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Same You, New Mood! - Vision Board Time!

This past month I was invited to join a friend at a showing of the documentary Made for More Encore featuring Rachel Hollis. Before the movie, I wasn’t very familiar with her work or her books, but with my friend’s promise of an inspirational night out, I gave it a shot.

I have to admit, I cried at one point in the movie. Afterwards we came to the conclusion (thanks to Rachel) that we would give this year our best! So, we made vision boards.


Of course, we grabbed our coworkers' old magazines to start our vision board journey. We both had an idea in mind, I with a more abstract theme. This made it easier to know what words and images to look for in this huge pile! We had everything from catalogs to Money magazine to choose from.

We ended up with, too many magazines actually. We recycled them, of course, once we were done.


One thing that I really loved about this project, was the texture. I have never used modeling paste before, so it was very exciting to play with stencils and color with the modeling paste. If you are going to make a vision board, I recommend giving it a try! We used Golden Modeling Paste, which comes in different densities.

Now for my idea, I wanted something that was textured and worn, kind of like an old building that's still standing. I used the Palette knife to combine the bright acrylic paints with the modeling clay, then used the stencils to layer even more texture over the clips from the magazines.

Then I added a wooden "L" for Lucy that I painted white on the poster with glue.

I am still doodling on my vision board from time to time, when I get inspired. It isn't perfect but, it is layered, grungy and bright, like life.

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