I also took her initial jelly bean shapes and instead began with upward arcs, drew the point of the cone above and then completed the "circle" behind the cone so it looks more like they would nest together. The pattern to the right is, I guess, a tangleation of Tipple that I saw in a light fixture at the bank. I am still playing with it a little and this version is a little rough, but the gradually smaller circles should all meet at a single point that varies randomly over the collection. It looks a lot like quilling patterns and it makes a great light fixture!
While on the topic of patterns, while I was visiting my mother I took the kids to one of our favorite places. They like to climb and slide and explore and I like to do all that and LOOK while I am at it...it is RICH with visual stimulation and the home of some of the most creative people I know of. They use all sorts of scrap items to make the various parts of the landscape, as you can see from this small sampling of the patterns I recorded while I was there...
|a column covered in old gears and marbels|
|a wall made of steam tray inserts|
|One of the indoor climbing paths built around an old tree trunk|
|an outdoor bridge and climbing structure made of recycled parts|
|old printing plates decorate the mezanine walls|
|a fence made of metal left over from cutting out parts|
|texture on a stone carving salvaged from a torn down building|
|another fence made from old metal parts|
|one of the outdoor climbing pathways|
|another shot of an outdoor pathway, this one suspended by cables|
|even the serpents that guard the perimeter of the parking lot are a treat|