A couple of months back Scrap365 asked me to write about my signature style. So I thought about what I liked and I wrote about it and I made a new page:
Before I started I looked up a few quotes on style, just to get me thinking. I didn't use any of them in my piece in the end; but there is some good stuff here: what do you think?
"Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward." That's from Robert Frost.
"Style is an expression of individualism mixed with charisma." That's John Fairchild.
"Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped upon the material at hand." That's the French novelist and essayist Andre Mauris.
"Style is primarily a matter of instinct." Bill Blassand my favourite:
"Style is the perfection of a point of view." Richard Eberhart.
How far do you think you have perfected your point of view? Scrapbooking wise? or any other wise, come to that? Thinking about what you like and what you use (and are they the same?) certainly makes shopping a lot easier. I think this is what I like
white, kraft, cream, pale blue or grey cardstock; seam binding, broderie anglaise, lace and wooden buttons; 50's fabrics, gingham and liberty prints; ledger paper, graph paper, little florals, newsprint, woodgrain and tone-on-tone; peacock blue, celery green, grey and palest yellow...I've pulled it all together as an experiment: to see if having all my favourites in front of me is fun (I'm usually rooting about in bags and drawers) or whether it makes me less inventive.
How about you? Could you make a list? Or how about a few words? Please, think about a few words to describe what you like - because they are going to come in handy for The Great Big Swap of Very Small Things. It's about time we did something creative. More details next time ...