Well, I do love my cone shapes. This is one that I did a week or so ago, it has been in my journal waiting to be scanned. Love the cones in various formats - lily, spiral and gramaphone :)
I am reorganising. Currently I have tangle patterns in a spiral bound log book (sort of alphabetically) and also scattered throughout my art journals. It's not a great system, and I'd like to have them all in one place, in alphabetical order, which means being able to move them around when I find new patterns. I also don't want it to be too bulky, as I think a card, or pattern to page binder system would be.
I think I have the answer:
This idea that I spotted when surfing the web yesterday designed by Sandy Hunter at Tanglebucket. Brilliant idea. Love it. It ticks all the boxes for me, reasonably compact. Easy to look through. And, most important, I can reorganise the tiles so that they always remain in alphabetical order. I know. I'm unbalanced. I can't help myself.
I have ordered my sheet protectors from ebay and they are currently making their way from the US. I plan to leave about 2 rows on each sheet empty so I can fit in new tiles without having to shuffle the entire collection. Unfortunately, I don't have that super-cute punch, so will be cutting my tiles to fit - I think I will just round the corners of each one.
I have also bought a smaller (A5) journal that I am just going to devote to exploring some of the patterns I really like in a bit more depth. My regular journals are more like a constant stream of thought ....... scribbles, colour experiments, drawings, so they can be a bit hard to wade through to find what I want.
Even though I just finished getting through all the patterns fairly recently, I am looking forward to this project. I like drawing out patterns. And having things in strict alphabetical order, let's not forget that! I find working on pattern samples relaxing, it also helps get the ideas flowing, especially if I'm not feeling particularly inspired by a new blank page. It's a bit like a warm up, gets my creative muscles working.
What do you use to organise your patterns? Any better ideas out there I should consider before I am fully committed?