What do you dream of? Deep down in your heart where no one else has access to, what dreams and fantasies carry you with such intensity that they’re constantly hovering at the surface of your mind skirting back and forth between waking hours and in sleep? The kind of dreams that have you in a state of anticipation of things to come or possibilities you yearn to experience?

Within your heart, keep one still, secret spot where dreams may go.
Louise Driscoll

Or perhaps you dream of things more concrete pulling on an inner desire for growth and change, like dreaming of seeing yourself in a new light that pushes you into new realms of strength…


{Wo}man’s mind by Vanessa


thoughts across the prairie  #selfportrait #selfie #nowyouworkshops #mortalmuses

thoughts across the prairie by Meghan


The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. -Eleanor Roosevelt by Christy



hbm! by Kirsten

and passion.

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“Happiness consists in realizing it is all a great strange dream” Jack Kerouac

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Eleanor Roosevelt

You might fantasize of a world that doesn’t exist or one you’re eager to create through exploratory photographic techniques pushing the boundaries from straight-forward reality into a fantasyland.

{21:365v.3} Head in the clouds

Head in the clouds by Jenny

Woods the climb
Then they set sail. The boy with the red star.
“Where We Landed” series by Nikki Gardener

a vision in a tunnel.

A Vision in a Tunnel by Cara

Dreams are illustrations…from the book your soul is writing about you.
Marsha Norman

Maybe you dream of vacations long gone or one you’d love to experience in the future. I know I do.


sunset by kirsten

From Where I Rode

From Where I Rode by Holly


Isla Mujeres by Debra

Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.
T. E. Lawrence

Of course we all know the dream realm exists on another plane as well. Deep in our subconscious only waking while we sleep. All bets are off as we close our eyes allowing our most private fantasies a platform to thrive. Did I really strip tease for Mr. Rodgers on the trolley? Was Madonna really hiding under my bed? Did my house really have wings?  I’ll never know, but it could have happened.


Sleep My Darling by Van

What dreams do you believe in?

Distant light

Distant light by Jenny

Which ones lift you out of boredom to create new worlds to explore?

Fly Me to the Moon

Fly Me to the Moon by Holly

Or have you dressing up in costume to creat exciting visions?

the masquerade

the masquerade by Christy

Some days are for moving forward and others are just spin, spin, spin by Debra

May your dreams defy the laws of gravity.

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Perhaps you wish to pull that dream from fantasy into reality by any means possible that you can conceive…


311/365 By Meghan


The Week of Wishes and Dreams by Van

…to actually live out your dreams in reality. I dream of this too.

a future filled with light

a future filled with light by Danielle Hughson (manyfires)

rainbow at yellowstone (1 of 1)

Rainbow at Yellowstone by Cara

One way to hold onto that vision is through imagery, either your own or from others that speak to your heart. Some people create dream boards as an exercise in dream clarity. There’s even a class on dreaming big!


Be Happy, Be Healthy, Be Me by Holly

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just to realize them.
Man Ray

Whatever it is your heart thirsts for, or your mind tips off the scales from normalcy into fantasy, allow your cameras to try and capture your dreams this month. We might just see some shifts occurring around us. We might just use our wildest fantasies to be the launchpad for something bigger, something exciting, some kind of monumental shift leading us towards our heart’s desire.

ship at sea

Ship at Sea by Nikki

We are such stuff
As dreams are made on
William Shakespeare

With an arsenal of tricks as photographers the possiblities for creating our dream worlds are endless. Light leaks. Lensbabies. Mobile artistry. Incorporating type. Explore your possibilities this month to see where your own dreams are headed and share them with us in our Mortal Muses Flickr Group.

Holly ~ Soupatraveler