Meaning of Dreams, Dream Dictionary and Dream Interpretation

Peter Ellenshaw Glass CastleIf you look through this site you will find that there are many approaches to understanding the meaning of your dreams. The reason we have given our readers so much information on understanding dreams and dream interpretation is because everyone is different, some methods work for some while different methods work for others.

You may for instance try a certain method of dream interpretation and feel that it just doesn't gel with your approach to life.

Writing dream diaries and dream journals, or discussing dreams with others, doesn't always work with everyone. For some there is a need for something more visible and hands-on in the real world that connects to their unconscious dreaming world.

Dali ClocksDream art is an ideal outlet for those of you that prefer this form of dream visualization, of for those of you who wish to add another aspect to your dream interpretations.

Many famous artists have made their own interpretation of dreams through art, from the very well known such as Salvador Dali to dreamscape artists like Peter Ellenshaw. However, you do not need to be a brilliant artist to use art as a tool for interpreting your dreams.

The Process of Creating Your Dream Art

1. The first thing to do is decide which of your dreams to base your artwork upon. Obviously, the more you remember the more you will be able to put into it. On the other hand, you may want to create something based on a particular aspect of your dream - a tree, a person or an implement etc. You may not want to home in on any particular dream but rather create something from a recurring object in your dreams.

Scene from Inception2. This is the fun part or at least where the fun begins. Up until now you may have been thinking in terms of a drawing or painting, but 'art' covers a complex array of media and options. So, with this in mind, part two requires that you decide what type of art you are going to create from your dream. Examples include, but are not limited to: painting, drawing, sculpture, song writing, playwriting, dance, musical composition and even architecture.

3. Once you have decided on your media choice, take some time to consider how you can implement the aspects of your dream into your artwork. Spend a few days, or as long as you like, making notes - either mental or written - of particular ideas that you're fond of. If you like you can research other artists in your chosen genre to spark your creativity, but don't let them overwhelm your own ideas and impose their styles too much onto your dreams.

4. As you begin your dream art, it is useful to make notes of any difficulties you are faced with. If you can make some short notes of any obstacles to your creation it will help you overcome them. You will plant the seed of thought in your mind, which will help you come up with new ideas to surmount or navigate around these obstacles. The answers may even present themselves in your dreams!

5. Last of all we come to the point of creating the dream art in the first place. As your project progresses you will probably find that you've discovered a new awareness about yourself and your dreaming mind. This can be very exciting and spur you on to refine your artwork and move on to even greater creations. If you can, make notes of any discoveries you make about yourself along the way. These notes will be very useful to you in the future, as a reference to your development and as a guide to plot out the future of your dream-inspires artistic endeavors. Whatever you decide to create, you should find it an enjoyable journey.