chaos, flows, meanders

I just googled "patterns" and I came up with a variety of responses from sewing to tiles to patterns in nature.  A Scientific American article from 1986 on chaos suggests that in nature patterns "repeat" but not exactly in the same way because small differences in the starting points can lead to very different outcomes. Many natural patterns are shaped by this "apparent randomness". 

http://csc.ucdavis.edu/~chaos/courses/ncaso/Readings/Chaos_SciAm1986/Chaos_SciAm1986.html

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The beat goes on...

By the way, I am also blogging once a month on the Hudson Valley Etsy Team. Check out the blog here.

Unsystem, system

 Last week I started to write a post that was off topic because it was my post deadline, but I decided to delay the post until I had more of the floor completed. I decided to skip the system and work without too much of a plan. I think the only system that I am using is to balance the intricate areas so the pattern is not too complicated all over and hard on the eyes.

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Ugh...try to avoid looking under your oven if you live in an old house.

Ugh...try to avoid looking under your oven if you live in an old house.

Next post, some notes on pattern.