This weeks lil episode is more about the tings, as I talk about Interpreting Dreams with Automatic Writing. Writing about stuff always seems to unearth tings you could never come up with just by thinking.
I feel all dreams are trying to tell us something, and Automatic Writing is done when you’re still half asleep, which is why Interpreting Dreams with Automatic Writing works so well.
To keep the dream theme going, this weeks Book Book is a great book called Understanding Dreams by Keith Hearne and David Melbourne, but we do have a lil bit of arty stuff in this one, thanks to the lil Art Tip, which is …
lil ART TIP TIME
USE THE BLUR FILTER, TO CREATE A DIGITAL SQUINT
Squinting allows you to look at something complex you’re trying to draw, and break it down into big basic shapes. It basically removes all the details, so you can concentrate on getting the overall feel of the thing right.
On the computer, you can create the effect of squinting, by using a blur filter. In Photoshop, you can adjust the blur amount, so it’s way more versitle than squinting, as you can knock something down to super simple shapes.
If you’re ever struggling to ‘see’ what you’re trying to draw, or if you simply want to remove all the details from what you’ve drawn to compare it with the reference image, adding a temporary blur filter is a great way to achieve this while working digitally.
BOOK BOOK 4: Understanding Dreams, by Keith Hearne and David Melbourne
Are you into Dreaming? If you answered yes, I highly recommend this weeks Book Book. Understanding Dreams covers so many topics, and you’re sure to learn something new, such as Ancient Civilizations relationships with Dreams, Lucid Dreaming, Nightmares, Sleep Disorders … even Virtual Reality; this book discusses it all, and so much more.
Love this Book Book, and I hope you love this episode :)
If you have any tips or comments about Interpreting Dreams with Automatic Writing, this weeks lil Art Tip, the Book Book, or any questions/topics you’d like discussed on future episodes, please get in touch. You can message me down the bottom of this page, by leaving a comment on YouTube, or by SENDING AN EMAIL
This weeks Inspirational Quote goes to Marsha Norman
” DREAMS ARE ILLUSTRATIONS … FROM THE BOOK YOUR SOUL IS WRITING ABOUT YOU. “
– Marsha Norman
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LINKS DISCUSSED ON THE SHOW
• Society of Visual Storytelling – Online Art Classes and Courses I spoke about briefly
• Keith Hearne – This is one of the people who really got me into Lucid Dreaming, and he’s behind this weeks book book
• Lucid Advice.com – Home to Lucid Dreaming expert Robert Waggoner, the other person who got me into Lucid Dreaming and someone I speak about on this weeks episode :)
• Inspire Nation’s Automatic Writing Course – AWE – If you’d like to learn how to start Automatic Writing, I highly recommend this course
• YOUTUBE @SophieLawson – including lil Art Tips, episodes of this Podcast, Inspirational Artists and some of my Artwork :)
• TWITTER @SophieLawsonArt – Come say hello, I post me stuff on here :)
• INSTAGRAM @Sophie.Lawson – Pop along to my lil INSTAGRAM feed, where I plop out images from time to time lol
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” IF YOU’RE STRUGGLING WITH SOMETHING … WRITE ABOUT IT; YOU’LL UNDERSTAND IT WAY BETTER THAN YOU’D EVER BE ABLE TO, JUST BY THINKING ABOUT IT. “
– Sophie Lawson
This lil episode’s all about planning, something I’ve been doing a lot of lately with my Passion Planner and Wunderlist App. I talk about some of the stuff that seems to be working, and tings that aren’t going quite according to plan. There’s also a new feature this episode, called the Fascinating Fact … where I share a fascinating fact about something to do with Art, Spirituality, Transitioning and Stuff like that. Hope you like this one :)
On this episode I talk about Self Doubt, and how I’m starting to realise, with the help of Lucid Dreaming and Automatic Writing, that Self Doubt is a fear that shouldn’t be something to run away from, but instead embraced, with the Loving arms of Action.
‘Take off your Hat and Talk about your Hair’ was this weeks random topic, selected by new employee Dennis the Doggy lol This was a scary episode, where I show my bald patches on camera and talk about my Hair Insecurities and Self Acceptance; I almost didn’t release this one, through Fear of what people may say, but as I talk about on the episode … the only way to deal with Insecurities is to start talking about them, which will hopefully lead to Self Acceptance. Hope you find this one interesting.
What’s it like to not eat anything for over 2 days? Time to find out, as I record my thoughts during a 48 hour fast. This was something I’ve wanted to try for ages, but it ended up being totally different to what I expected. I also talk about Realistic Pencil blending with Tortillions, Dreams, The Twits by Roald Dahl, and I share a tasty Hot Chocolate tip you won’t want to miss lol Hope you like this belly rumbling episode :)
This lil episode is for us sleepyheads out there :) Due to some unforeseen circumstances, I had to sacrifice my sleep this week … not cool. It’s been interesting though, seeing how sleep is key to everything. This weeks lil Art Tip is more of a mental one, about how never to assume when learning anything to do with Art, and that’s pretty much it for this one. Hope you like it, I’m gonna to go sleep now :)
This one’s a lil bit different and more about the tings, as I share a Holotropic Breathwork experience, which leads into: Ancient Civilisations, Aliens, Time Travel and Remote Viewing the War in Heaven … fascinating stuff. I highly recommend trying out Holotropic Breathwork for yourself. The Fascinating Fact is related, as it’s to do with Breathing, the lil Art Tip is all about the colour of your art tools and the Book Book is one of my favourites, Sophie’s World. As always, hope you like this one :)
This weeks lil podcast is all about Pencil vs Ink, and what I’ve noticed so far after 20 days of Inktober 2018. I talk about the Paradox of Inks, how they’re both similar and totally different to Pencils at the same time, there’s also the lil Art Tip, which is about Nipping Tings in the Bud, and there’s a teeny bit about Reality Checks and Lucid Dreaming at the end too. Hope you like this one :)
On this episode I talk about Self Awareness and Art … Learning how to Draw is all about Self Awareness, such as being aware of Negative Spaces, but it doesn’t have to stop with the Art. This same Self Awareness can be used to start tackling mental issues like OCD, Social Anxiety and even heal suppressed emotional situations from our life. Art is powerful, it always seems to lead to Self Awareness, which seems key to self healing.
‘What are you currently Struggling with?’, is this weeks random topic … and it ends up being an episode about the Struggles of trying to Curate and Focus an Instagram feed: How do you decide what to focus on, when multiple Passions seem right? Do you even need to curate an Instagram Feed? Why is Focus so bleeding hard? lol This one’s a bit like being a pinball bouncing around inside my brain as I try to work out what to do. Hope you like this one :)
“Podcasts are Music for the Mind.”