Sunday sketch #51

It’s funny how things come full circle. Lately, in my day job, I’ve been writing about recent discoveries in neuroscience research. It’s a great reminder of two things: the human brain is amazing, and researchers are making ground-breaking discoveries about how it works.

So, synapses firing and neurons connecting led to this week’s branched design.


But the design also reflects a feeling of disruption and distress. I received news this week that a dear family member had suffered a massive stroke. Thankfully he was treated by one of the country’s best specialists, and is showing signs of recovery. It will take time, but I’m trying to hang on to those recent realisations: the brain has an amazing capacity to recover from damage, and researchers – including doctors who work with patients – are making great progress in the field of brain research.

This pattern is all angles – half-square triangles and half-rectangle triangles. It might be easier to paper-piece the skinnier parallelograms. There’s no need to follow this exact layout – you could make a bunch of pieces and just mix them around until you created the desired effect. Disorder and chaos are the goal.

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