Midweek Mood

Midweek Mood: Boho Bright

Hey Hey! It's Wednesday! I'm here with another mood board thats sure to brighten your day and help give some inspiration to get you through the rest of the week!

This weeks mood board theme is Boho Bright.  It has to be one of my favorite themes! Anyone who knows my work can see its full of bold patterns and bright colors.  The bohemian style is loaded with a fun mix of patterns and textures. It can be an eclectic mix of florals, geometrics and paisleys.  Try creating a collection of patterns that have a look that can boldly stand alone, yet also look great layered together in a beautiful bohemian fashion. 

Need a little more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board full of Bohemian inspiration here. We would love to see what you come up with! Share your work with us on Instagram by tagging @risedesignandshine and #midweekmood  

Enjoy ;)

Midweek Mood: Tahitian Treat

Hey you made it half way through the week! Now here is your midweek mood board to help keep your creative juices flowing for the next few days.

It is getting so cold out and I am already missing the long sunny days of summer. So this weeks mood board them is Tahitian Treat.  So just sit back and picture being on a tropical island, with your toes buried in the warm sand, a cool drink in your hand, and the peaceful sound of the ocean playing in the background.  Take in all the beauty and colors the tropical island has to offer and use it for your inspiration this week.  Have fun playing with tropical flowers and bright bold colors. Need a little more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board full of tropical inspiration here.   

We would love to see what you come up with! Share your work with us on Instagram by tagging @risedesignandshine and #midweekmood

Hope you enjoy ;)

Midweek Mood: Desert Chic

It's Hump Day and I am here to give you a little inspiration to help you get over that design hump. If you are stuck and need a little direction on your next design project, try drawing inspiration from this weeks mood board.

This weeks mood board theme is Desert Chic.  Desert chic takes the dry barren area of land and pair it with a very soft girly feel.  It makes for a great contrast! Lace and a prickly cactus is something you would never think to mix! So go ahead and give it a try. Need a little more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board full of inspiration here.

Share your work with us on Instagram by tagging @risedesignandshine and #midweekmood

Enjoy ;)

Midweek Mood: Ocean Deep

Hey there! It's Wednesday and we are halfway through the week! Yay! I'm here to share another mood board to give you a little motivation to get through the rest of the week.  If you're stuck trying to figure out what colors to use or what subject to draw from then this is for you.

This week lets explore the ocean. The ocean offers tons of inspiration, from the many different creatures to the beautiful colors of the coral reef, which I like to call the oceans flowers. There is even lots of inspiration above water in the surroundings.  Being by the ocean just brings a feeling a peace.   Lets experiment with the cool blues of the ocean and why not try playing around with creating your own iridescent like pattern. If you need a little more motivation you can check out my Pinterest board I created here.

We wold love to see what you come up with share with us on Instagram and tag us @risedesignandshine #midweekmood 

Midweek Mood: Wild Flowers

Happy Wednesday!!! I'm so excited to share another Midweek Mood board with you.  This week lets explore wild flowers. A wildflower is a flower that grows in the wild that is not intentionally planted.  The beautiful randomness of wildflowers gives pops of vibrant colors amongst what would normally be just green meadow.  The flowers are typically varied in hight and style adding lots of visual interest. 

This week lets experiment with a fun flower mix. How can you take the randomness of wildflowers and interpret them into your designs? Need a little more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest board full of inspiration here.  

Share your work with us on Instagram by tagging #midweekmood

Enjoy :)

Midweek Mood: Soft Shapes

Its Hump Day and I’m coming to you with a little visual inspiration to get you through the rest of the week.  I don’t know about you but I have so much going on through the week that sometimes finding time to create can be tuff and sometimes finding inspiration can be even tougher. So if you’re at a stump and you feel like you are creatively exhausted just check back here every week for a new mood board and color palette to get your creative juices flowing again.

This week we are looking at soft shapes.  These aren’t your average triangles and squares!  I just love the pairing of quirky shapes and silhouettes with soft colorful hues.  There is something about adding weird shapes to a design that draws a little visual interest.  So why not have some fun with it?  Turn on some music and let loose and create whatever shapes come to mind, and then arrange them into a cool pattern or placement print. Once you have something you love try playing around and creating a few coordinate patterns or prints as well using the same color palette.

I've already been collecting lots of inspiration on Pinterest you can follow my board here! I’ll be sharing my designs later this week and I would love to see what you have come up with! If you would like to share we would love to see your work! Tag @risedesignandshine and #MidweekMood to be featured here on our blog!

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