A couple of months ago my mum was reading Red magazine and there was a feature about making mood boards to find out more about yourself, or something along those lines. Basically the idea is to go through magazines and tear out any images which appeal to you, even if you aren't sure why. But you have to make sure it's not just a shopping list, because apparently that won't help you at all and will just put you down.
So, me and mum gave it a go, and it's much harder than it sounds! I could go through about three magazines in a row without seeing anything I liked the look of, which did get a bit annoying in the end and I did tear out a few photos which I didn't really love, just because I thought I was being too picky. The hardest part was trying not to just pick out pictures of clothes you like, because that's not what it's about- but clothes are the main thing I like! I think in the end I managed to limit myself pretty well, and i'm really pleased with how it looks in the end. Mum never finished hers, but mine now hangs on the wall in my room beneath my pinboard.
A major 'trend' on my board seems to be patterns, especially florals and William Morris/ Liberty ones. Obviously I had to include the Daisy Lowe image because she's just stunning, although i'm not sure why I liked the picture of the model in the yellow dress because I hate yellow clothes. I think it's the detail around the neck which appealed to me. The little image of the rabbit in the top right is really cute too; it was this person who bought various pocket watches and then put little illustrations in them. If I ever see a pretty pocket watch for a decent price then I think it would definitely be a fun thing to trySorry about the photo, I know it's hard to see much detail on it. I did take four close- ups but whenever I try and put them into this post it rotates them for some reason? They're the right way round in my pictures, weird! Hopefully you can see all of the smaller photos too though, like the stack of teacups and especially those shoes and socks at the bottom- that's my favourite image of the whole thing!
edit: if you click on the image you can see it bigger to get all the detail. If you're wondering about the chickens, it's because I have six pet chickens and those are my favourite breed. We don't have any of those ourselves though because they're huuuge!