After a couple of days of stripped down versions of my original motif, today I made a more intricate and lacy pattern.
Parchal, Portugal was named after an old Franciscan monastery. It's derived from an Arabic word, "praxel", which means "flooded" or "marshy", which describes the area in it's early days. It was often flooded by the waters of the Rio Arade. In the middle of the 20th century, it was a major fishing and canning center.
This abandoned train station in Parchal has beautiful lacy ironwork which inspired the lacy pattern today with colors inspired by the ocean.