I found a Celtic Knot drawing book in a thrift store the other day. I have been wanting to have a go at drawing some knots for a while – they feature a lot in the tourist shops in Edinburgh and on some of the interesting stones in the national museum.
This morning Deb informed me that we were going to do a Buddhist Knot, which is one of the 8 auspicious symbols. I had been putting off my Celtic drawing because I don’t find geometrical stuff easy because of my dyslexia and I knew it would be an exhausting experience.
I find I am drawn to complicated geometrical designs and opart even though looking and drawing them is tiring for me – it’s a masochistic tendency
I found a fab store that broke down the knot into more easily achievable elements
I started off by drawing a grid ( tooo large and not quite square)
I highlighted the grid Crossings with dots and then tried to follow the instructions provided- I found it easier to think in squares and patterns than follow the words and images
I took one section at a time and thought about not drawing lines that were longer than 4 dots on the grid
As soon as I could see the pattern I was fine lol!
I didn’t manage to draw the lines as neatly as I would have liked and I went off the grid a bit – I just need to have a skeleton to trace for my Soulseed session later
While I was waiting for Deb to connect I started a Celtic Knot – Waagh brain ache or what – I am finding it really hard to look at the finished knot and see where to go on mine