Friday, November 02, 2012

About this Blog: Capturing Its Essence with a Mood Board

Every time I'm assigned a mood board in a class, its creation takes much longer than I anticipate. Why? Because a constrained canvas forces editing.
Moodboard for The Road to the Good Life Blog
I first took Blogging Your Way in March 2011. At the time, I was focused on one of five blogs, Recipes for the Good Life. One of our first homework assignments? Create a mood board. As the Recipes blog was primarily focused on food, kitchen, and entertaining, creating a mood board was fairly painless; I don't even think my husband noticed.
Last November I decided to combine all of my blogs; the content across them was too similar, which make senses as it's hard to talk about a good life without including events and food! So for this mood board, I had multiple topics I had to represent on one mood board. Worse I was creating this mood board to be an arbiter of what style photographs, color scheme, content, and so on could appear on this blog.
Finding Focus
Have you made a mood board to organize and focus your thoughts?
I'm still not happy with this mood board; I don't think I edited enough. It feels too cluttered. Too undefined. A hodge podge of things I love, but no real focus. What do you think? Am I being too critical? Or is it close, but still not done?
Ciao Bella!
Credits: All layouts designed by and images taken by Eden Hensley Silverstein for The Road to the Good Life.


Amy Parker Anderson said...

My mood boards always end up looking like a high schools girls journal collage! So this is magical to me!

Looking forward to having you join Blog Brunch tomorrow! Loved checking out your blog.


Eden Hensley said...

Thank you Amy! Unfortunately I missed this month's Blog Brunch, definitely going to make it next month. I love your blog (and have added it to my blog roll)!

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