Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Who IS this guy, and why is he staring?

He's John Trentwith, a prominent "resident" at Philadelphia's Laurel Hill Cemetery, where I am a volunteer tour guide and where I recently held a Zentangle class.

You might still be confused.

Why is he staring at you from this blog post?

Because on his monument, high in the air, are some carvings. They form a funereal swag of rosettes and decorate the base of his marker quite nicely.


And, those rosebuds, and John himself, were the inspiration behind the tangle pattern I developed called (what else?) Trentwith.

You can find it on the Tangle Patterns page!