The gift of clarity & focus to see what you can accomplish in 2018!
I’m talking about creating a Vision Board.
What is a Vision Board?
First let me tell you how I became interested in making one for myself.
I was obsessed this Summer with the podcast- Little Yellow Couch– I could not get enough of it. Each episode was filled with good advice and inspiration from designers, stylists, writers and artists. One of the writers I loved listening to was Desha Peacock. Desha had just finished writing a book called Your Creative Work space. She was also hosting a Sweet Spot Style retreat in New Hampshire a few weeks after the podcast aired where you would create your own vision board and receive a signed copy of her book.
I was in!!
I grabbed my girlfriend Alex and we hit the road in mid November.
The space was amazing! There were 12 of us, all women, there for different reasons. Some of us were creatives, some were healers and some were there just to connect and be inspired.
After introductions and a little insight into what our interests and goals were- we gathered on the floor and started cutting and pasting words and images from magazines onto our own personal poster boards.
Here’s a cool example made by Emily Falconbridge whose space we were gathered in:
We made sure to write on the back of the poster board what our goals & actions were.
I absolutely love mine- I literally look at it everyday.
So there’s my gift idea. Create a Vision Board for yourself and then make a kit for someone else.
Here’s how I made my packets to give:
1. File Folders- to open up, lie flat and glue your images and words on the white side.
2. Magazines- I purchased Home & Garden style magazines because I know the friends I’m giving them to will have loads of magazines at home. Pinterest images are perfect too.
3. Glue sticks & washi tape- glue to adhere the images to the poster board and washi tape because its fun.
4. Chocolate bars- The bigger the better- I’d add wine too.
5. Instruction card- To remind the recipient to write down their goals and action steps.
6 .Plastic insert- The easiest way I found to package everything was with a clear plastic memory book 12×12 insert. I sealed the top with a 12 inch strip of clear scotch tape.
Here’s the final packet:
It might be fun to also suggest a date to gather and create your vision boards together.