I want to start by thanking everyone that supported Waking Dream in any way! All the likes, comments, reposts, purchases, encouragement , etc. all meant a lot. We set goals...we crushed them. This year we embark on a new set of goals that will push us to become greater. At this moment there are 2 goals that we are focused on.
1. Travel to at least 3 cities outside of Cleveland, Ohio to do a pop-up art show.
2. Have a Waking Dream Creations piece in at least 10 businesses, restaurants, clothing stores, barber/beauty salons, etc.
If you can help us on our way to achieve this goals please do not hesitate!!! lol. #WakingDream19
People often ask me what does "Waking Dream" mean or how did I choose the name...
1. a metaphor for a vision. 2. a dream-like occurrence happening within the ganzfeild. (Psychology Dictionary)
That is the formal definition for Waking Dream but that just scratches the surface on why I chose the name to represent the brand. I believe that there is a paper thin line between a memory and a dream. Through my art I am trying to preserve one and live out the other. Since I was a kid I always enjoyed making people smile and laugh, whether I was "roasting" somebody verbally or with a funny drawing. Social Media and my Wacom digital pad has allowed me to share these memories with a few thousand people at a time. It's really a dream come true that my art has reached some of my all time favorite artists Too $hort, Kid n' Play, and Martin-and I'm awake for it all.
I just wanted to introduce myself as an artist and shine a little light on why I do what I do. I'm an 80's baby who has always been in love with art. Art has always been more than just lines on a paper, I use it as a release. I like to create artwork that stirs up memories of good times. When you look at my work I want you to say "Damn I remember this!!!" or " Wow, this came out when_____ " I knew I was in the right lane when I had a customer actually shed real tears because one of my pieces brought back an important memory between her and her spouse. One thing you'll notice about my work is that I do not draw faces. I do this for a couple of reasons, 1. Drawing faces has never been my strong point lol 2. I push myself to show the emotion of the character I'm drawing without any facial expressions. I will continue to create as long as I am inspired by my family, friends, and the entire culture.