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.