Monday Moodboard / Energize

Happy Monday, friends. I've been feeling quite re-energized these last few weeks, and this is how I'd like to set the tone for the coming week: explosions of bright color and positive energy. Just because we're slowly moving away from summer doesn't mean we have to move away from color! From left to right: Splendid WillowMegan Hildebrand | Georgiana Paraschiv | Bando iPhone Case | Rose #2 by Jenny Liz Rome | Bright Pink by Jenny Liz Rome | Sun Drunk by Dennis Payongayong

Monday Moodboard / Wild and Free

Setting the tone for this week are striking color combinations, wild typography and glorious imperfection. All of the work I've been drawn to lately has been a healthy mixture of these three elements. I've been working on lots of new surface patterns and illustrations, trying to find my voice as I take my work in this direction. It's refreshing and a little scary all at once, to pursue something completely unfamiliar and unexpected. I never thought this is where I'd want to take my career and yet, here I am. It will be interesting to see where life will be a year from now. What's setting the tone for your week?

From left to right: 1) Rene Gruau | 2) Love Life by Stina Persson | 3) Gouache painting by BlackParrot | 4) Starburst Lettering by Nate Williams | 5) Trippin Bag by Nate Williams | 6) Les Enfents de la Bolduc by Philippe Cossette

P.S. Here's more of what's inspiring me here.

Bright and Happy

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2013 is shaping up to be an exciting year - I'm currently working on two projects that I hope to launch early in the new year that have my creative heart beating wildly. I haven't really used mood boards in my creative process before, but I was really stuck on this new project, so I decided to give it a whirl. It has been surprisingly helpful and has even taken my initial idea to a different place. It added an element of the unexpected, which was nice. I feel refreshed, and am ready to dive head first into this project, which I cannot wait to share with you all! And mood boards are here to stay. Images: 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8