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.

grrl + dog 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.