Tuesday, March 22, 2011

What's My Style?

This is something I've struggled with for years...what is my style?!  I am inspired and intrigued by so many different styles that I have had difficulty settling on just one. I enjoy experimenting with new techniques and styles all of the time and love combining them in my work. Some people call this eclectic, some people call it indecisive...I think it's just plain FUN!

However it was after discussing and considering this topic in depth as a part of the Indie Business 3.0 Workshop I am currently enrolled in--that I took this photo of one of my son's toy cars. We had just recently bought this very nifty set of cars that are made of wood and have a very vintage feel to them, however they're shaped like modern sports cars and pick-up trucks, with brightly colored windshields and tire covers and they can be pieced together like legos:

It was as I looked at this photo that it dawned on me...THIS IS MY STYLE!

I know what you're thinking...that I've lost my mind!  But in all of my exploration over the past week, I've found but one common theme that existed in everything I love and almost everything I create--that was present in my son's car set as well--and that is a blending of old and new!
Photo Source: Anthropologie.com
As I look around at the fashion and the decor I am drawn to, as well as, the movies and music I enjoy--I see it time and time again: bold colors and patterns paired together with a classic or vintage design, modern music and fashions infused into a delightful period piece or the sound of punk music accompanied by a beautiful piano melody.

I guess you could say I like the old and I like the new--but together I love what they can accomplish--it's just my style!


Stephanie Medley-Rath said...

Nice post and nice style! What a great description. Found you through BFS.

Amy Kingsford said...

Thanks Stephanie...glad you stopped by!

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