Sometimes I create things that I can hold in my hand. Other times, I create things in my life that I can't literally see, like the outcome of a dear hope or wish. I'm a believer in the maxim "positive feelings will attract more positive circumstances" and what you put your mind to, tends to show up.
- Dr. Wayne Dyer
The start of a new school year can set the tone for how that year will turn out. The concept of a vision board (also known as a goal board, goal map, or treasure map) has been around for generations, but it’s gained a renewed interest and popularity after they were featured in a DVD documentary movie called The Secret.
I love the idea of making vision boards with children. The concrete images make their hopes and dreams very clear. The process provides children with a creative opportunity to self-reflect, dream, set goals, and creatively express their hopes through intentions. As an added bonus you're creating a 'snapshot' of your child in scrapbook form that will create great memories for both of you.
The first step is to create a list of intentions. These are the intentions of a young friend of mine...
Next, we found visual images to go with them. I love to scour the flea markets for the best vintage postcards, trinkets and other symbols of the intentions on our list.
To accompany the images, I pulled out decorative handmade paper scraps, pretty stickers, and Clementine Natural glue. I arranged all these items on a blank white background (white's not necessary, I just like it).
I let it dry overnight. Stay tuned to see the embellishments with Clementine natural paint and markers tomorrow.