Flying dreams

I’ve been doing a lot of sketching lately – I have been getting inspiration to do a series based on narratives that spring from my dreams. For years now I’ve been having dreams of flying. Sometimes I’m in a flying contraption, sometimes I’m just floating above the street, sometimes I’m really high, sometimes I’m just above the treetops. What these dreams have in common is I’m always on my own and I’m always unseen by those below.

I’ve read a lot of interpretations of flying dreams but my favorite is that dreams of flying indicate reaching for higher goals. Nice.

My little sketchbook is full of quick sketches and notes of ideas for this series. I finally put one on paper, see below.

Pictured above, “Dreamflight” – watercolor on Arches 140lb paper

3 Comments for : Flying dreams
    • Shelly Amini
    • July 4, 2011

    I love your paintings Rochelle. The colors are so intense. This one is especially thought provoking.

      • Rochelle Weiner
      • July 4, 2011

      That’s so great! – thank you for posting, Shelly! :)

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    Painting your dreams — what a great concept! The colors in the painting are so vibrant and the girl looks like she is flying even higher than the birds.

    It reminds me of the flying dreams that I have occasionally have. I love those dreams because I wake up feeling like I can do anything.

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