Do you remember making torn-photo collages in school when you were a kid? I could spend hours making those with glossy magazine photos and glue spread out all around me... I still love collages, but now I love making mood boards, which to me are like the grown-up, designer equivalent of magazine collages. I did a project last year where I made mood boards each month from images I found on Pinterest, but this year I'm challenging myself to make my own.
I've been really into styled photos filled with collections of small items lately, and that was the other half of the inspiration for this mood board project. I wanted to make my own monthly mood boards with things I already had sitting around me at home. Spending hours on Pinterest can lead to material envy for me - oh, I really want that or, if I only had that my bookshelves would look so much cuter! - but this challenge opened my eyes to see the beautiful, everyday items that I already own! Try it yourself - I bet you'll be surprised at everything you find!
This month, I focused on a color palette of pink, gold, and teal. I really love these colors together and I use them a lot in my work - especially that pop of minty teal. I'll include a list of the actual items I include each month along with where they're from.
February items: Rifle Paper Co. notebook (Target) / Quince and Co Lark yarn (Quince & Co) / pinecone necklace (Pretty Things by Meg) / DMC embroidery floss (Michaels) / Essie nail polish in Shifting Power (Target) / gold striped washi tape (MT Tape) / Live Out Loud Card (Project Life Scrapbook Kit) / gold embroidery scissors (inherited from my grandma) / vintage lace (gift) / Grace Embroidered Paper Art (available for purchase at the Elizabeth Street shop)