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Did I just wake up? — May 24, 2015

Did I just wake up?

Cloudy Sky with a door
Image courtesy of Maya Picture at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

I’m a lucid* dreamer. I have been for as long as I can remember. Even still, I’ll occasionally lose myself to vivid dreaming. These can be a bit scary for me because they seem so real, In the vivid dreams, I’m not sure if I’m awake or still dreaming. Good thing I don’t sleep walk. The strange part is waking up (for real, I think) at home and feeling like I’m not in my home. That woozy feeling of being displaced can last for a few hours.

Oh yes, and then there are the dreams within dreams where I wake up from one to find myself in another, then another and finally I awaken in the foreign location called home. Crazy, huh?

What are your thoughts on lucid or vivid dreaming? Have you ever awakened at home, but it felt like you woke up in the wrong place? Do you think it adds or takes away from being creative? Does it even matter?


Theatre, Sketching, and Good People — April 25, 2015

Theatre, Sketching, and Good People

Paul Hebron:

I was there and it was fun.

Originally posted on PHOTOGWRITER:


Last night, I attended an arts event that was a unique and interesting twist on figure drawing classes, wherein artists come in and sketch a (typically nude) model.  This sketch class; however, hosted by Arts Unlimited of Renton, had actors from the 425 Theatre Project as models.  Last night’s theme was the 1920s and the models/actors offered both still poses and ‘action’ poses, where the actors would begin playing a scene and, at any point, someone in the audience could yell, “Freeze!”, and the actors would stop and hold whatever pose they were in.  They held some very difficult poses for quite a long time.  Not an easy job to be a model!


It was a very casual atmosphere, which was great.  Everyone felt comfortable getting up and moving around, taking photographs, and having a little wine and dinner as they sketched.  Very nice group of people.




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