Cool to Hot!

Cool to Hot!
Lately, I’ve had so much fun creating these sets/vision boards with the assistance of Polyvore that I neglected to explain how I am doing it. Since I began painting this year, I’ve really become fascinated with color and composition. Polyvore is what you might call a clearinghouse of amazing fashions, printed materials, colors, accessories and home goods from around the world. The site is a smorgasbord of clothing, furniture, jewelry, makeup, shoes, vases, candles and so much more. After exploring and perhaps, shopping all the amazing products, in every color imaginable, you can follow the link to a website where you can buy that particular find.

In addition to a venue for shoppers, the site is also a boon for those not interested in spending a dime. There is a tool that allows you to create a set or , I like to call it a “vision board” much like the one you see above. Once you’ve signed in, you can choose to create a collection, set or template.  You are taken to a page like this. This is where your latent design and creative skills can really come out to play. Here, you are allowed to search the expanse of the website for any item, in any color, that you prefer. By clicking and dragging, you can create the board of your wildest imagination, positioning and resizing each item to your own specifications. You can also add embellishments in the form of backgrounds, overlays, texts, symbols and more. When you are satisfied with your creation, you can share it with your friends by publishing it to Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or even as I have done, to your blog.

I’ve only given you an overview of the site with its’ entertaining tool. With it, I can wile away time “shopping” with abandon, choosing items that I cannot possibly afford, and fashioning them into a colorful, visual work of art. Admittedly, this is all in good fun, but isn’t that the point? To join in the fun, begin here.

Blessings, Lydia