Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Out of a Dream ...

Once upon a time, ( a few months ago ) I had a dream 
about a day at the beach Santa Cruz, 
a place I spent many summers as a little girl.   
In this dream, a huge marquee seahorse character appeared. 
He winked at me and swam away.  
( insert lightbulb moment here )
I woke up and immediately grabbed some paper made a sketch and filed it away. 
"Someday maybe I will make this" I thought

But this idea just kept knocking and knocking 
 ( and getting louder and louder ).  

I knew I had to make it or it would just drive me crazy.  

So here he is ... my dream seahorse

Tell me about your dreams ...

have they ever caused you
to do something consciously ?

I would love to know !


Haleigh said...

one word...WOW...okay actualy WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW so five words....this is amazing! Your dream come true is so amazing it could have only come out of a dream. I love it....

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

Yes, but I can't tell it until I return from Paris in September. You seahorse is amazing Lisa and along with the fish swimming (music) it sends me to another dream like place today. XO

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love it, it certainly looks like something out of an amazing dream.

Once in a while, when I turn our little corner in town it smells just like those old Santa Cruz days from childhood... salt air, french fries & sand. It truly takes me back, I can almost hear the screams from the Giant Dipper.

Beautiful post, beautiful music ~ thanks Lisa!

lisa golightly said...

Tracie, you too ? The smell of coppertone takes me there everytime too ! I even found a perfume called "at the beach 1966" .... smells just like sand and coppertone !

Dumbwit Tellher said...

So this is what your were facebooking about!! I L*O*V*E* it. I find Marquee type signs so nostalgic & romantic. What a incredible story Lisa. Sadly I recall dreams of leaving my horrible, abusive marriage to find a kind, gentle European man..it came true! But like your vision, it came with a lot of work too. Congrat's to you. I would love to purchase one of your creations some day. All my best xoxo deb

lisa golightly said...

Deb, Oh yes, I wore my frustrations on my FB sleeve ! Took wAy too long. Still glad I did it. Thank you !

Melaine Thompson said...

you made that? Seriously? Holy cow! I am beyond impressed! Melaine

Noel Solomon said...


I love it, love it to pieces. :-)))

xo Noel

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Lisa, I lurrrve the design very much!
Adore sea horse, the male takes care of the babies~ magical creature!

La Dolfina said...

Lisa, I think that seahorse wants to live at my house!!!
I adore him:)
You are absolutely amazing my friend, truly amazing.

Paris Hotel Boutique said...

Lisa, loss for words. Me? lol. Really... spectacular!

Trying to think of a dream, but may have to get to sleep and dream, then wake up with an answer.

Anyway, big props for this amazing creation!

Jg. for FatScribe said...

okay, kid. that rocks. you are a rock star, and not just in your dreams. totally agree with Deb (Ms. DT) about wanting to finally buy a piece of your art someday. legend in the making. keep it up!

The Zhush said...

Wait! What? You MADE that? I need to stop reading all these blogs of the most creative people ever! I am getting a complex! These days I can hardly remember my dreams...yours sound and LOOK heavenly!

Couture Carrie said...

So gorgeous, darling L!


Amy E. Strodl said...

You have a super nice blog here! Love the images!

sharon said...

Hi, my first time here via Bedlam of B. Love your blog, but specially love the seahorse, whose shape I have always found pleasing. Amazing to be so directly inspired by a dream.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Lisa darling,
this piece/post is still on my MIND!
This is in my folder...places that I'd love to visit one day~
check it out:

drub-b said...

I love seahorse images, especially creative ones like this. I will try to send you a picture of a seahorse image someone took on a beach with candles etc. it is gorgeous.

Mélanie said...

Your dream came true and it looks gorgeous