more than one voice

Sunday, March 4, 2012

what to do with a dream

missing silence

What do you do with the dreams you have every night? When you go into that mysterious place where reality is distorted, where things aren’t quite what they are in waking reality.

Do you have recurring dreams?  Do you have themes that seem to play out night after night teasing you with just a hint of meaning?

Sometimes I can hardly wait to go to sleep at night, not just because I’m tired, but because I just love dreaming. I’m often amazed at the dreams I have, the insights that my dreams give into my unconscious mind, the unraveling of deep seated thoughts. There are things in my head that seem to lie undiscovered until I journey into my dream world.   

I always try to pay attention to my dreams. On waking just before I’m fully conscious I slowly replay the night dreams, storing them in my conscious mind where I will think about them later that day.  Throughout the day I allow my dreams to gently nudge me, to mix with my waking world, it seems that this helps me to discover their secrets.  And what do I do with my dreams – I make art of course.


  1. I love what you wrote about your dreams. Like two lives in one, or maybe many lives in one as the dreams take you to many destinations. Your art is so beautiful! Love the soft face and the head band. She looks very sporty!

  2. That's cool that you have lots of dreams. I don't remember many dreams and the ones I do seem to have profound emotional connection, usually sad or fearful. Wonder what that says about me...

    I really like your paintings and the eye looking through the door really grabbed my attention.
    Catherine Denton

  3. yep clare...I LOVE DREAMING MY DREAMS too! and i love these works that came from your dreamy dreams :))xo

  4. Many people are scared of their dreams, and I feel sorry for those who have nightmares.

    I actually also do like my dreams and I am always trying to figure out what they mean, what they wish to tell me. I often learn from them, and I am able to understand happenings or relationships better. I have one recurring dream, (and I can not figure out this one) where I get lost again and again in a strange place, it is familiar in the beginning and I walk and walk till I do not recognize my surroundings anymore and I do not at all know how to go back and I start to feel scared and confused - luckily every time I wake up and find myself safe before a bad or unsure ending.

    What could that dream mean? :-)

    Love your "dream" art Clare!

  5. How lucky you are to remember your dreams. I did too years ago but now I can't remember anything. I'm a good daydreamer but that's quite another task.
    I've had lots of useful experiences during meditation though. Love your pieces and the first one is wonderful and a bit different. Looks like you're moving on. Enjoy the new week.

  6. Clare, thank you so much for sharing the artist and his journey about painting nudes. I never thought about anyone else having breaking through barriers to paint them. Really special to know this, thank you! Hope your having a brilliant week! Much love! Julie

  7. Your art sure is dreamy, alright! The houses especially caught my attention!

    I don't dream as much anymore (that I remember anyway)...but I do sleep a lot less than I used to...I'm sure the brain needs time to come up with good stuff :)
    Yours is filled to the brim!
    Love that about you!

  8. Hi Clare, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  9. Love Love Love those houses (and the portrait too) ♥♥♥♥♥ I haven't been here for a while, but sure glad I checked you out again ;) I recently also saw one of those bathtub benched here in NZ as well, too cool aren't they ? Will spend some time reading the posts I missed xoxo Keep dreaming Clare, they make for wonderful paintings !

  10. I love this Clare! I was just talking with a friend the other day about wanting to "make art" using a dream a had as a child. Love your artwork.

  11. I love what you do with your dreams Clare. Beautifully colored and orchestrated works here. I love to paint buildings...our building construction is similar. : )

  12. I love these pieces so wonderful that you can remember your dreams!

    I have a little surprise for you on my blog.


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