Before writing a lot of my blog posts, I research the topic I am about to write about because I don’t like making statements without having supporting information. I am certainly thankful I decided to do a bit of research into visions boards: what they are, how they work and why they might not work. Not only have I found inspiration to get back to working on my own vision board but I also had an “Ah ha!” moment in seeing others vision boards online.
Creating a dreamboard has been on my to do list for quite some time now. I purchased a few of those large pieces of stock cardboard from the dollar store closer to two years ago now. Over a year ago, I even had images from magazines cut out, placed and ready for gluing onto the cardboard but there was still a few holes both physically and visionally. I was so close to being ready to glue them onto the cardboard. But I did not.
One of the things I have struggled with is what happens when one of those pieces no longer fits because my goals have changed or I want to add or replace an image? I finally found a great answer to that while researching vision boards: using cork board and thumb tacks. Why didn’t I think of that!?
I am hesitant about piercing my images with tacks and spending money on a cork board but I do have an old white board I was going to throw out because the outer border was busted and I bought a bigger white board to replace it. A few staples into the piece in the back where it was broken and its much sturdier now. I have decided to freecycle this to use for my vision board!
After having fixed up the white board, I dug out the box I keep the images from magazines I cut out for doing art with. I am going to have to dig even further because the file folder labeled “Dreamboard” seems to be missing a whack of the pictures I could have sworn I cut out. In the meantime, I have gone through the ones that were in my box and pulled out appropriate pieces and placed some that I had previously pulled out back into the box.
I was going to work on my vision board (as well as our yard) last night but was hit with another wave of exhaustion yesterday which had me sleeping on the couch most of the afternoon and evening. I did work on it enough to get through one box of images to sort through them. I at least have enough going right now that I could start taping them onto the whiteboard as I search for more images.
While this originally started off as informational post I was going to write about vision boards, what they were, tips on creating them and why they do and don’t work, it has thankfully helped me to find the inspiration needed to get back to working on mine.
Do you have a vision board? What types of images is on yours? What type of materials do you use?