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Friday, April 07, 2006


I am not in my speedy self(ha). It has been more than a month since I stopped drawing almost everyday. I am also very tired today so I cannot really feel and touch that creative side of me. Anyway, I don't want to skip IF so I kept thinking and thinking what kind of experiences I had in relation with speed. The only thing that I can think of was about a dream that have haunted me for so many years until I got married. I have not told anyone about this dream, or maybe I had mentioned it with somebody and asked like it was not really my dream. I get so curious about dream interpretations but I cannot say I am so much of a believer.

My dream would always be the same for so many years and I have lost count of it. It would always begin with my surrounding moving so fast like I was in a time machine and the things surrounding me was all flying and moving. And then there would be wind and water and I will start running, but the thing was I cannot move from where I am. I cannot get anywhere. I ran and ran but I can feel the pressure in my body. It also seems that the place I want to be becomes farther and farther. And yet, none of what's happening in my surrounding was touching my body. I was kind of protected by something. I did not got scared because it keeps coming back(I am used already to having same dreams over and over again)but the fact, that I cannot move from where I am. That was scary for me. Anyway, it had stopped and I hope it will not come back again since I have thought about it now. Oh my! Do you think I had an exciting past?

This illustration is a digital collage combining an acrylic painting I have started but not finished together with a water colored painting(this one I have used before for another entry).


Blogger Teri C said...

That does sound like a bad dream but I think familiar to many of us. I know I have had similiar ones, but very seldom now.

Beautiful painting and so illustrative of your dream. Great job Isay!

April 07, 2006 1:36 PM  
Blogger Rrramone said...

Nice work!

April 07, 2006 1:55 PM  
Blogger Marie-Dom said...

I love the colours and the effects in this piece. Your dream is scarey. I get repetitive dreams where I'm running away from tsunami-type water disasters, and the more I run the less I get anywhere.... I HATE those dreams, so I really could relate to this experience of yours and your picture.


April 07, 2006 2:23 PM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

Hi Isay! Thank You for your sweet comments! I love this it has a good flow and makes the viewer feel the movement and motion! Wonderful! I have a recurring dream too and it is always the same getting ready for a big event and somehow I always get distracted and can't get to the event! It is frustrating and I would like a new dream!

April 07, 2006 3:52 PM  
Blogger steve said...

very cool--the colors and textures and sense of motion. Speaking of time machines, I tell my first grade art students, who've never seen a kiln before (got one in the classroom) that it's my time machine. The look on some of their faces is priceless.

April 07, 2006 8:09 PM  
Blogger violetismycolor said...

I love this running reminds me of my dtr Bonnie, who has taken up jogging. Lovely, Isay.

April 07, 2006 8:28 PM  
Blogger Autumn Storm said...

Really like the background, very nice allround.
Have a wonderful weekend, Isay, xo

April 07, 2006 9:40 PM  
Anonymous Paula said...

The background enhances the idea of speed. Recognize the signs of similar dreams.

April 08, 2006 12:25 AM  
Blogger The Unknown said...

Wonderful illo and I love the words.

April 08, 2006 1:24 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

...that's a nice collage, it enhaces the idea of speed of life! (maybe it's just a dream)...
thanx for your nice course that building belongs to me!

April 08, 2006 12:30 PM  
Blogger Rowantree said...

Nice capture of your dreams ! I hope you don't stop to draw in IF.

April 08, 2006 4:34 PM  
Blogger carla said...

That dream sounds very intense! I know I have had recurring dreams with some similar elements, but the one that I've hasd most recently (but not in many years) is that somehow I never graduated from high school so "they" took away all my other degrees and made me go back to high school and graduate before i could get my other dgrees back. It was terrible...people telling me what to do and when to do it. I figured out pretty quickly that it had to do with not liking high school when i was a teen but ironically endeing up teaching high school as an adult! Ahhhh... Anyway, I love this illustration! It looks full of action and speed and unknown scary things. The rain is very well done!

April 08, 2006 5:03 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Dreams are strang and frightening sometimes, especially when the same keeps creeping back, I think your illo captures the deep need to move, but the whirlwind surrounding and keeping you in a singular place, i'm glad this dream has gone, not needed any more.

April 08, 2006 5:24 PM  
Blogger miragee said...

Wow this is interesting isay. Does the dream occur whenever you are under pressure? Or when you feel like you can't do anything to change the real life? I have that feeling in my consciousness. In dreams, my powerlessness has other weird symbols...

You know what? If you are tired, give yourself a break. You'll find that you only want to create more.

I like this illo a lot. I just want to let you know that you are not the only person that feels so:-).

Want to know something? I haven't painted for more than a month:-). I am a really bad girl:-).

April 08, 2006 6:09 PM  
Blogger atomicvelvetsigh said...

wow! that is one scarry dream indeed! guess we all have those recurring dreams... probably psychological or just due to some untapped anxiety. It seems that they have disappeared becasue your anxiety have disappeared. hmm.. well i was always fascinated with dream interpretations.. ha! 8)

April 08, 2006 9:52 PM  
Blogger Aravis said...

That would be so frightening! I like the way you did this one.

BTW, I also love your new banner! :0)

April 08, 2006 10:27 PM  
Anonymous paula j. said...

Thanks for sharing that about yourself, Isay. Interesting that the dream hasn't occured since you married. I imagine there's some correlation. Like someone suggested, some level of anxiety went away and so did the dream. Thank goodness, though, eh? It sounded intense!

Great interpretation of you dream, the water, wind, and running girl! And IF keeps us going sometimes even when we'er not up to being creative.

April 09, 2006 8:16 AM  
Blogger albina said...

Thanks for sharing… Great interpretation of speed as well as your dream, from what you have described.

April 10, 2006 9:31 AM  
Anonymous marc said...

Hello Isay,
I like very much the mixed media that you were useful yourself illustration.
It's very interesting to be able to put its dream in pictures.I never remember my dreams.
Very beautiful painting!Great work!
Nice week

April 10, 2006 12:05 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

I love zipping through my dreams, though sometimes, like the world, they move too fast!

April 10, 2006 1:40 PM  
Blogger Ian T. said...

A really effective dream picture - I love the textures and sense of movement you've captured!

April 10, 2006 10:52 PM  
Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Fantastic drawing!...and, definitely dream-like! I, too, have had some pretty intense dreams over and over again...I always tried to analyze them because I felt God was trying to send me some sort of message. Then, the dreams would just stop! Weird.

Again...beautiful drawing!

April 11, 2006 5:33 AM  
Blogger Alison Ashwell said...

Interesting dream .
I love the backround effects and almost metallic shimmery look

April 11, 2006 5:37 AM  
Blogger kan said...

Love that banner. Really love that illo!

April 12, 2006 5:17 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Blogspot's having problems. Third try at leaving this comment. Hope it's not a repeat.

Beautifully illustrated dream. Have a similar dream... but falling and never hitting bottom... thank goodness.

April 13, 2006 7:35 AM  
Blogger Caroline said...

Isay - I love this illustration for speed. I didn't even manage to post anything that week... I especially love the colours in the background and way they gleam.

April 18, 2006 10:07 AM  
Blogger tiffinix said...

Oh my - I missed this one! It is fantastic! I absolutely adore the background! And the skirt blowing up - wonderful!

April 19, 2006 7:22 PM  

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