I was nominated for the Aesthete Blogger Award by Rebecca at Bex The Bibliophile a couple of months ago and I’m always taken aback when nominated for things like this so thank you! It was originally created by Asmita at the Fictional Journal who, reading and looking through her blog, seems to know a few things about making things aesthetically pleasing! It also honours creativity and beauty and we need that in today’s world!
- Use the official logo/graphic of the award and display it on your blog.
- List the rules.
- Show some love to the one who nominated you!
- Mention the creator (Asmita@ the Fictional Journal) and link it back to the original post.
- Tell me a something about this world that you admire.
- What is your favourite form of creativity?
- Nominate 7 lovely people and notify them by commenting on their posts; spread some love!
- Ask your nominees 4 questions.
- Share something you created. (can be anything!)
Without further ado, let’s dive right in.
Something in this world I admire
I admire a lot of things in this world when I think about it, but one of the main things is simply nature in general. Even when it is harsh, it is beautiful. It inspires so much creativity and I am forever in awe at the many ways it is interpreted by people.
What is my favourite form of creativity?
I don’t think I could pick a favourite form. Every creative talent is amazing and beautiful. However, as someone who knits and crochets, I love the intricacy and variety that can come about from just wool and needles/hooks – all the hand-made hooks, hand-dyed yarns, the patterns done by amazing designers like Christina Hadderingh (e.g. Scheepjes 2020 d’Histoire Naturelle CAL).
Something I created:
Truth be told, I’m still creating these, or by creating I mean following and working up the patterns other talented people have created! It has been a bit warm to work on these projects recently, all of which are blankets, so they’re in project bags underneath my bookcase.
What do you think is the most beautiful book you have seen?
I don’t know how to interpret this? Is it that the cover is breathtakingly beautiful, that there’s a ribbon bookmark and coloured sprayed edges? Or, is it a tatty book with cracked spines, falling out pages, marks etc because it has been loved and re-read time and time again? Both are beautiful!
I think I’ll go with my first interpretation because I’ve always had my head turned by the Barnes and Noble leatherback classics. When I first started watching BookTube, I used to follow and watch a channel called Tilly and her Books who collected these editions and I was constantly in awe at how stunning they looked on the bookshelves.
If you could be transported into any book, which one would you pick?
It would have to be one of the contemporaries I’d read because there is no way I’m going into a war-torn fantasy world or a historical fiction book during a war or witch trials. I think it would have to be a Chesapeake Shores book where the only chaos is between anyone in the O’Brien family and their respective romantic interest. I’ll slip into the background and be an citizen of small-town Chesapeake Shores. Easy.
What is your favourite scent?
I have a few, but I absolutely love fruity scents particularly citrus or berries. Whenever I get soaps and sprays from The Body Shop in the UK, it’s always between one of the two as I find them really light and refreshing.
What is the one thing you’d have to take to a desert island?
A book on outdoor survival!
- What book fills you with awe every time you think about it?
- What is your perfect reading setting?
- What is a childhood book you’d love to go back and re-read. Or, if you don’t re-read, what is a children’s classic you’d like to read?
- Pick your favourite song or piece of music. Does it remind you of a specific book or series that you may have read/want to read?
I am breaking one of the housekeeping rules and not tagging people because I don’t know how I could choose out of all the lovely, creative blogs out there. If you are reading this and feel that the award fits your blog, or you also want to share the creativity, come along and join the fun!
As always thanks for reading and have a brazzle dazzle day!