Anne Robinson, Karen Saxby
Our Dreamscapes cover, recreating a 2011 piece of art by Catrin Welz-Stein, suggests the eruption of creativity that happens when we find ourselves in that liminal place between waking and dreaming. It arrests the eye while representing the uncontrollable and barely knowable nature of creativity in its purest form.
Free your mind from creative restrictions and fill it with wistful wonderment in our Free Your Mind series. German artist Catrin Welz-Stein combines elements of surrealism and the subconscious mind to create beautiful and complex images. Beginning in 2009, Welz-Stein has combined old illustrations and photographs to create dream-like digital collages. At the same time, she discovered online social networks and her private images were then open to the public. The positive responses Catrin received were her motivation to further pursue her art. In her work as a graphic designer Welz-Stein brings her digital skills to create a wonderful crossover between the artistic and subconscious realm we all encounter within ourselves.
Drawing on her extensive background in graphic design, Welz-Stein’s art displays influences from varying mediums, from classic children’s literature to surrealism and folklore. Using both old images and illustrations, elements are added and retouched and removed to create something stirringly unique.
Your creative mind will be aflutter with inspiration and possibilities when paired with this dreamy journal cover. Butterflies burst and envelop the scene, signifying the eruption of new life to ideas and creativity in this Dreamscapes journal design. Peer through the doors and windows of your imagination to find what exists inside. We invite you to fly with possibility and glance through the eyes of this digital art design.