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Dream Chasers by Diana-Huang Dream Chasers by Diana-Huang
**I dedicate this painting to all the dream chasers of the world. For all the emotional and psychological rollercoasters we go through just to get by on a day to day basis... this is for all of you! You are not the only one!**

18"x24" acrylic on canvas board.
Spent about oh... 30 hours... lots of fiddling as you can see here:

Been listening to Stevie Wonder's song "As" along with his other songs. "As" is packed full of wonderful imagery... trying to put some of it into this painting. The song --> [link]

**Bob Ross haters can suck it! He was my first real art teacher! --> [link] I used to watch his shows carefully even though I never had painting supplies available as a kid. I remember his tricks and mesh them with everything else I've learned when I did have access. That's creativity folks!

People who think this is too kitschy can suck it too, those people obviously aren't happy people... Tooo girly? I'm a girl... Yeah, you can suck it too! Don't tell me what I can't paint!** Yep... this is the dirty dialog of the art world. ;P
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I painted this way back in high school. But where this idea really came from was from a Reading Rainbow episode about the Native American cultures and the story "The Gift of the Sacred Dog" [link]

Horses were called "sacred dogs"... the story is that a boy called out to the spirits to send help because his tribe was in trouble. The spirits answered by sending him a herd of colorful horses to aid him and his people... so they can find the buffalo, so they can eat and survive.

It was because of that story and the pictures in that book that inspired my love of horses. Horses... as sacred creatures sent to help us in our time of need... and so... in my time of need... horses came to help me. Telling me to follow them... to dream of them... beckoning me to make art, so I can find my way, they are my spirit guides.

On another philosophical note... the aborigines of Australia believe that our world isn't the real world. That the dream world is the real world. That everything was dreamed into existence. "I think, therefore I am." Is it possible that the dream world exists? That we are accessing it when we put our heart and soul into making them real through art? Or are the successful people just so stubborn, willful and so hard to satisfy... that the Universe gets annoyed enough and lets us have our way???
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:iconpdevinney:
pdevinney Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2017
Beautiful, lovely
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2017  Professional General Artist
Glad you think so!
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Chasing-Colors Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful! 
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks! 😃
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Chasing-Colors Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course
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:icontheunifish:
TheUnifish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
Whoaa... *stares in awe for ten minutes*
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad I can do that for you. ;p
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:icontheunifish:
TheUnifish Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2013  Hobbyist
kwl! I luv it!
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks! :D
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roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012   Traditional Artist
¡Fantástico trabajo! Lo hemos destacado dentro de la carpeta "Featured nº 4 o Destacados nº 4" en Special-Groups. (Es la carpeta donde se exhiben los mejores trabajos del grupo).


Fantastic work! Featured in Special-Groups in folder Featured nº 4. (Best works of the group).


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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much! What a fantastic surprise! :D
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:iconroundtower:
roundtower Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012   Traditional Artist
A real pleasure dear friend! :iconmybestfriendplz:
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:iconxxanemia:
XXAnemia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012
oh these look lovely!
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
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:iconmangakanoobjg:
mangakanoobjg Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Student General Artist
wow this is awesome :D
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2012  Professional General Artist
Glad you like! :)
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sognodrago Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
is too beautiful!
the light shine on the many objects, giving everything a lively glow, with the sea tide, with the stars....
beautiful!
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
Glad you like! :)
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
My Little Ponies are totally tripping.
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Professional General Artist
Heehee... you could put it that way. :D
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:iconlordmep:
lordmep Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
I can, and I do.
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:icontsukinesara:
TsukineSara Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010  Student Filmographer
Woaw, that is so well done! :)
Words can't describe the awesomeness.
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! It means a lot to hear you say that! :)
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sloanabernathy Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2010
This is so incredibly inspiring and beautiful! I love it so!

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." Edgar Allen Poe
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you enjoy this! :) Thank you!
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Sapphire-Morningstar Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
It's awesome. I love it. Perfect. Absolutely perfect. Yay! I can see the person! :)

Now if you'll excuse me, I shall stare at the sparkles. 0.0....
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOL!!! ok! :D
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dozalt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I can hear their hooves as they gallop across the sky.
Remember Wilhelm Alexander, who preceded Bob Ross on PBS, and his allllmighty brush strokes?
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Sorry to say this... but I don't actually remember that guy... I can't seem to find a youtube video of him either... I must have been too young... I would have noticed a show like that with my fascination with all the processes of art making.
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dozalt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
I shouldn't have asked if you remembered him, way before your time. Late 70s early 80s. Grey haired gentleman who spoke mit a heavy heavy Cherman agcent. Used to say things like lovely lovely bushes and great grand mountains. There's not even a Wiki page on him. He was a hoot.
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Awe... :( Somebody has got to have something somewhere...
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:icondozalt:
dozalt Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
Try this [link] . I guess he went by his Americanized name.
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
OMG!!! I do remember this guy!!! Wow!! :D
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ZenoL Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
awesome!!!
absolutely a fav!
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
Glad you like! Thank you so much! :)
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:iconfriesianfury:
FriesianFury Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Hobbyist Artist
Oh i really love this one!
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'm very glad you like it! :D
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Sapphire-Morningstar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Sparkles O.O.......

I want to ride the blue and black one! XD!
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
LOL! The blue one is mine! He's my spirit guide! :D
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:iconsapphire-morningstar:
Sapphire-Morningstar Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
Do I have permission to ride him?
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Go for it! :D Well... wait until the paint dries off of him... ;p
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AliviaGrey3 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
Wow! That's so beautiful! Love it. :D
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! Will be working on it for a few more hours before I hit the road for tomorrow. :)
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mark1214 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Student Digital Artist
yay awesome! keep going :)
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! I'll tackle it some more in the morning... painting by lamp light is not the same as sunlight. Artificial lighting is loaded with its own colors.
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:iconmark1214:
mark1214 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
totally agree... though tungsten has it's flair :)
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
It does... just not for archiving artwork. In direct sunlight is best. :)
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davivztero Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
WHOAHAHHHA PREETTTYYY COOOLORRSSS!!!! :D
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:icondiana-huang:
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010  Professional General Artist
Thanks! ^_^ See ya on Sunday! Remember the Spring Festival is this Sunday!
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davivztero Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2010
the foods were ripoffs >.< lol THREEE DOLLERS FOR ONE CUP OF BOBA????
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