This is an exciting day. After sitting on the initial idea for this tangle for months, I now have it ready to publish.
First the tangle and then the story ~
Uncorked is drawn in a continuous line, much like Mooka. The wonderful thing about it though, is that once tangled, the pattern has closed spaces (unlike Mooka) that can be shaded and embellished.
Once the pattern is learned, it becomes very easy to get into a relaxed rhythm when drawing it.
It can be layered in Hollibaugh fashion, or tangled side by side. It is versatile in that it can be confined to a rounded shaped with the initial line, or it can break free and roam.
The inspiration? The idea first came from a fabric design - a stark black and white pattern with varying sized circles filled with curved lines. Instead of taking a picture of it, I studied it and later tried drawing a version I could morph into a tangle.
Weeks later, while visiting our daughter Nancy (of Fancy Nancy fame!), we sat on her living room floor and covered pages and pages with ideas until this one was 'born'. After pouring a glass of wine, and tangling some more, the idea of 'uncorking' the tangle from the initial circle came to mind.
The tangle just flew off the pen and filled the paper with possibilities after that - so much fun!
I've searched for other tangles that might be similar and did not find any. If I missed something, please let me know.
In the meantime, I hope you enjoy Uncorked as much as I do!
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