And it all started out of frustration!
Sometimes there are so may moving parts to my projects, I have a hard time remembering all of them…so I make lists. That’s great, but even then, I’ll loose my place on the checklist. And really, how inspiring is a list?!
“Happy Mail Mood Board”
As you can see this combines elements with lists, and even some room for detailed notes…game changer. There is so much more to this than words and ephemera, it’s also a springboard for more ideas (and probably a new mood board)
It started with this page spread. I got flustered with constantly referring to my notes and thought instead of making a “memory page” when I was finished making an ephemera pack for my shoppe, I decided to make the page spread ahead of time to remind myself what “goes” into it as opposed to what “went” into it.
“Art Journaling” page.
Now, you’re probably going to think it’s a bit silly after all these years to need a reminder of the elements that go into one of my page spreads, but it’s not. When I decide to create a page spread I’ll usually go through some of my old favorite art journals for ideas, especially if things aren’t clicking.
Now I have an idea book to refer to when (not if!) I get stuck!
If you look up “Mood Board” on the internet, you will see these used for home decor and fashion ideas, I think you can use them for just about anything creative you are working on, like cards, a quilt, or even a crochet project.
The beauty of this is there’s no more hunting around for the perfect art journal for inspiration, it’s always where I can find it, right above (or on) my desk.
I made this journal by printing “dot grid” onto white card stock and binding it with the covers of a large vintage book, but you can make something like this in a binder, an art journal, or something to hang on your wall.
I have quite a few more ideas for ephemera packs and other projects, so this may become a series, so I hope you are as excited about my new obsession as I am! 🙂
Thank you so much for stopping by,
Have a great day!