Saturday, October 30, 2010

heart the art: week 41 (CONTINUE ON)

some of my HEART the ART pages are more universal than others. this, i think, is more of an "other"...which is probably why i love it! for week 41 the lovely miss gina's prompt was CONTINUE ON. for some reason, those words made me think of elizabeth zimmermann's famous* quote, which has at least as much significance in life as it does for knitting, imo:


given that this was my "gut reaction" to the prompt... (i try to go with those, in an art journal context) ...i thought i'd like to use the quote, but how to make it *VISUAL*? then, quite coincidentally, mari sent me a bunch of utterly luscious ribbon yarn, and all i could think was, "i want to knit up that gorgeous cerulean blue and put it on my page!" so i did. i've got some knitting directions for a background...some embossed & torn cloud shapes leftover from another project...and i printed my words on an avery clear label, which i affixed to the card from some my mind's eye ribbon, because it was pretty AND it happened to be sitting on my table when i needed a bit of card to put my words on. and that's it! oh yeah, except for the knitting needles...just for fun, rather than binding off the little swatch, i decided to slip it from my real needles onto some miniature ones that i made from LHJ's shish kebab skewers & hot-glued to the page, to illustrate the "knitting on" concept. what can i say? i kinda ♥ this one! :)


*famous to knitters that is; if you are not a knitter...or perhaps even not a knitter of my age...you may not have heard of the late lamented elizabeth z; which is a pity, because she was ♥cool♥!

12 comments:

  1. girl, you are soooo talented and creative...I LOVE this one!

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  2. Fabulous ... reminds me of my Nana who knit on throughout 2 wars and God knows what else ... almost left this world with her knitting needles in her hands! So glad too that someone else has the little "voice" ... you make me laugh so much ... have a great day ...

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  3. ohmygosh lauren! you're so talented!! loove the beautiful blue knitted piece, so amazing! and that quote is very inspiring! thank you so much for sharing with us. love it! have a fabulous weekend! *hugs* steph :)

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  4. You knit too ... my sister is a knitter ... I'd like to be a knitter ... love this.

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  5. OMG, I thought you KNIT that WITH TOOTHPICKS! I am still AMAZINGLY impressed you thought of the skewers, and I like it SO much, I may STEAL YOUR IDEA! BWAHAHAHAHAHA! Or not.

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  6. FABULOUS!! I love the whole concept! Beautifully done!

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  7. ♥♥♥♥♥ Yes I love it!!

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  8. love love love that little knit piece. so so fun and clever! you are a genius, Lauren!

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  9. I totally heart this one too! Shish kabob knitting needles...gotta give you props for that :) You are a creative genius!!!

    9 days until BN...

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  10. This is awesome. I think this is the first HTA page for the whole year thus far out of all of us that have participated that has yarn on it. Yup. You win the prize for that one. :) Its so cool!! This one is so creative. I love it. Your book is going to be amazing all put together at the end. Its going to end up in a museum one day or something.

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  11. Such a fab response to the continue on prompt - had to smile at the little knitting 'needles'

    Would love to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html

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  12. Oooh. This is profound. And pretty all at the same time. You are a marvel. Good looks and brains too. WOW.

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