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    Vive La Différence – The Alphabet

    September 22, 2014

    I’m delighted to feature another blogger in this month’s Vive la Différence series. After a brief summer break during August, we’re back in full swing.

    Today, please welcome Emma Harris, who writes the blog A Quiet Style and who some of you might know from her Instagram feed. Emma, on her blog, shares her love of interiors, design, fashion, photography and her two lovely girls, Elvia and Dottie.

    For new readers:

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

    Emma chose the theme: The Alphabet…. with the objects: Flowers and Stationery.  Here is Emma’s Vignette.

    When Tina asked if I would like to take part in her Vive la Différence feature, I must admit I was a little nervous, I am not at all artistic in the traditional sense, I can’t draw, or paint, so I felt slightly intimidated by the other talented people she has featured.

    I knew at once that I wanted to use flowers, they have been a constant love and source of inspiration throughout my life.  I always have cut flowers at home, on the very rare occasion when some have faded before I have been able to replenish them with others, the house has felt empty. As for the subject, that was a bit harder, but after a gentle push by Tina, and not being one to turn down a challenge, I decided to select ‘The Alphabet’.  I initially considered writing out the whole alphabet in floral form, but when I thought about it again, I decided on a more personal note, which was when I decided on B is for bloom.  The word bloom represents not just the flowers, but also my life as it is currently, my littlest one has just started nursery, and I am focusing on blogging, something I have wanted to do for a while.  I feel that this is a chance to find my voice, and my path and hopefully by doing that, it will be my time to bloom!

    Thanks for having me, it is such a great column, I can’t wait to see what you come up with Tina.

    Vive la Différence - the alphabet Emma Harris____________________________________________________________________________________________________

    As a Graphic Designer, the Alphabet holds a never ending fascination for me. It can be interpreted in so many different ways, with millions of type fonts and millions of hand rendered versions. Type will always be close to my heart.

    As I’m slowly but surely approaching the unveiling of my new venture, I thought it would be nice to set you a little Anagram.

    “An anagram is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce a new word or phrase, using all the original letters exactly once.”

    The name of my new venture lies in this Anagram, here below. Don’t worry too much, all will be revealed soon, but for those of you who like a good riddle, have fun and good luck. A clue: two words and they each start with the letters in magenta.

    Flowers in the background. The letters act as the alphabet and the M and G in magenta are representative of stationery.

    Vive la Différence - the alphabet Tina Bernstein

    Emma, thank you so much for taking part and foremost for accepting my challenge:-) I love your B is for bloom and look forward to your own ‘blooming’. Vive la Différence returns on 20th October.