The first idea uses stepping stones of various sizes and shapes. (You should be proud of me--no circles!) The paths wind in and out, and I thought that I could do some sort of transparency effect where they intersect. I didn't like it as much as I thought I would.
The next idea was a much more structured and regular, with paths working their way around walls. Originally I thought about doing the walls as a sort of maze, and I suppose these are a very simple, stylized sort of maze. Of course, there always has to be a smart-aleck that cuts through the maze instead of following the rules. I don't know anyone like that, though.
Then I tried the crazy, chaotic curved lines again. Ugh. I keep thinking that someday that will look right to me but, apparently, not yet.
So, on to straight lines. I started paths of different colors, that diverged at the end. It looks a lot like the Amtrak symbol, doesn't it? I like overlaying them, however, and I might do a transparency thing here, too, where they overlap.
While I like the Amtrak symbol, it's Amtrak's symbol. I experimented with the forked path shape rotated around and stacked on each other. I think I like it. John thinks it could be "woven" where the paths overlap and I think that's a good possibility. (He also thinks I could make this into a block that is repeated, with the lines meeting/intersecting when the blocks are put together. It's an interesting idea, and I might play with that another day, in EQ.)
What if the paths had curves, instead of all straight lines? Again, rotating the same path in several different directions made for a pleasing sort of pattern. A transparency or woven effect could come into play here, too.
When I first thought of the concept, in my mind the curves were wrapping around each other, which necessitated some more fiddling.
In the end I decided it needed a straight line, to better balance it. Actually, I thought perhaps two or three but I was satisfied after one, and more than that would make it too cluttered.
Which one do you like best? Later this week I hope to post a survey, asking which of my choices from each of the 6 weeks (so far) everyone would like to see me work on first. That means I have to choose my favorite from each of the 6 weeks. I like several this time, so help me out and share your favorite. :-)