On February 21, Mother Artists at Work (MAW) will be offering a Vision Board workshop. This event is free and available to members only.
The book we'll be using is The Vision Board Book: Your Guide to an Extraordinary Life by Joyce Schwartz. I am reading it now, and if you have a chance to get it from the library or purchase it between now and the workshop, I highly recommend it. It will only enhance your experience at the workshop, and empower you to continue using the vision board method in future.
Vision Boards can be focused on anything: your life, your family and home, your artwork. Even businesses and groups come together to create a vision board for their organization or event, to see what might come together as a whole. This is something MAW might like to do in future, but for the upcoming workshop, it will be based on personal dreams and revelations.
The Vision Board is different from visualization in that it is not about creating a vision of what you think you want to happen, although that can be useful, too. The Vision Board is a way to let your inner voice -- or a higher voice -- guide you through play. We will be looking through magazines and cutting out images that appeal to us, and using them on the board. It doesn't have to make sense, but the meaning might come together for you at the end.
Between now and the workshop, take some time to meditate and perhaps come up with one word to help guide you for your board. You might feel overwhelmed trying to come up with one word for your entire life, so feel free to narrow this vision board to be about a particular area. An example given in the book is the word "freedom," which a man spray painted on his dining room wall, and then began creating a vision board for his family right there on the wall. Their lives changed radically that year in the direction they desired. Sounds exciting, doesn't it?
For the workshop, bring poster board or another board surface to work on, magazines (make sure they are a good mix, and not just the usual ones you read,) glue sticks or other glue, scissors, paints, pencils, glitter, clear acrylic gesso if you want a top coat, and any other supplies you enjoy using.
For more information on Vision Boards, check out these links: