The studio is buzzing now with many art works in the making, and this holiday mood board is a source for my creativity. It is a 24 x36 bulletin board covered with clippings from favorite magazines and catalogs, colorful papers, and ribbons. There is also a hanging velvety berry wreath ornament and my photograph of a light green pear, a favorite winter fruit. As the studio is designed with these colors throughout, the board blends with my environment and keeps me focused on ideas, colors and textures for inspiration during the holidays. Do you use mood boards in your creative space?
Monday, November 21, 2011
The pomegranate tree at our house is bearing rosy red fruit now. Here are some pomegranates wrapped for a hostess gift I took to a friend. Why not bring the gift of nature to some of your holiday events this year? Citrus fruit, like clementines or meyer lemons, would also be wonderful wrapped in cellophane with colorful ribbons. A sprig of greenery tucked into the bow would add some festive flair!
Thursday, November 17, 2011
These are detailed photos of some of the natural materials I selected to style our table. I chose from what was available to me, but a similar display could be created with almost any natural autumn fruits, nuts, etc. It would be interesting to see your variations on this theme!
Here basic white dishes are layered with turkey salad plates to make a festive table setting. Amber goblets and dark brown brandy glasses highlight the autumn hues.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Fall has finally come in our part of the world and the trees are dropping beautiful acorns and pinecones. We went for a walk through the park recently and collected these. I have to say, when I look at the intricately woven pattern on the caps of these acorns, I am endlessly astounded at the perfect beauty nature often holds.
In addition to stumbling upon many little acorns on the ground we also discovered these spectacular pinecones shaped like flowers. Aren't they amazing? The lovely wooden blossoms have a rich brown tone and are such an interesting shape. I am calling them "pinecone roses". Does anyone know what kind of tree drops them?