Saturday, October 10, 2009
Living in an apartment I have scaled down on my Halloween decorations this year. I am picking up small porcelain or china dolls at my favorite THRIFT MUSEUM and altering their looks just for Halloween. This doll is wearing a gown by the famous underworld designer "VAMPSACE", beautifully gothic in blacks, silvers and purples with faux diamonds as embellishments and her own hand made black tattoo of a spiderweb on her neck, a snake on her arm and brambles around her upper arm. She is only 4 inches tall and you can see her and her friends at mystic2awesome.etsy.com or just google me, mystic2awesome.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
This is my brain while Lucid Dreaming of the dark side, sorry I guess I need to work a little more on that dark side part. You can take this photo and turn it upside down if you feel better that way, that's the great thing about abstract art! I have had my digital camera since my birthday in July and I have always loved creating things especially things with lots of color. My site at Etsy has a light side and a dark side. I think my avatar is a little on the dark side, but I just don't like getting my picture taken and I have never been too photo friendly. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to leave them here, I am willing to learn and there are about a billion things I don't know about photo Art. I think I should go and explore my darker dark side now....where are my chains and I know my dagger is here somewhere....and I have a tattoo, it's on my hand it's an exact replica of a freckle only blueish green.
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Oh that was way too fun, I had my camera in my dream! I think blogging about Lucid Dreaming and posting some of my macro photos helped me focus on adding this to my dream. I did become aware that I was dreaming and that I had a camera, I went to a place I have gone before and took a few pictures of the rooms and rooms and rooms that I sometimes encounter. I did not get lost, usually if I become aware that I am dreaming I can go where I want so I am never lost in those dreams.
So many people tell me that they never or hardly ever dream. That's not true, they just don't remember their dream. Dream amnesia occurs almost immediately upon awakening, usually as soon as you even move a muscle the amnesia sets in. When you first wake DO NOT MOVE, not even a finger, think about your dream, go through your dream from beginning to end. Then write the dream down. You may find that a partial amnesia is present if you go back a day or two later and read what you wrote. You know you wrote the information down, it's your hand writing but you may not remember dreaming some of the details. It's a really strange feeling to realize that you have forgotten details. You will get better, and have more dreams when you start to focus and write about your dreams. Why do this? Because how else can you afford to go to Las Vegas and Rome in the same night?
Interactive Imagery as with most meditation techniques can ease most pain, I not saying it can cure the problem but it can help. Use images of places that make you feel happy and comfortable, go to that place in your mind. Feel the atmosphere around you, the textures below you, in your hand, on your face and focus on what they feel like and how they comfort you. If it is a warmth you enjoy then let that warmth come into the area where the pain is and imagine the pain becoming less and less as you focus on that warmth. If it is a cooling sensation you enjoy use the same method by using the coolness that you enjoy to melt away the pain. If you need visual stimulation to feel that perfect comfort you can use a soothing picture and use the technique to imagine yourself there in the picture and "feel" the textures around you. You own mind can do wonderful things if you put it to use focusing on "good" rather than the pain, you don't want to create new wrinkles in your brain by "thinking" of the pain, but rather create new wrinkled pathways in your brain that link the pain to comforting thoughts.