I am always looking for fun and creative ways to display my "stuff", and Vision Box Ideas has definitely given me MANY ideas. (Now if only I had all the time in the world to do crafts!) The book is by Mark Montano. If his name sounds familiar to you (like it did to me!) it is because he was one of the designers on the TLC Show "While You Were Out" (which for a while was hosted by 2gether member Evan Farmer so I made sure to never miss an episode!) Vision Boxes are 3-D mixed media projects. The book shows you ways to make your own boxes or you can buy a deep frame at the craft store and work from that. (I think shadow boxes would probably also work.) There are a lot of cute ideas in the books with a list of supplies in order to duplicate them, but I think if I get around to making one of them I will modify it so it is more "me". The book is full color and shows images throughout the steps of creating the boxes so you can be sure not to "mess up" (however, a lot of times in crafts such as these it is often the things that are done as a mistake that really give the items a life and look of their own!)
From the Back Cover
Create an Inspirational Vision Box What is a Vision Box? A Vision Box is a 3-D mixed media art project that helps you focus on something important to you - very much like a Dream Board. Vision Boxes connect the spirit of creativity with life. Each of Mark's charming projects will help you discover your inner self, acquire a sense of wonder, and provide inspiration as you visualize your goal. Be empowered as you assemble your personal mojo into an individualized display of your life. Bring your mind, hands, and spirit into focus through the simple steps. Vision Boxes are unique and require no artistic training. Expand personal messages in your projects as you discover your hidden potential. Appreciate the special quality of your experience in the world as you create distinctive art and discover the infinite possibilities that spring from creativity.