I’ve begun clearing out the dining room (where I have been sewing for 5 years) in preparation for moving into my new studio.

Although, I can’t actually move in because we haven’t bought any furniture for it.

And if I move all the old, tatty and mismatched hand-me-downs that I have been using in there, I’ll be stuck with them forever. Thus missing my one and only chance to have a beautiful space (with furniture and storage I actually like) to call my own.

So, I am being patient. Well, sometimes…

Anyway, whilst clearing out I found this moodboard which I haven’t shown you before.

All of my bird pieces have been inspired in someway by this. Or at least designed and made whilst looking at it. (This, this, this, and this).

Making a moodboard was always the starting point for a project at art school or for a commission, as they help to clarify your ideas, set the ‘tone’ of the work and establish a colour scheme.

I must admit to having got out of the habit of making them.

But, never again- I have enjoyed looking at this one far too much for that.



5 Responses to “Moodboard”

  1. Anita Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 7:44 pm

    I’ve never really done one of these, but have been thinking a lot about starting to. Lately, I feel as if I’m wandering all over with ideas and need a way to focus. Thanks so much for sharing your mood board!

  2. Nanette Says:
    April 28th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I always learn something from you Janet. A mood board. What a fabulous idea. I love it. I am going to take that idea and run with it. Put my sketches and things that inspire me for a project on a matboard and then keep it where I can look at it and discover the path to my project. How wonderful.

  3. thevintagemagpie Says:
    April 30th, 2008 at 5:43 am

    I love your mood board…so inspiring. I’m setting up and inspiration line (like a washing line) so I can hang all pictures and cards etc I have floating around the house that inspire me. I love the birds in your mood board. I love to see what inspires people. I am having a giveaway on my blog today, pop over if you get the chance x

  4. Sharyn Says:
    May 1st, 2008 at 3:42 am

    I so agree about waiting for the right furniture! I’m doing that around here too. Whenever I’ve bought something quickly to ‘make do’, we end up living with it forever.

    When you know what your dream studio looks like, you should hold out for it, I say!!

  5. Sheila Says:
    May 6th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    That is so amazing! I love that. I think I need to make a knitting mood board, since knitting best sums up my mood…

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