go confidently in the directions of your dreams! live the life you’ve imagined. ~thoreau
I don’t know about you, but I have been doing a lot of dreaming lately. I don’t know if it is because it is a brand new year? You know, that whole FRESH start, thing. I am not sure. All I know is that I have been doing a lot of thinking, along with all of that dreaming! It feels good to work towards my dreams. I highly encourage this! Even if you do not want to do a vision board, write down all of your dreams. Keep adding to them. Please never stop dreaming!
Another fun way to a vision board would be with Pinterest. I am a big Pinterest fan! You can check out my boards. And believe me, I have MANY boards. As an artist, I love to see things, as I am a very visual person. Pinterest is the best thing for a visual person who likes to stay organized.
For over a year, I have been trying to create a large vision board. I had the large blank, white poster board. I had the glue. I had lots of clippings I had been saving in a box. On Saturday I decided that I am JUST GOING TO DO IT! So, I did. I invited my husband to made one as well. I am totally happy with it, and I have it sitting beside me in my office, so I can look at it often.
For those of you who do not believe in using a vision board, I have a little story to tell you. I had a bright green plastic folder of clippings from home and design magazines that I loved for our home/for the dream home…not a vision board, but a dream folder of ideas. I had it categorized by rooms, and spaces. (I love feeling organized!) I had it hidden away in a moving box. When we were moving back to Langley last June, I found my green plastic folder. In amongst those clippings, a particular art piece that I loved from a design magazine. You see, when we moved to our second to last house, (not this home, or the last…the previous home…yes we move a LOT) the owners of that home had a beautiful large art print hanging in the upstairs niche area in the upper hall. I mentioned to our realtor, and to my husband just how much I loved it, and how beautifully it fit in the house. So, I thought nothing more of it. Deep down I couldn’t picture anything else there…On move day, we received our keys, and we walked into our new home, and immediately I looked up and saw the beautiful art piece located upstairs. It was still there! Surely it was left behind…a mistake…but NO, our lovely realtor GIFTED this art piece to us (she bought it off the current owners, for us!) It was a beautiful surprise! Anyways, to finish my story, when I looked inside that green folder as we were packing to move back to Langley…THE VERY SAME framed art print was one of the tear outs in my green folder!
My vision came to life. In living colour. That print is still with us, and and has followed us from house to house, and is now settled into our hallway. I love it even more, because of the story behind it.
Do you have art, or photos that have a story? If not, I would LOVE to help you create a beautiful piece of art for your walls.
p.s. A wee studio tour, and a reveal session up this week on the blog.