Dream boards and mood boards have always been things that I have kept around me for inspiration, and to re,ind me that I am driven, and what I am working towards. As a child my mood boards were full of ballerinas and dancers, and when asked at the age of 5what i wanted for Christmas, all I replied was "flamingo pink tights". My mother duly hunted them down, and for years I danced and danced, with tutus and ballet slippers laced with pink ribbon, until I didn't dance again. Dancing is in my blood; my Auntie went to the Royal School of Ballet and those boards reminded me of what I wanted to achieve. And then my whims changed, and they still remind me that I can achieve whatever I want. The possibilities are endless.
Now, quotes adorn my room to remind me what I need to do to acheive. There are 5:
"Keep Smiling - because life is a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about" Marilyn Monroe.
"Don't forget to be awesome every day".
"It is said that the darkest hour of the night comes just before the dawn" Paulo Coelho.
"A woman is like a teabag; you never know how strong it is until its in hot water" Eleanor Roosevelt
"Don't wait. the time will never be just right". Napoleon Hill.
The mood board I have created above is to remind me that however bleak November feels, there is still stuff to aim for. Poppies are my favourites, as they remind me of Armistice Day / Remembrance Day / Veterans Day (watch out for my post on that tomorrow) and New York City is a place I plan to visit in 2013.
What are your favourite quotes, and where would feature on your moodboard?
In the spirit of cheering on a gloomy day, the winner of the Joules competition is Emma Miles. Emma, I'll be in touch for your details!!