White peacock dream symbolism

Last night I dreamt that I found a peacock wandering on a tennis court and as I looked closely it’s feathers turned from dark to white. The transformation was so shocking and beautiful. I woke up in a state of wonder about what I had just experienced in the dream. It took me a while…

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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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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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Bothersome birds & fairy nest

Started two new paintings tonight. The images of bothersome birds and fairy nest are based on dream images. I’ve been reading Jung’s Red Book and feeling inspired to explore my own darker nature or shadow self in art. The birds are transformed from three sequential nightmares of figures that I choose to explore through the…

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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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