Taming the Waves

Hello Friends,

I often have dreams about huge waves. I can be in the middle of a city, and the waves come rolling in, threatening to engulf me.

I had a dream the other night where I was living in a glass house at the beach. You know if you’re at the beach, the waves will appear.

Sure enough, the waves came — huge thirty-foot blue-green tidal waves that consumed everything in their path. I held my breath hoping that the glass would hold against the incessant pounding of the water, and it did, until I woke up with a start.

The waves are most likely a metaphor for something deep in my subconscious. I’ve had these dreams for many years, and it occured to me that perhaps it’s time to make friends with the waves.

I created two very different paintings to tame the waves of my dreams. The rich colors and layered design of this first piece depict the effervescent beauty of waves.

Cassandra Tondro, "Ode to the Ocean 1" abstract art

“Taming the Waves 1,” 36″ x 36″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas

The second painting is more open, expressing the cyclic and unpredictable nature of the ocean and waves.

Cassandra Tondro, "Taming the Waves 2," abstract painting

“Taming the Waves 2,” 24″ x 24″, repurposed acrylic latex paint on canvas

Both paintings are available for purchase by clicking here.

What’s lurking in your subconscious, and what recurrent themes occupy your dreams? I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please share them with us in the comments section below.

May your life flow with ease like soft, gentle waves.

With love and appreciation,



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