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YM&C Creative Challenge: DREAMS

Claire Oring
CREATIVE CHALLENGE: Dreams Author:   ·  September 2nd, 2012

We spend a third of our lives asleep. That means if we live to the ripe old age of 90 we will have spent at least 30 years asleep! Wouldn’t it be a good idea to examine our subconscious minds during our slumber? You can gain so much personal insight and inspiration from analyzing your dreams!

My favorite liberal arts class in college was all about Dreams and different artist’s creative interpretations. We read tons of literature on the subject, including Jung’s theories and Freud’s The Interpretation of Dreams. One of our assignments was to keep a journal of our dreams for the semester and then make something to share with the class. I created the short film The Offering based off a dream I had. Take a look below!

YOUR Creative Challenge is to write your dreams down when you wake up each morning for the next few days. Try to remember details! How did it make you feel? How is it relevant to your life right now?

Next, bring it into the physical world in a creative way! Draw a picture, make a collage, write a song, take a photo, choreograph a dance, or make a short film! Your imagination is the limit.

We would also love if you could share a bit of insight with us about your creation. Share with us as much as you’d like!

I’ve included a page from my dream journal as well as an illustration (above) to kick things off! Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
YM&C Creative Challenge: DREAMS

Listening: Dream a Little Dream of Me – Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong
Reading: The Interpretation of Dreams by Sigmund Freud
Film: The Science of Sleep by Michel Gondry & Spellbound by Alfred Hitchcock
Painters: Marc Chagall & Salvador Dali & René Magritte


SUBMIT TO youmeandcharlieCREATE@gmail.com

About The Author

Claire is a fine artist with an overactive imagination and a burning love for analogue film. To find her just spin a globe and point! She has a BFA from Otis College of Art and Design in LA and the University of Westminster in London. At 23, Claire has worked for commercial clients including Billabong, Jeffrey Campbell, Urban Outfitters, Vans, and The Impossible Project.

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