Thursday, January 18, 2007
my first vision board
I created my first vision board (I didn't realize that was what I was doing at the time) on Labor Day. Here's what I wrote on the back of it.
9/4/2006 - Labor Day
This week I've been dealing with letting myself let go of a graduate class that I was attempting. I've been struggling with the differences between letting go and being a quitter. I am again coming to terms with the fact that I am not a go-go-go person. I move slowly. I contemplate. I create. Today I turned to the first affirmation in a Louise Hay book and it reminded me of all this. I started with the quote and created this collage.
Began with quote from Louise Hay's Meditations to Heal Your Life. Paper came next based on colors from the quote. Greeting cards I'd received for my last birthday and Christmas provided words and glittery pictures. Then I turned to the January 2005 issue of Shambhala Sun from which I wrote down words and phrases that jumped out at me and I photocopied 2 images. (Note: the librarian in me won't let me rip up magazines or books so I copy things instead.) I also used the September/October issue of Utne for words and phrases. Lastly, I used glitter pens, gel pens, and colored pencils to add the words and phrases. The butterfly is from a set of stickers I purchased on an Adventure Day to Mabry Mill, Va with my parents during the summer. The flower and dragonfly are from junk mail.
The collage was too large for the scanner so I'm including this photo as well.
The words and phrases on the collage are: inner peace, being truly present, center, nature, natural, authentic, music, time, the scenic route, buddhism and more, all we need is love, books, writer, helper, talk, share, laugh, moonlight, listening deeply for peace, friend, celebrate, on the path to enlightenment, love, daughter, namaste, sun, I am safe, green, balance, civility, good life, and spirit.