Yesterday I came across this great read on The Huffington Post about how important visualizing our goals, dreams, hopes, and wishes are to making them a reality. The author of the article Kari Henley spoke to many things that validated my own practice of visioning through art-making and writing. As referenced or posted on here before, I have found that making my ideas, hopes, and dreams visible through these creative actions have helped me focus on the tasks at hand, the work that needs to be done, the attitude I need to have, as well as be aware, open, and ready for opportunities, relationships, and attractions that will support and further develop my intentions.
Below are several of my visioning collages from the last eight years or so, when I really started using art-making in this way to help make sense of where I wanted to go, what I needed to do, and what change I wanted for the future. Some of the collages have already been featured here on Creativity in Motion, but this short film brings them all together:
Looking back on many of these collages is exciting, as I can see many of the original intentions having meaning and reason for exactly where I am today: professionally, personally, with my health, and in my relationships. It’s often amazing to look back on collages I created with specific intentions and know their impact on my life today.