Sometimes when a piece comes out of the kiln, I look at it and don't quite know why I have reservations about it, but I do. Over the years, though, I have forced myself to recognise that just because it's not to my own personal taste, does not mean that someone else out there will not think it is just wonderful! I tell myself that Variety is the Spice of Life .... how boring would it be if we all liked the same thing?
I was thinking of this recently when I did my hearts giveaway and invited participants to commission their own personal heart/chicken with the colours and pattern they particularly liked. Everyone asked for something different.
The two winners chose different patterns, but interestingly, the same colours. Tess from Driftwood chose the blue, red and white daisies in the middle, and Heather from Hearts of Hampshire chose the patchwork on the right. The one on the far left is another recent commission.
Do you sense a theme emerging here? It does make you wonder how far our personal tastes are influenced by outside events, in view of the patriotic summer we are all having.
Whilst I love all of these choices, my own preferences at the moment are all greens and browns (trust me to buck the trend!).
And of course, tastes vary and tastes also CHANGE. Mine change all the time. Which is a good thing, otherwise I would still be dressed how I dressed in the 1970s and that was not a good look! I look at those photos and wonder what we were thinking!
Well, I am about to set off with the Mr to take this lot and more to Anglesey Abbey. I hope there is something here to suit most tastes!
No doubt he will force me to eat a large scone with a cuppa whilst we are there - some tastes never change!
Had better rush, so that we can make it back in time for the first football match of the day!! Yawn!