Creative Prompt #212: Ribbon

This prompt is a bit of self indulgence. I won 4 ribbons at the County Fair, which is held this past week in our county. I was amazed and awed that I had won the first one I saw, then my eyes must have been bugging out of my head as I visited each of the pieces I had entered and saw ribbons on all. So, ribbon is the word for the week. I can’t wait to see your responses.

American Ribbon Manufacturer

raffia ribbon

Bluetooth Streamer

gift wrap, ribbon & bows



spool of ribbon

hair ribbons

First place ribbon

Definition (computing) – “In computing, a ribbon is a set of toolbars placed on several tabs. For example, Microsoft and Autodesk software released since 2007 have popularized a form of modular ribbon as their main interface, where large tabbed toolbars, filled with graphical buttons and other controls, are grouped by functionality. Such ribbons use tabs to expose different sets of controls, eliminating the need for many parallel toolbars. Contextual tabs are tabs that appear only when the user needs them. For instance, in a word processor, an image-related tab may appear when the user selects an image in a document, allowing the user to interact with that image.

The usage of the term ribbon dates from the 1980s and was originally used as a synonym for what is now more commonly known as a (non-tabbed) toolbar. However, in 2007, Microsoft Office 2007 used the term to refer its own implementation of tabbed toolbars bearing heterogeneous controls, known as “The Fluent UI”. Thus, Microsoft popularized the term with a new meaning, although similar tabbed layouts of controls had existed in previous software from other vendors. The considerable redesign of the Office user interface caused a backlash and a rejection from some users of previous versions of Microsoft products, as well as from developers because of concerns about copyright and patents.”


Pabst Blue Ribbon beer

There are a variety of campaigns to help raise money for research of various diseases, conditions and cancers using ribbons

Colored cloth placed on a uniform to signify rank or status

Ribbon Seal

Personalized timemap

Ribbon Music

Definition – “a: a flat or tubular narrow closely woven fabric (as of silk or rayon) used for trimmings or knitting. b : a narrow fabric used for tying packages.”

typewriter ribbon

Post the direct URL (link) where your drawing, doodle, artwork is posted (e.g. your blog, Flickr) in the comments area of this post. I would really like to keep all the artwork together and provide a way for others to see your work and/or your blog.

We are also talking about this on Twitter. Use the hashtag #CPP

The Creative Prompt Project, also, has a Flickr group, which you can join to  post your responses. I created this spot so those of you without blogs and websites would have a place to post your responses.