Hello. We are in June. Wow! Holiday season is upon us. Today we have another Vive la Différence installment. I’ve just noticed that the idea for this series was born exactly 2 years ago. Wow! Take a look at all entries on the Pinterest board. Thank you to EVERYONE who participated.
I’m happy to feature Doris Lee, author of a Diary of an Interior Novice. Doris’ blog is an on-line notebook of her life a she transitions from working in IT into a new career as an Interior Designer. Doris lives with her husband and son in London.
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’.
Doris chose the theme: Air Travel…. with the objects: Maps, Clothes and Art Supplies. Here is Doris’ Vignette.
Hello Everyone! When I was invited by Tina to participate in her series Vive La Différence, I was so honoured but also nervous because I knew I would be joining so many esteemed creative people and I’m a big fan of the series.
When I was 12 years old, I had the most vivid dream of my life. I was outside my parents home in Melbourne, Australia, it was night time and I felt a light sensation in my feet. I started to jump on the spot and with each bounce I would get higher and higher into the air until I was well above the roof of the house. I then waved my arms mimicking the wings of a bird and that’s when I started to fly. I remember so clearly, the streets that I passed, the flicker of lights below me as I floated above them and the feeling of freedom I felt. The freedom that I could go anywhere.
Now, whenever I am sitting in a plane as it takes off and I feel that sensation of no longer being on the steady ground during take off, I am reminded of that feeling of freedom and anticipation of going to a new place anywhere in the world. So the vignette I have put together is a representation of all of these feelings. The dress with it’s bird shaped pattern represents flight and the darkness of the night I had experienced in my dream, the maps of the world, that I cut into patches and jumbled represents that I can go anywhere and the painted mini canvas are a representation of freedom.
Thank You Tina, I’ve had so much fun taking part in this creative exercise and I can’t wait to see your interpretation of the topic. xDoris
I’ve had a love/hate relationship with air travel for many years. I’ve been flying from a very young age. In my 20’s I used to take a plane like most people take the underground. I was probably on a plane most days. One day I experienced a massive panic attack mid flight and subsequent events forced me re-evaluate my entire life. It was a blessing in disguise but it also involved a lot of hardship and pain.
Here’s my Vignette and it’s story:
1. I actually love flying.
2. It used to feel more glamorous. I would dress up and feel like a movie star. These days it’s about comfort (hence the trainers).
3. I mostly travel in Europe as I tend to to take short breaks more often.
4. These days I prefer a 24-48 hours stint to the South of France than a 2 weeks holiday further afield.
5. I missed out on flying Concorde. Must have been an awesome experience.
6. My preferred airline is British Airways and Terminal 5 is unbeatable in the UK.
7. The world has got so much smaller since budget airlines and that’s a good thing.
8. I’m intrigued by the forthcoming Space travel but it equally terrifies me.
9. There are yet so many countries for me to experience. I wonder what the next decade will bring.
10. Maybe one day we can have a blogging retreat and actually charter a whole plane full of bloggers.
11. I loved painting this map!
12. The Concorde plane template (slightly adapted) I downloaded from here.
13. The Adidas miniature trainer I bought as limited edition many years ago.
Thank you Doris for sharing your wonderful dream with us. I shall remember this next time I’m sitting in a plane and waiting for ‘take off’. Glad to have you here.