Last year my friend April shared an idea with me when we were out for coffee. Because a group of friends who had attended school together in Kellogg were all turning 50, she wanted as many of those friends to get together to create "Vision Boards" for the upcoming year.
Well, that was in the spring of 2013. April's life became a little topsy-turvy with some things in her life, so it never happened last spring. Instead, it happened in December. Three of our group were able to gather together at my house and look through magazines, and cut out images or words that meant something to us about our vision for the year ahead.
If you want to take a look at April's vision board, you can see it here.
I hope to get a photograph of Tina's board when I see the finished product.
Here is a photograph of my vision board:
April and I plan to get together once a month to do some kind of exercise to get our creative juices flowing. We hope Tina is able to join us again, as well as the list of our life long friends we have known for many, many years.
Creativity sparks creativity.
Things happen when people gather together to be open to their creative selves.
And being creative does not mean you have to be a good artist, or write poetry, or sing songs.
Each of us has been born with the ability to create.....to have visions.....to birth new ideas into being.
These new ideas don't have a format. There isn't a mold. They are new, they are born of who we are.
A woman named Julia Cameron has helped me to create many different things, and she has written many different books on being a creative person. I love this quote of hers...
"No matter what your age or your life path, whether making art is your career or your hobby or your dream, it is not too late or too egotistical or too selfish or too silly to work on your creativity.”
― Julia Cameron, The Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity
I want everyone to realize this....that creativity can be worked on at any point in our journey.....the sooner we make creativity a priority....the richer our lives become.