Creativity Corner Vive La Différence

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.

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  • Reply Emma September 22, 2014 at 9:40 am

    Hi Tina, thank you so much for having me, I absolutely love your image, it is beautiful! I’ll have a go at the anagram later, although I’m not very good at them! Have a good day. Emma x

    • Reply tina September 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Hi Emma, it’s an absolute pleasure to have you here on Colourliving.

      I love your b for blooming!

      Thank you. My image was inspired by yours. I took the background photo around Mother’s Day and thought it was apt for the purposes here.
      Please don’t worry. I’m not good at Anagrams at all. I can assure you I won’t appear on ‘Countdown’ any time soon:-)
      Thank you for playing along.

      • Reply Emma September 23, 2014 at 6:36 pm

        The photo is very apt! And you’ve stumped me with that anagram! Can’t wait to hear the name and details soon!

  • Reply Colourliving - Vive la Différence Series - a quiet style September 22, 2014 at 9:45 am

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  • Reply Giova Brusa September 22, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Love both concepts. Especially how the letters of the alphabet stand out.
    I see some words that might be up the alley, then again I’m terrible at anagrams.
    Happy monday!

    • Reply tina September 24, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      Hey Giova, haha, it’s a hard one and I’m crap at anagram’s too.
      Hope you’re well x

  • Reply gudy herder September 23, 2014 at 7:46 am

    What an eye-candy theme you picked, ladies and your interpretations couldn’t be more different. And that’s exactly what makes this series so interesting. Wishing you both a wonderful week! xx

    • Reply tina September 24, 2014 at 9:43 pm

      Thank you Gudy. Hope you had fun in Barcelona and with all bloggers x

  • Reply leah of sang the bird September 23, 2014 at 8:24 am

    A beautiful theme Tina! I love that you both have such different interpretations and both are amazing!

    I love it when 2 people from my IG world are connected! So fun!

    Happy new week gorgeous girls xx

    • Reply tina September 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

      Hi Leah, thank you lovely.
      Ha, glad you’re connected with Emma.
      Sending hugs xx

  • Reply Louise - 30s Magazine September 23, 2014 at 11:10 am

    Emma, I didn’t know your blog and instagram but I’m happy I do now, I love it! To both: I like both interpretations, so different yet so your own style and authentic. Flowers and stationery are both 2 simple things I love and enjoy, so thumbs up for this creative post.

    • Reply tina September 24, 2014 at 9:45 pm

      Happy you met Emma, so to speak. Thank you Louise. Glad you enjoyed it x

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey September 24, 2014 at 6:58 pm

    I can see MAP or MAPS and GOOD or GOAL or GOALS. There’s an SY… so MAPSY.

    Oh I’ll wait and see 😉 Another cool VLD Tina xx

    • Reply tina September 24, 2014 at 9:46 pm

      Hahaha, thank you for trying. It’s actually a hard one and probably only a pro anagram solver would get it….
      Thanks G xx

  • Reply Mel September 25, 2014 at 8:02 am

    I Iove this entry girls! Both interpretations so very personal. Emma, you had to do flowers, it’s your trademark I have to say and I too can’t wait to see you bloom although I’ve already been seeing that happen since I met you. Tina, you are killing me, I’m hopeless at riddles, completely hopeless so you must reveal soon! Thanks ladies and big hugs from Sydney. Mel x

  • Reply Anya Jensen September 25, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    I am sitting here racking my brain – I will have to figure this one out. But before that’s going to happen , I just wanted to say how I love love love both of these entries. Flowers always make my day, and these are both fab entries. Happy day to you both – HUGS

    • Reply tina September 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm

      Hahaha, please stop racking your brain! It’s a hard one.
      Thank you Anya, glad you enjoyed this month’s entries.

      Hugs to you and your family. xx

  • Reply Alison Sye September 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Great VLD, as always, nice to meet you Emma.
    Been trying to solve the anagram for a couple of days – I’m rubbish at it!
    Looking forward to your new venture 🙂

    • Reply tina September 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm

      Thanks Alison.

      Oh, no…. soon I’ll put you all out of misery. When I unveil the name I’ll come back here and will leave a comment
      with the answer:-))

      Hope you’re well. x

  • Reply Doris October 1, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    What a wonderfully floral Vive La Difference. I love Emma’s instagram photo’s they are always beautiful and her VLD image for today is very in her style. I love your anagram too ;), I can’t wait for you to unveil your new venture lovely! So exciting! xD

    • Reply tina October 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Thanks Doris xx

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