Mini Mood Board: December Review

This post neatly wraps up my “365-day” creative project to create Mini Mood Boards. Looking back through all the daily posts, I must say I’m a little amazed at the body of work, as well as the effort it took to create. What started as an exercise of visual metaphors inspired by Twyla Tharp’s book “The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life,” this time last year, has become a great vehicle for art-direction, inspiration and connection.

Along the way, I’ve showcased some of the best and most interesting work from the fields of fashion, beauty, photography, art, architecture and design. Here are a few of my favorite posts from December: Whisper, Mix, Eventide, Invert, Wither, Killing Time, Wanderlust*, Evergreen, Bound, Adorned, Aquatic, Source and finally, Shine On to close out the year.

A few months in, I thought it would be fun to set up a creative dialogue, so Melanie Biehle graciously joined me for a series of collaborative postings each Monday. We have different styles and approaches but were able to bring them together in a kind of exquisite corpse game of art direction. I encourage you to check out her own creative writings, paintings and collages here. I know we both look forward to continuing our collaboration, one way or another, in the new year.

*Wanderlust was a special post dedicated to my dear colleague, Carly, who set off to travel the world and make a difference.