How does a twenty-first century woman living in rural Southern Oregon enter the spiritual realm of the Dreamtime and what impact does it have on her life? Denise Kester is an artist and art teacher whose inner dream life is populated by a host of profound characters (brown bears, black crows, blue monkeys, sea turtles, and rabbits among others), who guide her through a difficult year of artistic creation as she stares down a deadline for an important exhibit. Drawing on the Dream is part instruction for artists but even more a profound illumination of the way of the artist. The book includes Kester’s brilliant monoprints in all stages of the process to completion and the stories and poetry that inspired and illuminate her work.
“As you read, see, and enjoy the riches contained in this book you too may discover, with such wonder and astonishment, that the dreamtime lives within you. For you are in the presence of Denise Kester who has taped into the source of creativity and thus, is herself, a Source-rer.” -Jean Houston, author of Jump Time