Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Which Schway Did He Go

This week's Diva Challenge was to use Maria Thomas' awesome new tangle 'Schway'.  It's probably all kinds of illegal but I'm going to cut and paste the directions here because it is just so nifty: Two simple steps make all of those arrows!


I thought about not posting this challenge entry  because, while I was so anxious to try this pattern-as well as take a much needed stress break, the resulting tile was less than stellar. In fact it down right stinks, but it did the job as a stress reliever anyway. My challenge rules are that I always go with the first attempt. Sometimes it works. In this here particular case....not so much.



So to apologize, I will share this one that , while unshaded, I am much happier with. It's one of my favorite Maya Angelou quotes. I did it on Friday night at a coffee shop while I was visiting with the Knit Sisters. You can double click on it to make it a little bigger.


If and when I get it shaded, I'll repost.

At any rate, thanks again Maria for a cool pattern and Laura for a wonderful challenge. I'm sorry my first attempt didn't do it the justice it deserves. I am looking forward to refining my execution of this pattern once things settle down again!

15 comments:

Didisch said...

I like your tile anyway. You did a great job, on showing the meaning of this tangle. It can point in every way (like you did in the centre part with all the arrows). In the schway pattern one always wonder wich way the arrows point, because when you focus on the black you think okay that way, but just as you think that your eyes show you the other arrows pointing in the opposite direction. So I think you did a great job by drawing it this way!

jane eileen said...

What a nice "twist" on this pattern!

ledenzer said...

Shway is definitely a directional pattern and I love how you addressed that in your tile! You are very creative!

Pinetree Studios said...

Well, I LOVE your attempt! Hope you look back on it after a while and realize that it is great! Thank you for sharing!

Tangle Bright said...

You're kidding me, right? Your 'schway' tile is actually very good! It was a challenging pattern, but your tile is great! The second tile with the quote on it is beautiful, too.

Jacque Solomon
www.tanglebright.com

Faith said...

This one is dark and mysterious and very effective!

energeticred said...

I don't think that your tile stinks at all! I especially like the arrows in the middle. They look really cool. And the fact that the tile helped you as a stress reliever makes it even more special.

For me it's just a little too much black but that's simply a matter of taste.

Shelly Beauch said...

I think it worked out great, the centre feature looks fabulous.

Sue Jacobs CZT said...

LOVE the curvy arrows in the middle.

Donald Wilka said...

Glad you decided to post this. I think it is as unique and creative use of the tangle. I like the arrows in the center. Great job.

Anne's tangle blog said...

You are much, MUCH to hard on yourself. I think this is great; I love the contrast and also your shading.

Bessamy said...

I have to say I like it too! I think you did a great job with it!

Daniele OBrien Design, CZT said...

Both of these tiles are great, love the richness and shading of Schway and the lovely fanciful Maya quote.

Sue said...

You know... I really really like the way you've done schway! I love the twisty arrows in the center - looking like they're trying to decide which path to take, or maybe breaking away from having to choose a path?

Kathy Kathy Kathy said...

I'm probably WAAAAAAAAY off base, but I think I can see why you don't think the schway tile is any good. I think it's because it's very different in feeling than the other work I've seen of yours. It's much moodier and darker in a figurative sense. You let loose of some stress there maybe. At any rate, I love the Maya Angelou one, too.