The Dreaming Pen: From Lucid Dreams to Waking Art | Summary and Q&A

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November 30, 2022
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The Dreaming Pen: From Lucid Dreams to Waking Art

TL;DR

An artist shares their experience of using lucid dreaming to create unique and unpredictable artwork.

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Questions & Answers

Q: What is a lucid dream?

A lucid dream is a dream in which you are aware that you are dreaming. It allows you to have control and influence over the dream's course.

Q: How does the artist create portraits of people in their dreams?

The artist locates a dream pen and paper in their lucid dream and creates the portrait of the dream version of the person. They then recreate the artwork in waking life.

Q: How does the artist prepare to meet specific people in their lucid dreams?

The artist uses rituals such as pacing around the room, rehearsing actions, meditating, and placing a pen and paper with their goal on the desk. These rituals help increase their chances of meeting specific people in their dreams.

Q: How does drawing in a lucid dream differ from drawing in waking life?

In a lucid dream, everything is constantly changing, and nothing remains stable for more than a few seconds. While the artist is aware they are drawing, the content of the drawing is mostly out of their control.

Summary & Key Takeaways

  • The artist has been having lucid dreams since childhood and uses them to deal with nightmares and create artwork.

  • They draw portraits of people they meet in their dreams and recreate them in waking life.

  • The artist shares techniques and rituals they use to increase their chances of having lucid dreams and meeting specific people.

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