Native Californian who adopted Washington State as a beautiful place to live and paint since 1984. I am an artist proficient in watercolor, pastel, oil and acrylic. Often I paint from inspiring dreams and have kept a dream journal for quite some time.
Why I joined ASD
I commute and cyber-commute to The New England Dreamwork Institute in Massachusetts where I am studying to become a certified dreamworker. The program is quite fabulous for practicing the "if it were my dream" application. Jeremy Taylor and Cody Sisson refered me to ASD as "the association" for those interested in dreamwork.
Why is ASD important?
Bringing together those individuals from all levels who are interested in dreams and dreamwork. It has been a truly suppressed subject in our culture, although dreaming is a common denominator to good health of all humans and other creatures. It is therefore beneficial to bring together those who recognize the importance of dreaming as part of our natural selves. Besides - it's fun!
Favorite Dream Books
"Where People Fly and Water Runs Uphill", by Jeremy Taylor It is the first book on dreams that I read (have read many since then) and it is fabulous.
"Our Dreaming Mind" by Robert Van de Castle it is an excellent overview and reference text spanning ancient times to present day.