Over the past 5 years, I have spent time each month working a dream boarding process. It’s a special time that I set aside to breathe deep and consider the things I want to bring into my life and business. An intuitive process, guided by images, words, and colours that connect with me, oftentimes I don’t completely understand the vision of the board until the month has passed.
Ohhh, all of those mountain pictures from last year meant…Aha!
Spending time considering and connecting to the ultimate vision of your work, finances, home, art in a non-linear way helps you lean into all of your creative resources, guides your decision making and works in line with your own values.
This quick video tutorial takes you through how to create dreamboards! In this tutorial, we cover what dreamboards are and how to create your own in low tech version: using scissors, glue and old magazines.
I have moved away from scissors and glue most months and use the incredible images on Pinterest to assemble images for the month. I use Photoshop (you can try somethink like Collageit if Photoshop freaks you out) to collage the images into a screensaver.
Do you have a dreaming or visioning practice? As a coach, I work with a lot of folks to just take the time to sit and take inventory of what the next big picture looks like.
That’s part of why I am such an advocate of dream or vision boarding practices. (My personal blog is even called The Living Dreamboard!)
image via creative commons
And sometimes people draw, collage, sing, and glue the things that they cannot say. These writings, collages, songs, and glue-covered things turn the chaos: all of the things running through our brains, into order.
This is my dreamboard for September: interpret it as you will. It feels light and inspiring, adventurous, playful and wise. Thank you Jamie Ridler, for reminding me September is a special month for dreaming: with two full moons.
As you get back to school and work and routine, it is a great time to check in with yourself and your goals. Even taking 15 minutes to reflect on what you would like more of in the coming month is a step in YOUR direction.
Welcome to the first in a series of video tutorials about how to create dreamboards! In this tutorial, we cover what dreamboards are and how to create your own in low tech version: using scissors, glue and old magazines.
I really like to self-learn technology as it comes across my path, like Photoshop when I started to spend more time focusing on photography and WordPress as my blog required it, and even HTML last week (holy crap). One of the things I have been hankering to play with is iMovie and thinking about it as a communication tool gets me all giddy! I have started sending people video messages because they are way more fun than a rotten ol’ email. (That part is Shiny Nickel Syndrome, and will fade slowly.)
Anyway, long way around, what a better reason to dabble in iMovie than creating a quick tutorial about how to use Pinterest and Photoshop to make inspiration/dreamboard screensavers. Dreamboards + Technology = Bliss.
So, taking a page from the Skillery (if you haven’t seen them yet, they are making a lot of cool things: literally!), I will deliver an online self-directed tutorial called: Pinning Down Your Vision: Using Pinterest and Photoshop to Create Inspiring Screen Savers beginning on April 6 under the Full Pink Moon (that one is for you Jamie!).
If you want to be reminded about this launch, join our mailing list: we will send an update at launch!
In the meantime, if you have any specific questions or feedback regarding what you would like to see in the tutorial, I want to hear from you!