This heart became what it is in spite of any preconceived ideas that I had. I began with the spiral button. You probably already know that I love spirals - a circle that is open - never closed, always moving (just as hearts should be).
As I worked, the whole 'planned' color scheme changed - more toward 'jewel' tones than I had planned. The design spaces also lost the boundaries that I had originally planned for them. My lesson learned is that no journey, not even a thread journey, should be overly planned.
"What you are comes to you." - Ralph Waldo Emerson