“Just as every brushstroke contributes to a masterpiece, every well-thought-out plan contributes to a successful art career. Paint your path with purpose.”

This week is our kick off week to the Weekly Challenge: Artist To Artist – I’m suggesting to create an Artist Vision Board.

In Daniel Coyle’s book, which I will be referring to often, ” The Little Book of Talent- 52 Tips for improving your skill”

Tip #1 Stare at who you want to become

Coyle suggests ” fill your windshield with vivid images of your future self and to stare at them everyday. Studies show that even a brief connect with a role model can vastly increase motivation.”

Action Step: Create a vision board that reflects both artistic goals and business goals

Have you ever created a vision board before? Its a wonderful method especially for us visually people to look at an image that represents what we want to become. Here’s a sample of a vision board.

Step 1: Define Your Goals on Paper

  • Before diving into the visual aspect, clearly define 4-6 goals. These can include personal, artistic, and business aspirations. Write them down in a concise and specific manner to guide your vision board creation.
  • Step 2: Browse and Collect Images on Pinterest or Google Images
  • Use Pinterest or Google Images to find pictures that represent your goals. For personal goals, you might search for images related to health, happiness, or relationships. For artistic goals, look for images that resonate with your desired artistic style, or artists that you admire. Business goals could include images related to success, entrepreneurship, or your ideal workspace. –
  • Step 3: Copy and Paste Images into a Page Layout Program
  • Once you find images, copy them and paste into a page layout program. This could be as simple as using software like Microsoft Word or a more advanced design tool like Adobe InDesign. Arrange the images in a way that visually appeals to you.
  • Step 4: Add Text Highlights
  • Beside each image, add text highlights that directly connect to your goals. If, for example, one goal is to improve painting skills, add a caption like “Mastering New Painting Techniques” next to a corresponding image. Ensure the text reinforces and clarifies each goal represented by the images.
  • Remember, the key is to create a visual representation that resonates with your aspirations. Regularly revisit your vision board to stay motivated and focused on your defined goals.

Even Easier Way to create an Artist Vision Board!

As I was doing some research about vision boards I came across a website called Milanotes! Oh my gosh, this was the answer I was looking for on how to create an easy digital vision board. This program is definitely focused on how creatives think and does a great job with making it super easy to create a vision board online and print it out.

Here’s the link to Milanote article on getting started – you’re going to love it! Oh and did I mention, It’s FREE to set up an account, design your beautiful, colorful and super cool vision board for this year, print it and the display it somewhere so you can see it everyday. Stare at it regularly.

“A well-crafted plan is the artist’s roadmap to success – a guide that turns dreams into brushstrokes and visions into reality”.


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I would love to hear if you’ve created a vision board in the past or if this is something new and exciting to try. Let me know if you gave it a go. Leave your comment below – Keep Creating !

“An artist’s true masterpiece is not just on the canvas but in the life they lead. Dream boldly, create passionately, and live the artful life you imagine.”

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