My First Dream Art Journal



I loved the process of altering my first book (into an art journal) so much, that I did another one. Only this time, I decided to create my own Dream Art Journal from it, as part of my annual review of my dream journal.

As you can see, a dream art journal doesn’t require a lot of artistic talent or supplies — a journal — a little paint (or markers, crayons, etc.) to create a background and pasting printouts of your dreams and images from the internet or magazines or books (or draw or paint them yourself).

Of course, you can be as creative as you want. This dream art journal has a fabric cover and I was able to incorporate fabric into my dream ‘Searching for a Pattern’. In addition, I added a few real pennies to my last entry which was for 5 dreams I had on ‘Finding Pennies’.

A few of the entries I had created previously on watercolor paper that was too large for the journal — so I scanned them and reduced them to fit. Now I don’t have to worry about them getting lost or damaged because they’re loose.

Creating art from my dreams is not meant to interpret them, but it can certainly be part of that process. I see it more as a way to honor my dreams and bring them to life. Dr. Angel Morgan calls it ‘dreambridging’ (

In all, I incorporated 32 dreams from 2008 — 2011. I’ll be working on more — I need to alter another book!

When I was done, I was curious as to whether there was a pattern or message that these particular dreams were offering. Why did I choose these particular dreams? So I did a Content Analysis on them and was surprised to see how many dreams I have of being in or that are about NY and NJ even though I was living in VA at the time for all but 2 of the dreams. I was also surprised to see how many dreams I had containing animals — and overcoming fear. Thinking back, I can see that I have overcome many fears during this time frame. My favorite ‘AHA’ moment was seeing that I had 5 dreams about finding pennies — a reminder to be grateful.

My hope in sharing this is to inspire you to pay more attention to and honor your dreams — journal them — create art — learn from them — and ENJOY!

2016 PsiberDreaming Conference

It’s that time of year again!
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Learn more

Each September, since 2002, the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) holds its online PsiberDreaming Conference. Two full weeks of presentations, fun, games and contests that you can partake in from the comfort of your home 24/7. I’ve attended at least ten of these conferences and each one is more mind-blowing then the last. This year promises to be no different.

If you haven’t heard of the IASD or attended a previous conference, the PsiberDreaming Conference is a chance to chat with and learn from dreamers from around the world; and don’t be surprised if you find your ‘tribe’.

In addition to 24 online presentations (which you can read at your leisure), there is the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery, A Place For Dreams (a discussion board for sharing dreams), PsiDreaming Contests and Games to particpate in, and the ever-popular Outer Inn (24/7 chat, fun and games).

At the end of the two-week live conference there is an additional two-week read-only period to catch-up on what you missed. There’s so much happening during those first two weeks that you will need the extra time to read everything.

Call for dream inspired artwork
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Submit your dream art

Do you have artwork to share that resonates with the conference theme of “Tuning into the Frequency”? Dreamers of all artistic levels and mediums are invited to submit their dream-related artwork to the PsiberDreaming Art Gallery. Your submission must include the dream that inspired the art. In addition, if your artwork is accepted you must attend the conference. Submission deadline is September 11, 2016.

Wait there’s more!

Become a new member of the IASD between now and the end of the conference and attend the PsiberDreaming Conference for FREE!!! For information on the IASD and how to join, click here.


Experience lucid dreaming while awake

Lucid dreaming while awake — technology and artistic vision unite

Technology and art combine in a massive 32,000 sq ft interactive art installation in Odaiba, Tokyo through August 31st.  As a visitor to the installation, you experience something similar to lucid dreaming while awake.  You are invited to wander through a digital maze of interactive art. Using your smartphone, you decide how the artwork changes to fully immerse yourself in a lucid dreamlike experience. The art continually changes and never repeats as you move and interact within the space.

There are several different room-sized computer-generated, interactive installations. Light, sound, smell and touch are all used to fully immerse you in the experience.

In Floating in the Falling Universe of Flowers, the cycle of life perpetually continues as floating flowers grow, bud, bloom and die.

In Wander Through the Crystal Universe, you walk around in a three-dimensional light space. Your movement affects the light and changes the installation. You also interact with the installation using your smartphone to select different elements in the Crystal Universe.

In Drawing on the Water Surface Created by the Dance of the Koi and People – Infinity, you walk through water with swimming koi. Bumping into the koi causes them to burst into flowers and disperse while their courses leave trails of light.

In Soft Black Hole – Your Body Becomes a Space that Influences Another Body, the darkness is so pervading you can’t see the walls, floor or ceiling. Imagine as you enter, everything you touch is so soft it feels as if you are sinking into it. Wandering along, the space itself changes and effects you and others in the room. (Sorry, no video for this one.)

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Get more details on the DMM.PLANETS website.

As a dreamer and an artist, I would love to experience this — wouldn’t you?