The Beginning

It all started with a question by Ted Orland: Whom do you make art for? My answer was immediate: The Dreamers, those who dare wander the high hard roads and create their own lives.

It’s been my experience, that living my dreams sets me on a path to more aliveness. Very little has gone as I thought it would and I have had to be more courageous than I’ve ever thought possible. Often, instead of my original dream, I’ve gotten something completely different and much better.

Being a Dreamer has broken my heart open, has led me deep into the arms of my shadow, resistance and vulnerability. Into the core of my existence.

So for anyone out there with big dreams and the courage to work toward them every day, no matter how small the movement, you are in my heart and I salute your courage. We’re in this together and this art collection is dedicated to you. ♥

Exploration

Fulfilling our dreams is for me the ultimate Zen koan in action. Instead of making our lives all easy and blissful, it requires that we become the fullest potential of ourselves. Dreaming presents us with our most restricting belief patterns, invites us to overcome our biggest fears and urges us to shine more brightly than we ever thought we could.

Which dreams are alive in your everyday life? Are you mourning dreams that never took flight? What would you do, if everything were possible?

2015 - Dreammaker, heartbreaker

Studio Door

Acrylic on canvas, 61×50 cm, 2015.

Love of self

 60×60 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Befriending the Dead Zone

 80×60 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2015.

Heavy Metal Hamster

 61×50 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2015.

Flowers of Compassion III

 50×41 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Pappa är stolt över mig! (Dad Is Proud of Me!)

 100×80 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

A View Toward the Street

 61×50 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Longing

 90×90 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Tenderness

 60×80 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2015.

Ogre Mountain (Everything Fits Into Art)

 61×50 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Fairytale Forest

 Acrylic on linen canvas, 130x100cm, 2015.

I Forgive You. I Forgive Myself

 100×100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Dreamer's Ball

 130×130 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

November Lights

 73×100 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Not All Unicorns and Rainbows

 90×90 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2015.

Birthing a Dragon

 80×60 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Remember to Breathe

 50×40 cm, mixed media on canvas, 2015.

Harvest Time

 90×90 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Hello Fear

 60×80 cm, acrylic on canvas, 2015.

Part of Something Beautiful

100×130 cm, acrylic on linen canvas, 2015.

Celebrating Myself Home

 100×150 cm, mixed media on linen canvas, 2015.