Yesterday in art class I used my dream journals to get ideas for paintings. I'm going to try now, putting some illustrations down here - to later make their way into another art form.
I once read that dreams are like little motors that can be dropped into an art piece to make it run.
Scroll down for a transcript of handwritten dreams.*
Dream 7/28/93 - I'm afraid I'll cause a scandal and fail - parakeets are loose in the house. I try to find them to put them back in their cages.
Dream 8/3/93 - I drive a car full of people to Santa Barbara. The car is a peddle car, so when we go uphill everyone has to get out and push.
Dream 3/4/94 - The courtyard of the green building [in the Los Angeles ISKCON temple] is a jungle - someone planted it like an atrium.
Dream 2/22/94 - A guy at the party says I can get high. They have monkeys and other animals in a cage.
Dream 2/25/94 - Art school: I miss one class, then I'm late for another. I run around looking for the room, but then I've forgotten my paper, then I'm out of paper.
Dream 7/26/93 - I watch a frightening movie about an abused inner child. His whole world has turned on him - everyone is cruel, even his best friend beats him up. I tell the director, "I've had it. I'm out of the movie. Find yourself another actor." The others are disappointed, but I wasn't the first one to walk out of that part.
Dream 8/6/93 - I run and run but the bus takes off without me.
Dream 8/6/93 - The next bus that comes along, the driver won't take me where I want to go.
4/7/94 Dream of a painting - I dream of a painting I could do for my brother. It's a spirit in a doorway.
Dream 3/6/94 - I'm traveling, staying in a hotel. The lady I'm with loses her key but I make her find it.
Dream 4/20/94 - I explore old, crumbling buildings that were built about 50 years ago.
Dream 4/21/94 - I meet some advisors who give me four good reasons why I should sell my book.
Dream 4/21/94 - I meet some advisors who tell me four good points about my book.
May 5, 1994 Dream - I have to face an inquisition about my book. They have a trial where they look up facts.
May 5, 2994 - The leaders of the inquisition challenge my story that men took over a women's ashram. The men wanted the women's territory and extra space.
Dream 3/8/94 - After someone reads my book I give them a fortune cookie.