Circles have many meanings such as togetherness, together forever, love, friendship, family, something never ending and many more. Whatever your want your interpretations of circles to be, why not try to incorporate some of them into your next layout?
Since circles have such visual impact and meaning, they are a great addition to many layouts. On the following layout, I wanted to do a theme with something relating to “A Circle of Friends.” I emphasized this them by including a large die cut circle from patterned paper and smaller circles in the title. The quote I used was: “A circle is round, it has no end, that’s how long I want to be your friend.” It was enjoyable to challenge myself a little to try and include circles to visually support the meaning of my page.
I would like to share a few of my favorite quotes that could be used on a page where you will be using circles to reinforce a theme.
I never have found the perfect quote. At best I have been able to find a string of quotations which merely circle the ineffable idea I seek to express. By Caldwell O’Keefe
Glory is like a circle in the water,
Which never ceaseth to enlarge itself,
Till by broad spreading it disperses to naught.
William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616)
God is a circle whose center is everywhere and circumference nowhere.
Voltaire (1694 – 1778)
I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace.
Albert Schweitzer (1875 – 1965)
Circles can have so many meanings. This allows you the flexability to tie them in to several different layout themes. You can overlap them, link them together and let just one circle stand alone. They can be playful or serious. Enjoy experimenting and try adding a few circles to layout. I would love to hear about the results.