Family Vision Boards

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

I’ve always liked the idea of making a vision board, but I’ve never taken the time to actually create one. Last year, I made a digital vision board: photos of things that inspire me turned into a graphic collage and set as the background image for my laptop. But this year, I wanted to finally use scissors, glue and my own two hands to put together something tangible. I also decided I wanted to share the experience with my family.

On New Year’s Eve, I walked to our local art supply store and bought 10×10 studio canvases, a few paint brushes and sponge brushes. I bought $30 worth of magazines from the news and cigar shop. Then, on New Year’s Day, we gathered around the kitchen table with scissors, paint, watered-down glue, and the simple instructions to look for what you want.

A few hours later, we hung our four completed vision boards on the kitchen wall beside a Christmas gift from my brother and his girlfriend.

(Click to see our vision boards a bit bigger.)

I love them. LOVE.

I love that I began my year of “home” with a family art project that actually ended up on the walls. I love that I can see each of our personalities in our individual boards. I love that we’ve put our hearts and dreams on display for anyone who comes into our home, an act of vulnerability that makes me very proud. But mostly, I love the memory of the four of us cutting and gluing and creating together. It’s one I’ll cherish always.

This man never says no to me. LOVE.

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  1. Naomi says:

    STILL love the one that says BACON!
    Naomi’s most recent post: Box 53b

  2. Sulagna says:

    It’s an amazing story about the most important thing in the world – love.
    Loved your pics and the story is inspirational too.
    Sulagna’s most recent post: 20 New Year Promises You Should Never Make Your Husband

  3. Vicky says:

    I love this idea and may steal it from you!

  4. Megan says:

    Love this! I know which one is yours, and I know which one is Jared’s, but whose is that really spare one – I love it! Emma?
    Megan’s most recent post: 2013: Evolution

    • Miss Britt says:

      Ha! No, Emma has never done anything “spare” in her life. Hers is the one covered in animal photos, and Devin’s is the spare one.

  5. Karin says:

    I love them! What a great idea doing them on canvas. What better way to maintain your vision then by being visually reminded of it every day!
    Karin’s most recent post: Challenge Accepted!

  6. What a great idea!
    Corey Feldman’s most recent post: 1-1-13

  7. Diane B says:

    I love this idea! I’ll have to remember this for next time my family is together.

  8. My drawing was a kind of a vision board. Vision boards do the same thing as my drawing did. They add clarity to your desires, and feeling to your visions. For instance, at the time I did my drawing, I knew I wanted to play in bars and coffeehouses. (I have since left the that circuit, and I’m performing in theatres and at conferences. But in my early twenties, I wanted to play in bars and coffeehouses. I was pretty clear about that!) Taking the time to draw it out, even poorly, made it indelible in my mind.
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