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Dreamcatcher

by Lee Anne Kortus

<p>Dreamcatchers were originally created by the Ojibwa tribe as a charm meant to protect children from bad dreams. Bad dreams would become caught in the web and would disintegrate in the light of the morning sun, while good dreams would pass through the hole in the center.(summarized from Wikipedia)</p> <p>I originally intended to paint the &lsquo;nightmares&rsquo; caught in the web, but they just didn&rsquo;t seem to fit in the composition. After much experimentation and deliberation, I chose to leave them out, and up to the imagination.<br />I&rsquo;ve wanted to paint this image for years&hellip;it comes from a time in my life when I felt very much alone and was going through some very rough times. I had trouble sleeping and was plagued by nightmares, but I had a dear old cat who, when he slept next to me, kept the bad dreams away.<br /></p> <p>Painting reference for dreamcatcher: http://vixen21-stock.deviantart.com/<br />Light beam brush used from: http://www.obsidiandawn.com/</p>
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Face-Off Statistics

Number of face-offs: 63

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38%
Lost
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  • 07/02 2012
    07:36

    Kirsten Lane

    I just Love, love, love this one so much!
  • 10/12 2009
    08:02

    Marta K

    Oh so sweet, great that you had your kitty to make this a little better. I know all about hard times, and nightmares. I finally got a handle on them this past few years. I like that you expressed this time in your art.
  • 07/11 2009
    05:10

    Barbi Buchanan

    Still my favorite :) take care
  • 03/10 2009
    08:24

    Barbi Buchanan

    thanks for stopping by and i love this one 5*-of course i will always be drawn to cats and i love the concept and how well everything comes together!! have a great day!!
  • 24/03 2009
    02:27

    Lill Hansen

    Love this image, and would like to something simular myself. GREAT work. :D
  • 24/03 2009
    06:00

    jeff burgess

    I love your effort and the sentiment here....nice work
  • 19/03 2009
    06:59

    richard turgeon

    Top notch painting job! 5* Luv it! :)
  • 18/03 2009
    10:41

    Veronika Velkova

    Another great work!
  • 18/03 2009
    05:43

    susi Lawson

    Love it!
  • 18/03 2009
    01:45

    Eric Pinon

    beautiful colors
  • 18/03 2009
    11:08

    Claude Meilleur

    Nicely done! 5*
  • 18/03 2009
    09:50

    Danielle Dixon

    lovely image! beautiful