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FELT PEN

Dream art made with feltpens. Some of these are relatively careful renderings I spent some time on, from a Tarot deck full of dream images. But felt pens are good for sketching dreams when you wake, too. They're bold and quick and vivid as dreams.

My only warning--most felt-pen inks fade in sunlight, even if they SAY permanent (also, the "permanent" markers are far more toxic. I can't even use them now--I stick to water-soluble ones.) So feltpen is better for books and journals than for hangable art. If you like it, scan it now, before it fades. Rather like dream-recall...

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THE ARTIFACT: by Wayan; 1983/1/16. Narrative dream painting.
I was a lizard archeologist, a million years from now. What I dug up threatened my marriage...
AWK!: by Wayan; 1988?, a trance drawing of a body state
When I met someone attractive, my head flamed, burning my body like a wax candle...
CENTAUR: PAULINA AT SUNSET: by Wayan; 210K, 1988? Dream-influenced life studies
Worried you're anorexic? Gain weight, yet stay slender! Become a centaur, like model Paulina Porizkova...
CAUTION: NUDITY and BODY IMAGE/ANOREXIA ISSUES
JOKE PILOT: by Wayan; 1995/7/15, a dream of defiance.
Among aliens, humans are jokes. Fragile and blind, we can't fly starships. Unless we build our own...
LANTERN DANCE: by Wayan; 1983; nondream collage of dance-observations
I was just sketching figures in the extreme (iconic?) stances they get in when they dance...
LION IN A LEISURE SUIT: by Wayan; 1974, nondream doodle that shouldn't be here.
It's the 1970s. What's a lion to do? Get fern-bar camouflage: a suit and an I'm-a-bohemian moustache...
LOST AGAIN: by Wayan; felt pen, 1985. A dream-sketch.
I dreamed I was a bird-person in a post-nuclear future, touring North America the low-budget way...
CAUTION: ALL YOU LOVE IS GONE
MEDITATION BLUES: by Wayan, 1983, nondream sketches of meditative state.
Meditation's hard for me; I expect to turn on instantly, like a lamp plugged into Enlightenment...
MERMAID, MARE, AND SEA-STAR: by Wayan; 1983; daydream of sea-love
I was a mermaid summoning a great storm to carry my love to me--and my love was a red sea-mare...
MOM AND CHILD UNDER MOON: by Wayan; 1984? Ink, 11 x 14", nondream sketch.
Slightly based on a print in our bathroom when I was growing up--Picasso or Mary Cassatt?
NO MAN IS ISLAND: by Wayan; 125K, 1990, poem refuting John Donne's, illustrated with dreamselves.
No Man is Island. So Men say. I am not a Man...
THE PEAK WHERE I DIED: by Wayan; 1983/1/16. A dark dream-comic.
I froze to death trying to climb an icy peak. But I try again, and this time, no holds barred. Wow, am I selfish! But alive...
THE PHOENIX: by A.C. Benson; 1894. A dream-poem.
I don't understand this poem's symbolism or even its style. It came to me whole, in a dream...
PONYBOY: by Wayan; 1982/12/9, a dream about the control room of dreams.
The child who runs with wild horses finds the secret spy-room of dreams! But no one's watching...
RADIATE SORROW: by Wayan; 1980s, a daydream poem.
The rest of us heavenly bodies have each other, but from the Sun's viewpoint, we're just rubble. Alone...
RATTLER BY THE CONTROLS: by Wayan; 1978/10/19, an anti-phallic-symbol dream.
I dreamed I was riding a huge toy train, and a gigantic rattlesnake was at the controls...
ROUSSEAU: by Wayan; nondream, felt pen, 1980s.
Sort of a psychedelic scribbly version of Henri Rousseau's pictures of flute players in the jungle...
SOUTHWEST SHAMANS: by Wayan; felt pen, August 1971; childhood mythical drawing
Drawn on a trip to the Southwest as a kid. Felt like I'd lived there in a past life. Or I would in a future life...
STANDING UP CITY: by Wayan; 1970? childhood imaginary world
As a kid, my Ecotopian fantasy city was hollowed out of living rock, with hanging gardens and terraces...
THE STONE THROWER: by Wayan; 400 x 520
In a stadium somewhere, watching a game where a slender reptilian man pitched rocks...
SWALLOWS OF FOUR CORNERS: by Wayan, (Aug?) 1971, a childhood visionary feltpen drawing
Navaho country felt like home--the land, the art, the animals, the language. Trapped in suburbia, I drew...
