I woke up last night from a dream yelling “HELP” ( I woke up Jon too) It was the second dream I had where I was being chased or attacked. So before falling asleep again, I told myself that my next dream would a good one.
I woke up in the morning from a fun and colorful dream. I was riding a strangely shaped unicycle on a busy sidewalk through a small city. It was sunny and warm and I stopped by an old man who was sitting under a tree with a short legged dog with a human face. The man had one eye closed and there was a small iridescent spot on his eyelid. When I asked him about it the spot turned into a butterfly and flew away. The old man said, “I have a butterfly in my eye”. He explained that it had been caught in the fold of his eyelid.
When I told Jon the dream he said, ” That sounds like your next piece”.
I started with an old yellowed and lacy handkerchief over a pink flower print. Then I pulled out my suede butterfly fabric that I must have gotten just for this piece. Then the blue butter fly print and I was happily surprised when I came across the bicycle print which I didn’t think to use until I saw it in my cabinet.
When I first stitched the girls mouth it looked like she was horrified. So I got out my stitch remover (eraser) and changed it so she looks like she having fun, which she is. The little dog-like creature comes from the human-faced dog which was just too ugly to recreate.
It’s definitely as busy, colorful and happy and incomprehensible as my dream was.