I have been continuing to capture images and colors from my dreams. There is SO much that goes on…so much imagination…that I am often exhausted from all of the dreaming! Due to the non-linear structure of dreams, I find most often it is best to just ride them out, and pull meaning from significant images recalled.
Upon awakening, I write out everything I remember from my dreams. I then go through each dream and circle the words that seem to have significance.
Then, I choose one and do a simple drawing…just to capture the essence of the image, colors or feeling from the dream.
Recently, I have found I like to draw using markers as the outline of the image and crayon to color them in. This reminds me of childhood, which is good, because that was when I was the most open-minded. The markers give definition to the images and the crayons give the softness that is a part of my dream’s texture.
Why do this? Why capture my dreams?
I have found that creating a journal that captures my dreams allows me to look back later and see how significant images/feelings/ideas show up in my waking life. Sometimes it is immediate, but at times it may be years later! Last night…I dreamed of a beautiful brown fur coat and over it I put a stunning red fur cape! As I looked in the mirror, I said aloud in the dream, “Now, all I need is a pair of shining red patent leather boots!” Think there is anything significant in this dream, hmmmm?
What did you dream last night?
Susan Loughrin is an Arts Consultant and Creativity Coach. She helps others see the joy and creativity in their every day lives. Her monthly e-zine, Inner~Creative~Voice Newsletter, brings inspiration through creativity ideas and activities that can be implemented every day. If you are ready to learn how to bring creativity and wonder into your daily life, you can sign up for a F.R.E.E. subscription at http://eepurl.com/C8RH