Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Making A Mood Board

I'm one of these people that clicks onto Pinterest and is still scrolling through endless pins hours later. From stunning interior to outfit inspiration, it's the perfect place to go for ideas. Something that I came across on the app was the idea of mood boards, like a real-life Pinterest board. It can be done however you like, for anything you like. Some people create them for wedding planning or home ideas, but I filled mine with things that caught my eye. It's basically like a visual ideas board.
The aim for mine was the mood of calm and positivity, so I printed off some quotes and photos that relax me. Photos of the ocean caught my eye, as well as sunsets and dandelions. Anything with candles and fairylights I snipped out too.They don't have to be arranged perfectly, I just crammed as many as I could onto the page, overlapping. As a base, I stuck them onto a big sheet of black card board.
I feel like it's a nice thing to have at the end of it, and I actually found it really relaxing to work on. You could add glitter, cut outs from magazines, things that make you laugh, some of your favourite photos... whatever works for you! Mine was something to hang in my room, but you can create something similar to use however you like. Think photos of you and your friends, quotes that inspire you, motivation, something you'd like to try... just get creative and see where it takes you.

Friday, 3 February 2017

Things To Put in a Letter

Drawings
Postcards
Pressed flowers
Questions & Answers
Stickers
Joint Colouring
(send back & forth between you)
Photographs & Polariods
Tickets
Coins
Artwork
Sweets
Sequins
(glitter bombing your pen
pal is always good)
Doodles
Loves & Loathes
Leaves
Bookmarks
 A Spritz of your Favourite Perfume
Lists
(five things that made you smile,
last thing you saw/touched/smelt/heard...)
Stamps
Quotes
Confetti
Magazine Cut Outs
 Your Favourite Poem
Tickets & Postcards
And words. Chat about your life, your hobbies,
 the things that make you happy & things that don't.

 Over the past year, I've been writing to four of my friends that I was connected to through this blog. It may seem old fashioned, but the magic of writing letters is something that will never die out. Knowing that someone has taken the time to write those words just for you really is special. It doesn't have to be pages of writing if that isn't your thing - a couple of lines and a sprinkle of glitter will be more than enough to make someone smile.

READ MY PENPAL MARTI'S THOUGHTS ON WRITING LETTERS:
  http://pinksmartiesblog.blogspot.co.uk/

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