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!
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
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