September 29, 2009

when fear gave way to frolic


I can't decide if this is a dream or a nightmare.

Painting
2008, artist Dan May
from his website

14 comments:

B.E. Earl said...

nightmare

Ms. Moon said...

Definitely nightmare.

downtown guy said...

I don't know, the kids seem unafraid and there's a luck dragonish quality to the monster.

erin said...

I think it looks like a dream...the 'dragon' reminds me of Falcor from the Neverending Story (ohhhohhhohhhhohhhh)

downtown guy said...

See? That's two votes for luck dragon.

Tiff said...

It's a bit trippy. What's with the kid eating the tree? He's the only scary part. Well, and the kid with the giant mouth.

downtown guy said...

I see a kid climbing a tree and a weirdly shaped kid with his shirt pulled up to his nose.

honeyluna said...

If I had this dream, I don't think I would wake up and call it a nightmare. Of course, my dreams are nothing like that, but I kind of wish they were sometimes. No one looks afraid in this picture, so I think it would be fun.

downtown guy said...

Yeah, it was the lack of freaking out that made me lean to the dream side.

Steph(anie) said...

I think it looks like a nice dragon. The no-neck kids must be the other one's little sisters.

May said...

Dream. Look at those silly legs!

downtown guy said...

And hair!

white rabbit said...

Just seriously weird.

'How unlike the home life of our own dear Queen' as people used to say before they found about it.

downtown guy said...

Ha, I may have to start using that line.