Dream myself awake by Heather King

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I felt as if I had been asleep for most of my life.
It wasn’t until I became seriously ill, living in constant fear, and hitting rock bottom until I woke up.
What woke me up was seeing another Redbubbler’s photography of a snowy owl. I remember that day years ago when time stood still and I became mute as I was basking in the glory of this beautiful photography of this beautiful creature. With much determination and research, months later on my own I found the elusive rare wild snowy owl an hour from my home.
It was spiritual and life altering. I wept the happiest tears of magical disbelief upon seeing her for the very first time. I could not believe something this precious and this beautiful was right before my very eyes.
I felt as if I had been dreaming yet I was awake.
These feelings and those days spent witnessing such a wonderful gift will forever be the highlight of my life.
I carry those moments with me at all times, for they reside in my soul.
I have lived on my own with no compassion or stable family relationship for decades and in one instant this owl took that pain away and replaced that hole in my soul with warmth, brilliance, wisdom, love and compassion.
I felt as if I dreamt myself awake?

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feathers, blue, eyes, mystical, feminine, heather king, locustgirl, dream, hope, wish, focus

I am a self taught photographer and everything artist. For me this is meditation and medication!
I want to invade your mind or strike a cord in your heart with what I do. I do this for ME and those I love.
Everything I do is inspired by The Legendary Pink Dots, Isis and my dear darkgrrl?

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Comments

  • Jennifer Rhoades
    Jennifer Rhoadesabout 2 years ago

    Wow! This is cool! Definitely a favorite! You look like a bluebird!

  • awe, thanks so much Jen?

    – Heather King

  • Mui-Ling Teh
    Mui-Ling Tehabout 2 years ago

    Very nice Heather; and cool title! While it is dreamy there is also a Gaia feel to this – perhaps because of the drawn leafs from your eyes and the background that looks like wood pattern – as though your hair is becoming a part of nature. I have to admit, it also reminds me of the time you and Kristy collected the bark … I do love that personal touch in your work though; whether intended or not – or maybe even subconsciously… meanwhile, having those symptoms of feeling certain things when it is not happening is almost like dreaming awake. There will be a time to wake up from it, but it is a good exercise keeping a dream diary – including, or maybe even more so, those awake ones.

  • awe, this is absolutely the best comment ever Mui-Ling?

    – Heather King

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 2 years ago

    FABULOUS BLUE MY DEAR BIRD HEATHER…..FANTABULOUS AND ORIGINAL SELF PORTRAIT!!!!!!

  • Thank you sweet Anaisanais?

    – Heather King

  • Kaleidoking
    Kaleidokingabout 2 years ago

    Instant FAV

  • thank you my dear?

    – Heather King

  • Jaeda DeWalt
    Jaeda DeWaltabout 2 years ago

    Heather, i love this avian inspired creation. The title and concept are divine ?. The blue hues are beautiful. You art is soaring to new heights! Much love, my talented muse. XXO

  • awe, thank you so so so much my dear Jaeda? xoxox

    – Heather King

  • Chris Gudger
    Chris Gudgerabout 2 years ago

    As you move further into the light, your feelings about yourself become more positive. I can see this in the self portrait images that you are creating. Each one is more beautiful than the last. I am impressed and inspired.

  • you are such a sweetheart Chris, thank you for the kindest comment ever?

    – Heather King

  • Vicki Spindler (VHS Photography)
    Vicki Spindler...about 2 years ago

    Incredible piece of artwork, I absolutely love the blue!!!! Wonderful :))))))))))))))))

  • thank you so much dear Vicki?

    – Heather King

  • K Lockhart
    K Lockhartabout 2 years ago

    All bow and hail to the queen of mirrored images!!! She has outdone herself yet again!! I had the prviledge of being the first to see this beautiful piece and I sat in awe and was injected with excitement!!!! xoxo?

  • ? you’re so sweet to refer to me as the queen of mirrored images honey! thank you! i’m still geeking out over this:) xo

    – Heather King

  • plasmatwin
    plasmatwinabout 2 years ago

    this is such a gorgeous piece sweetie! i love the feel of mystery and all the beautiful,blue feathers! amazing work!! ??

  • thank you so much my dear sweet sister!!!I miss you and hope you are okay?

    – Heather King

  • labaker
    labakerabout 2 years ago

    love the design elements, color, symmetry and of course that beautiful face :)))

  • awe, thank you so very much sweet Larry?

    – Heather King

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