The theme for HZ-12 was Nightmares and Dreamscapes. For those who don't know, the HOWiezine is a limited edition, handmade collaborative book project created by HOW forum members, also known as HOWies. There is a theme and participants create two pages based on their interpretation of that theme. Only the participants are guaranteed a copy of the book, which makes it all the more special.
I had a few options (recurrent dream-wise) this time around, but after some thought I knew what I wanted to do. I created the pages using a collage with a acrylic paint overlay to get the effect I desired. Then the scanned the images and brought them into illustrator to add the type. Underneath each photo you can read the type, which gives the explanation into the dreams that inspired the images.
I applied a feather to each of the owl pages to bring a sense of movement to the page, and recreate that moment of the dream. In addition to my pages, I also made a funky little bookmark to be passed on to all the participants. Each was cut in a different haphazard manner, so they had a bit of a unfinished flair to them. All my work for the Howiezine is now available for purchase online, in the HZ Gallery.