A vision board. You get ten minutes to rip (no scissors allowed) any pics you are attracted to. Then you’ll add them to a piece of card in the same manner – rip and stick in ten minutes.
Halfway through this challenge though, I started to wonder if maybe vision boarding was more like an ink blot experiment. Especially one with time limits – I had to make my own interpretations of what was put in front of me.
Vision boarding is almost like a treasure hunt!
(Just after I wrote that sentence I googled vision boarding and the first site I came across said that a vision board is also known as a treasure map).
A good excuse to catch up on the goss…
Ready. Set. Go.
Time flies when you’re having fun!
The finished product.
My board was filled mainly with words, due to the fact that I only had three magazines and the travel section from the news paper.
There’s the givens of family and travel. Love – I’m hoping so. Style – I’m trying to develop my style, and be comfortable pulling it off. There are homes filled with colour and figure drawings – my newest hobby, there’s the words freedom, fun, escape and driven and the gaps are filled with smiles, healthy skin and glossy hair. The word “blogger” is there too – I’m divided in my desires to keep writing. There are two pictures of adopted babies – I’ve been thinking lately that this might be my future.
There’s not much rhyme or reason to it and all the style focus may be perceived as vain, but as with the inkblot test, it’s only the personal interpretation that is important.
Like with my last vision board, I learnt a great deal from making this quick board and had several revelations about what’s important. There were no fillers like cupcakes and rainbows this time, only pictures or words that grabbed my attention immediately. I thought that my lack of resources might have been more of a hindrance than the time limit, but it turned out that ten minutes didn’t even give me enough time to get through the little I had. The time limit made me focus on the areas of my life that I wish to develop, at the same time making it a fun challenge – I mean, who doesn’t love an excuse to get your kinder on and play cut and paste for 20 minutes?!
*** Jandy Resch is embracing the challenges of “finding herself” after huge life changes last year. Determined to be happy and confident, she’s ready to try new things and is throwing herself head first into Karly’s monthly challenges. Jandy writes the blog “my own wings” and dabbles in drawing a little… she’s a masterpiece in her own right. ***