Somehow I knew I was wasting my time drawing that pattern in MS Paint. To think I would follow it stroke for stroke, ha!
What I ended up carving in the oak panel is nothing like what I drew. It’s probably for the better, my drawing was much too symmetrical.
As I started the layout of the upper flower, I experienced a great deal of blowout. This piece of oak had a mind of its own. As the carving progressed, becoming more and more unlike my drawing, I realized that I was coming close to a pattern carved by Peter Follansbee, numerous times. I think the design is etched into my brain from having stared at it so long. I think I like this pattern better, anyway. Thanks, Peter!