Personal Reflections 2011: My Beachy Palette

A mini mood board I assembled

the other day as I daydreamed

about decor plans for the living room.

The palette is inspired primarily

by a Meredith Pardue abstract

(her color sense is yummychic)

as well as an atmospheric

Sargent and glorious neutrals

(sand, putty, aqua, french grey,

quiet gold, black, and a little turquoise).








all photos mine

Those whispers matter, don’t you think?

Because the unlovely has a way of grabbing our attention.

Human frailty


life will be more than just

beer and skittles,

fabulous chandeliers,

and walks on the beach…

Mannnnnn, I do resent that about human frailty.

I’m a visual and sensual person

with a wild imagination.

The colors in my palette

have a sedative effect,

impart balance,

and ignite


And hope never disappoints.

Ever assembled a mood board yourself?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. July 24, 2011 / 11:18 pm

    I absolutely love this post, and the words,… are amazing…


  2. July 25, 2011 / 3:29 am

    a lovely post and a lovely mood board! i have not done one, but i really should. when are you going to add some of this mood to your home?

  3. July 25, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    Oh, sweetie…

    You have such a beautiful soul. Honestly, I see its beauty through your art.

    I'm sorry I didn't visit you last week. I had to take a break. My belly is pretty big now and staying hour in front of the computer isn't making me any good. But I missed you!

    Have a great week!


    Luciane at

  4. July 25, 2011 / 2:30 pm

    Oh, sweetie…

    You have such a beautiful soul. Honestly, I see its beauty through your art.

    I'm sorry I didn't visit you last week. I had to take a break. My belly is pretty big now and staying hour in front of the computer isn't making me any good. But I missed you!

    Have a great week!


    Luciane at

  5. July 25, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Beautiful palette, so well put-together! And beautiful post too. 🙂

  6. July 25, 2011 / 3:00 pm

    I am loving your color palette. Sand and sea are perfect combination!

    Happy SOYCM!

  7. July 25, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    Perfect beachy colours; what a great inspiration.
    I have never made a mood board, I just go full steam ahead when the mood takes hold! Must learn to do this…less drastic, but still beautiful to gaze at.
    Z xx

  8. July 25, 2011 / 8:46 pm

    We love you mood board. The color palette is beautiful. Such an inspiration! We think we'll give it a try.
    Happy Monday! Angela and Renee

  9. July 25, 2011 / 9:12 pm

    So beautiful! I love the colors, so soft and peaceful and I love your words. Life is so fragile and hopefully there are more beer and skittles than not.
    Always love visiting you my dear.

  10. July 25, 2011 / 9:32 pm

    You are such a creative person love your mood board and your colors. I've put together such items but not for decorating more for what pleases and interests me. I always have a pile of stuff on my desk laid out that grabs my eye in this manner.

  11. July 25, 2011 / 11:33 pm

    I do believe
    this mood board
    could be hung
    up as a piece of
    art….one that
    brings back memories
    of all that you
    love and inspires
    you to create even
    more beautiful things.
    Love it.
    xx Suzanne

  12. July 26, 2011 / 1:43 am

    Simply gorgeous! Love your colors and the mood they evoke.

  13. Anonymous
    July 26, 2011 / 2:01 am

    Your mood board is both inspiring and soothing. I've never done a mood board but I just might try.
    You're right:
    "Hope does not disappoint…."

    ~Romans 5:5

    [email protected]

  14. July 26, 2011 / 2:44 am

    you all make me smile.

    i was waiting for someone to pick up on the reference to the Romans scripture…it's my life verse!

    hugs you gorgeous ladies.


  15. July 27, 2011 / 9:04 pm

    Ahh beautiful beachiness… your mood board is stunningly serene and soothing, my lovely, and making me crave an escape from the daily stresses, feeling a bit frazzled from months of constant hecticness.

    I do enjoy the visual escapes you provide here.


  16. July 27, 2011 / 11:48 pm

    Start with the pallette, everything else is just added details.

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