9 x 13 watercolor paper, mask, collage fodder
Golden acrylic paints, paint pens
How do we measure our dreams in the night,
when by morning they seem to have vanished?
John Steinbeck one of the greatest writer's of our time
believed in nocturnal productivity. He has said,
"It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night
is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.”
The shorter version of this has become the cliché, "Sleep on it!"
Sigmund Freud believed that dreaming was the "safety valve" for unconcious desires.
Researchers used to think that dreams only occurred during the REM (rapid eye movement) state of sleep, but now most experts agree that we can dream at any time during the night. However, the dreams which occur during our REM state are the most memorable and realistic.
I rarely experience this deep state of sleep, so best I can do, is wake long enough to write down my idea, or some worrisome detail and then place it precariously on my nightstand, it is here where this tidbit of information will incubate-- outside of my mind, sort of in vitro.
This will usually help my overactive mind free up for some ordinary sleep.
"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." -Edgar Allan Poe
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