blog inspired and colour psychology

colour seasons for mycreative blog

I am currently doing the Blog Boss ecourse from Decor8 and am feeling super inspired by it. We all get into creative slumps and I felt mine had stuck around to long so when I saw this course was available I jumped on it. I had heard so many good things about Holly’s previous courses so knew I was onto something good.

Several things have stood out for me so far (and it is only half way):

Colour Psychology

not the quirky thing from the 80s which told you what colours you should wear but really just a way of categorising personalities or (in this case) brands. It is totally changing the way I am looking at my blog and what I want to do with it! If you want to find out about it head over to The Brand Stylist where there are several posts on the subject.

Time management

I don’t have a very busy life but don’t seem to get stuff done so I asked Holly who blogs almost daily, has a new baby, writes books etc how she does it. Her answer was really simple and definitely something I am looking into incorporating into my blog and other aspects of my life. When a window of time presents itself just aim to get one thing done. I find that I always think “I have so much to do” panic and do nothing so I think this simple approach will help (although internal struggles might continue).

The picture above is the one project that I needed to get done before going away for the weekend (off to Ljubljana!). I had to make a mood board of my blog’s ‘season’ for my homework for the course. It was so fun doing a physical moodboard with objects I might get addicted. Admittedly I did spend the bulk of the morning handlettering my blog name which was fun. As you can see I have already made some changes around here but there is a little way to go. I am really excited about!

Do you find these helpful? Share with me what has inspired you this week. I would love to know!

pink | a moodboard and musings

pink mood board

Like most girly girls I’ve always had a bit of a thing for pink. My childhood bedroom was an explosion of pink rose bedding with a pink rose wallpaper border and a white four poster bed. Man I loved that! My tastes have matured a bit from the outright explosion but sadly I don’t think I will ever have a pink room again. The Mr firmly puts his foot down to any pinkiness in the house. But my eye is still attracted by the muted warm tones and I thought I would create a mood board of pinks from the real world caught on my iphone.

pink interior

If I was going to have pink in the house it might be in a beautiful piece of feature furniture, a throw to soften some greys or perhaps the softest blush on the walls that I could almost say was white. Maybe I could get away with a mug or a plate though…

What do you think? Is pink for childhood bedrooms or does it have a place in a modern grown-up home?

image 2 sources: cupboard | throw | wall | plates and mugs

capture challenge iv – moodboard

capture challenge iv - moodboard

So the last capture challenge was to create a mood board of photos that had a cohesive feel and tone. I wanted to create something that had the feeling of contemplation and romanticism with a sense of adventure and exploration. What do you think? Did I get it?

Pictured here are some recent purchases (decorative paper and a notebook), a shoot that I did with Joanne Heckadon (who has been busy working on her shop where I got the ‘adventure’ notebook) and some iphone snaps taken from a moving car while driving through Slovenia. I made one into a watercolour because I love this new app and thinks it rocks as a watercolour.

Claire also took part, sharing her image on the capture challenge group board. If you still want to try it out still leave a comment linking to your post.

I will do the capture challenge five next week. I am thinking another 30 day project (which I am pretty useless at). What do you think?