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A postcard from Dreamland.A piece in Toolbox Blue shows how to keep a dream diar, and talks about how artists often use their dreams as a source of creative inspiration.
Below are “dream postcards” inspired by a completed free association grid, using a collage technique – tearing pictures out of old newspapers and magazines, and sticking them together to create something surreal.

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Theme 1: Chase and escape
A snowy road
Car chase
Police
Spies
Government
Out of breath
Frightening
Been caught out
Exciting
Where to go?
Fork in the road
Travelling

Theme 2: Rooms
A locked door
An empty space
Walls
A bed
Noisy neighbours next door
Shut out of the party
Listening through walls
Let me in
Hidden cupboards
New rooms
A maze
Discovery
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Theme 3: Friendship
Love and guilt
Schooldays
Old songs
Playtime
Girls and boys
In the cinema
In the dark
Sunny days
Favourite things
Time
Growing older
Loss
Theme 4: Return and repeat
Vomit
Taste of burger
Allergic reaction
Feeling sick
Stay in bed
Go to work – every day
Remembering
Take the train
Catch a plane
Round the bend
Car sick
Vomit
 
 
 

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