Thursday, 19 January 2012

My Dream Board for 2012

Detail Dream Board

This year, I hope to do as many Life Book guest teacher's lessons as possible, so that my Life Book will be big and fat and pretty at the end of the year. So this weekend I convinced Andy to take Elliot for an hour or 2 and made a Dream Board (also known as Vision Board)!

I made this based on a lesson by Juliette Crane who offered this in week 2 of Life Book! I loved the idea and thought it would go well with the 'word for the year' idea (my word is 'open').

Detail Dream Board

Though Juliette's Dream Board contained mostly collaged images, I wanted to do a lot of writing and draw representative images. I found creating the Dream Board very meditative and I liked the process because I could dwell on visualising what I wanted for the year. This is my list of hopes/ dreams/ wants for this year:
  • More time with family
  • More community & friendships
  • A summer holiday
  • An open heart, open mind, open soul
  • Presence
  • Peace
  • Balance
  • Love
  • Art Living
  • Health
  • Read more
I found it interesting to see that a lot of those wishes are quite abstract rather than concrete. But I felt quite good about that. A lot of those are inner experiences rather than hopes that depend on things that happen on the outside. :) It was quite eye-opening for me. By Art Living I meant to be able to continue making a living out of art as I do now. It is something I desired throughout my life and enjoy it so much. I want to hold onto it if at all possible! :)

Another thing that was eye-opening for me was to see how close friendships and community have become more and more important to me in life. There was a time where community and family just did my head in, now they are on the top of my list of important things. :)

Detail Dream Board

And then there is 'health'. Now that I've given birth to 2 babies and am coming out of the pregnant mother phase, I'm much overweight and would love to become healthier in that respect. But food, for me, is wrought with complications, attachments and triggers, so I don't know how easy that is going to be, but I'm trying and being kind to myself about it as much as I can.

Detail Dream Board

So here is the Dream Board in full:

Dream Board for 2012

I loved being able to create this and this will be page 2 of my Life Book! Eeh, exicting! :)


  1. Love it! Great textures and different fonts are cool, they work really well together.

  2. This is sooooo beautiful! And very original too! Most people use images from magazines or the internet for vision boards but you used your own artwork, how fantastic!

  3. Very beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us. Now I want to go make my own dream board!

  4. oh i love this so much I want ot make one too. Hadn't wrapped my brain around doing one without collage but now I see!!! As always thank you so much Tam for all your wonderful inspiration. Hope you have a very blessed day!

  5. your dream board is lovely for me as well as you. I love every detail.
    something i shared with a friend about food lately: when i consider what i am going to eat or order at a cafe, I imagine how i will feel after i eat it. I like to feel good.

    lovely day to you ~

  6. What a moving page.Original & Beautiful! Thanks for sharing & the inspiration Tam.

  7. Beautiful! I just love your classes! I know you're super busy but I just followed you and would love it if you followed me too!
    Enjoy those little ones and have a great weekend!!!

  8. I absolutely love the way you did your dream board! I am going to borrow your idea - who says vision boards have to be collaged!?! This is very inspiring to me! <3

  9. You are amazing, Tamara! I'm so in love with your artistic style! I mentioned you on my blog today:

    Thanks so much for the incredible inspiration! You rock! : )


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