I received so many responses and encouragement after the last email I sent out. Thank you! It means a ton. I’m glad that my vulnerability and authenticity could inspire you.
So, I have this project I’ve been working on all year. And the deadline for a lot of things was this past weekend. But I got sick. And then my daughter got sick. Which means I wasn’t able to do as much as I would’ve liked. I wasn’t able to squeeze as much awesomeness in as I could. I wasn’t able to send a newsletter on Sunday. I wasn’t able to stream on Tuesday. I wasn’t able to make a video for my project. I’ve always been someone who likes to pack in as much as possible—and certainly as much awesomeness into a project as possible. Accepting my limitations has been something I’ve been working on this year. I’ve learned that time is limited and that there’s more to who we are than what we create.
I’ve found that working on less helps, as do deadlines, and boundaries. Basically, not trying to cram as much as possible into every single day. Which is certainly not what pre-kid me looked like.
So, despite being sick and not being able to do everything I wanted to, I’m super proud of this project! It’s a big collaboration NFT project I’ve been working on since January and it’s launching on Thursday! It’s called Dreamheadz.
During the past 2 months, I’ve got back into Processing (the generative art coding app) to place clouds in random positions. And I’ve tried a new NFT generation service called Bueno, which I’ve loved. It’s both visual and powerful—perfect for artists creating large collections of digital art. I’ve loved everything I’ve done in this project! I’ll be writing more about it all later on, but I couldn’t not share it with you. Below is the story behind it.
It’d been some time since the discovery of what we call “The Doodleverse.” It had been explored by too few of us to fully comprehend what it was or how it worked. We knew it was this place of dreams. There were castles, towers, rainbows, weird creatures, floating diamonds—even hordes of submarines. All so vivid in colour. And not just in a single dimension. But in multiple interconnected realms. But how one could travel between dimensions was a mystery. Portals between realms appeared in moments, and vanished just as quick—caused by all kinds of things. They moved and shifted. They disappeared only to reappear somewhere else. Yet, some doorways remained eternally open. It was impossible to find your way through the realms in The Doodleverse—especially to one in particular.
It was then that a young dreamer found the Realm of Dreams—the seeming epicentre of The Doodleverse. There were more dreamy creatures here than anywhere else, and an abundance of clouds. Then others found the Realm of Dreams—the curious, the seekers, the questioners—they found their way. Together, they learned how to navigate between dreams—between realms. We called them Dreamers. On the streets they were called Dreamheadz. Their inner eyes open in awe and wonder. Their brains buzzing with what they saw.
Over time the dreamers tired of real life. They became sluggish. Drugged almost. They would often just fall asleep—on the train, at the table, wherever—just wanting to dream more. They became dream addicts. Then their senses began to dull. Most were blinded as clouds formed around their heads. It didn’t phase them. They were wide awake somewhere else—creating worlds, seeing unimagined things, and navigating what so few could. They are the ones who rule realms beyond what you can see, feel, and touch in front of you.
They are Dreamheadz.
Next week I’m going to make that text into a video (the one I wanted to do before launch). To follow the project, tap this link. It’s a dynamic link that will take you to different places depending on where the project’s at.
❤️ As always, big loves
Rich from TapTapKaboom