Knottery

Sorry for the lack of postage yesterday. Not sorry like an apology, of course; sorry as in, you were deprived of my genius for twenty-four hours, and I’m sympathetic to that. 😉 (When you have so much homework you have to take the morning off your day job just to get it done, the blogging doesn’t quite happen.)

But I had my final exam last night, which means no class for a few weeks, and a short chance to breathe.

*breathes*

Yeah, that’s the stuff.

So I’ve been getting into Celtic knots lately, doodling them in my notebook margins all semester. Thought I’d share a few…

This one’s called a Trinity knot, or triquetra:

A little pudgy...

A little pudgy…

A little better, still kind of skewed. Also, floating in a wheel of fire?

Somewhat better, still kind of skewed. Also, floating in a wheel of fire?

Not sure what this one’s “official” name is, but I call it the Quad. Sort of a variation on the Trinity.

Like the Olympic rings got sucked into a black hole...

Like the Olympic rings got sucked into a black hole…

Don’t know the name for this one either, but it pops up a lot if you google Celtic knots.

I did take actual notes in this class, I promise.

I did take actual notes in this class, I promise.

You might also recognize it from the beginning of Dark Knight Rises:

As you can see, they blatantly stole their logo from my computer science notebook.

As you can see, they blatantly stole their logo from my computer science notebook.

This one, the Eternity Knot, is actually a Buddhist symbol rather than a Celtic one.

Eternal. Tiny, but eternal.

Eternal. Tiny, but eternal.

Infinity x2

Infinity x2

Most knots aren’t just a single enclosed picture, but can be extended linearly as long as you want. I’m running out of time this morning, so I’ll just post the rest of the pictures without the commentary:

Do you doodle in your notebooks? What kind of things do you like to draw?

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4 responses to “Knottery

  1. glad to see you’re working hard!

  2. I’ve often doodled in my notebooks (during class) but my doodles were usually flowers, nothing precise like your Celtic knots…just whimsical or abstract flowers…or sometimes faces with exaggerated features, or just random abstract shapes.

    Today I find it very hard not to doodle in business meetings – I wonder what that means???

    Are you artistic? Google says that “Doodling is an outlet for frustrated artistic expression”.

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