Friday, May 3, 2013


"You are entering the mysterious fascinating world of dreams, where the rules of reality do not apply."

~ Dream Moods.com

Do you Dream with eyes wide open or only in your darkest sleep?
Do you see the Dreams you Dream in Vivid Technicolor , Black and White or only in the faint wisps of smoky ghosts that remain behind, haunting your every daylight hour?

Do you love the curious and mysterious realms that are secretly tucked within the crevices of our earthly landscapes or in the microscopic tunnels of our strange and beautiful minds; they might even be the more intriguing of the two for each brain describes the embodiment of flesh and blood that belongs only to you and no other human being.

I dreamt up these two digital graphic designs some time ago, basically pondering on what Dreams really mean.

I am a dreamer and it has never been a secret I kept to myself, for to me "a dreamer is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world."
I have difficulty in remembering my dreams of the night and therefore I sapor in my daylight dreamy hours, these dreams I have with eyes wide open enlighten me with endless magical realms.
So, I thought for this week ,since I've been enjoying some quality family time ( my husband and son just returned back from their jobs out west) and  not really doing much for painting or working on my show case for Denise's Etsy Shops promotions( will definitely be getting to it this weekend)  that I would share some of my inspirations, and sketches for possible paintings.

Oh, and the quote you see at the top of this post is from a site called  http://www.dreammoods.com/ .
I'll have to pay them another visit and explore their site, looks interesting; you might like it as well.

Dream Sketches of moon, stars, lichen, forget -me -nots, dandelions, bubbles and butterfly

The paper I sketched on was already sparkled ( a little treasure I picked up at a church sale) , must try to find more of it.

And this little painting with an angel and gargoyles I discovered at a thrift store in Aylmer Quebec. It doesn't have the artist signature , wish it did. Anyway, it's beautiful and it inspires me.

And finally a little reminder of lost treasures. This diminutive beautiful pussy willow tree near my home was just right for picking a few fuzzy branches and maybe even take the one with the nest. My daughter said that I was possibly stealing a tiny bird's home  but it didn't matter because even before I could reach the branch I fell into waist deep water…lol! Anyway, long story short, I returned a week later to see if the ditch had dried up and wouldn't you know it….. the tree was gone, nest and all, it was bulldozed over….progress?????

At least I have this pic to remember it by : )

Leaving you with a very lovely song by Leonard Cohen for today….HAPPY Paint Party Friday

When reading the comments on Youtube some viewers felt that Leonard Cohen in this picture looked a bit like Al Pacino , Dustin Hoffman and Adam Sandler. I suppose he does remind me of Al and the  other two but to me he is the one and only Leonard Cohen, the poet of our time. O,O Enjoy !


Gloria in CA said...

What an interesting post. I enjoyed it much and do love Leonard Cohen. Love you wip's and will enjoy them when completed as well. I dream in vivid color and do remember my dreams. Sometimes when I don't get to see what happens in a dream, I'll remember where I left off and then concentrate on the dream when I go to bed at night and if I'm lucky, I'll pick up where I left off the previous night. I have done that and it's fun. tee hee. Happy Paint Friday. Continue day dreaming.:)

Linda said...

fascinating projects and thoughts-love the digitals!! I'm going to check out that website too :) Happy PPF!

Netty said...

beautiful digital graphic designs.
Happy PPF, Annette x


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love all your dreamy work. I think you captured the disjointed nature of dreams, which are often hard to figure out. Blessings!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

fab post and I enjoyed seeing those drawings... lovely line work... and have to say I mostly dream in vivid colour... so much so that it is a disapointment when the world isn't like that some days...xx

www.dorissdaughter.com said...

Wonderful work. I love your digital dreamscapes. Your magical and sparkling celestial spacescape and your 'strange and beautiful mind' Thanks for sharing:)

Nancy McCarroll said...

Beautiful; ethereal. My dreams are mostly dramatic and scary...your pictures are calming and thoughtful.

bellefrogworks said...

What an interesting and heart felt post. Your art works in progress are lovely and I would love to see them when they are complete. HPPF

La Abela said...

A dream always ends with a good book full of imagination and Leonard Cohen always nice. Saludos

Dianne said...

Terrific digital piece, and lovely sketches...sparkly is always good! Happy PPF!

Giggles said...

Lovely post, I dream in color with lots of action! Very telling too!!
Nice work!! L.C.is a favorite in our house, my kids have seen him in concert too!! Love his son too!

Hug Giggles

Tam Hess said...

So beautiful! What a wonderful digital dream....those fish are awesome!! Thanks for sharing your work. Happy Paint Party Friday!

Erika Nittel-Traser said...

Your dreamy work is perfect in my eyes and Feeling. Great work!
Have a wonderful week - hugs

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