There is a shelf in my closet that houses an incredibly tall stack of magazines (perhaps every issue of Seventeen from 2005-2013). When I was younger I would spend hours cutting and pasting my favourite images or words to create tons of collages for all moods and occasions. I had ones dedicated to clothes and makeup and boys or different story ideas I had or ones I made to give to friends. The magazines are now so cut up you probably couldn’t even read them and I always thought that maybe I would run out of images to cut but every time I flipped through I found different things that caught my eye as my tastes (and moods) changed. I haven’t pulled them out in quite a while but I’ve always kept them, mostly because they remind me that inspiration is anywhere and everywhere (like a stack of dusty magazines in my dark closet).
While I may have stopped the physical cutting and pasting, I’ve remained a very visually creative person. For years I continued creating these moods boards in my mind and have recently started to once again put together a physical manifestation of them that I thought to share here with all of you. I had a lot of fun putting this together and I’m pretty obsessed with how it turned out; every time I look at it I feel like I’m seeing the inside of my head splashed on the screen. I’m calling this soft and warm and romantic and a little bit edgy which is exactly where my head is these days.