Sunday, October 19, 2014

Craft Barn's 21st Q & L challenge: Hug and/or Nowhere

Craft Barn' s 21st Q & L challenge this fortnight is Hug and/or Nowhere.

As always, I found a quote I knew I could illustrate artwise. 

The quote was also one I found quite appealing, since I am a big fan of Carl Sagan, who is in my opinion, one of the greatest astronomer's of all time.

I'm sure you can read the quote:

Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
--Carl Sagan
I ran the used file folder through my printer after I chose the Rubber Stamp font in my word processing program.

One of the "worlds" got the challenge number.

A final look before I link this to the Craft Barn challenge.  Materials used include a used file folder I misted with my handmade shimmering spray mists, circles cut from sand paper, and red circles left over from another project.

Thanks to all who visited last fortnight.  I was able to visit everyone, but as always cannot leave comments to those on Facebook, Flickr, or Fiona Spain.

27 thoughtful remarks:

Divers and Sundry said...

Carl Sagan was such an inspiring educator. An imagination brings a lot to life. I know people live perfectly fine lives with little imagination, but for me it lets me go places and be things that aren't possible in real life. Thanks for show-casing that quote :)

Halle said...

Love the circles! The quote is wonderful as well. I stink at remembering to use quotes. Likely because my computer is not near mu art zone. :)

Helen said...

Great interpretation of a great quote, which I also came across before settling on my original idea.

froebelsternchen Susi said...

A fab interpretation of this great quote! I love all things with circles... circles and all round things are beutiful to me!

Have a good beginning of the new week Elizabeth... hugs to Bleubeard!

thassos456 said...

Fabulous page, love the background and the colours. The circles are so perfect for the quote. :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

Very awesome choice of quote and I am totally with you in the Carl Sagan fanclub. I love the background you created and all the little 'worlds' are perfect for this quote of course.
Looking forward to the new challenge ((Hugs))

Carol said...

Have always loved that quote and you have done it justice with your page.

Cindy McMath said...

This is a great quote, and love the page. Those red dots (they look kind of fuscia from my computer) really make everything pop. When you say the sandpaper and dats are cut out, do you mean with scissors, or a punch? They are so perfect that if they are cut with scissors I am in complete awe of your precision snipping skills!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I totally get it Elizabeth...the quote is marvellous, and the way you've illustrated it makes perfect sese to me when one knows who's quote it is! Also, back to being myself .... love the colours!

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I meant to say.. I wonder how many others have managed a 'nowhere' page..when I read your title I almost recoiled!

Vicki Miller said...

I have this quote saved in my folder of digital quotes I use at the end of my blog posts. It is one of my favourites too. Love the planetary design

Elaine said...

A great depiction of a great quote! Lovely colours too!

see you there! said...

Great quote and you illustrated it really well. I think you are getting more abstract in you pages. Looking good

Darla (home at last)

Kyla said...

Hello stranger, not visited for a while (oh how I have missed your inky mess) then I couldn't believe it when your blog popped up on my pinterest feed because someone pinned one of your lovely journal blogs!
Reminded me what a small world this is :-)
Kyla

~*~Patty S said...

That certainly IS a wonderful quote E and you've illustrated it beautifully too...you use file folders in such great ways!
I keep hoping to get back on the horse and join in the Q&L challenge again. Better do more than "hope" I guess ;-)
Happy new art week to you.
oxo

butterfliecrafter said...

I love the idea of using sandpaper.

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Still struggling to find my quote, but I thought I better comment before I get way behind again!

DH is a big Carl Sagan fan, too. The "world" are perfect for this quote!

Scrapmate said...

Oooh I love the colours on this - your planets are beautiful.

ionabunny said...

I really like how you illustrated this fabulous quote. The circles are striking and I love the spritzed background.

kaybee said...

Perfect illustration for a great quote. Loving all those worlds!

Craftyfield said...

Fun way to illustrate the quote - a good one by the way!

Julie Wheatman said...

A great quote and your altered cover fits it perfectly. love the spray effect background and the sandpaper worlds

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous page and a great quote. Just wonderful.

massofhair said...

Stunning background which is perfect for a Carl Sagan quote about the Universe, wonderful entry for the challenge Elizabeth :-) xxx

Fiona Spain said...

A lovely interpretation of of an excellent quote.

Lesley said...

I love this quote, and you have made another great background, lovely splatters! xx

maggie said...

A great choice of quote and love how you have interpreted it.