Monday, March 03, 2014

My dreams ...a new way of story telling!

Someone the other day, asked me " If l did art because l could or because l had to ?" The answer:  I create Art because l have too, it is part of me. I need to do one of the following ... draw, paint, sew, photograph or doodle every day, otherwise l feel frustrated and caged in!  I supose l need Art like l need Air to breathe. 
For the last few days l have been in bed, with a terrible cough and l have not felt 100%. The only good thing that has come out of this, is l have been able to catch up with TV programmes, do some drawing and watch loads of Art and Craft video's. This is where l saw this lovely statement by Vincent Vn Gogh.

"What is done well in love, is done well. "

Lately l have been painting from my dreams. Nothing strange in that, l have always written my dreams down and get ideas from them. They are often very colourful and a bit wacky ! As well as a an artist and teacher, l also think of myself as a story teller. This last lot of dreams, have been a bit different. They are sort of coming in like a series! The first one starts off with an angel crying, having fallen down from heaven. After being told she has to learn about kindness to others , before she can go back to Heaven. 

Then a few weeks later, another dream bubbles through, another angel story! This one is at night and has her offering coffee, to birds, as the snow starts to fall. She doesn't seem to have got the idea of what kindness is all about, especially where birds are concerned! :(

Then a few weeks ago, l had another dream ... this one l am still painting!  She does seem to have got the idea about what birds eat, this time !

It was, l though the last one but oh no! I was wrong. Last night l had another dream ... the end of the series....phew. I am actually enjoying this weird story telling journey.


Cath Stonard said...

Oh wow Lynda, not only are your dreams fascinating, but the paintings you have made to illustrate them are just fantastic!! You should make a book of them, especially if you dream in series like this. I really do hope you feel better soon, but even in your sick bed, you have managed to produce some masterpieces.

Lynda Howells said...

Thank you Cath for such lovely wordsxx

Carole Reid said...

Okay, Lynda, this is really cool! Your work and the idea to paint your dreams. Very cool!