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i am a self-defined Nuyorican creative (that is a Puerto Rican who is from both the isles of Manhattan, NYC and the Caribbean). I share daily in the joy of education and live in a cute port town in New York, in a 'teensy-weensy' apartment with my two dogs and canary named Valentino. Check out my Etsy shop for purchasable pieces. Please do not reproduce imagery off of this site without explicit credit and no derivatives may be made of my original imagery- Thank You.

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The Importance of Castles in The Air 

Apparently there is an idiom for daydreaming awake of what our heart envisions with disregard for our minds...for having unrealistic desires, or plans that appear so impractical that they will never work, illusory, or a futile flight of fancy, it is what we tend to call Castles in the Air/ Sky. And often it comes to us prefixed with, 'DO NOT...build castles in the air...' but can you imagine what the world would be if anyone had ever refrained from the impossible dream?

So today as a necessary component to being 'a creative' (self-defined noun) I post about the dreaming: big and small of mine...the thinking with my heart and not my head:

sandblasted glass block- Think With Your Head NOT Your Heart Fool..by m.diaz photo by VINCENT THFOIN Branching out: A spiral staircase leads to a tree house in Rambouillet Forest, France Etsy Seller Book of Art Our Secret Harbor Digital Art by Aimee Stewart featured in this months Somerset Digital Art Burning Man Festival SculptureBurning Man Festival Sculpture

Desert festival: For one week out of the year a portion of the desert is transformed into a thriving diverse city known as Black Rock City for the spectacular Burning Man festival in northern Nevada

Cirque De Soleil O Poseidon Under Sea Resort An unlikely surrogate mom... True Love Among the Mundane Rubbish by Kumi Yamashita and Tim Noble + Sue Webster Trashy Shadow Art

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I absolutely love this post,...it reminds me of quaker thoughts of the light within and how living in this world, being in this life is so important and that moment is what contains the spiritual side of things, not some other world but the one inside and around each of us. thank-you for sharing this beauty.

March 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterstainboy

one impossible dream - to embody ponyo and to squirt on others such as lautcelletni bons (*hint: read sdrawkcab*) all the while making the deadline for concentration this friday while raising finger monkeys (look them up, they exist!) in a 1920s vintage dollhouse.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAK

i love all the pics! they are alll so beautiful and unique! tata loves the mokey one(shocker)!!!

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlinz

Day dreaming is where we want to go. So the more adventurous we are in the dream the more adventure or life has. Impossible is the result of doing nothing.

By feeding our imagination with dreams we feed the source of our desires and that in tern gives us strength to face the mundane.

March 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbluedemon

working hard to build the foundations under my castles, thanks to you and stainboy for the continued support

i love when you post things like this... they serve to uplift my day!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterB

i love the treehouse! it's my childhood fantasy realized!

March 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAS

i would LOVE to live in that room with the ocean view (literally)

March 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterStephanie

I've seen the Poseidon under the sea resort and need to go there one day. I love the message behind this post.

March 15, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlight foot

I love love love this post ! ... It brightened my day and actually made me think of those quotes you put up there :) && I wish that i could be in each of those places in the photographs, they are lovely .

March 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGenesis

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