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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Talking with Raven of LIFTED on KCSB Radio 91.9 fm about Dreams

I was interviewed by Raven Nevermore on her radio show LIFTED at KCSB. Her topic last week (April 5th) was dreams and I had a chance to share my experience with dreams and art. Here is a brief recording of what I said about dreams and art – thanks to Raven for letting me ramble…

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Skeleton army in foreign land, dream and sketch

A skeleton army is approaching human settlement.   From tent we go into ancient fortress, but a ghost tells me it’s the skeleton army’s home base.    A small boy and his dog wander freely in the army, unnoticed. Why?   I escape with a few others to a fortress tower, abandoned by old civilization, in the…

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Two Ocean Dreams and Drawings

First ocean dream drawing: cooling off Traveling next to the ocean. All the animals float to cool off and they don’t bother each other. An elephant and Capybara and … and a turtle that says she swam deep and got lost. Synchronicity! I found a blog a couple days later on Tumblr with a similar…

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Bothersome birds, 2×5′ on Canvas

This painting came from a nightmare with three parts: being chased, grabbed and ignored. The memory took on a second perspective in the creative process. In active imagination and sketching the dream I remember the Three wise monkeys. This painting is Three mystic birds who discuss evil and ways forward. For example, they suggested mouse…

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iPad pro and pencil dream drawings

 I’ve been playing with my new digital art tools that are the iPad pro and Pencil. They do a great job of simulating the real drawing experience. The bonus is never having to sharpen the pencil or run out of colors.    Here are a collection of drawings from different apps. The detailed scene is…

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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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Final Three Living Painings 

The concept of active imagination involves tending to the figures in the imagination as living beings. Figures appear from the imagination in dreams and creative work, like painting. To tend to these images I consciously engage in imaginal dialog to realize they want things like homes, food and water.  The fairy creature travels into the…

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She feels everything and nothing, 24×48

The painting is titled, She feels everything and nothing. The material is mostly acrylic and the size of the canvas is 24 inches tall by 48 inches long. The image is mostly symmetrical with a women looking straight out, in the center, and seen from the waist up. She is holding two flowers, one in…

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