Monday, August 29, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Last night I had three dreams and can still remember them all, which is unusual for me. I find dreams fascinating and have had a lot of strange ones in my 22 years. Some have been funny, some terrifying, some surreal and others completely mundane.
Here's a peek into the artistic world of dreams (and nightmares of course).

Circus Dream, Barnum & Bailey Circus Poster.

The song Sweet Dreams is originally by Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart, known collectively as Eurythmics. I love the original but am also fond of the cover featured in and made for the film Suckerpunch, sung by the lead Australian actress Emily Browning. From here on in I'm going to quote the lyrics of the song along with the pictures.

Sweet Dream by Simon Kim
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree.

The Dream by Virginia Frances Sterrett.
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something.

The Nightmare by Henry Fuseli, 1790-91.
Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

Emerald Dreams by Morgan Weistling.
 Sweet Dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree.

Dreamland by Emma Florence
 I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something.

Nightmare by Sulamith Wulfing.
 Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin' on.
Hold your head up, movin' on, keep your head up, movin' on.

Paintbox Dreaming by Gillian Warden, 2008.
Hold your head up, movin' on, keep your head up, movin' on.
Hold your head up, mivon' on, keep your head up.

Dream Merchant by Norman Lindsay, 1997.

Some of them want to use you
Some of them want to get used by you.
Some of them want to abuse you
Some of them want to be abused.

We Found Ourselves Being Dreamt by Amy Sol.

Hold your head up, keep your head up, movin' on.
Hold your head up, movin' on, keep your head up, movin' on.

Day Dreaming by Michael Parkes.
Hold your head up, movin' on, keep your head up, movin' on.

Hold your head up, movin' on, keep your head up.

The Piper of Dreams by Estella Louisa Michaela Canziani.

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree.

The Dreamer of Dreams by Edmund Dulac

 I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something.

The Knight's Dream by Antonio de Perada.
Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree.

Dream of the Orient by Gustave Moreau, c. 1881.
 I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something.

Dream and Death by Álmos Jaschik.

Sweet dreams are made of this
Who am I to disagree.

The Dwarf's Dream by Jessie M. King.
I travel the world and the seven seas
Everybody's looking for something.

 At that is Sweet Dreams Visions of Whimsy style.

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