In the wake of completing the painting “Cerulean Flight”, I read a questionnaire that asked the question:
“If you could wave a magic wand over your work, what would you want the end result to be?”
Wow! What a powerful question. I had to stop and really think about that. Instead of receiving an answer, I received a vision of the Heart quilt that I was working on last year about this time.
I had begun the project with one idea in mind, but as I worked the piece kept transforming. It was as if the quilt was dictating what it wanted and I was just along for the ride. This was the first quilt I had ever made, where I allowed the changes to happen instead of just rushing to finish it. Boy oh boy, I’m glad I did! I love my quilt and I will probably never part with it because it taught me many valuable lessons along the way.
So back to the question: “If you could wave a magic wand over your work what would you want the end result to be?” When I close my eyes and think of my new painting AND the question at the same time, I see movement, glittery seed beads and threads that glisten. I see some dimension as the butterflies move through the piece and out the corner of the fabric. I see a blue/black brocade fabric as the inner sashing, light blue brocade fabric as the outer sashing and a vibrant bright white brocade as the final border. WOW! What a visualization!
(FYI, all of these fabrics can be purchased at Fabric.com, just click the link on my sidebar)
I know this one question has already transformed what the completed piece will look like and I believe that it will change the way I work from here on.
What about you? “If you could wave a magic wand over your work what would you want the end result to be?” This is a very open ended question. You could answer in regards to your current creative project, your blog, something in your everyday life or anything that you are not 100% in love with. The ideas are endless!
I would love to hear about what you are not completely, head over heals, in love with and how the thought of a magic wand might transform it. Please feel free to leave a response below in the comment section. Make it as long or as short as you would like and… dare to dream BIG!