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♥!