So by my definition, being "visionary" appears to be all about staying open.... as life hands me my "material", I may well find myself creating something entirely different than what I'd originally had in mind. I may find myself laughing in holy horror at the directions that things have gone. I may find myself throwing my hands up in the air, waiting for instructions on what I should do with the mess. Or, most likely of all, I will find myself just proceeding onward, trusting that the direction will be given as I go along.
Ultimately, I believe that claiming the name of "visionary artist" is about affirming and following through on a commitment to staying open, holding an awareness that all that happens in life is potential material----an offering to transform and bring to wholeness whatever is given to us for that purpose.