Sunday, July 26, 2009


This week my focal word is "DREAM".
I have just begun an online course on Vision Journaling ( Creating the Life of Your Dreams) with Kathryn Antyr of True North Arts. Each week, for 6 weeks, we will be completing challenges and activities to uncover our goals and apirations.

Our first project was to create a collage of what brings us relaxation and serenity.

The images I used reflect my belief that there is growth, beauty, power and change involved in our dreams. Thus the images help to show that.

As I worked I could not help but think of where "dreams" have been used: - DonQuiote"s "Dream the Impossible Dream", Martin Luther's and JFK's Dreams. When I went online, I found many dream quotes, some I had never heard before:
Anais Nin: “Dreams are necessary to life.”

Anatole France: “To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.”

Carl Sandburg: “Nothing happens unless first a dream.”

George Bernard Shaw: “You see things; and you say, "Why?" But I dream things that never were; and I say, "Why not?"

Harriet Tubman: “ Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

Victor Hugo: “There is nothing like a dream to create the future.”

William Arthur Ward: "If you can imagine it you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it."

Sue Ebaugh: "Within our dreams and aspirations we find our opportunities."

Stephen Leacock: 'May be that those who do most, dream most."

Then I went on to create my serenity collage. The images here all bring me peace/relaxation/serenity. Water has always been a source of peace for me, thus most of the images show water. But dance, music, massage, sky, flowers are some of the ways that I use to relax.

Besides the collage I will also be creating affirmation cards to lead me through this visualizing course. I am looking forward to uncovering more of my intentions and deep dreams. Inward reflection will be a part of this journey (as well as with "The Artist's Way" - which I am reading with another group).


Rose said...

Lovely pictures there!

Grammy said...

That sounds like a wonderful learning process. I hope you continue to share your thoughts. I very much enjoyed your post.
Have a great week.

Kathryn Costa said...

What a great collection of quotes about dreams. There is a lot of beauty in your serenity collage. Thank you so much for sharing this creative journey. I look forward to seeing more.

{soul hugs}
Kathryn, Collage Diva

Leone said...

Bev,I received my gift today, thank you very much. I have posted it in my studio and will think of you every time I look at it.

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing the dream quotes! The serenity collage is wonderful - isn't this a great journey to be on?

Beverley Baird said...

Thank you all so much for stopping by. This journey is so much enhanced when there are wonderful people like yourselves to share the journey.

Leah said...

The class sounds wonderful! Thank you for sharing your process. I love seeing your collages. And all those dream quotes are fantastic!

Lady North said...

My favourite 'dream' quote is 'Cherish the Dreamer'.. and I hope you dear classmate are being cherished for the wonderful creative-ness shown in these posts!
Its so good to have a classmate that can sit next to me and maybe let me borrow her crayons? (I promise to use the blue one sparingly...)

Mescrap said...

Love those quote that you share on your post.
And also the beautiful pages !!!