She’s unstoppable on a horse 

Dream:  He invites the bride to his home land Upon arrival it’s like she’s invisible  The men talking and joking Walking away like she is nothing  Why does he do this, where is he going? Dad, bless him, walks with me Not afraid to look and enter and see Into the building mom is behind…

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Why thwart my quest for dog food?

Time to order pet food Amazon ships Dog Food to the wrong address, my fault First local Pet Store visit Google Map Search: Arff Directions confusingly oriented Turn: North, South, East, West Lost cell service Pet Store already closed, unexpectedly Day 3 seeking dog food Can’t leave easily, road under maintenance Check food, pour last…

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Alchemical Global Mobile Games

I am concerned about my environment. I worry about climate change, pollution, endangered animals, and natural disasters. My concerns are sometimes overwhelming; and I find comfort in the alternate reality of my art studio, a good book, or a game with friends. I could choose to see my alternate realities in a negative light, as…

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Fish in the sink dream poem and image

This is a dream poem and collage image from this week. I plan to speak with the live fish in active imagination as a follow up. There are many spiritual myths with fish. What do you associate with fish? The fish dream poem: Old fish In the sink Fat slippery White with fuzz bubbles I…

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The Influence of Creativity

In the broadest sense, artists are many things. In this paper, I discuss one aspect of artists: how their creative work influences one another. To explain how this works in greater depth, I share how studying African American culture influenced my creative voice. There are many famous artists, examples too, ones with prestigious lives, available to…

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Dream poem: tree home

Wondering away from Him unhappy I see Mystic woman She is in the center A circle cast from her fire It’s night like Wondering a strange playa — I’ve found a tree to climb Up I build platforms My spot High up Under huge boulder rock Snug there I wonder Am I more vulnerable Will I…

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Classic video series on visual literacy

I highly recommend this series! Recorded in 1972, it is an insightful presentation on how a specific type of European oil painting connects to advertising and visual language. He says there is no dialog yet in the quote above. However, in 2016 we are reaching a point where social media images are starting to bridge…

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Fire and Life Transformation

At the age of 8 years, a fire burned our home and many others in Santa Barbara, California. The experience significantly impacted how I see the world. Hillman (1997) says traumatic childhood events like fire are clues to understanding an individual’s character and calling in life. The following paragraphs explore a telescoping scale on two…

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Intelligent serpent dream unites opposites

Life is a beautiful mystery with infinite potential. Its changing nature is expressed in creative ways, like dream paintings, that reach past perceived limitation. The world, in 2016, is a place where ideas, from bliss to despair, circulate the globe in seconds. However paradoxically, digital communication is suspected of distancing, as opposed to connecting people.…

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