Wednesday, January 5, 2011

A Vision Board for the New Year!

Hi Bellas,

I've recently noticed some buzz around the internet on creating Vision Boards.  In particular, fellow blogger and YouTuber Scandalous Beauty aka Erin really got me pumped about it. These are boards with pictures and words that symbolize our goals.  It's the perfect time to do it...with the beginning of the year already started and we're all making New Years Resolutions.  I truly believe in dreaming big and working towards your goals.  With this project, you can materialize your dreams onto paper and have a daily reminder of what you what to achieve.  I wanted to share you my vision board and show you how to do your own!


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How do you make your own?  Start out with materials!  You can do this vision board for just about nothing if you have some regular household items lying around.

First, you need concepts, ideas, sources of inspiration.  This can be easily found by cutting out pictures and words from old magazines.  It helps to have a variety.  You can also print pictures from your computer like I did...just google your ideas and you'll find lots of good stuff.  You can also attach mementos, photos, flyers, and drawings - anything that can fit on the board.

You need something to attach your ideas too.  Some people use foam board, poster board, or cork boards.  I used a bulletin board that I found at Michaels.  I love how it's a little bit more stylish with the dark wood and silver trim...that way it matches my decor at home and I'll be proud to hang it up.  About a week ago all cork boards were 40% off at Michaels...run and get one!  You'll also need scissors and either tape, glue or push pins...I actually used all three.

Now for the brainstorming process...flip through the magazines and pictures and cut out anything that appeals to you.  Pick images that inspire you...objects and concepts that you'd like to achieve in life.  This can be anything from a new car, home, to love and friendship.



I suggest placing your images on the board...arranging them, then gluing them.  I glued down the bigger pictures first onto sheets of white paper that I taped together.  That way, I have one large piece.  Then I placed the smaller words and pics on top.  Next year I can remove this sheet and start over without messing up the cork board.   This is also a fun experience to do with a friend, family member or significant other.  Check out Mike's cork board in the background...his actually came out better than mine, lol.

Here's the final look!  My OCDness is getting to me and I think i'll add just a few more items to the board this week before I'm finally done.

I hope I inspired at least one of you out there to start your own vision board.  I've heard many success stories from people doing vision boards and reaching some of their goals.  It can't hurt right?  "Shoot for the moon.  Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars."  Let me know if you've done a vision board or are planning on doing so!

Atlanta Makeup Artist

18 comments:

Dana said...

Love your vision board. It looks very "neat"! Also love how it's framed.

Niki McNeill said...

I love that you have ROME at the top of your vision board! I'm planning a trip to Paris this spring... so that's right on top of mine! ;)

icosmeticRN said...

this is a fantastic idea! I need some inspiration for this new year and I think I will doing this..thanks for the idea!

prettyinthedesert said...

I've made a couple of vision boards over the last couple of years and oddly enough, I've gotten everything I put down that has to do with technology.

I love your idea though, it's so much prettier than mine! Going to have to make one this week :)

Angelys said...

This looks really nice, I have one and mine looks like it came from a cabaret.LOL. so many things that I need a new one.

Trip to Paris is a must: I am hoping July this YR for my BDay.

itsjudytime said...

I love this idea!!! i better get goin on mine, thanks for sharing!

LaTonya said...

I love your board! I know so many people that do vision boards who are young and old. I never did one but I think I will this year!!! I love your frame. It dresses it up and makes it not look messy!!!

Lola Longe said...

This came when I needed it most!
http://www.emergingfaces.blogspot.com needs such vision pasted too.
Thanks

Dumbfresh87 said...

I totally was going to do something like this! I got the idea from that show on Bravo "Fashion Show"! they do mood boards when designing and i thought it would be a perfect way to inspire myself and to set out goals for the year to come. Yours is beautiful!! thanks for the

Crazy for Beauty said...

Vision boards are soo unique!! Yours is adorable! <3 Love it.

http://crazyforbeauty.blogspot.com/

Bombchell said...

I always hear about them but have never tried it. It makes sense, it's like a pretty post it that constantly reminds you about your goals.

I always collect mag pics etc, but their in a cabinet, so might put them to use :)

MakeupByRenRen said...

i'm so glad you all are going to try it! if you want to send me your pictures for your vision boards, i'll include it in a post!

Saimese said...

The first time I heard about it was in that Steven & Chris show & I've wanted to do t ever since. It's a big year for me, so maybe I need to do this to envision my goals!

NanyeliVitaa said...

I love the idea of this all. It actually has given me motivation to set out my goals for this year as well. I now want to head over and my a bulletin board and do this. Thanks for the great idea :)

Nikki said...

Great idea!!! I am also in the process of creating my very own vision board as well!! I need something to look at to motivate me and keep me on track to where im headed!! SN: I love your vision board!!!

Rockdabells said...

I've been planning to do something like this for a while..Need to get on it asap!!

Rockdabells said...

I've been planning to do something like this for a while..Need to get on it asap!!

Rockdabells said...

I've been planning to do something like this for a while..Need to get on it asap!!