My response to The Daily Post: "To Sleep, Perchance To Dream."

Prominent Dreams: The Ones We Remember Can Be the Best

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Hello everyone!

Throughout most of my life, I have enjoyed creating art which stems from such things as: dreams, emotions and the dailies of life.

Dreams may not be the only subject in all my artwork. They are a common denominator, if you will-as written in my Artist’s Statement.   They just happen to be the most I’ve created into visual form. Documenting it here online as I have on paper or other surfaces is the main reason I started this blog and website. It’s meant to be a place where I share the process and finished products of my art and how I arrived at them becoming tactile forms. Spontaneous inspiration, life’s daily moments and the emotions which stem from them are among the subjects in the rest of my artistic accomplishments. I hope you’ll enjoy the journey as much as I have and join me here as these stories unfold from imagination to surface.

Today I will share how a momentary waking vision turns into visual art by memory. I learned a very long time ago, that if you jot down your dreams as soon as you wake, it helps to sort out what may be bringing us moments of joy, delight, anger, sadness, worries and so on. It’s also a truly wonderful way of creating one’s own journal of sorts, helping to resolve anything.

In the interest of sharing knowledge, I answer what has helped me gain what I needed to understand dreams or waking visions. How do we jot down dreams when many of the details dissipate before rising out of bed?  The easiest way I’ve learned is by keeping a notebook and writing instrument handy at bedside. As soon as you’re awoken, remind yourself there is something nearby onto which you can write it on. No need to get out of bed! The repetition of this self reminder becomes more than handy, as you realize your dreams become memorable, clearer visions. Not only that…it helps to gain control over what you can dream of; recall things you may have forgotten ; healing moments of distress and result in a better overall quality of life.

As the title here implies: Prominent Dreams: The Ones We Remember Can Be the Best!

Among some of my own favorites in art I’ve completed, are the ones where I’ve captured someone else’s idea, vision for a piece or even their dreams.  Those commissions are excellent reminders of how I test my strengths in realizing a visual which didn’t sprout from my own imagination. 

If ever you’d like to have a visual reminder of something wonderful you dream up, Art is an excellent way to achieve it. Feel free to contact me directly with any inquiries to this regard or any other.

Until next time….dream pleasantly and Thank You all for visiting!

 

Managing An Artistic Challenge

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Recently, I was personally challenged in artistic capabilities by having preset limits on a themed exhibition. I rather enjoy having a theme to go by, whether for exhibition, juried competitions or other forms of participation. This particular event was named: “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn” and Curated by Artist Member, Aprajita Anand…an amazing Artist and super sweet individual herself!

The event was presented at ConArtist Gallery, of which I am a Member Artist since February 2014. Its requirements included:

  • specific size of 12″ x 12″
  • in black and white only
  • should reflect or express what you are passionate about

Seems easy enough, right? It was the exclusive use of Black and White for its color them, which presented a challenge for me. Yes, they truly are colors!  At first I thought: “How hard can this be? After all, I LOVE to draw using black on white with almost any medium!” Then it hit me…I wanted to attempt the project in Acrylics, using my own style of drawing-without erasing. All in all, it was my own self-imposed challenge, since I’d never accomplished it in the Acrylic medium. Yet, I’m proud to have overcome the ‘chronic eraser syndrome’ very long ago. Turns out, I enjoyed every moment creating my piece, entitled “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” My reflection on what I am passionate about is simply LOVE. You see, I strongly believe in Love of all kinds and that with Love we can accomplish anything GOOD we desire. It is in fact (to me), the key to LIFE.

I do hope you enjoy the image of “Rapture – Wrap Sure.” Up until now, it continues to gain in popularity as one of my most viewed and enjoyed pieces of original artwork across all of my social media networks. The original is available for purchase by contacting me here, or in selected prints here.

First exhibited in "Decorate, Embellish, Adorn," at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

First exhibited in “Decorate, Embellish, Adorn,” at ConArtist Gallery, NYC

Until next time, I wish you PEACE and LOVE 🙂