Seawashed blues, silver stars, old books, a page from an atlas, and even my new coasters from Anthropologie found their way in to the Sea of Words vignette I created for my very first Monday Moods post at SerendipityVintage Studio. A mood board is a wonderful to begin a project or to record the elements that inspired a particular piece of art. A mood board doesn't have to hang on the wall. It can simply be a curated collection of items like the ones shown above.
I'm working on a mixed-media collage painting this week titled Sea of Words, and these glittery silver stars will play a role in a spangled nighttime sky. The larger star is a vintage cookie cutter, and I'm envisioning filling in the outline it will create with larger-than-life silver-leafed stars. But you never know what will happen on the journey to a finished painting!
I'll share new layers as I go along as well more projects inspired by this week's mood board. In the meantime: make art, be happy!