I am not a fan of vision boards or dream boards or whatever you want to call them. I used to think I wanted to do them in order to be more “mindful” and “aware” and “yoga-ish”. So, I collected magazines and other things in order to create beautiful boards and journals but never found the right words or ideas to reflect what I wanted my board to represent. I was left with a big mess to organize or toss and expensive magazines ripped to shreds. It’s not to say the process doesn’t work – it just doesn’t work for me. In fact, I believe it is effective enough that I gave all of my magazines to a friend who runs vision board workshops so someone else can benefit from my misguided want to do things “the right way”.
Instead, this year I am doing things my way – right and wrong be damned.
The February creative prompt for One Little Word was to make a vision board.
Here is how it turned out:
I had already created a board for my annual yearbook – as a result they are very similar in content (though different in size as my annual books are 12″ x 12″ and my One Little Word project is 6″ x 8″). On this one though I added words – words I chose and didn’t have to hunt for them. In 2017 my word was Play and I searched through over a hundred magazines to find something that came close and found the word ONCE – in a golf magazine. Imagine that! It says something about our culture that we don’t read the word “play”. Anyway, as usual, I digress …
This was a fun project. I look forward to the creative prompt for March.