While studying interior design I quickly learnt that mood boards to an interior designer, are like what sand is to the sea; what the sky is to a cloud; like what butter bread is to vegemite; like what chocolate coated licorice is to me! Do you get my drift? It's like the backbone - the foundation of interior design. It's where the creative juices flow and play and wander around, searching for loveliness and inspiration and a sounding board for your ideas to come to life.
But, take a mood board one step further and it can become a gorgeous piece of hand made artwork that you can feather with!
Marie Nichols, an interior designer from the UK who is living in Australia at the moment, and who I will be doing a feature post on very soon, has really inspired me to get into my own mood board artworks. I'm making one at the moment for my market stall display. It's lots of fun. You should try one too.
I used an old picture frame (without backing or glass) and asked my Dad to back it with cork (which he did so cleverly...thankyou my lovely Dadsy). Then I sanded the frame and painted the whole lot white. I can now pin or blue tak inspirational feathery bits to my board. I'll show you when I've properly finished...or maybe you'll just have to pop down to the Bega Markets next week and have a look;) I think it'll be something that I'll also hang in my nest and I can use it as my ever-changing artwork. Fun!
Here are some I found in my cyber travels. I hope they get your creative juices flowing....
This mood board is from Marie Nichols' blog. It is the inspiration to mine. I love this! Marie has hers hanging in her living room.
Mood boards don't have to actually be done on boards. You could do them like these two below. Just stick things straight onto the wall or hang them from cute string and hooks. I want to do this for Lewi's art work in the rumpus. I know I've mentioned this before...just have to keep reminding myself to do it;)
Maybe making a mood board could be something fun to do this weekend? If you do it, please email me some pictures. I'd love to add them to this lovely display.