IMA's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge

Institute of Mosaic Art's Weekly Mosaic Workout Challenge. We are challenging ourselves, and whoever wants to join us, to make a mosaic every week from June 6th to November 6th, 2014. 

Week 6 - Pattern Play

Workout Week 6 - Repeat, repeat, repeat

This week your mission is to create a pattern in mosaic.  Though my initial thought for this workout is of a repeating design,  I'm including definitions of pattern to perhaps elicit some other takes on the term. This is another concept that can lead you down a long path through art and math and science, if you want to follow it. 




1. a decorative design, as for wallpaper, china, or textile fabrics, etc.

2. decoration or ornament having such a design.

3. a natural or chance marking, configuration, or design: patterns of frost on the window.

4. a distinctive style, model, or form: a new pattern of army helmet.

5. a combination of qualities, acts, tendencies, etc., forming a consistent or characteristic  arrangement: the behavior patterns of teenagers.

6. an original or model considered for or deserving of imitation: Our constitution has been  a pattern for those of many new republics.

7. anything fashioned or designed to serve as a model or guide for something to be made:      a paper pattern for a dress.

8. a sufficient quantity of material for making a garment.

9. the path of flight established for an aircraft approaching an airport at which it is to land.

10. a diagram of lines transmitted occasionally by a television station to aid in adjusting receiving sets; test pattern.

11. Metallurgy a model or form, usually of wood or metal, used for giving the shape of the interior of amold.

12. Numismatics a coin, either the redesign of an existing piece or the model for a new one,    submitted for authorization as a regular issue.

13. an example, instance, sample, or specimen.

14.Gunnery, Aerial Bombing. a. the distribution of strikes around a target at which artillery rounds have been fired or on which bombs have been dropped.

b. a diagram showing such distribution.


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