I was wondering whether the weather was the right direction, it’s quite hard to create an effective design when you cannot make the lines close together (lines are close together in low pressure areas; that wouldn’t result in calm weather).
To show what I mean, below are 2 images. The first with high pressure lines, spread out, really dull but accurate to calm weather. The second has low pressure lines, closer together, far more interesting but not correct to the message I want to be saying.
So, this idea had a pin put in it, not forgotten but left for now.
I began to think about ‘What Makes Me Calm’, I thought of things such as:
- General ‘Me’ Time
But then I realised that these are all things that Make Me Calm. It was too personal and I’ve said previously, I need to reach and communicate directly to an audience, in order for it to be emotional.
I posted the following message onto my Facebook to see what other people did to get calm or when they were calm:
Can you please take 2 seconds just to write what you do to calm you down (or what you do when you are calm) please.
It’s for a uni project so would majorly appreciate it.
This is a list of responses [next to the answers are age brackets that the people who responded were]
- Jogging/Running [20-25]
- Cup of Tea [all]
- Walks [all]
- Nap 
- Chatting/Socialising [all]
- Quiet Drink On Own [35+]
- Computer Games [19-22]
- Music [All]
- Break Things [22-24]
- Smoking [all]
- Bubble Bath [40+]
The reason I chose to make a note of ages was so that I could determine how many of the people I asked said it and so I could target the design.
What I get from the above results
Socialising, Computer Games, Music, Bubble Bath, Jogging, Walks and Tea are all either constants and/or evoke thoughts of chilling and calmness.
Socialising may be hard to depict but I can give it a go.