The Board


Adapting the Vision Board...


I had a friend introduce me the concept of a vision board a couple of years ago. You create a board using magazines, articles, whatever you want to idealize where you want to be. I loved the idea and went out and purchased this board for the studio.


My board however has adapted over the last couple of years to something I find truly useful. I use the board to develop new work. The actual bulletin portion of the board is where I tack up work that is in progress. I put anything up that has not been finalized whether it is a piece that I like but have not finished, an idea I like but have not fully explored, a piece that is missing a component, or even things that I have finished but have not decided if they will work within my permanent collection.


The white board is always a mess. I use this side for renderings of ideas that have not yet been fabricated in metal, items I need to order, appointments or things I need to do, and of course whatever current mantra I am working within.


This board has really taken on a life of it's own and has really helped me to build on what is missing. I am a visual person so having these pieces up where I can view them while I work helps. I am able to problem solve throughout the day and in a relaxed atmosphere. It seems everything is able to come together in it's own time and nothing is forgotten. I have also begun using the board to put up the finished collection as well. I can immediately see if there is a missing hole that needs to be filled or if there is a piece not getting along with the others.


I thought I would share the idea because it has become such an important tool in my studio.

5 comments:

Metallo Bianco Jewelry said...

Very good idea! I have been thinking about having something like this and just haven't gotten a board...since it works for you, I may just try it now! Hope you had a great Christmas!

Adventures with Millie Making Jewelry said...

I two use a board in a similar way...generally to show what I have completed (when we have visitors I'm always asked what I've been working on - they are welcome to look without me hovering) and what seems to be the biggest help is if I'm not completely satisfied with the finished product I will be inspired to make changes if it is in view! A board like this will evolve with it's usefulness...it's a good thing! Have a Happy New Year!

Beth Cyr said...

its a great idea! unfortunately i know exactly how mine would work. i'd get all inspired, put new things up for the first month... six months down the road it would still look the same even if i was working in a totally different direction! ha ha! it took me more than 5 years to keep using a calender/planner for more than a month....

Dabanga said...

Love the idea of a vision board and over the last two years my visions have accumulated in a manila folder.
You've reminded me to take taime and get to it..........
Love ur work btw
Dabanga

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