What is your vision for the future? What are your hopes and dreams for 2017?
Start off the 2017 New Year by using the first few pages of your art journal to capture your vision and goals for 2017. As you work in your art journal throughout the year, you will have your own visual reminder to help inspire and motivate you!
Supplies Needed: Art Journal, scissors, glue stick, paper, 4-5 random magazines, pen/pencil
To get started, on a separate piece of paper, take a few minutes to write down some of your hopes and dreams for 2017. What is your vision is for the year? Do you have a word of the Year? Maybe a mantra that you want to focus on? Are there quotes that inspire you? Consider making a list of 3-5 areas of your life where you want to see changes and define them.
Let your intuition to guide you.
Now that you have written down your vision and goals. Flip through 4-5 random magazines for photos, words and images that correspond to your hopes and dreams for 2017. Use random magazines to encourage your mind to find images and words that align with your vision and goals. Remember, growth occurs outside your comfort zone! Start cutting out the images and words. If you can’t find the word or quote that you want, either write it on a separate piece of paper and cut it out or print it off the computer.
Inspiration is everywhere!
Take the pieces you have cut out and collage them into the first few pages of your Art Journal. You may want to arrange them first before gluing them down. If you want to have a template to follow, use your computer to google: Vision Board Designs. There are several template available online. Throughout the year, whenever you read something or see an image in a magazine that resonates with your 2017 vision or goals, write it down or cut it out. You can then use the pieces to create a one of a kind Art Journal Layout or use the last pages of your Art Journal to create another custom collage.
Track your personal and artistic growth
Art Journaling is a way for you to see your progress in personal growth and as an artist. Your emotions and memories are tied to visual cues. Have you ever looked at a layout and been transported back to a memory or remembered the emotion? Take your art journal with you everywhere and let it be your creative outlet and a visual documentary of your life.
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Love and Moon Dust!