get inspired by creating
your very own dream board. It'll help streamline your interests so you can
figure out what you want to focus on and what you aspire to be. Follow our five
simple steps to begin "The passion project" (as seen on p. 38 of GL
issue) and get dreamin'.
you most passionate about? If you don't have a clue, no worries. Get
1: Board > bored
reach for the stars, reach for a board. Decide what you want to serve as
the background for your masterpiece collage that you'll attach all of your
pictures and cutouts to. We recommend an old bulletin board, a piece of
cork board, or a sheet of poster paper. You can even use a clean piece of
cardboard if you like.
2: Make the dreams stick
determine what kinds of attachments to use to keep your sweet inspirations
where you want them. Depending on the type of board you choose, you might want
to go with tape (go fancy with double-stick), push pins or a glue stick.
3: Stack attack
Make a pile
of old magazines, newspapers, postcards and flyers. In other words, check out your
fam's paper recycling bin. Keep an open mind and flip through different kinds
of publications, even if you don't normally read them—you never know what
4: Lay it all out
you've compiled all that paper to peruse, grab some scissors and cut out
anything you see that you like. Don't overthink it—just let your creative self
be drawn to whatever strikes you as inspiring. Piece together pictures,
words and if you desire, add a li’l personal touch with some photos of your
5: Take a step back
you've found plenty of cutouts before you attach everything down to your board.
Then, take a few steps back and admire your work. What do you see? Are there any
patterns or recurring themes? Hang it in a place you frequent a lot, like
by your bed or over your desk. Let your dream board guide and inspire you. You
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BY KARIN ELWOOD ON 5/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN Goal Getter, Get Inspired, Dream Job, crafts, diy, room decor, photo holder, In the mag, June/July 2013