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2012 Vision Board – It's gonna be a great year!

VisionI am not really one to ascribe to the law of attraction philosophy that is often attached to the creation of vision boards. I do think that making a visual representation of your goals is helpful in realizing them, though.

I created a vision board in 2010 and I shared it here on my blog. Some of the goals were accomplished and others remain in process. There were a couple that I pretty much failed at. Yeah, I am still on the Super Size Me Diet.

This year I am focusing on developing my artwork into a marketable creative product so that I can live comfortably while creatively enhancing the world that I live in. I am now a full time artist, so this is my most important priority.

As I will be turning 50 this year, I am also realizing the need to focus more on the people, creatures and things that I cherish most. Although I tend to be more private about such things, I would be remiss to ignore that here.

So here is my vision board. I hope to check back throughout the year to review and reflect on my progress!

In 2012 My Vision is to:

Okey's Promise traveling art exhibit
Create a traveling exhibit that educates and inspires people around the world to take action against animal abuse, child abuse and domestic violence.
Where in the World is Brewskie Butt Meowin' Today? Book cover
Publish my first picture book and subsequent books as well.
BZTAT Studios art licensing
Create and market a comprehensive art licensing portfolio to potential manufacturers.
Drawing of cat character Brewskie Butt on the beach with a beer
Develop Brewskie Butt into a character for licensing and merchandising various products.
Labrador Retriever dog pet portrait by BZTAT
Paint lots of portraits of cool dogs and develop enriching relationships with the people in their lives.
Calico cat pet portrait painting by BZTAT
Paint lots of portraits of cool cats and develop enriching relationships with the people in their lives.
BZTAT public speaking
Do more public speaking and consultation.
money celebration of wealth
Increase my wealth and manage it more effectively.
Super Size Me Diet
Try harder to get off the Super Size Me Diet.
heart digital art by BZTAT
Enhance and enrich my relationships with family, friends and others whom I hold dear.
Fabulous 5 cats drawing by BZTAT
Love on my fabulous 5 felines as much as I possibly can.
Change the World grafitti art by BZTAT
Do my part to make the world a better place.

I hope that you have creative visions for 2012 as well. May you have the most pleasant and inspiring adventures in 2012! Happy New Year!

New Year's Resolutions–My Vision Board

Artwork by BZTAT

I meant to publish this on New Year’s Day, but I accidentally hit the publish button and it went on out into the RSS feeds. So I figured I would go ahead and publish it now.

Awhile back I received a Facebook message from a  friend suggesting that I create a vision board. The message included a link to my friend’s Facebook photos where she had made an album dedicated to her own vision board.

The message read, “So… the purpose of creating a vision board is to define your outcomes and goals and allow those things to manifest in your life… And… When you share that vision with others the more powerful your intentions become…”

That friend was Amanda Hite, CEO of Talent Revolution.  Amanda is a social media rock star and “change agent”,  and she apparently is quite famous in the field of talent acquisition/consulting.  I feel sorta honored that she even knows my name.

OK, so the message was a group one and not intended solely for me. But social media makes everything more personal, so I took it as an invitation to do something special.

Also, one of my social media strategies is to find people who are using social media effectively and creatively to make a difference in the world, and then try to incorporate some of their strategies into my own repertoire.

I have been thinking about it quite a bit, and I have decided to do my vision board here on my blog for my New Year’s Resolutions. Not that I will complete everything on the vision board in the next year, but I do want to dedicate myself towards making my visions real.

So, without further ado, here is my vision board. These are some of  the outcomes and goals that I intend to manifest in my life. Let’s see how powerful my intentions become through the process of sharing them with you.


Create one of the prime attractions of the Canton, OH Arts District

Inspire others through my art
Get off the "Super Size Me" diet
Make this guy have to change his byline

Paint lots of portraits of cool cats and develop enriching relationships with the people in their lives

Have appliances that don't require quarters INSIDE my residence
Have more appliances
Find a good left-brained person whom I can trust and who will tolerate my right-brained-ness to help me with all the details of running a business
Make the Brew's Posse more famous and influential than @Sockington's Army
Outsource this job
Write one of these
Be able to stamp this on all my bills and debts
Paint lots of portraits of cool dogs and develop enriching relationships with the people in their lives

Paint Bo Obama's OFFICIAL portrait
Explore licensing of some of my artwork
Explore licensing of some of my artwork

Create Dialogues Murals for major events, conferences and causes
Do my part for world peace in a way that makes me proud to be an American
Do my part for world peace in a way that makes me proud to be an American

Help children heal their hurts and find peace and hope in their lives
Change the world

What is your vision? What are your outcomes and goals that you would like to manifest in your life? Will you share that vision with others to allow your intentions to become more powerful? Please do share!