The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Friday, May 16, 2008

Dreams are like "Treasure Chests of Self-Understanding".



"Imagine all the people living in peace.  You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.  I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one."  ~ John Lennon.

Recently, I have been enjoying the process of dreaming and dream work, the reflecting on them and being totally amazed at how crazy the dreams can be sometimes.....sometimes they are full of colour, vivid, vibrant and loud....full of emotion, images and meaning...other times they are hazy, vague and distant..as if I am only observing..yet these too are still full of meaning but more "ephemeral and mysterious" which require a little more pondering, wondering, as if I am making my way through a thick, overgrown tropical jungle during a thick fog.  What I am absolutely loving is that I am finding the act of dreaming and the journalling of my dreams are like "treasure chests of self-understanding".  The process has been a gift given to me by a wonderful fellow, local artist, Marilyn Koop, whose vision it was to put together, curate and coordinate a "Dream" Exhibit...where 21 artists will be sharing their dreams, process and the meanings that they derive from their dreams.  This exhibit opens June 12th and runs until July 20th, at the Minarovich Gallery, at the Elora Centre for the Arts. 

I imagine this to be an intriguing, meaningful, fun and inspiring exhibit....as I am sure many of the creative artists involved will have wonderfully vivid dreams, full of imagery, symbols and stories to be told, created, heard and enjoyed...I wonder what your dreams are like, what meaning you get from them and what you would be willing to share about your dreaming process or dream content with others in the world????

"Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.  Who looks outside, dreams.  Who looks inside, awakens." ~ Carl Jung


1 comment:

Rita vindedzis said...

I agree with you dreams are fascinating. I recently came across a dream journal I kept while in college. Re reading it now, I can recall many of the dreams as vividly as if I had just had them.