Browsing Tag

babette’s feast

    Creativity Corner Vive La Différence

    Vive La Différence – Babette’s Feast

    August 16, 2012

    I am very excited to announce a new monthly series; vive la differénce!

    Some of you might remember a post i did with holly where we designed a modern abode for tweety pie, our ficticious client:). It was just a bit of fun but an idea was born. I’d been thinking for ages how to incorporate guest blogging onto my site, so all that was needed was to work out the details.

    Let me introduce the concept: each month i will invite one blogger. They will create and showcase one image. There are 20 themes and 20 objects my guest can choose from. They choose 1 theme and up to 3 objects. I will then also create an image based on their choice. Everyone has free reign on how to create the image. It can be simple photography, a line drawing, a collage, a hand painted image, a styled table top, the choice is yours! The fun part is that you guys will see 2 versions inspired by the same subject matter. There is no right or wrong. There’s just ‘different’.

    For this first one i’m really happy to introduce sue from a nomadic abode. In fact, let sue introduce herself:

    Hi, i’m sue & i author a nomadic abode… as the name suggests, i’m a bit of a free spirit with a wandering heart & a heck of a lot of experience setting up home from scratch… i’m so happy to at long last be carving out my own little niche in this crazy big world of design… & wherever this journey takes me, i promise to bring both spirit & soul in abundance…

    After showing sue the list of themes and objects she chose: babette’s feast together with flowers, fabric and jewellery.

    Here are the results.

    babette’s feast: decadence & beauty intertwined…
    old world lace & simple linens combine to create a sumptuous backdrop to a feast of fruits & flora interspersed amongst jewel-adorned table tops… trinket boxes overspill with edible offerings whilst an intoxicating blend of hydrangea, peonies, roses, gelda & berries conspire to delight…

    Vive la Différence - Babette's Feast - Sue

    babette’s feast: a modern version…
    flowers made of fabric, austerity tamed decadence….playful, inexpensive jewellery…a caraffe with water and mint…colourful teaware replaces silverware….bread and prawns….intertwining curly parsley with ribbons..

    Vive la Différence - Babette's Feast - Tina Bernstein

    I hope you like this new series and i’d like to invite you guys to let me know if you’re up to the challenge:) here’s what sue wrote to me when submitting her fabulous image: “wow, that was a marathon! who knew there could be so much involved… i’ve had a blast though, and here are the fruits of my labour…”

    Fruits of labour, indeed!! Thank you so much sue for giving your time and inspiring my readers and for challenging me:)

    Now, of course, i would like all of you to jump at this. I would particularly like one of my male readers to accept this challenge. Well, let’s see. Please let me know in the comments if you fancy a go at this! I look forward to seeing you back on monday. I have 2 really special posts about my trip to germany. Thank you for all the lovely wishes and fantastic comments last week. x