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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2008 11:29:48 AM »

I'm not sure that I have what I would call a "style" but I definitely go thru phases.

Like for a few weeks everything I do will end up shades of green & gold.

Then it will all have the same style of text used.

Or it will all be variations on a phrase.

Or a technique.

There are certain elements I always end up using no matter what, but I don't think that's a style. I almost always age/distress the edges of whatever I'm doing but that just because it doesn't look finished to my eye if I don't.
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« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2008 04:49:33 PM »

Am I being made an example again!? Hehe, I remember when this was a VERY bad thing.

It is funny that you bring this up Bushbaby and even funnier (is that a word?) that you would use me as an example. I always felt, in the past, that there was no way you could tell one piece of mine from another and that I had or could have no personal style. Now it almost feels like, "is this all I can do?" Sometimes having a style is like putting on your favorite pair of comfortable jeans but there are days when you just want to dress up or even just stay in your jammies and that's how I kind of equate with having a style. Not that having one is a bad thing, just different, I guess.
I really hope that all this rambling is making ANY sense at all. I like having a style but I also really like knowing that I can do something else and totally make it look as though maybe someone else had done it. I do like those comfortable jeans but some days...

Oh and Racky...I can pick you out of a crowd.  Grin
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« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2008 05:36:54 PM »

There is definitely a handful of you gals that I can spot at 100 yards.
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« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2008 06:08:56 PM »



Oh and Racky...I can pick you out of a crowd.  Grin

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« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2008 11:53:51 PM »

Sometimes having a style is like putting on your favorite pair of comfortable jeans but there are days when you just want to dress up or even just stay in your jammies and that's how I kind of equate with having a style.

I have to say, I love this explanation  Grin



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« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2008 12:07:20 AM »

You HAVE a personal style: eclectic!

I think it's better to have variety that to be too obviously "you" anyway.  Sometimes people seem to just be doing the same thing over and over in slightly different ways.  That seems like it would get boring to me.  Embrace your many sides and expressions!
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« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2008 01:49:34 AM »

There is definitely a handful of you gals that I can spot at 100 yards.

Definitely! I think the list could include a whole bunch bunch of people I can spot at 10 paces! Cheesy
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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2008 03:30:40 AM »

I agree that if you have personal tastes and interests then that may be part of your 'personal style' without you even realising it (in crafting or otherwise)
 for example, i always think that the way that i dress is very random and a bit all over the place but my friends all agree that i have my own style (even though i can never seem to see it!!) they often see things when we are shopping and say 'thats so you!' I find this is the case with crafting also.
even though you may not be able to see that yourself, other people viewing it may notice that it is there, in the same way you have noticed other crafters have a signature style  Smiley I am slowly starting to see it in my own crafting, i am drawn to certian colours, patterns etc.
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2008 09:15:57 AM »

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There is definitely a handful of you gals that I can spot at 100 yards.

who can spot aroze at 100 yards? I think she has a distinct style. Wink
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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2008 09:37:58 AM »

I'm glad I don't have a distinct style. At least I don't think I do. Huh I mean, would you guess that I have black painted nails right now from the crafts I have made? LOL My family and friends are often shocked to see something new I make because I seem to be so broad in my crafting spectrum. I have been like this my entire life. I remember being in Jr. high school and loathing the fact that I couldn't have a "style" like the Staceys and Brads. Now I am GLAD I have no distinct style to hold me down. I don't feel like people are always expecting something the same from me. I like to think everything I create is unique and different- right down to my kids!  Cheesy I have a freckled brunette with hazel eyes, a redheaded, blue eyed freckle face and a freckle-less pale blonde. Even my house is eclectic. Grin I think of it as a blessing that I have no "style" It makes you more free.

Thanks for posting this. It reminds me how free I am to do what I please and not to conform to one style. Not that I am downing people who do, I am just praising the reasons it is good to be without. Not having a 'style' I wouldn't know how to praise it, or I would!
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