I’ve always been intrigued by the idea of a vision board. If you are not familiar with this concept, it is basically a poster board that you put images, words and quotes that are meaningful to you and it will manifest these things into your life. For instance, let’s say there is a place you have always wanted to visit. You might put an image of this place. Another idea is to put words that are important to you or a quote that is very meaningful. You can even get specific, like a car you want, for example.
The concept is that if you put these images/words/meaningful things on your board you will vibrate at this frequency thereby, attracting these things into your life.
I have another idea about this. I think if you spend time clarifying your goals and desires, it better enables you to take the necessary steps to move toward these goals.
However this works, I thought that an embroidered vision board would be fun to make. It really forces you to put intention into your board since it is more time consuming but also very tactile so mind and body are working together.
I started by just thinking about some meaningful words. I picked colors and designed them in a way I that I thought represented the word.
Healing looks like springtime in my mind with regrowth and renewal, like a garden coming to life with little pink buds. Content is sitting on a puffy cloud in a blue sky.
I included the flags from different countries I’d like to see someday. Japan has always been on that long list.
I picked a bright orange for cheerful laughter but I thought a splashy rainbow of french knots could also be really fun.
As my “board” I have chosen a fat quarter of muslin fabric.
It is a good idea to include a picture of yourself on your board. I happened to have this old piece I never finished from years ago and thought it would be perfect, especially because I can fill the empty white space inside the profile.
Here is another old piece I thought would make a nice addition to represent gratitude.
I cut out all my pieces leaving a very small border around the edges (which I will use to sew the piece down.)
I used some spray fixative to attach the pieces prior to sewing them. I then used my sewing machine to sew around the borders of the pieces.
If you look closely you can see the white threads around the edges.
Once I sewed down all the pieces, I started hand sewing. This was definitely my favorite part. I just started adding color and line wherever my heart told me to. So relaxing and intuitive.
One of my favorite things about this project is the ability to keep adding things as I think of them.
Many people make new vision boards as they meet their goals and their desires change. I like the flexibility of adding more or even recutting the pieces after awhile and making a whole new one!
It is a good idea to keep the vision board somewhere where you will see it often and be reminded/mindful of your goals. I think embroidering add that extra element of intention. Now I’m curious to see what happens next! If nothing else, it is a great way to distill what is important to you and also create a very personal and unique piece of abstract art.
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Would love to hear any stories of vision boards that came true!