Two students in Saturday’s class mentioned that they needed advice on working with Renaissance tiles. So, I am back to working on Renaissance tiles and the book. This week’s Diva Challenge is to do a monotangle of the official tangle shattuck. I love shattuck because of its versatility. I (now) love using Renaissance techniques because there are so many different options to explore. With all of those combinations, I couldn’t limit myself to just one tile. Sorry for the lack of step-by-step photos. I was so busy playing that I forgot to take pictures!
A follow-up to last week’s post. I posted this in response to the Diva Challenge for a touch of Irish. Thank you to all who commented on it. I’m glad you liked it. All the comments made me so happy. But, I had this little voice in my head that would not shut up. It kept asking, “Are you sure it is done? Could it use something more? Maybe it could use ‘just a little something else'”
So, after good advice from my friend and fellow CZT-5, Sue Jacobs, I made a copy of it and did some playing.
I always tell my students that you are done when you like the result. But sometimes we like what should be an intermediate phase so much we’re afraid to keep going. When this happens to me, I ask for advice from trusted friends; and if I’m scared, I make a copy and play with that.
I spent most of the day working on the two Renaissance pieces and am pretty sure they are done. Trust me; there were plenty of times I thought of stopping before I got to where they are. This week, I just pushed past the doubts and kept going until I was certain. So, how do you know when you are done?