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Challenge #89 Sankegg

This weeks Diva Challenge. Sankegg. . Well ......... I was completely stumped when I saw this pattern, my brain pretty much a gigantic, echoing cavern. Nothing. I sketched it out a couple of times it just wasn't working for me. So, I took a closer look at the original picture of the Pysanka Egg and noticed that in the centre of every jet shape had a triangle. O.k., so now I had something geometric to work from and I could make a reasonable replication of the pattern as shown on the egg. Still. Nothing. I told my husband I wasn't going to do it, he muttered something, probably "coward", or maybe "goodnight" and went to bed clearly disgusted with my lack of fortitude. Though, that may be me projecting. He's probably not quite so invested in my decision whether or not to participate.

So, this afternoon I sat at my desk determined to give it another go. I ended up taking one of my usual approaches which is  to turn a pattern into a flower. This is about 4 sankegg "jets" rotated and layered over each other, along with the next set of long triangles in the pattern coming out from each point. That probably doesn't make much sense, but I've included a little diagram below. The second set of triangles remain uncapped so I can use them for the seeds. Just a lazy bit of shading with a greylead.

Here it is, my sankegg Dandelion. I don't love it, but I don't hate it. That's about it.