the mood I’m in

On Saturday, I posted that I’d learned about an interesting technique for visualizing a creative design project, called a mood board.

Wikipedia says, “A mood board is a type of poster design that may consist of images, text, and samples of objects in a composition of the choice of the mood board creator. Designers and others use mood boards to develop their design concepts and to communicate to other members of the design team.

As promised, I gave one a try for my novel in process. I had some images that I’d collected in a folder. They were meant to help inspire my writing, but had never been brought together to help each other jiggle. Other images I found pretty quickly online.

It was kind of fun, but challenging. I had to find photos taken by other people, in some cases before I was born, which actually look like what I’ve been picturing as fiction in my imagination. The dogs were may have been the hardest photos to find, because I’ve been not only imagining their appearance but their personality.

I think it turned out well, for a first attempt.

You can view and download my mood board by clicking here.

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One thought on “the mood I’m in

  1. I have a big blank book (huge, like coffee table art book size) that I put favorite pictures clipped from magazines, etc. through the years into, favorite passages and poems, postcards, etc. I realized a few years ago that many of those pictures had to do with novels I hadn't even conceived at the time I was collecting those images and words! It was pre-noveling work for sure, but I just didn't know it yet. I love looking through that book now that the novels associated are written. And I love your mood board!

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