Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Arty Dreams

Brain to Earplug Transfer, created in Procreate app
I dreamed that, while I was sleeping, a painting unknown to my conscious mind was being transferred from my brain to the end of my earplug.  When I woke up, I actually looked--nothing, not even wax--very disappointing (so I had to invent this one).  I'll try again tonight.  Ha.

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  1. I love your unique way of seeing the world, Hallie!

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    1. Thank you CrimsonLeaves. Each of us has his/her own view. Most don't post it, though.

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  2. I love that you actually looked- that just made my day! Glad you invented this one.
    A great story to go along with your intriguing painting.
    Jeff and I are having a museum day today- I'll be thinking of you.

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    1. PAMO, I'd love to be at the museum with you and Jeff--I know it would be fun. It always takes me a while to shift from dream to reality, and takes even longer to fall asleep at night. It would be nice to have an on-and-off switch.

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  3. Hallie, you are funny! Although I love the idea of paintings being transferred directly from your brain to an object. Maybe tonight you should put a canvas under your pillow and see what happens. :) good luck.

    Lovely landscape on your earplug.

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    1. CarolKing, I do have a bit of paint on my sheets and pillowcases; usually a bit of watercolor or ink--but I know it wasn't transferred while I was sleeping. (The good thing is I can easily identify my sheets in the linen closet.). I might try your canvas suggestion; after all, I have tried automatic writing--I got no messages from the beyond.

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  4. A very original dream :-)))) And I love how you 'translated' it into reality.

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  5. I think digital is taking over the world, for good reason. Procreate seems so accessible and tidy. Did you draw this right before you went to sleep (sitting on your bed)? No mess, and fabulous results. I really think the landscape on your earplug is beautiful. How big is this drawing?

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    1. Digital has not taken over southern Va yet; I don't personally know anyone else who"s tried it. The question of size is hard to answer. It could be printed at any size. The picture above filled my iPad screen. For the landscape part, I picked pencils, selected as small as possible, then zoomed in to draw it. Zoom and undo are favorite options. Yes, I did this sitting on my bed and at the dining room table--no mess--just my iPad and a stylus.

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  6. I love these glimpses into your mind. Really fascinating and wonderfully interesting painting. I am honestly amazed that it is digital. It looks real. Well you know what I mean.

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    1. I suspect my mind is very cluttered--no right and left--just piles. It needs organization.

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  7. Very uniquely Hallie and beautifully done. We recently saw the David Hockney show in San Francisco. He's embraced the IPad and the show included huge prints on canvas from that art. I like what he is doing these days, but he has nothing on you!

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    1. Mary, I would love to see those large Hockney canvases, and I liked the work he did with Polaroids--always trying new things. I think he has fun; it shows in his wonderful art.

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  8. Are you absolutely certain the painting isn't there?? haha! I love dreams like this ....and the way you "made it real" is wonderful.

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    1. Dreams are fun. An early a.m. phone call woke me from this one; maybe that's why the painting was zapped from the earplug.

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  9. Love it! Crazy how our minds work and how easy it is to confuse our dreams with reality when we first wake up.

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    1. Eva, I missed this comment. I kept a dream journal for a while--it was fun

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  10. Earplugs? I've had two sleep studies and several appointments, and now I have to sleep with a mask and all I had to do was get her earplugs? Humph.

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    1. You'll need a white-noise soother, also--maybe some melatonin. I was part of an NIH sleep study in the 70s--all wired up. My problem was attributed to Circadian rhythm; I'm in synch with the West Coast so I'm always jet-lagged. Get some sleep, William.

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  11. time to lay down in a huge easel box! I want to do that. Do you still have that box?

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    1. I don't still have the box, Celeste. However, the photo is my cover photo on Facebook.

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  12. It would sure be helpful if we could pour our ideas out directly onto the canvas but thankfully it doesn't work that way. If it did we'd have nothing to do. no challenge

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  13. yoooooohooooooooooooo Hallie!!! Hi!

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  14. Apart from the subtle humor, I loved how your brain thought of creating this one, very interesting Hallie!

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