Sharing a bit about my creative process in a short post today. When I have an idea for a more elaborate blog post, photo shoot, or party idea I like to start by compiling images in a vision or mood board. This way, I can better visualize what does and doesn’t work well together and see if I’m accomplishing the look and vibe I’m going for.
I’m planning for upcoming posts on a prosecco cocktail made with Campari. Here, the fabulous red of the Campari was the anchoring point. From there, I started browsing CB2’s website for potential props. I found the great black and white inlay wood tray and coasters which have an art deco vibe. From there, I decided I needed to work in gold. I’ve always loved the combination of white, black, red, and gold. While these are all quite bold colors on their own, when you choose the right pieces, it can work.
Further, while I’m not formally trained in fine art and design, I’ve always loved art in its various forms. Many of the ideas I have are informed by films, art pieces, and TV shows. To me, these are endless sources of inspiration. I was feeling a bit of a retro vibe which led me to add in clips from Federico Fellini’s La Dolce Vita, Tom Ford’s A Single Man, and Wong Kar-wai’s In The Mood for Love – funny enough, both A Single Man and In The Mood For Love were set in 1962!
Lastly, I recently picked up books on color and color theory. I’m slowly working my way through The Designer’s Dictionary of Color by Sean Adams and The Complete Color Harmony Pantone Edition by Leatrice Eiseman. I want to branch out from the color palettes I’m most comfortable working with as it’s always important for me to stretch my limits.
Would love to hear about your creative process – are you inspired by film or other art mediums like I am?
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