Carole Ohl's blog is called Open Seed Arts. Her work is really lovely. You may know her as the author of the Tangle-a-Day Calendars and she has them available on her website.
On to the pattern - here are my initial notes about Floatfest as I learned the tangle:
The absolute key to this - when adding arcs - is to 'piggy back' from the previous one. Sounds simple, but I created quite a tangled mess when I didn't do that :)
On a long flight recently, I had time to play around with this tangle and had fun thinking of variations on the theme. What if the top of each arc looked a bit like folded ribbon?
What if the top of each arc was a bit different shape like this?
When I demonstrated this tangle at a recent open studio, Mindy (of 'It's a String Thing" #2 fame!) suggested that the original design could be kept and still have the effect of a fold:
My head is still swimming with possibilities! Here are a few tiles of mine using some creative license:
I liked how the ribbon effect works on this. Shading in Hollibaugh fashion added depth.
This one is my favorite:
For this I combined Carole's Floatfest with Sandy Bartholomew's Pearlz.
Many thanks to Carole Ohl, CZT for such a magical tangle pattern!