Before the Vision

 Jax's Hummer          10x10 oil on wood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

 Jax's Hummer          10x10 oil on wood                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

I just got off of the phone with my amazing friend Jodi. We just talked for two hours. The conversation was full, intense, exhilarating and I'm buzzing all over right now. A few weeks ago we rediscovered our friendship after a few years passed. Something innate told me we are going to co-create something together. I expressed this to her and though a strange assumption after so long of being apart, she was graciously receptive. "We're going to do a documentary," I said. "But I don't know of what."

This last phone call was the beginning of our journey on this film of what we don't know. We have no absolute for it, there really is no clear vision or imagery or exact direction. We just have an idea of something and we feel the need to do something so we've decided to do it. This is just the start.

I was trying to relate this to my vision paintings. What a great tool it is to know what you want and have an actual image in front of you for a guide, reminder and inspiration. Well, what if you can't exactly put your finger on that image? What if the directions are still a little furry and manifesting your desires is feeling heavy because you don't know exactly what to ask for? 

Ask for help. 

Sometimes the vision isn't so clear in your own mind but other people can see it for you. I feel like I can see the beauty and potential in everyone I meet and I love the opportunity to help them flesh it out. Maybe you're just asking the question wrong and someone else can tweak the words and all of a sudden you understand what they're saying and it completely connects the dots. 

Painting these dreams for people is a process of unfolding, I don't know exactly what the finished product is going to look like. They have an idea and I help them to make this idea into a vision.

If the intention of a possibility is set and you create movement towards it, ask for help and co-create. Release the attachment to an outcome and trust that the process will get you what you need and wanted. Before the vision is the most important part because it's the start.