Dream Drawings & the Dream Drawing Books

Carey’s subconscious manifests into delightfully artistic tableaus, panels, and dreamscapes. When he’s sleeping, he’s actually hard at work!
STEVE MARTIN, author, An Object of Beauty

I have vivid and colorful dreams. When one is interesting enough, I turn it into a drawing. To save time and space, I illustrate my dreams on 3x5 Post-It-Notes (they still take a couple of hours!). When I have enough, I publish them in a small volume. (There are now four volumes equaling about 500 dreams.) I love the crazy dream stories, and just enjoy celebrating them without any analysis. The books always contain a complete glossary with bios of all the unknowing folks who inhabit my dreams. Sometimes, a Dream Drawing becomes 3D collage (12”x12” to 4’x6’)  I seem to be making lots of these lately.

The newest volume, I'm Being Attacked by the 1812 Overture! and 124 Other Strange Dreams of Philip Carey, is available for purchase! Below are some dreams from this newest volume.

The Strange Dreams of Philip Carey: A Multimedia Series

In 2012, I commisioned composers William Vollinger and Linda Ferreira to create a series of nine musical adaptations of my dream drawings. Performances of the songs, with editing and animation by Stephen Paschke, can be seen below.

Meet Philip Carey: Artist / Singer / Dreamer Filmed at his home in Morro Bay, California Filmed and Edited by Stephen Paschke in January of 2012