I had some Internet problems the past week – in that I couldn’t get onto the Internet for 3 days. It made me realise just how much I rely on the internet these days. Whilst I wasn’t able to do too much that involved the internet last week, that ‘downtime’ did give me the opportunity to complete ‘Skewed.
‘Skewed’ came about as result of one of those ‘What if I…’ questions. For the most part, when I connect two sides of a shape with a series of straight lines to create a parabolic curve, the length of the sides I am connecting is the same. I was looking at a quilt block pattern using long triangle pieces. If I was to use long triangles in a Tangled Line Art pieces, how the parabolic curves would interact with each other if the lines I joined were different lengths.
Joining Lines That Differ In Length
In the triangles shown, the two long sides are 6″ long and the shorter edge in 4″ long. Example ‘A’ shows each side is divided into 1/4″ intervals. In Example ‘B’, the long sides are divided in 3/8″ intervals and the short side is divided into 1/4″ intervals. Notice that in the first example, the pink lines joining the base and the long sides finish 2/3 the way along the long side. In example ‘B’ the red lines joining the base of the triangle to the long sides, extend all the way to the top point of the triangle.
You will also notice that the resulting shapes in the middle of the triangles are different.
In ‘Skewed’, I joined each long triangle as in example ‘A’. If I had joined the triangles as in Example B, it would change the design completely.
Now, that’s a thought – I may give that a go and see what happens – another day though…… 🙂