TACKY IS AN ANGLO IDEA, or, NEW BRACELET!: by Wayan; 1983. Bicultural nondream vision
I like bad taste. Taste always tasted like another Anglo conspiracy to keep me from having fun...
TAROT: MEDIA MINDFUCK (2 of swords): by Wayan; 32K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The traditional figure is blindfolded, holding two crossed swords. I used crossed TV antennae...
TAROT: FRIENDSHIP (3 of cups): by Wayan; 29K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Three friends in a garden pledge loyalty forever with a toast of the wine of the heart...
TAROT: IN TEARS (5 of cups): by Wayan; 21K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Floating in tears, have you noticed the other cups behind you, unspilled?
TAROT: RENUNCIATION (8 of cups): by Wayan; 41K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Giving up a wall of material treasure for the moonlit path...
TAROT: WAKING FROM A NIGHTMARE (9 of swords): by Wayan; 27K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card confirming those silly fears are true. The nightmare is real. You're in trouble...
TAROT: THE ANOREXIC DANCER: by Wayan; 30K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of excessive self-denial, whether compulsive or artistic or spiritual...
TAROT: THE BUILDER: by Wayan; 46K. Tarot card, 3x5", of a 1974/5/19 dream.
The card of building your dream no matter what. I dreamed I met the Primal Builder...
TAROT: BIRTH (the Empress): by Wayan; 16K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of fertility--and the pangs and effort of starting a new thing...
TAROT: THE CENTAUR (Ace of Pentacles): by Wayan; 360 x 528. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Mind and body integrated. S/he can hold up even the world-serpent that the gods couldn't lift...
CAUTION: ANDROGYNOUS CENTAUR BREASTS
TAROT: CHAOS: by Wayan; 36K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of big messes, confused beginnings--and fertilization...
TAROT: CLINGING: by Wayan; 17K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
When the Birth card's reversed, the child clings to the womb like a burrow in a green meadow.
TAROT: THE COP (Knight of Swords): by Wayan; 25K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of force not always used wrongly. The Knight says, "Sometimes ya gotta bust a few heads..."
TAROT: CARING or THE PIETA: by Wayan; Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
The card of caring, caregiving, and compassion...
TAROT: GUILT TRIP: by Wayan; Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
When the card CARING comes up reversed, you wake up with this crucified guy floating over your bed...
TAROT: THE SEA-DADDY (the king of cups): by Wayan; 49K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The sea-captain, baby bottle in hand... The card of the warm man, the nurturer...
TAROT: DEATH (Resurrection): by Wayan; Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
So you die, and to your secular surprise, your soul or psyche (which does after all mean butterfly) metmorphoses into...
TAROT: DIRTY DISHES: by Wayan; 26K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
It's time to tackle that unpleasant task. But so what? You know how. And you have gloves...
TAROT: DOGGY (The Hierophant or High Priest): by Wayan; 29K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Some folks are dogs, bullying those below them, fawning on those above. But if the Wizard is a Humbug...
TAROT: THE YIN-YANG EARTH (the Wheel of Fortune): by Wayan; Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Earth is always shown from the side, never its axis. But from the pole, it's a vast wheel: the real Wheel of...
TAROT: THE EXPLAINER (The Page of Swords?): by Wayan; 36K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Using the mind's blade humbly, respecting ideas and people, clarity's disciple may not see her own power...
TAROT: HAW!: by Wayan; 30K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Humor's one of the big emotions--laughter's as loud and uncontrollable as crying or orgasm...
TAROT: HOKULE'A (the Star): by Wayan; Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Hokule'a, the "Star of Gladness", guided Polynesians across thousands of miles of ocean...

