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A picture is worth 1,000 words

Hi y’all,

Choosing a word for the year has been so powerful for me, I thought WOW, pictures would be incredible. I have never made a vision board before. I always thought that it would take too much time. It’s kind of weird to think that, because I watch television. That should probably be the first thing to go when you think about wasting time.

I am going to show you in pictures step by step my process and what supplies I used. I had little regard for the visual outcome. I stayed loose and had fun. You can watch with me as the reality of the pictures unfold for me during the year.

What 2012 holds in store.

I used a piece a cardboard 26 x 40 inches. I didn’t want to use so much expensive paint to cover the background, so I covered it with spray adhesive (kind of glued my flip-flops to the floor in the process) and applied a piece of fancy red paper from the art store for $2.90. I bordered it with black and white checkered duct tape for about $5.00. I love the tape.

Next, I lit a candle and thought about what I wanted to see in the coming year. I Googled an image. When hundreds of images came up, I chose the one that spoke to me (not literally).

Samuel Square Park

My daughter, Angie and I are adopting Samuel Square Park. You can click on the tab “Give   Back” and see pictures of the park as it is today. We have a lot of plans, but are just in the beginning stages of development. We got the OK from Annie at the New Orleans Park Commission to start a booster club.

Selling Art and selling more art

Just saying, there is an uncanny resemblance to Brad Pitt.

My stomach
Traveling with David

I drew a hat on David, because the picture had too much hair. I like this picture, because I have a rolling suitcase and David is carrying his. That is just how we like to do it. The picture has so many places to see!

Sister Road Trip and Mac

For our sister road trip, I required a convertible and an open road. I colored the blonde woman’s hair red like my sis.

Powerful, Change-Making Dragon

I have been loving Caran D’Arche water-soluble crayons. You can use them as is, wet them after you apply them or paint with them by rubbing your paint brush against them. I also used acrylic paint. Paint is still my favorite means of expression.

Let me know if you have been inspired to change your life using pictures.

You rock!

Until next week, in unending love,


Gator Girl


I paint to heal the world. If I fall short of that, I would like to make you smile. Gator Girl

2 thoughts on “A picture is worth 1,000 words

    Thank you. For YOU And for the sister road trip. I love how you used images and made them your own!!!! I am practicing drawing barbed wire–my symbol for “Boundaries”.

  2. Your board is inspirational, Nancy! I love the travel illustration… it’s retro (I like!). Looks like you have a wonder-full year ahead. I can’t wait to hear about how much trouble you and Jan will get in on your road trip….:)… Thanks for sharing with us, sweetness…ox

    ps: HI JAN!

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