Sunday, November 29, 2009

What Remains?

On waking, did your dream last night leave a strange flavor or glow behind when it fled? Or is your unconscious a joker, and was a pun involved? Did you meet a stranger who seemed familiar, or did someone familiar suddenly turn strange?

At Titus the Dog, a late entry to November's illustration challenge.

21 comments:

steve said...

I get a little of all these things when i dream - they can be quite confusing. Still, I love this drawing and the attention to detail in the sky - it looks as if it could be in motion.

Titus said...

Shouty laptop in a forest. No glow, but a definite sense of unease.
I have been a bit worried about work.

And I swear it was in colour.

ArtSparker said...

Steve -

I always think of the night sky as wheeling around.

Titus - I think the people who assert that everyone dreams in black and white dream in black and white. I have never had a dream in black and white (or shades of gray) to my knowledge.

Titus said...

Loving your tautology.

parisa mahmoudi said...

Recently I have serial dreams.I mean I have different and complete stories with lot of details every night!!!!!!!!!!So I wake up so tired! :)
Love your illustration!!!
Have a great Week Susan

Cláudia said...

Funny, I have spent the last two days thinking about it - how some days you wake up with just a thin thread of your dreams... last night I dreamed there was a child in need of a real and devoted mum, otherwise she/he would die... Since my two kids (one adult and the other a teenager) look ok and my own mother has been a really great mother in the last 44 years,I wonder...

ArtSparker said...

Titus - The Tautus wins the race, always.

Caio Fernandes said...

almost a V. van Gogh sky .

jude said...

i feel like i wrote this post. or was it a dream?

Totalfeckineejit said...

I woke up to find I was still asleep but dreaming that I had woken up. I think.

ArtSparker said...

Caio - well-spotted, it was completely unconscious, but you are right. Maybe his skies are in the collective unconscious of all artists now - at least, that's my excuse.

Cheers.

ArtSparker said...

Jude & TFE - from you, I'm getting a laugh.

Deb G said...

I hardly ever (twice in the last 10 years) remember my dreams. It might be a good thing. Only my dreaming mind would know....

ger said...

I mostly dream of people I don´t know, peeping into their dull everyday affairs (which is a bit alarming, isn´t it...?)

Clowncar said...

reminds me of the paul klee painting of the cat dreaming about the bird.

mouse (aka kimy) said...

happy birthday susan!!

i had a collection of very odd and mesmerizing dreams last night, i'm always disappointed to wake and know that when i fall back to sleep the dream that is so compelling will morph into something else.


wonderful drawing

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia - sounds like an overwhelm dream.

Thanks, Kim.

Celeste Bergin said...

I favor the idea that dreams are our ancestors sending us messages. Of course, if that is so my ancestors are nutZ. This is a beautiful illustration. The bird and the sky are one.

ArtSparker said...

CC - just took a look at it, lovely work, I hadn't seen it before.

Anonymous said...

at times your work reminds me of Edward Ardizzone, who illustrated just about every book that was beloved of my childhood...

the fox especially

ArtSparker said...

grrl - I love his work, it is very tender.