Cheryl and I took a year-long hiatus from the Mysterious Night Vision Field Journal art, blog, and classes, but now we’re back.
Starting Jan. 2, 2018, Cheryl will teach a two week class The Mysterious Night Vision Field Journal. It is a two week online course in drawing memories, dreams, and reflections on black paper using gel pens or Prismacolor pencils.
In love with vivid color, we pursue the soul’s uncensored purpose.
To get back in the groove, we are each returning to our black journals and sharpening up our Prismacolors.
Sandy got started this morning with a drawing that began with a dream and then went from there. She wrote a poem that “explains” each step of the drawing.
A Return to the Mysterious Night Vision Field Journal
Now we return to teach and be taught
by The Mysterious Journal of Dreams.
Bright colors and a black field—
the gate between worlds swings wide.
As I drew the distant mountains,
I thought, ” A faraway friend.”
As I colored in the layered cliffs,
I thought, “Banded agate.”
As the petroglyphs emerged,
I thought, “Return to a seed, a star, a tree.”
A boat blew her sails into the wind,
And I said, “Now we’re on the water.”
The surf first, and then the wind,
and two swimmers, you and me,
The earth, the sky, the sea.
–Sandy Brown Jensen
Have YOU been dreaming or drawing or writing lately?
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.”
What has been drawing YOU? Let us know in the comment field–it’s above, just under the headline where it says “Leave a comment.”
We’d love to hear from everyone!
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Fantastic Sandy, inspiring and image provoking poem. I cannot wait!