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Tuesday, July 8, 2008

The Need To Create...

I don't know what it is, if it's being school-less and job-less for the first time in years and years, or being married, or being in St. Louis, or what it is, but I feel the need to create things all the time. Now I left my sewing machine and my surger back in Provo and am really regretting it. I also don't have a car during the day so I can't go out and get stuff to create as often as I want. Which brings me to my new ridiculous hobby.

Inspiration boards. Now if you've never looked around at some of the big wedding blogs you have no idea what I'm talking about. I personally love some of the boards at StyleMePretty's site. Basically, the idea of the boards is for brides to gain inspiration not only for colors and ideas but also for the general feel of their wedding. This has become my morning fun. While Adam reads his book, I scour through pictures trying to find just what I'm looking for.

StyleMePretty recently had a contest to find a picture, any picture, and then use it for your inspiration for either the colors, the style or the overall feel. Then you were to gather images for a wedding that would help create what you were going for. Well unfortunately the contest was already in the voting process by the time I read about it, but I decided I really wanted to create one for fun anyway. As much stress as planning my wedding was, I loved it! And I guess this is me reliving that time and feeling like I'm creating something in my mind. To see more professional ones, you can click the link above. The picture I chose to inspire me is the picture of the oranges in the basket next to the gray cement. I thought these colors were pretty unique together and I wanted to add a little cream to them to soften them up a bit. Yep, this is my life these days...

6 comments:

Morgan said...

OH my gosh Bri, you are hilarious! I love it though. Totally cute board though.

I have a feeling that you may get yourself involved full-time in the wedding industry though...To which I'm glad because wasn't you who told me that in 10 years when I'm a rich plastic surgeon and get married to "hire a wedding planner." I think that wedding planner will be you.

Oh and I haven't checked your blog for a LONG time because I forgot to add it to my "Google Reader" (which is seriously the most awesome thing ever because you put all your blogs and sites on it and when you check it, it tells you which sites have been updated--all in one convenient place. And also, I need to call you ASAP. Like within the next 2 days.

Also, sorry for the long "comment." I guess I just have a lot to say...

Angie said...

Oooooo. What fun! Thanks for the idea!

Angie said...

"Umm, I love those striped shorts! White button down shirt and a thick brown belt would totally make those shorts a Jackie-O "Hi, I'm out boating on my yacht" outfit!"

See- that's why I need girlfriends around. Left to my own devices I will walk out of the house with polka dots and stripes. Left to Mark's devices I will walk outside with sweats hiked up to my knees, a polo shirt, and a hat cocked to the side.

Melissa Matheson said...

How about creating a baby? : )

Melissa Matheson said...

Kidding! : ) Actually, anyone who actually enjoys planning a wedding AND has an eye for it (as you clearly do) should use their husbands good fortune and hard earned money to start a side business.........don't tell him I told you that but you'd be great!!

Exteena said...

I love that I have talented friends : ) I know who to call/hire when I eventually have my wedding. You are one creative girl chica. and I def plan on taking advantage haha eek now i have to brave the word verification