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...)