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Create Your New School Year: Vision Boards

Intention is a force in the universe that allows the act of creation to take place.

- Dr. Wayne Dyer

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.

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.


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Anonymous said...

Wonderful Idea!

Anonymous said...

these are so very cool:)