Happiest 2017 to you!
Every year I wonder and ponder if I should share my New Year’s resolutions. Will I actually stick to them? Is anyone listening anyway? I was having the worst time writing a post about my resolutions and then became inspired by the idea of a vision board! Some people think that vision boards are bogus but there’s a lot of great research showing that they actually work! Plus, hey…it’s a fun and inspirational project!
What is a vision board? This is a board and collage made up with images, words, and quotes that inspire you to reach for your everyday or future goals. It’s a tool that will help one of the powerful mind exercises you can do…visualization! The Law of Attraction, people! If you see yourself in that place, time, and life everyday then that will become your life one day. The Law of Attraction is something I really believe in and wish I would apply it more into my life so I thought this would be a good step toward that!
I’m sure I will soon make a vision board of photos and printed quotes but I was feeling very inspired to create a piece of artwork the time and knew it would be a good step to get my mind on track of focusing!
The supplies you need for your project are a canvas, paint colors of your choice, printed out words and/or pictures, scissors, and modge podge. Also other creative supplies you would like to add…this is your vision! I of course chose some glitter.
About my piece. I wanted my piece to represent a sun because sunlight brings me the most motivation and happiness. For my color choice I went with yellow and champagne gold. These colors really inspire me because they remind me of light and success.
The painting itself turned out much different then I first imagined it to be. Instead of shooting straight lines from the middle circle like a normal sun painting I decided to play with paint in a circular motion which created an orbit look in the galaxy to me! This actually makes sense and speaks a little more to the concept of my piece.
While my paint was drying I went into Photoshop to type up some words that are inspiring me. I used various sizes too based on what I want more focus on. I typed up and printed out some words in the font Traveling Typewriter…such a fun font that you can download here.
Once my paint was finished drying I cut out my words and scattered them around my piece and modge podged them into place. In the middle of my “sun orbit” I have placed a quote that says “Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”
There are some words on my canvas that I would like to share with you.
Denver, Colorado….this is because my biggest goal this year is to move back to Denver! I fell in love with Denver while I was there for college and it became my own home. I have the greatest friendships there and know I could do really well there with my photography and artwork!
Education…I am starting my Master’s degree right now in Creativity Studies and I’m also doing it full time online so that is a huge focus for me the next year!
$$$$$ and Success…I really want to focus on making and saving money this year! Between traveling and making a move to a big city… I’m going to need it!
I have also added some other words that inspire me such as ambition, positivity, independence, kindness, and pamper (because as girl’s gotta treat herself)
This year I’m planning on working a lot and working hard! I love to see my daily planner filled with productivity. Between school, working, and my blog…it’s going to be a packed year of great opportunities and success!