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WHAT SIGNALS ARE YOU SENDING?

PeoplePosted by AudB 28 Feb, 2018 19:44:51

Either you are conscious about it or not, you are sending signals to the world around you all the time. Some signals through body language, some through expressions and some through your clothing. Even though it’s written a lot about this theme, it is still of interest. Probably because things change, and do affect our behaviour and what’s accepted or not. Advises form yesterday have to be updated.

Signals through clothing have changed maybe more than the others over the years. Not always fast, but still a change.

Some of the traditional costumes in Norway show which of the women who was married or not. This “bunad” from Fana is an example. The unmarried girls should use blue ribbons, and the married ones should use green ribbons. Nowadays a wedding ring has the same function.

The April joke from The Norwegian Trekking Association in 2014 was made on this theme. For those who would take the traditional hiking tour in the mountains for the Easter, they recommended to where hats of different colours. Those who wanted to signal that they were in a relationship, should wear a red hat, and they who were single should wear a green hat. If it of some reason was difficult to decide, they recommended wearing a yellow hat. People loved the idea, and started practice it the very same Easter. This was the inspiration for the hat pattern Single Or Not from Aud B.



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IT IS NICE TO COOPERATE

PeoplePosted by AudB 18 Jan, 2018 11:17:36

How much fun isn’t it to work together with someone, who has a complete different way of thinking, and add new points of view to a subject?

When two people put their heads together, they will meet a task with their individual perspective and knowledge, even if they should have the same background in education and experience. Because there will always be some parts of their life that has been different, besides the distinctions between personalities.

It is really interesting to get to know another perspective, to see a task from a new angle. Very often it gives a wider view, and more opportunities for which solution to choose.

To cooperate with a six-year-old, gives indeed some new angles. And whatever thoughts one might have about what’s possible or not, they will have to be thought once again. Because a six-year-old will not leave a question open, or accept something as a problem without being given a very good reason.

This jacket, Duo, is the result of cooperation between mother and son. He wanted both Superman and Batman on his jacket, and his mother thought that would be quite difficult to manage in a pattern for knitting. Her six-year-old insisted on how easy it would be, and draw the motives from his point of view, into a chart. Of course the two superheroes on the jacket are not look-alike to the originals, but the six-year-old had made a motive he was happy with. And he had shown his mother a new angle to work on further with the design.



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