8.17.2012

coneflowers & feather pattern

I love coneflowers. I want them ALL over my garden and have tried to grow them several times with no luck - this year I am giving it another go and have both purple and white coneflowers in the ground (currenly dormant), and (I hope) rearing to sprout as soon as spring comes around. So, for now, I have to appease my need by drawing them. This morning, I was totally inspired when I opened my email and found a link from tangle patterns to this gorgeous pattern: cruffle. I am even totally in love with the name - so cute - the next cat I get is going to be called Cruffle (sorry Skittles, Tigger and Tabby - you're just marking time, y'all). O.k., so back to business, as soon as I saw this pattern I thought CONE FLOWER CENTRES! and started drawing them out right away, unfortunately I work for half the day on Thursdays, so I was rudely interrupted, and just got back to it this afternoon. Anyway, LOVING cruffle for the flower centres.
I drew a similar feather in this drawing too, and, though it is pretty straight-forward, thought it would be fun to do a pattern for it, so here it is:

You can also see a video demo of it here.

hx

44 comments:

  1. OH my,Ii'm gonna really have to practice this one!!
    Mine isn't coming out like yours.

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  2. Thanks so much, I really appreciate you having it in the steps!

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  3. I have been sitting here for half an hour trying to do the feathery stuff and it's just not happening. It's so pretty, and I love curvy tangly stuff the most... so I will keep trying.

    Our echinacea is still in bloom, but we're still in summer. I'd upload you one if I could. :)

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    1. Hi Ami, hope you worked it out :)

      Lucky you with your echinacea - I have tried growing it the previous 2 years and have planted 4 this year, so am hoping they will work out.

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  4. oh my, I love the elegance and will need to practice this happily well done thank you

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  5. OH my! Your drawing/tangle is simply lovely. If your plants don't bloom I suggest you cut this drawing up and stick it in the ground! I come to your blog via Shelley Beauch whose blog I subscribe to...I'm going to put yours in my favorites list...now I'm off to explore more of it.

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  6. Lovely new tangle, I look forward to trying it.

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  7. Wonderful pattern. Will be adding it to our library of patterns at http://LineWeaving.com Thank you so much for sharing your art. You are so very talented!

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  8. Just love this pattern, love the swirls. Thanks for sharing! love 'n greetz, Ellen

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  9. The more I try this the more I like it. Makes a nice border/frame as well.

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  10. Thanks so much for posting your feather on patterns.com - I love your blog and have visited more than a few times for inspiration.

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  11. OOohhhh Ahhhhhh. Can't wait to try this one!
    Jodi CZT IX

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  12. This tangle pattern is so pretty. I love it!
    Your flower drawing is absolutely gorgeous too.
    Alexandra (Scotland UK)

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  13. I love yur coneflower pic and your beautiful new tangle, I'm looking forward to trying it tonight. We have coneflowers, and they didn't do good this year, we had a very warm winter, and a very dry spring and summer.

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    1. Thankyou! We only get a few frosts a year here, so hopefully our winters are cold enough for the coneflowers - I have about 4 plants put in and started some more seedlings on the go so hope that some of them will take :)

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  14. Fantastic this feathers. Love it very much. Thanks for sharing.
    Lovely greet
    Marja
    (marjascreativity)

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  15. Beautiful! I love coneflowers, too, but haven't gotten around to adding them to my Dallas, TX backyard. There is a stand of them along a nearby street and I am always tempted to stop and harvest the seeds, but I've been told it is much easier to buy a plant. I hope you have this one framed and placed where you can see it often.

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  16. P.S. I love the cruffle pattern also!!

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  17. I love this design! I've been looking for just the right touch for a piece of furniture I'm rehabilitating.

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  18. This is beautiful, I will definitely be trying it out some time. Thanks so much for sharing your design with us. :)

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  19. beautiful! I will definitely be trying out the cruffles & your feathers... beautiful!

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  20. Love this tangle. So elegant and fun! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. Beautiful tangle! Thank you for sharing Helen :)

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  22. Magnificent!! Thank you so much.

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  23. Thank you for sharing your designs! They are so light and airy!

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  24. I love this. Thank you for sharing, an congrats on getting it on TanglePatterns.com

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  25. I love this tangle, but I think it will take a lot of practice. I adore you printing too. Thank you for this beautiful featherly tangle.

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  26. sorry I meant I loved your painting. type o

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  27. Really creative and beautiful. I love the cone flowers! I'm a farmer / artist in North Georgia. :)

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  28. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  29. If you love cone floweres you just need to come to Tennessee! I cann't get rid of them in my garden. They just come up everywhere. I love your work it is so delicate. Thank you so much. Karen

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    1. I have managed to get a few flowers this year off my plants, Karen so I am hoping that next year the garden will be full of them!

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  30. I'm completely new at this. Scrolled Feather is amazing. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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  31. Beautiful Tangle, thank you for sharing.

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  32. pretty good im so glamered by your zentangle ( im new to zentangle drrawing) :)

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  33. wow this is just beautiful/delicate i think ive got a new fav

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  34. Simply gorgeous. Thank you.

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