We dream in symbols, don’t we?

I’ve been looking forward to getting painterly again and had fun making backgrounds, etc. whilst tidying up. I’ve let things slide a bit because I realised that worrying about DH has definitely affected my mojo and lowered my energy levels too. Bummer!

Still, today was better and I’ve created this journalled page for The Three MusesIn your dreams – challenge. Personally, I have the weirdest dreams… and when DH looks up the meanings, it’s always pretty cool and very much a subconscious refelection of what’s going round in my mind at the time. I most definitely dream in symbols!!


The stamped images are a mixture of my own handcarved stamps – the border and the word Dream; the insects are from a box of mini-stamps I bought about 4 years ago. The dots around the word are made with the wooden end of my paintbrush. I used a mixture of straight paint, brayering and monprinting for the background effects…

I’ve relisted the mixed media canvas for BBC Children in Need because the reserve couldn’t be lowered when I wanted to, so I’ve put that down to experience and just hope the original high bidder sees it’s back if he/she still wants it! Fingers crossed, eh? 🙂

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  1. Rosie, this is spectacular to say the least. Absolutely amazing work. There is so much detail to see and enjoy. I can only imagine how long it must have taken to complete. Fantastic.

  2. Penny

     /  November 11, 2009

    WOW ! your work is fabulous !

  3. Looks like you have the same kind of dreams I have! I’m loving all the layers and very intrigued about what goes on in your mind at night!!

  4. Great page, Rosie – wonderful colours and symbols (the ants remind me of Luis Bunuel’s film)! Your hand-carved stamps are great!

  5. Rosie, your dream piece is super!

  6. Beautiful dream piece!!!

  7. Great take on the theme, very surreal!

  8. this is phenomenally cool!!! super texture and color….the whole thing is fantastic!

  9. What a delightful peek into your dream world, Rosie. I love the passionate purple! Hmmm (tee hee) Anyway, it has wonderful texture and scope. Well done!! Thanks for joining us this week.

  10. I love this expressive dream piece Rosie- wonderful border and amazing handcut stamps!

  11. Hi Rosie!!! this is a very clever piece…I love it and all the details!!! wonderful work as always….

  12. taluula

     /  November 11, 2009

    Yaay, Rosie this is how a dream such look, full of colour and disjointed symbolism. This deserves some very loud applause.

  13. Wow, Rosie, what an incredible interpretation of ‘Dreams,’ love it! Hope everything goes well for your DH, too!

  14. Fabulously weird……. great stuff.

  15. Janny

     /  November 12, 2009


  16. Rosie, I’m back to see this for the second time, and I really thought I left a comment when I saw it before, but since I don’t see it, I’ll leave another one. This is AWESOME! I love everything about it to bits!! I love the yummy colors and all the pen work! Hope all is well with DH!! All good wishes and positive thoughts!! XOXO

  17. Wonderful artwork for me to catch up on Rosie … all amazing!!!
    I hope that things are going well for you and yours!
    All the Best oxo


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