TAROT: A JOVIAL INFLUENCE: by Wayan; 25K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Jupiter's massive presence tugs its moons to geologic life. Just being exerts a power and a pull...
TAROT: (THE CHARISMATIC) LIZARD: by Wayan; 29K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of driven leaders. It's so refreshing to hear someone honest and passionate. Right? Well...
TAROT: THE LOVERS: by Wayan; 290 x 500. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of love. I'm not sure what genders the lovers are, but no matter...
TAROT: THE MAGE: by Wayan; Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Jung said most people let one aspect of life dominate them. The Mage balances them...
TAROT: THE MAZE: by Wayan; 32K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
When you start thinking and scheming hard, you can end up "amazed": lost in a maze of choices...
TAROT: THE MAGENTA MESSIAH: by Wayan; 26K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
True teachers and leaders do exist, with vision enough to make seeds (and people) sprout...
TAROT: MINE CHILD: by Wayan; 31K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Deep down in the strata inside you, gems lie waiting in the dark. Waiting for this child to dig them free...
TAROT: THE MOON (Full Tide: Life): by Wayan; 37K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Time, tide, cycles... In this phase, the hourglass is full, life brims over. Passion's time. Action's time...
TAROT: THE MOON (Ebb Tide: Memory): by Wayan; 39K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Time, tide, cycles... At ebb, the hourglass drains, the tide recedes, life hides in the cracks...
TAROT: MUTUAL ATTRACTION: by Wayan; 32K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
That moment when you recognize a kindred spirit, and realize he or she feels that way too...
TAROT: PHOBIA!: by Wayan; 22K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Groundless fears slow you to a crawl, testing every step of a clear, safe path...
TAROT: THE PIANIST (Knight of Wands?): by Wayan; 27K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The knight of creative fire, who takes over when you've mastered technique but kept your passion...
TAROT: THE SMORGASBORD OF LIFE: by Wayan; 42K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
You get to fill one tray. Guns sex jewels pot hamburgers TV boredom God power thrills love? Choose!
TAROT: THE SOLAR REVOLUTION: by Wayan; 42K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
The card of revolution! The old towers of strength come down, not through war but obsolescence...
TAROT: THE SPHINX (the High Priestess): by Wayan; 328 x 546. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of intuition, dreams--and asking. She knows all the secrets. And might just tell you, if...
TAROT: OUTSTANDING (The Seven of Wands): by Wayan; 22K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Those of you who see or sense auras know how rare it is to meet someone with all four cylinders firing...
TAROT: THE SULKY: by Wayan; 300 x 480. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
At the Dream Circus, a grumpy little greenish Scotsman rode a sulky, pulled by a playful black horse who...
TAROT: DREAMTIGER! (Strength): by Wayan; 42K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1979.
Find your strength in dreams: facing (and befriending) what you've feared, or fought...
TAROT: REST!: by Wayan; 17K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
The card of fatigue and rest. Tarot's so primal--never a dull moment. Well, take a break...
TAROT: THE UNICORN QUEEN (Queen of Swords): by Wayan; 30K. Tarot card, 3x5", summer 1978.
Having (or living with) a sharp mind is like living with a unicorn. That horn can kill or heal...
TAROT: THE WINGED COYOTE (Freedom! No suit. No rank.): by Wayan; tarot card from a dream, 1979/3/14.
I dreamed I was the Spirit of Mexico: a winged coyote flying around Sonora howling at the moon...
TAROT: THE UNICORN WELL (the Ace of Cups): by Wayan; 1991. Digital, based on Tarot card, 3x5".
The Well of Emotion, guarded by the Black Unicorn, the shadow of all the feelings you deny...
UNICORN: "STILL HERE!": by Wayan; 1994? 3x5", felt pen sketch.
The 80s were rough on unicorns, but now that they're passé again, they can get back to work...


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