Mood Boards

I had forgotten how fun creating mood boards were, and how visually appealing they can be once you get all of your ideas down on one page. Throughout my time at school, college and uni I would always need to create some sort of mood board or ideas page before starting a design or art project- making the time to get all my scrappy ideas and thoughts from my head down on paper, printing visuals and snapping photos, it was the best bit!

So the reason for this post is to show a few mood boards I have created recently, as I have been getting all sorts of waves of inspiration which has been so refreshing! I started off with an ‘Oceans Bliss’ board, as I guess spring/summer is on the way and I have too much excitement for beach trips and the sea air!

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Ocean Bliss

 

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Design

Today I started to design some new images for my blog re-fresh, and then with other thoughts to actually start a whole new blog from scratch, I began to play around with some of my favourite photographs and fonts.

‘Colour My Day’ was the initial idea for the new name of my blog, which sits boldly in front of my circular images, that are slightly faded and set as the background. Futura, Bebas Neue, Courier regular and Brush Script MT are the initial fonts that I used which suited my images, although there is still some re-jigging to do!

My favourite image is the sea one, so I decided to write some of my favourite words down in front of the image, almost like a poem to try and bring a story into the design. I chose to stick with the Futura font as it’s a simple style that doesn’t distract from the photo too much.

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Pancake Sundays

The only way to start a valentines Sunday is to have pancakes for breakfast, and I went all out with a whole stack and extra toppings, with the greatest combination of ingredients out there- blueberries, maple syrup and bacon! I’d usually be up for making the homemade dodgier versions but there was no point messing around on a day like today, so the only place to do it right was Pickle & Rye…

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Next stop, Richmond Park. Some well needed fresh air and exercise was needed to walk off those full stacks of goodness! As always the park was full of families and couples, some with their dogs, cycling or jogging, and as the sun appeared through the clouds this Sunday was made just a little bit brighter.

A cold walk then called for a Cafe Nero pit stop, or more like a few hours curled up on the sofa reading my new book (The Versions of Us), doing some back and forth research on Iceland (the next trip on my list), and taking a few trips to the counter to refuel on coffee and tea. It’s days like these I wish every day began with pancakes…

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