Making a moodboard is such a fun and inspiring creative task. Typically you would make them for a client or a creative team. But I love them for personal projects too. So what is a moodboard, and what purpose does it serve?
A moodboard, sometimes called an inspiration board, is a tool to help you hone your visual ideas at the start of a creative project. It is a collage of images, material samples, color palettes and sometimes descriptive words and typography that will guide you in your work.Masterclass
reasons to make a personal moodboard
- event planning
- gardening and landscape
- other creative projects
I use the first blank page or spread of a notebook to paste in the elements in a collage style, so that it sets the tone and style for everything inside.
sources for moodboard elements
- product websites
- song lyrics
- creative & art supplies
The moodboard in the photo above is on the first page of my “Creative Notebook”, with some images printed from pinterest, my own photos, stickers, quotes, textured papers, pressed flowers and washi tape. I used the neutral, earthy colour palette that I gravitate to. The notebook contains notes for this blog, notes on The Artist’s Way (which I’ll talk about another time), and notes on some other creative personal projects.
stationery in the photo
- pencil case
- fountain pen (purchased here)
- dual brush markers (but don’t buy them on amazon)
- butterfly sticker
- washi tape
P.S. This is the tutorial for making the pretty macramé coaster.