Tuesday, April 23, 2013

My First Original Pattern! Kuke

How the pattern came to be:

My six year old daughter loves cucumbers and one night she dropped a slice on the floor.  I did not notice it until the next day.  When I looked down and saw the partially shriveled up cucumber slice I immediately saw a beautiful pattern.  I struggled to deconstruct the pattern until I thought to put it on top of my light box so I could be able to see through the slice (see image below).  X-raying the cucumber slice made all the difference and I developed Kuke.  Cuke is short for cucumber, but there are lots of C patterns already, so I thought it would be cute to spell it Kuke (it is also the first letter of my name - Katy's Kuke)!   Have fun!!



 

23 comments:

Janet said...

What a great reminder this is to stay present in the little moments in our lives! When I think of all the times I missed the gift of a shriveled cucumber :)
The pattern is beautiful and I will remember you and your daughter every time I use it.

Margaret Bremner said...

Ooo this is lovely! It reminds me a bit of the spheres and templates I posted a little while ago. I'm adding this to my ever-growing "must-try" stack of print-outs.
(Dear universe, More time please. Please?)

Alice said...

very cool! looks like beautiful flowers - i have a pandora bead that looks much like the round kuke balls - i love it! thanks for sharing :)

Susan Olsen said...

Katy, thanks for sharing your new tangle, I haven't tried it yet but I know I'm going to love it. Great job! thanks again.
peace,
Sue O.

Amy in TN said...

Kuke is way kewl! I really appreciate this new tangle, as well as the story behind it. And the photo of the slice on your light box...brilliant! (No pun intended, but maybe it'll make someone smile.)

I look forward to trying kuke. Thank you, Katy!

Ann at Deep Magic Tangles said...

I LOVE this, Katy! I'm so happy to have a pretty tangle for circular spaces! Well done, my lovely! :)

Sue Clark said...

This is really pretty! I look forward to trying it.

Lila Popcheff said...

Cool as a cucumber! can't wait to try this one :)

Claire Warner said...

Love Kuke! Looking forward to using it in a Zentangle...

Paula (PEP) said...

Brilliant - found you - thanks for the link on MCC. Kuke is a delight & so beautifully organic. Isn't the light box an amazing tool - time & again I'm thankful for such a simple tool.
Paula (PEP)

Gloria said...

This is so cool(as a cucumber!). I wish I had a light box to view the wonders of the world. Thanks!

jane eileen said...

Congrats on being chosen for Use My Tangle on the Diva's blog this week. I really like it!

Katy Abbott said...

Wow! I'm so honored!! I can't wait to see what you all come up with!!

Shelly Beauch said...

Wow, kuke is deliciously cool!

Felicia said...

I love this!! What I love is how it came about...how original and creative! Something you and your daughter will always remember!! Thanks for the new fun!!!

BethB said...

I think "Mother Nature" is the best creator of patterns. I love the organic tangles, and will always remember fondly the origins of this. Thank you so much for "capturing" this lovely tangle for us. It's beautiful, and I can't wait to try it!

BethB said...

I just had to come back and tell you. Kuke is an absolute gem. I have been using it in a couple of pieces today and I'm so in LOVE. lol

Katy Abbott said...

Thanks so much everyone!! I'm enjoying seeing all the cool creations!

Beth Williams said...

Nice one, Katy! Was so surprised to see your name here I had to comment! :) Hope to see you in Rochester next month...?

Beth Williams said...

Oh, and I love the pattern~ sorry, meant to say that first! Congrats on having it showcased!

suayres said...

What a beautiful pattern. Truly, we tend to go about our lives not really seeing what's right in front of our eyes! Thank goodness for your observant eyes and creative mind, which have brought us this simply beautiful design. Thank you--AND your daughter!

Audrie Wiesenfelder said...

Really love this pattern. I'm already plotting ways to use it.

Peg said...

Love it, great new pattern! Thank you for sharing.