, and Ripples (variation)|
I'm not thrilled with my efforts this time, but I learned a few things. Mistakes are part of growing, right?
I used Riverstones without the river part. I've done it before. Maybe it's because I'm from the desert. I don't know. It just didn't seem to fit. Sometimes just the stones are enough.
But what I learned from was when I tried to do Ripples. I penciled in lines parallel to the legs of the M shape in the original string. These created diamonds. I planned to do traditional Ripples in these diamonds (which I didn't), but erase the pencil lines afterward so there was no visible grid (which I did). I started putting the S shapes in the diamonds. Suddenly I noticed I had done one of the S shapes backwards. At first I got frustrated. I didn't want to start over, but I also hate mistakes. In order to fix it I ended up using S shapes both directions, overlapping, in each diamond. Then I added just a single loop off the center where the two S shapes crossed and filled it black (rather than the multiple loops of varying shades). It looks very different from the original Ripples, but it's kind of a fun design. Who knows? Maybe I'll use it again sometime.
So mostly I learned to be forgiving of my mistakes and look for new options when they happen. Very Zentangle.