#aesthetic

There's a Tumblr meme going around lately in which someone will post their "fall aesthetic" or "mood board", and then tag a number of other tumblr users to do the same. It seems sort of redundant, as many folks use the Tumblr social blogging platform as a sort of long-form mood board, implying that really anything they post is part of their aesthetic . But some users, myself included, don't necessarily use their blogs in that manner, and so the excersize is actually sort of a nice way to organize recent thoughts/inspiration/aspirations. I used the blog function on the initial version of my website in a similar sort of mood board/photographic sketchbook manner, until I switched hosting platforms and then keeping a blog became a requisite of my graduate program.

Many of the folks I have seen doing this excersize maybe don't identify themselves as artists, and so the imagery can vary a lot. It's nice to see all the different places we find hints of inspiration. A few of the recent ones I've come across, all on Tumblr:

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As silly/bizzare as some of the #aesthetic posts I have seen can be, it is a great excersize in the moment, and if you continue to keep making them, a nice way for you to look back and identify patterns in the things that are interesting you.

Some of mine from the past few months:

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