Image shows Skye's January mood board of winter themes. Collaged images are of fresh snow on a thicket of branches with pale morning light through them, a beautiful barred owl on a branch, a cluster of tiny mushrooms on a mossy forest floor, animal tracks in fresh snow, snow on a fern, a cascade of shelf mushrooms against tree bark, a pile of natural dye linens, and a pile of textured white linens with dappled sunlight on them. At the bottom is a five swatch color palette of an icy blue, a soft white, a taupe, a copper brown and a dark green-gray, all pulled from tones in the photographs. Text reads "January Mood Board" at the top and "Skye McNeill Studio" at the bottom, along with image credits to Skye and from Unsplash photographers: Philip Brown, Kelly Sikkema, Jesse Dodds, Susan Wilkinson and Svetlana.

Winter Themes – January Mood Board

For this month’s mood board, I thought about the little mushrooms tucked under leaves in the forests of the Northwest, about the owl we saw out our bedroom window on New Year’s day morning, and the lovely layer of snow that covered everything for a couple days, creating contrasts of light and dark and interesting new shapes. I love the subtle colors of winter light, how it seems thinner somehow. In this region where we get so many gray days, even a pale sun is welcome.

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