Today I’m sharing my take on the February prompt for Ali Edwards’s One Little Word, which is all about making a vision board / collage. You can read about why I chose my word for this year, Elastic, here.
I chose images that represent the things I’m struggling with, things I’d like to work on, goals, and how I’m feeling.
It actually took me a long time to come up with an amount of images I was satisfied with. The magazines I subscribe to either aren’t very heavy on the visuals (The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Poets & Writers) or have mostly fashion imagery that doesn’t resonate with me (Vanity Fair, Teen Vogue). The magazine that probably has the most things I’d want to cut out, Wired, is one I’m unwilling to cut into. We’ve been collecting them for years.
I loved the process of doing this prompt, even though I messed up a bit on the end result. I glued underneath with scrapbooking wet glue, then went over the top with ModPodge. This created a lot of wrinkles: I should have glued the bottom with ModPodge, then gone over the top, so everything would have moved more forgivingly until it dried. Lesson learned.
Eliza (12) also did one with me, and she asked me to share hers too. It’s mostly cats: her dream is to open up a cat cafe.
I’m planning on printing an 8.5 x 11 photo of the board to include in my album, along with a bit about the “one thing” I picked to accomplish this month: starting a more formal preschool routine with Ava at home.
Next month the prompt is to do something daily, and I’m planning on doing creative writing. I’ll oscillate between poetry and fiction word count goals.
Did you do a OLW vision board? Leave a link so I can see if you did! If you are doing OLW this year, what’s your plan for March?