Creating a big collage vision board

Vision is the art of seeing the invisible.
Jonathan Swift

Dreamboard Full Snow Moon
Wow, I’ve created my first vision board, or dreamboard, that’s what Jamie Ridler call them. I’ve been thinking about doing one for quite a while now but not sure why… Why do I need one? I do not know. Finally I just created one, as I’m slowly going through a big pile of magazines, cleaning out ephemera and sorting papers.

I put on some good music, went through magazines and cut out some images that spoke to me. Is this my dream? My vision of the future? My hope of a better life? Yes, and no.

When you look at it, what do thoughts do you get? What do I dream of? Have you ever tried creating a dreamboard like this? Was it like an affirmation, a visual aid or a dream that became clearer? I’m not sure about mine yet.

When I made it I got a bit worried, maybe it was the mood that night… I was afraid I would forget something, leave something out – like this was a spell that would come true, a prophecy that would happen and I could not leave anything out! Like if I didn’t glue in this or that I would never have those things… A stupid and strange feeling. Maybe a fear of visualizing ones dreams.

Now that I look at it I think that most of the things there I already have! My cat, my self, my yoga for example. So my dream might be to refine and have more of the things I see in this visionboard collage? And to get to a place where I can grow. Now when I look at it, as I’ve hung it over the desk, I see a couple of different things that makes me think about longing…

Dreamboard thinking…

  • I long for big windows and more light, and greenery
  • I long for writing – and to own a typewriter
  • I long for spring and flowers on the table
  • I long to live like a grown-up and still include time for play
  • My body longs for more yoga and lovely stretching
  • I long for new clothes, pretty skirts and polka dot sweaters
  • I long for white walls and room to hang my own art
  • I long to create more wall-hanging art
  • I long for a in-flow of money
  • I long for reading and giving gifts
  • I’m drawn to a simple country style
  • I want to give myself permission to use my favorite tools (words, paint brush, sewing machine, pens, paper) to find my own style and develop as a human being through creativity
  • I long for music in my life
  • I long to have more alone time and space around me

My collage is quite big so I’ve also included some close-up photos if you want a closer look!?

My first dream board includes lots of white!

Dreamboard - close up
Dreamboard - close up
Dreamboard - close up
Dreamboard - close up
Dreamboard - close up

I cut out lots of words from magazines, but the only words included in this vision board is; “made by you” – a little reminder to myself that my life is made by me, and any changes will also have to be made by me. Jamie writes on her blog:

So take a moment to look at your board and ask yourself, what’s one little thing I could do to invite this into my life? Just one thing. You don’t even have to commit to doing it. Just consider what your dreams are asking of you.

I’m pondering, I’m pondering. :-)

Thanks for watching and commenting, have a lovely week!

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23 Responses to Creating a big collage vision board

  1. Janet says:

    Your dream board is really fantastic! I’ve been wanting to do one of these for awhile. Maybe after seeing yours I’ll be inspired to get busy!

  2. Lori-Lyn says:

    This is really beautiful.

  3. Eden says:

    I love your Dreamboard! You’ve got some really neat pictures there! I love your bottom line…. MADE BY YOU!

    Perfect :D

  4. Your dreamboard has a certain energy to it, like spring, happy and light. Don’t worry if you’re not sure yet what things mean or why you felt drawn to certain images, sometimes the lightbulb moment comes later (even months later!). I love the typewriter!

    Oh, and if you hadn’t written this is your first dreamboard, I would have thought you were a dreamboard veteran :)

  5. iHanna says:

    Thanks you girls!

    Loes, thanks for your advice, I think I know what most of it means but I’m afraid to pursue it! Hehe, it’s my first dreamboard yest, but you might say I’m a collage veteran, and I guess many of my Art Journal collages are dream boards in a smaller style. :-)

  6. Heather Rae says:

    I love your vision board – really great! I made my first board not long ago, and I hung it on my refrigerator. Now, I often stop and look at it while I’m in the kitchen and it reminds me of all the things I was thinking when I made it.

    I had an idea to do a mixed media , wall art vision board that would look more like art than a vision board. You’ve inspired me to pick up that project again. Thanks!

  7. Hi sweetie!
    Thanks for joining us on our HUGE vintage Yaya give-a-way! Love your inspiration board….and it looks like you have some really inspiring pictures on it! xo…deb

  8. iHanna says:

    Thanks for your comment, Heather your vision board is beautiful and I envy you being so brave and taking that leap this year. I cheer you on so much! Yay you! :-)

  9. Melinda says:

    amazing board! FILLED with so many wonderful images! Thanks for stopping by my blog to see my board too and leaving such wonderful comments!

  10. I’m drawn to the whiteness and the purity of your dreamboard. It seems to me it’s definitely a celebration of womanhood. Thanks for including the closeups… the typewriter, the music, the cat, the large window, the light, the spring of it all. This is simply lovely.

  11. jamie says:

    Welcome to the Dreamboard Circle! I’m so glad you were inspired to participate and invite all this delicious energy into your life. It looks like there’s clarity, creativity, vitality, prosperity and a whole lot of pretty on its way! Here’s to your dreams!

  12. Carol says:

    I see contentment. very interesting concept.

  13. Amanda says:

    How wonderful! Remember you can always add and subtract from it. I guess subconsciously I have made my own, by filling my bulletin in front of my desk with things that inspire me. Certain Styles that I’d rather “be more like”. People’s faces that make me happy (that I know), Quotes that I hear sometimes, and sometimes little thoughts that come into my head. Yours looks fabulous! Thanks for this post, I am feeling inspired to take a closer look at mine and “edit”.

  14. Kari says:

    I’m a huge fan of vision boards and inspiration boards. I usually have some version of one at any given time. They are so much fun to make and also a great way to help me focus!

  15. Flassie says:

    What a wonder dream board and thinking list!!

    I’d like a typewriter too and was thinking the
    other day that I need to fix my violin.

    God Bless You and Yours!!!

  16. pamq says:

    Oh, I love your dreamboard!

    I have just started making dreamboards as part of an on-line workshop I have been taking and have been surprised at how fun it was! And interesting….

    I had some of those same feelings that you mentioned, plus wondering if I was doing it “correctly”…..

    I put my dreamboards on my blog—you can see them if you like by clicking on the “workshops” category.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  17. TJ says:

    May all your dreams come true!! xoxox tj

  18. Wow, what a beautiful first visionboard! So rich! I love that your dreamboard put you in touch with a sense of gratitude the things you surround yourself with, and opened you up to a list of things possibly just around the corner. I’m sure as you gaze at it over time, even more will be revealed! Many blessings to you as your dreams unravel, completely made by you!

  19. Lu says:

    Wonderful board and even more wonderful what it has revealed to you about your dream.

  20. Helen says:

    Wow, your dreamboard is just bursting with energy! Sometimes it takes a while of living with your board to discover what it’s trying to tell you. One of my favorite things to do is to dance the board — turn on some music, or not, and dance what you see. Here’s to your dreams and longings!

  21. Mary says:

    Wonderful dreamboard – it is very expressiv, dynamic and flows really well! They are so much fun to create and inspiring to have on display in your space. I made my first (and only one so far) this New Year’s Eve and it makes me smile every time I see it :-)

  22. Ingrid says:

    i’ve always wondered what a dream board was! thanks for sharing yours – it’s beautiful.

    i think that all our lives, our dreams, our hopes, are constantly moving and flowing and changing, and perhaps taking (or creating) a “photo” of all of it is a bit uncomfortable for this reason. i think it’s an important thing to do, though, to document one’s life. maybe you’ll learn to love your dream board soon!

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