Out with the old & in with the new as they say.
Just who is ‘they’ anyway? They is always changing.
Anyway, random thoughts aside, let’s frolic along toward the wonder that is The Holiday Collection now moving over to CardCastles. This is the first entry to move over there today. It’s going to serve as part of the greeting cards section of this collection.
The Holiday Collection was a hit when I first opened the Snapping Turtle gallery. Now that it’s all moving here to my main site, you can reach every new addition here as it’s added. We add festive pieces this time of year, but we add all sorts of holidays all year long, and even take requests for custom messages.
If you’re feeling nostalgic and want to visit the (filled) old Holiday Collection at the old gallery, give it one last look here before it closes.
Are you already getting ready for the holiday season? What holidays do you celebrate?
In my early twenties, I once experienced a strange nightmare like none other. I was in some gorgeous desert land where the sun seemed to create glitter in the sand. In some places there, the sand even appeared gold.
Although this dwelling’s beauty masked something sinister. There was an underground area that housed human-eating sand serpents. Their origin was apparently something ancient according to locals in the dream. I have no idea why I was there but was always fascinated by the scenery. That place has inspired many of my artworks to this day.
There are sights and sounds we still can appreciate when it seems like chaos surrounds us. At times this place is in the mind. A memory can take you there if you let it. The present time may seem like harmful forces are seeping in, but I have hope for otherwise.
I have hope because I see it in people everyday still. Humanity can be just as gracious and kind as it is cruel.
Summer sentiments whisper to me through warm wind and paint pictures of days long gone. Sometimes they inspire these.
On the 19th, we spoke about being trapped in a place during a nightmare. Today we’ll be discussing those places. The settings in our most frightening of dreams often say more about the nightmares themselves. Over the years, many of the places in my own nightmares have made it into my artistic visions. Later on, they were made into some form of art.
I’m not sure why it is that these places fascinate me, but I know I’m not alone. This has been a popular topic here since we started, and I’m certainly not surprised.
The settings in which the terror takes place often gets the mind into problem solving mode. Setting afire the desire to take flight, get the heck out of there. It’s no wonder these places make it into art, or film, or television. They are a mere glimpse into who we are as people, and what gets to us in terms of fear.
What has been your most frightening dream setting?