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Donald’s Dream – the Hunter

I don’t know about you, but when someone wants to tell me about their dream, I get uncomfortable, because most dreams are utterly boring to anyone except the dreamer. So when my husband started telling me about this dream, my initial reaction vanished as his tale unfolded. I took a deep breath and sat down because this was no ordinary dream. As he narrated the story, images filled my mind and I already knew I was going to have to paint a picture to show what he described. Here is my painting, and if you’d like to read the story/dream, it is incredibly beautiful. My husband has a blog where he imparts his wit and wisdom. Lately he has been writing about his battle with cancer, so this healing dream is particularly beautiful in that regard. Please leave a comment if you visit his website, he loves a little attention!

ps you’ll find another dog painting that goes along with the story on his blog as well.

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  1. March 19th, 2012 at 22:31 | #1

    Gorgeous painting! I’m intrigued by the hummingbird(?). Off to check out the dream.

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  2. March 14th, 2012 at 15:56 | #2

    really cool!

  3. March 12th, 2012 at 14:50 | #3

    I absolutely love this painting! I’m off to read your husband’s healing dream!

  4. March 11th, 2012 at 19:11 | #4

    What a truly remarkable collaboration this turned out to be! (Such an inspired painting from an inspiring dream!)


  5. March 11th, 2012 at 16:32 | #5

    Beautiful painting! I’m going over to read the story now!!! Hugs, Deb

  6. March 11th, 2012 at 05:31 | #6

    Read a beautiful dream and so glad that you and hubby shared it with us all. Adore the boxer and the wolf, so enchanted but the art work and story….beautiful posts, yours and hubby’s.
    Thanks for sharing…..Annabelle ; )

  7. March 10th, 2012 at 22:41 | #7

    I read his dream….and was so taken up in it!
    Your art is beautiful and fits the tale perfectly…

  8. March 10th, 2012 at 18:19 | #8

    Well, of course I had to go read the story. Fabulous painting, it illustrates the end of the dream perfectly.

  9. March 10th, 2012 at 16:49 | #9

    Hip! Hip! Hooray!!
    I love your dog painting!
    Really like how the one dog is in focus with the little warm red bird humming above it’s head. 🙂
    Happy PPF!!
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  10. March 10th, 2012 at 10:37 | #10

    Wow! What a dream! Wonderful painting to illustrate it.

  11. March 10th, 2012 at 09:51 | #11

    amazing! happy PPF!

  12. March 10th, 2012 at 09:04 | #12

    So powerful and beautiful!

  13. March 9th, 2012 at 23:55 | #13

    Wonderful painting, mysterious and magical the same time.

  14. March 9th, 2012 at 23:47 | #14

    The painting and your husbands dream are amazing! I am in awe. Thank you for sharing.
    Happy PPF! Helen @ Natures Walk

  15. March 9th, 2012 at 22:13 | #15

    What a gorgeous painting and I will be heading oevr to read the story behind it… I am intrigued… hope you have a wonderful week…xx

  16. March 9th, 2012 at 18:11 | #16

    This is wonderful… the painting (and story) were both fabulous. I’ll be visiting your husband’s blog soon…
    Happy PPF! xoxo

  17. March 9th, 2012 at 15:53 | #17

    Mimi ~ this is soooooo well done and very magical ~ love it ~thanks, namaste, carol (A Creative Harbor) ~ Happy Weekend ^_^

  18. March 9th, 2012 at 14:52 | #18

    Mimi I can’t tell you how much I love this painting! Hummingbirds are very special in my family and to couple it with anything canine is beyond special for me. LOVE!!!! Happy PPF, Robin

  19. March 9th, 2012 at 14:36 | #19

    A wonderful gift for her husband, thank you for sharing it with us.. Saludos

  20. March 9th, 2012 at 13:16 | #20

    Beautiful painting – so meaningful.

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  22. March 9th, 2012 at 10:22 | #22

    What a gorgeous painting. What a lovely way to honor your husband by painting his dream. Lucky you to be talented enough to do so. Happy PPF.

  23. March 9th, 2012 at 08:25 | #23

    What a wonderful dream and your paintings are gorgeous… 🙂

  24. March 8th, 2012 at 12:21 | #24

    Wonderful paintings, and what an interesting dream of your husband’s. Loved the part about the hummingbirds landing – they aren’t often very still.

  25. March 7th, 2012 at 06:33 | #25

    How nice to have the messenger right there with you! What a resource.
    Will check his blog out when more time. Sounds so spiritual, no wonder
    this is such a strong painting.

  26. March 6th, 2012 at 23:05 | #26

    This is a lovely painting, I haven’t read the story yet, but will after this. To me this has more strength than some of your recent cats, perhaps because of the great tonal values achieved and nice compostion.

  27. March 5th, 2012 at 15:56 | #27

    I visited your husband’s blog and left a comment. This makes for an interesting painting series.

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