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My Vision for 2012: Dream – Prompt #2

My Vision for 2012: Dream – Prompt #2

Create an art journal page based on the quotation, “Live the life you’ve imagined” – include at least a paragraph of journaling.

Upload the page to your favorite gallery and link up the url here in the comments!

Scroll down to see my Inspiration Page!

by Julie Ann Shahin, Studio Tangie Social Media Team

I love this quotation. I like it because it says “Wake up! Get off that sofa! Turn off that T.V. Get away from the computer, Ipad, or Iphone! Just do it!” It acknowledges that I’ve been a dreamer, and now is the time to make good. It says, “Yes, believe in yourself. Why not?” Isn’t that so awesome?

Just what have I been imagining for myself? I wrote down my top 12 dreams for my have-it-all, quintessential existence. (I narrowed down the top 5 for my page below.) These fantasies evolved around what would my lifestyle look like if it were tailored made for me, and included: enjoying creating the most beautiful digital, hybrid, and handmade scrapbooks; having fun adventures as a world traveler; enjoying the journey of art journaling; enjoying excellent health with lots of energy, vitality, stamina; enjoying a loving, committed, solid, fun marriage; living in a gorgeous, well-designed home with gardens; having lots of free time to be; enjoying life with abundance; knowing peace and joyfulness; practicing mediation and yoga consistently; being the most loving, involved Aunt; & being charismatic, well-liked, and respected for being me. (The top 5 are in bold.)

For as long as I remember, I have had the goal of self-actualization. To self-actualize is to fulfill one’s potential. Actually, in all honesty, somehow I left a huge goal, perhaps my #1 goal of all-time off this list for some reason. Oh, I know why…because it’s a goal, and not a lifestyle choice. My #1 goal is to write and publish a book. I don’t have the wish to live the way of life of book tours, public speaking engagements, and travel obligations that some authors live though. That would interfere with my desire to have as much free time as possible.  So I left my goals off my list for this week….goals are for another list…as they don’t quite fit this quotation  – Live the life you’ve imagined. The full quote is from Walden by Henry David Thoreau,

“I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.”

How do you want to live your life? Do you understand the difference between achievements and style of living? You can infuse both your ambitions and habits with purpose, if it gives more meaning to the process. You may also have a goal that is influenced by a talent you’ve developed. However, do not confuse talent with Purpose, as was recently spoken by T.D. Jakes, a famous preacher, on Oprah’s Lifeclass The Tour Interactive Event.

Ivana Kvesic writes for The Christian Post, “Half the battle is not spending your life to be what you aren’t,” he said, before sharing with the audience that the key to fulfilling their purpose is to find passion.

“It is your passion that empowers you to be able to do that thing you were created to do,” Jakes said.” Read more about this at Bishop TD Jakes Talks ‘Living With Purpose’ on ‘Oprah’s Lifeclass‘. Visit Oprah’s Lifeclass online.


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Inspiration for My Vision for 2012: Dream – Prompt #2

Julie Ann

I love the result of this page. To know more about it, please read the paragraphs above!

Credits: by Tangie Baxter unless noted otherwise
Butterfly: Curious Adventures Curious Elements Lot 79c
Papers: Up Up Away, Enchanted Art Box Stripes, Quickety Split N’ Print Vol. 3, Unconventional Wisdom
Graffiti: Verve Graffiti
Word Art: QuotesPaint, Quotes Borders
Dot,Painted Border: AJC12 Parcel 15
Splatter: Wishing Waiting
Font: Tangie AJFbreadbutter, TangieAJFtweedledeeALT
Style: Paperworn Art Journaling Style by Tangie
Template: A Little Altered Art by Studio Jen D
Alpha: Markerific by CD Murkosky


Now it’s Your Turn!!!

Link up your page here (the url) in the comments section of this post. Join our fun.

Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Wednesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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