After a full work week, my creativity is depleted… I can’t tell you where it runs off to, but some days it takes a lot to get the wheels working again.
This proves to be a problem when my blog is screaming my name, telling me to come up with new ideas, connect to organizations for sponsored posts and discover new ways to connect with fellow bloggers.
What’s a girl to do?
CREATE A MOOD BOARD!
This may also be called a vision board and can be created or designed in any medium you choose. If you categorize yourself as a list maker or note taker, then maybe a paper collage is the way to go. Another option is to design your mood board on a computer platform such as Photoshop or if you are like me and prefer the $0.00 resource, consider Canva.
I could talk about Canva for hours, I love this program. Especially for blogging. If you have yet to discover it, give it a try. Don’t worry, if you’re not a design wizard, its ok! Canva has a variety of templates to get your creative juices flowing.
Now enough about Canva, back to mood boards…
I recently re-discovered mood boards, as I was trying to find a way to visually express my thoughts. As a visual person, it is the perfect way to put all my thoughts on paper or in my case, on screen.
Take a look at the mood board I created for something simple (using Canva, of course)
You can create a mood board for just about anything! Your blog, a room in your home, your business, a book you are trying to write, a new fashion line, your wedding – literally anything and everything.
What to consider when creating your mood board:
+ What colors do you want to use?
+ Is there a texture you are drawn too? – grey stripes and polka-dots all the way!
+ What/who are you inspired by?
+ If you could choose one feature image what would it be? – For example the feature image for the above mood board is the something simple logo, which pulls in two colors from my desired color scheme.
+ Not sure where to start? Do you have Pinterest? If you do, create a board for inspiration or take a look at a board you already have.
This outline may help get some ideas stirring:
Designing a mood board, is meant to inspire and give you a starting point for a project you hope to begin or a creative way to rejuvenate an existing business or project.
Creating the mood board for something simple helped me solidify my branding guide (I currently have limitations with my WordPress template, but I follow this as close as possible)
I am working on a living room mood board at the moment, as it is in need of some serious TLC. I’ll update the post when I complete it!
Are you looking for some help with branding? Feel free to connect with me at something simple. I’d LOVE to help!