Create a Vision Wall...
A vision board is a great way to keep motivated & focussed on your goals & dreams. And they're fun to make!
First, collect pictures, quotes, photographs, words, art/sketches, material, ribbon, cards, - anything that inspires you or makes you smile.
Next, find a place to stick all of the things you collected. You can use a notice board, mirror, notebook, wall, or even your fridge - anywhere that you look at everyday.
Be creative! I used stick-on hooks & thin rope to create a clothes-line along the back wall of my lounge room, then used pegs & blue-tak to attach the pictures etc that I collected. I also attached fake flowers to my vision wall, to make it look extra pretty :)
I have attached a photo of my vision wall, don't mind the mess on my crafts table! :)
I love to paint, so I thought I could incorporate the idea of a vision board with my artwork. I just finished a self-portrait, called 'The Flower Child', I have attached it to this post. I like to think of it as a future self-portrait, depicting the strong, balanced, spiritual, confident, bright & beautiful I aim to grow into.
I used a lot of symbolism in this piece. The symmetry of it represents my aim to live a balanced life. The rainbow represents my desire to see equality & acceptance of diversity for all in society as well as my love of colour. The lotus is my favourite flower, as it has to struggle it's way through the mud & water to reach the surface - I see this a metaphor for life, although it has it's struggles, if we believe in ourselves & always persist we can reach our goals & achieve enlightenment. I placed myself seated on the lotus flower, just as Buddha himself has been placed in art & sculpture, to represent the Goddess that I see in me, & that we should all see in ourselves. The koi fish has similar symbolism to the lotus, as it struggles upstream against the flow of the water in order to reach an opening of water, where it transforms into a mighty dragon. I see this as a reminder of 'what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger' sort of thing. I have also included the four elements, the sun being fire, swirly lines being wind, the mud & trees being earth, & the river being water. I hold in my hands the pure energy of the universe, representing all of the power that is within me, & within you, within all of us.
Everything is connected in this painting, just as we are all connected in the universe.
If you have, or are going to, create your own vision wall/board, or artwork, please feel free to send me photos - I would love to see what you create!
Peace & Love