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How to Make a Vision Board

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Ahhh, it’s December 31st, 2011, and I’m in the mood to repost one of the most popular posts on this blog: How to Make a Vision Board.

I’m currently in Atlanta with my family, who’ve asked me to organize a Vision Board Party tomorrow for the New Year. The family here is pretty large, so it’s gonna be fun. To create a vision board in a group setting can be powerful, as you get the benefit of group energy. If you have kids, this is also a fun project that you can do as a family, and is also a fun arts and crafts project. If you’re spiritual or religious, feel free to say a group prayer afterwards to seal the intentions that you set.

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How to Make a Vision Board
by Carla Lynne Hall

Creating a Vision Board is a powerful way to set your musical intentions for the next year. As today is New Year’s Eve, it is a powerful day for setting intentions, but you can make a Vision Board any day of the year!

What is a Vision Board?

Also known as a Treasure Map, it’s basically a collage of pictures and words that represent your goals. The purpose of a Vision Board is to inspire you, and keep you on track. If you have a band, this can be be a fun project to complete together.

Step One – Set Your Intentions

What do want to accomplish in the New Year? Here are some ideas to get you started:

* Get a new job (or a raise. or a promotion, etc)
* Meet your soulmate
* Get married
* Take an awesome vacation
* Learn a new language

Step Two – Find and/or Create Pictures to Represent Your Goals

One way is to get a stack of old magazines, and cut out pictures and captions that represent your goal.


Another way is to go to Google Images and flickr and search to your heart’s content. Print out pictures and sentences that are meaningful to you.

When using Google to search for images, think about your outcome. For example, if you want to find pictures to represent your soulmate, use search terms like “kissing”, “dancing”, “holding hands”, or whatever else you imagine you and your soulmate doing.

Be sure to include color pictures of yourself!

Step Three – Make Your Collage

With a glue stick (probably the cleanest method), or other adhesive, arrange your pictures and captions on poster board, or a bulletin board. You can also use a sketchbook or scrapbook if you like.

Let your imagination be your guide!

Step Four – Keep Your Vision Board In View

The whole point of a Vision Board is to keep your eye on your vision. If you prefer to keep your Vision Board in a scrapbook, be sure to review it often. One of my friends had her Vision Board framed and hung on her living room wall, which I thought was a nice touch. The cliche is true: Out of sight, out of mind!

Another idea that I learned from musician Luna Jade is to create a Vision Board on your computer desktop. This is a great way to keep your vision within sight!

Here are some of the pics from one of my older Vision Boards. If you’re handy with Photoshop, you can also do cool things like put your photo on the cover of Rolling Stone!

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My CD Supernova #1 on Billboard

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Me with J.Lo’s body 😉

Thanks to the magic of flickr, I was also able to find pics of other Vision Board examples to give you more ideas:

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Be as creative as you want, and have fun with your Vision Board!