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House Dreams, Part 2 

As I've described before, I have a recurring dream about a house. The house has stayed pretty much the same for 15 years, although there have been variations. It's located in a strange, barren neighborhood with other similar homes. The house feels like a step back - I always sense that I lived there in the past, and in the dream I usually make the decision to move back. The house feels familiar and "safe", but also like giving up. 

After having the dream again, I decided to try and illustrate the…Read more

Interview with Yorokobu Magazine 

Hello! 

I was interviewed by Yorokobu Magazine, about my dream drawings and my music. I'm am very honored they contacted me and it's a gorgeous website. They release a printed publication once a month. It is in Spanish. Maybe I'll be famous in Spain! 

Here it is: 

http://www.yorokobu.es/una-artista-ilustra-los-suenos-como-los-recuerda/
 

Nocturne Podcast: Art and sound, together.  

I've always been a night person. As you've probably seen, I am a huge fan of dreaming and love to illustrate my dreams as a way to remember and understand them. Sometimes I find myself awake in the wee hours of the morning. It can be a time of wonder, of solitude, and of quiet creativity. And other times, it's not

A few months back, songwriter/podcast producer Vanessa Lowe asked me to design a logo for her new podcast, Nocturne, a beautiful collection of stories about the night. Now, we are embarking on a…Read more

Cherry Blossoms and Paper Airplanes 

Usually, my dream drawings are a mashup of all the dreams I remember after a given night. Sometimes these drawings have as many as 4 separate dreams in them. 

The other night, all I could remember when I woke up is a snippet of a dream, where I was gazing up at the sky and the sky was filled with cherry blossoms and paper airplanes. The image stuck with me throughout the morning, and I decided to capture this moment in an illustration.

This picture is my simplest dream drawing and it showed me that I don't…Read more

That's a...what??...  

Have you ever had a dream where you are in the middle of, say, a zoo, but you know that it's actually your house? Okay, maybe not a zoo. It could be a supermarket, an ice-skating rink, or perhaps it's a house. Wherever it is, it surely doesn't look anything like your home. Despite all appearances, though, this place feels very familiar. 

Things in dreams are often not what they are in real life. (That sentence sounds so lame, but I'm not sure how else to put it). 




Like, in one dream, I was shopping for brakes…Read more

Animals in Dreams, Part I 


When an animal comes to you in a dream, what does it mean? Some people say they are spirit guides, some say they are symbols, some say an animal in a dream is, well, just an animal. 

I have many animals in my dreams. I think that this is, at least in part, due to the fact that I absolutely love animals and I think of them often. When I encounter an animal in a dream, I often wonder what he or she is trying to tell me. 

This is one of my favorite dream characters of all-time: The Indestructible Bird. I had…Read more

Performance Anxiety 


All of us deal with performance anxiety at one time or another. Maybe you have to make a presentation at work, and your palms are sweaty just thinking about it. Or, you've got a test the next day and despite all the time you've spent studying, you're worried about whether you'll pass. You're up late, unable to sleep, worrying about how well you will perform, whether it be during a date, a job interview, or a meeting with family. And many of us, at one time or another, have anxiety dreams that reflect our…Read more

Spiders!  

I'm afraid of heights. I'm afraid of mayonnaise. And, yes, I'm afraid of spiders. 

The lamest thing about my arachnophobia is that I'm really, really scared of the sorts of spiders that won't hurt me. Namely, daddy-long-legs. The longer the leg in relation to the body, the more afraid I am. It's not logical, but there it is. 

As I mentioned in my last post, I have many dreams about spiders. This one from the other night was cute: 


...Until he wanted to dangle. When spiders dangle, that's the WORST: 


I don't…Read more

Dreams Within a Dream 

Every once in a while, I actually dream that I am dreaming. In my dream, I will wake up and remember the dream I just "had". Now that I've started illustrating my dreams, I sometimes actually start the process of remembering, writing down, and drawing the dreams - within the dream


For instance, this character is looking at a dream drawing that I made - of the dream that I was having at that moment. Talk about trippy - and confusing: 



A quick aside: last night, in my dream, I dreamed about a spider. A…Read more

Illustrating Dreams: The Beginning 

About 9 years ago, when I first moved to San Francisco, I started having a recurring dream. I am in a house. The house is in the middle of a field, and it's an industrial area. People are coming in and out of the house, and the general feeling is one of being "stuck". Like the house is a place I left a long time ago, but, here I am again, and I don't want to be back. 

Over the years I have been in this house, in my dreams, many times. I was trying to describe the house to my husband, as the details were…Read more