The Dream


There are dreams and inspiration that can arrive unexpectedly,


and then there are creative inspirations that come to us in a dream.

The Hot Air Balloons1

I had a dream recently that I was on this huge ferris wheel. As I looked up
at the night sky I saw something so amazing.


A dark blue sky with twinkling stars in the sky. I saw a hot air balloon floating above, and then there were twin balloons.


They were amazing, and identical. Underneath were beautiful sailboats. The white billowing sails made them look like they belonged in a fairytale. I have created my first youtube video to illustrate the beautiful images from my dream.

I hope your dreams are filled with inspiration and lovely images.



Now I am off to create greeting cards.



Have a lovely day...


The song for this post is Dreaming of Flying...
Snap said...


Just gorgeous. Your first YouTube is a wonderful dream.

We lived in New Mexico for many years and were part of a hot air balloon crew. Riding in a balloon is a very special experience... no noise ... just that of the burner ... going where the wind takes you. A joy we miss.


Blondie's Journal said...

Hi Karen,

Wow! What a new visual experience. A video. I loved it. I love seeing hot air balloons, but I am afraid that I could never bring myself to ride in one!!

Our real estate peron is a world champion balloon racer from a few years back. Interesting man.

Lovely post, Karen. I have missed you...


Jennifer Froh said...

I absolutely LOVE that!!!! You're so creative!

PA Fiber Artist said...


I love it! You should send it to the Sundance film festival!!!!

It reminds me of the artist statement by David Arms - God does the creating and the artist goes along for the ride. Only He could make a sailboat fly!

Love, Susan

Cal said...

Fantastic. Such wonderful creativity. x

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Karen,
Now this is inspirational and so creative. I love your YouTube video. Hot air balloons have always fasinated me when I see them. They seem to move so slowly and with such grace.
Your talents just go on and on sweet friend.

Glad you liked the framing for your watercolor. It looks so beautiful in the room and I love taking a walk up to the room to view it. But, in my studio I can enjoy the card framed in black. I am blessed each way!!

Love, Celestina Marie

Gabriela said...

Hello Karen,

This dream is quite awesome!

~ Gabriela ~

LiLi M. said...

Ooh I am in awe! Just look at those collages and that video! I love it all. Thanks for sharing beauty and wisdom with us again. Have a lovely day!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

What a brilliant post Karen!!! However, I have tried to no avail to look at your YouTube...the wheel just keeps spinning and spinning. I will try again, but thank you so much for another early morning of fresh creativity, only from my dear friend, Karen!!! Anita

Diane said...

Really pretty. I like how you put it all together.

Beverly said...

Karen, you are amazing. This is fantastic.

I love hot air balloons. What a fun dream to have sailboats. I like your kind of dreams.

Rue said...

Hi Karen :)

What a beautiful post! I love that the baskets for the balloons were sailboats :)


Elise said...

Hello, I just wanted to pop by to say that you have a wonderful website. I love your heavenly header ! It's been fun reading some of your posts - thank you for sharing them !

Best wishes !

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

AWESOME! I loved that. Everything you set your heart and hand to turns out so beautifully. laurie

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...


Melbourne home builders said...

I love your post a lot. I think you're a very imaginative and talented person. I'm just totally captivated.

Natasha Burns said...

oh wow Karen, your video is wonderful! you are SO creative and full of ideas!

Sharon said...

That was so wonderful. Karen you just amaze me. What can't you do?!! Nothing I am sure. That was an adventure to say the least. Sharon

jeanne said...

Karen, I will have a lovly day after being lulled into a dream with your beautiful Youtube. goreous.

Hugs, Jeanne

Anonymous said...

This is so beautiful. I love it. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

rochambeau said...

loved your video Karen! and riding on your new video!! All looks wonderful here, including your cards!


Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

You obviously like hot air balloons, by some coincidence we are going to the province tomorrow to see some hot air balloons!We are leaving at 3 am! You have a very nice blog! Enjoyed my visit immensely and it is hard to leave but I have so many blogs to hop to on OWOH!