Saturday, July 31, 2010

52CP30: Fairies and Dreams

Not daily, but often, I get White Hot Truth email updates from Danielle LaPorte ("because self-realization rocks", as her tagline says...). The most recent one had a link to this article in it:

Richard Bach, author of the metaphysical classics, Jonathon Livingston Seagull and Bridge Across Forever, noticed that the Idea Fairy came to him when he was gardening, or flying in a plane. That's when he'd get his storyline ideas and life solutions.

Call it what you want: the zone, the flow, the magical gap, the illuminating silence...there is a place in space and time where we tend to think and feel most clearly. And in that place, ahaas, creative genius, strategies, and revelations tend to flow our way.

Notice when and where the Idea Fairy likes to visit you. Notice how solutions enter your being. Maybe it's when you're talking to a particular friend or associate (interaction). When you're cruising down the highway or walking to work (movement). Or in the bathtub or washing the dishes (water). Some people's Idea Fairies show up after a good meal or great sex, first thing in the morning, or just as they're drifting off to sleep.

The Idea Fairy can be slightly unpredictable. She won't always show up when you're in the zone. But she really appreciates being invited.

For my project this week, I made what could become a card front, or the cover of a Dreams/Ideas journal to record the inspirations of the Idea Fairy, or a framed piece for my studio - the jury's still out...

Stamps: About Art Accents fairy tree silhouette, Inkadinkado/Brenda Walton Flourishes; Ink: Ranger Faded Blue Jeans distress ink, Versamark; Paper: Close to My Heart Outdoor Denim, DCWV Luxury and Metallic 8" x 8" stacks, unknown blue parchment; Accessories/tools: Stampin'Up! Hodgepodge Hardware ribbon slides, detail clear embossing powder, stardust embossing powder

Where/when does your Idea Fairy visit? I'm pretty much in the zone when I'm driving by myself. I even blogged about it once... Anyway, here's Mr. Linky (with any luck at all, he won't be quite so lonely this week...)


Sherry said...

I really get the feeling of a dream fairy journal with this.. heck I'm getting inspired just staring at it! FAB-ulous!!

lauren said...

ok, not only do i ♥looooove♥ this as a piece of art, but i am so pleased i clicked thru to read the story b/c it is AWESOME! my best friend and i often laugh about the fact that our best ideas/solutions for difficult problems come when we are either taking a shower, brushing teeth or washing dishes. i had sort of assumed that was b/c it's pretty much the only time either of us ever has TO OURSELVES when our minds are sort of idle and drifting, but i love the thought of an "idea fairy" who is attracted to the water! thank you!

ps: i must say again, this is ♥FAB♥U♥LOUS♥ just to look at, as well! WOW! ♥

pss: i vote for idea/dream journal...if only so you get to KEEP THIS!!! ♥

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You were truly inspired this week, great piece.Loved your write up.You should think about writing a book.(In your spare time :-)

Ira said...

First time I'm here, but I love what I'm seeing :-)
Thanks for letting me play, too!