How to Create a Vision Board from Pinterest Pins: ‘Tis the Season!

Dec 10, 2015

‘Tis the season for thinking about your goals for the coming year!  Have you ever made a vision board?


The ever-popular notion of creating a vision board to visualize all my hopes and dreams for the year or a particular project was appealing, but all the magazine hoarding, sticky glue sticks and persnickety scissors definitely wasn’t up my alley.  Besides, all the visual images I loved the most were already scattered around my various and sundry Pinterest pinboards.

When I learned how to use PicMonkey, the photo editing software that I rely on for all of my post-processing, to make a vision board out of Pinterest pins, I was hooked.

(I may now have a vision board for just about every aspect of my life….)

All you have to do is click on the pins you love to bring them up full-size on your screen, and then right click to “save image as.”  Save them to your computer.  Then pull up PicMonkey, and on the top of the main screen you’ll see an option to create a collage.  Click that, and it will ask you to upload the photos you want to include (aka the Pinterest pins you just saved).  Once you choose your photos, they will show up on the left toolbar in PicMonkey.  You can choose the template for your collage and then drag and drop photos over into the template.  Once you’re happy with what you have, save it and voila!

Easy huh?

Your turn:


Have you ever created a vision board?  Did you enjoy the process?
Do you have a regular goat-setting ritual – vision board-related or otherwise?

The Becoming Podcast has been on a short hiatus while I focus on writing my book, but oh what a comeback episode I have for you!

This month, I spoke to Toko-pa Turner, who many of you may know as the unofficial patron saint of many of my circles and gatherings because of the sheer number of times I’ve quoted from the wisdom of her book, Belonging.

Toko-pa is a Canadian author, teacher, and dreamworker. Blending the mystical teachings of Sufism in which she was raised with a Jungian approach to dreams, she founded The Dream School in 2001, from which thousands of students have graduated. She is the author of the award-winning book, Belonging: Remembering Ourselves Home, which explores the themes of exile and belonging through the lens of dreams, mythology, and nature. This book has resonated for readers worldwide, and has been translated into 10 different languages so far. Her work focuses on the relationship between psyche and nature, and how to follow our inner wisdom to meet with the social, psychological, and ecological challenges of our time.

Here’s some of what Toko-pa and I talk about in this episode:

> The dream that changed Toko-pa’s life, causing her to question her career and, ultimately, her identity

> How we can court our dreams to support us during times of radical transformation – and the reasons so many of us have a hard time remembering and working with what shows up in our dreamscape

> Toko-pa’s perspective on the message of Belonging after the divisiveness our society has experienced in the years since it was published

> What happened for both Toko-pa and I when we fell out of belonging from the ideologies of the “wellness world”

> How to build community when you’re under-resourced

> “The Big Lie” when it comes to belonging, and how we can reclaim a sense of belonging to the greater family of things, as Mary Oliver so famously wrote

Listen to the episode on iTunes


Show Notes

Toko-pa’s Website

Belonging:  Remembering Ourselves Home, Toko-pa’s book

The David Abram video about animism mentioned in the interview

Toko-pa’s self-guided program, Dream Drops

Companion, the program that accompanies Belonging


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