Saturday, June 8, 2013

DC: Mood Board

Ariane's challenge to create a mood board for the Drawing Challenge this week lead me on an interesting research project.  Google-ing turned up an article with tricks and tips for creating mood boards.  I learned about 'Mat Board', an alternative to 'Pinterest', and signed up.

Digital Mood Board, created in Picasa
 I decided to make a board to help clarify my vision for an upcoming public art proposal I'm working on. 
I hope you can read my mood!

Mood boards in abundance are viewable through links over at Ariane's, where the mood is always serene and lovely.

Finally, I can't resist showing you a few of the images I've been working on this week:

'Nadia's View' - monoprint on Japanese paper with prismacolor pencil and paper collage, 8"x10"

'Reflection' - monoprint on cotton with prismacolor pencil, 8"x10"

detail, work in progress - procion on cotton
Thanks for visiting, and have a great week ahead!


  1. Hi Sus!!

    very nice artwork I really love the direction that the last one is taking. Lovely colours.
    Your moodboard is enhanced by the cute Flossy dog in her mermaid costume.

    Hope you are well

    Helen x

  2. colouRful and happy. wondeRful. i like youR boaRd so much. and especially the fishydog. haha.
    thanks. käthe.

  3. Wow, I love those prints on fabric, really awesome. And Flossie in a fish costume? LOL
    Have a great week. xo

  4. Oh what wonderful whimsy you have created in your mood board! I love it! (Flossie is a delight!)
    I also am in love with all your monoprints. They are inspiring me to try some out... but too much on my plate right now. When I do have some time I will return here for inspiration again! Thanks and have a great week.

  5. Just beautiful!! and your recent works are excellent! I am especially loving the first one- Nadia's view
    Really lovely Sus!!

  6. "nadia's view", such a wonderful title! and what colourful sprightful projects you find yourself working on... an upcoming public art proposal? you will keep us posted!
    that last work in process looks intriguing.

  7. Dear Sus,
    it seems to me you are in a happy and witty mood... light hearted. Very nice mood board and thank you for the hint. Never heard of Mat Board before.
    'Nadia's View' and 'Reflections' are closely related in my view ... and reminds me on the Castle at the Eisenbach ;) Just beautiful! Thank you very much.

    Please tell us more about the upcoming public art proposal!

    xo Ariane.

  8. Hello Sus! I'm late visiting but just wanted to say how beautiful your new works are and how much I enjoyed your mood board with happy Flossy smiling out from the centre! All the best for the proposal. xo Carole

  9. happy and colorful
    and your new works
    looks promising
    loving the second one 'reflections'
    the colors, the houses, mmmm....


  10. beautiful new work Sus,softly dancing colors, i love the layers, the shining through, like dreams and reality mixing,
    i'm so attracted by your work i almost forget the moodboard, ofcourse Sus colorful and happy :) xx

  11. Positive and colourful moodboard, bright and happy (look at that dog, haha!). And so close and related to your latest artworks, which are absolutely beautiful! I'll go and find out about Mat Board now... ;o)

  12. In the center is none other than Flossy? Donning a mermaid costume? Priceless. Yes, this board is colourful and fun I would describe it. The proposal that you are putting together sounds like an art project all on its own, or in its' own right as the saying goes. I can imagine that it will be wonderful indeed.
    I'm viewing the pieces below and I just have to say that I like your work so much!! I like it tons! N, x

  13. your new works are great, I love Nadjas view and reflection! Really, a little bit like Paul Klee!
    your mood board gives a very happy and peaceful feeling.
    x Stefanie

  14. Flossie makes such a wonderful mermaid, in hand-dyed fish scales, I presume. Lots of great inspiration and color here. Nadja's View and Reflection are especially lovely. Can't wait to hear of your project.

  15. such a happy and colorful moodboard! I love your work! ;-) mano

  16. your art work is full of dreams and movement
    wonderful mood board


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