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May 30, 2008

New Acrylic Whimsical Paintings

Are coming your way. I'm updating the website, so it will be under construction for a little while.

May 9, 2008

Puzzle Show!

Over 100 local artists participate in this every year. The good folk over at the 24-hr Drive by Gallery cut up plywood into puzzle pieces, we all paint whatever we want on our piece, and then they display them - all put back together, in a silent auction extravaganza!

Saturday, May 17th. I'm pretty sure it starts at 6. 117 W. 7th Street in Chico.

Don't miss it!

Dreams, and what becomes of them.

So, a few weeks back I was having this reoccuring dream....well, nightmare really, where parts of my dental bridge would come out in my hand....my teeth would splinter and fall out and fill the inside of my mouth like dry sunflower seed shells. It was freaky, and it went on for 3 nights and so I started painting them. Because they were obviously on my mind. The paintings aren't even close to how awful the teeth looked - but drawing green and black teeth seemed to help me overcome the dreams. The final healthy white tooth served as a "TAKE THAT!" and I haven't had one since.

Here is one response to what teeth dreams symbolize:

Dreams that your teeth are falling out are the most common dreams we here at Dream Moods receive. Common dream scenarios include having your teeth crumbling in your hands or your teeth falling out one by one with just a light tap.�Such dreams are not only horrifying and shocking, but often leaves the dreamer with a lasting image of the dream. So what does it mean?

One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxiety about your appearance and how others perceive you. Sadly, we live in a world where good looks are valued highly and your teeth play an important role in conveying that image. Teeth are used in the game of flirtations, whether it be a dazzling and gleaming smile or affectionate necking. These dreams may stem from a fear of your sexual impotence or the consequences of getting old. Teeth are an important feature of our attractiveness and presentation to others. Everybody worries about how they appear to others. Caring about our appearance is natural and healthy.�

Another rationalization for these falling teeth dream may be rooted in your fear of being embarrassed or making a fool of yourself in some specific situation. These dreams are an over-exaggeration of your worries and anxiety.�

Teeth are used to bite, tear, chew and gnaw. In this regard, teeth represent power. And the loss of teeth in your dream may be from a sense of powerlessness. Are you lacking power in some current situation? Perhaps you are having difficulties expressing yourself or getting your point across. You feel frustrated when your voice is not being heard. You may be experiencing feelings of inferiority and a lack of self-confidence in some situation or relationship in your life. This dream is an indication that you need to be more assertive and believe in the value of your own opinion.

Here is the work that came out of this particular event....

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