Thursday, March 5, 2009

Nightmares and beautiful dreams...

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It's so curious, when I was a little girl, I had so many terrible nightmares night after night; as a result I had dark circles under eyes all the time. I remember not being afraid of the dark, but I was afraid to close my eyes. As soon as I closed my eyes, the nightmare continued, like a story; never the same, but
with continuity. I remember only two beautiful dreams. One where I was able to fly and land so easily and the other one where I was floating in a beautiful river and saw many towering trees.
I avoided seeing anything scary, that increased my nightmares. When I first saw the Frida's Paintings, I thought they were so cruel and rude, I avoided them. When I was in my 20's my nightmares disappeared almost completely. I started to read about Frida and I saw her painting pieces in books and some museums. Now, I'm a fan of Frida, and I found so much inspiration because of her.
Here are two paintings (one is in progress), they will be available on my Etsy store.
Thank you for your visit.


  1. Beautiful work Thelma, I love seeing other artists work half way done, thank you for sharing!
    I have always been plagued by very vivid dreams good and bad and my daughter who is 5 gets terrible nightmares too.
    I'm glad your's have gone now though it is an awful thing to be burdened with.

    Micki x

  2. I like your new painting...she looks happy. And the little bird on the side I love it!

    I did not have so many nightmares as a kid, but I was afraid of the night and all the things in my room when the lights were down I saw them as rare creatures...scary...

  3. I have more nightmares as an adult than I did as a kid. I love that paintng, and I 'm glad you no longer have nightmares. I used to have the same nightmare where I was in a house, a strange house and someone was after me and I had to keep running but I couldn't because there was quicksand all over. You get the picture, yikes what a dream. Take care.

  4. Hi,
    Thanks for leaving the wonderful comment on my page. I love your work too! I don't have any nightmares now,,,,but I do have dark circles...must be my age..haha.


  5. Hi Thelma,
    What glorious Work you have created here!
    You ought to be so proud.. I love your COLORS!! Absolutely Brilliant.. !
    I added you to my list of blogs.
    I will watch your work for another great piece.. ! hugs, Darlene xo

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog today!
    And for your sweet comments.
    As a child I had one nightmare that would
    repeat whenever I was feeling "left out" within my family. After years of education/study, it made since.
    Interestingly, I too never cared for Frida paintings. They bothered me.
    Not until my latter years at university, did
    I begin to appreciate her work.
    Your work, Thelma, is lovely.
    A fine tribute to an artist you now admire.
    well done on you!

  7. blessings Thelma, thank you for popping by :)
    I love to see works in progress...beautiful!
    Love & light clever goddess spreading warmth everyones way ....
    Trace xxx

  8. So pleased your bad dreams have nearly all gone. Must of been really frightening as a child? My first husband and a friend called Joy, use to see a scary wolf under their bed. I am so pleased I didn't get any of these experiences! I really feel for you as a small person frightened to go to sleep. Frida is a super real artist that touches so many lives! I am glad you find inspiration from her art, it certainly shows so beautifully in your paintings. They are so adorable!

  9. i love too Frida Khalo. She was so strong and her life wasn't easy. When i discovered her art, i was fascinated and i read too a book which talk about her childwood, her art and her woman's life. The book's name is Frida et Diego". It's a french book writting by Le Clézio a french writter. I love your new painting.

  10. Thank you for leaving the nice comment on my blog. I love your art! Your mixed media creations are awesome! I usually have nightmares when I eat late of before going to bed. EVERYTIME. I don't do it often, but if I slip without thinking I will have a nightmare. Horrid nightmares.

  11. Hi, Thelma! So glad to hear your nightmares are over. Pretty painting! :-)

  12. Gorgeous gorgeous paintings Thelma, I just love your talent! I'm passing onto you a BLOGGING Award! You can see the details on my blog. You don't have to post it if you don't want to, its really just to let you know I LOVE your ART! Kaili @ Billy&Button

  13. Pop over to my blog when you get a moment there is an award waiting for you ;)

    Micki x

  14. Hi Thelma! Thanks for sharing your creativity! As a child, I had alot of nightmares too. I still get creeped out just thinking about them. Glad that Frida inspired you too.

    Lisa :)

  15. So glad you grew out the nightmare stage....that must have been truly awful. I love Frida's art as well as your inspiring.

  16. So very talented. Isn't your work on the front cover of the new Somerset Studio? It looks like incredible.

  17. Thelma, I feel your pain. I still go through seasons of having nightmares. When I was a child I had them somthing terrible. I'm 35 and I can still see my childhood nightmares in my head with such clarity that I could probably draw them. Amazing.
    Oh, and I'm going to have to give frida a second chance. She's always kind of creeped me out, too!

  18. Ohhhhh I just saw that you've already got it....the Kreative Blog Award Well ya got it again! Cause I love your blog and I already published mine! :) Love your stuff!!!! - Kim :)

  19. I love all your Frida work. It's just wonderful! I love flying in my dreams except when they turn to nightmares and then it's more like a crash course in flying...with crashes and chases. Sounds more fun than it really is.

  20. beautiful paintings, your fridas and other little girls are absolute sweetness. :)

  21. Simply your Fridas are beauty and cute.
    I fan of her...


  22. Loove your art!! I'm a fan of your Fridas!!
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