I woke up and said it out loud, “I dreamed of a white dog in the snow”, I wanted to remember it. Jon said I should write it down, it would make a good streaming piece, but just saying it was enough. I didn’t remember the dream itself, only the words, white dog in the snow. Then during meditation, the rest of the words came to me:
I dreamed of White Dog in the Snow. She said Spring will come, the world will move on. All you can do is be kind and true.
Once in my studio, this piece came together in a burst. I got out a big piece of white fabric with a white embossed paisley design on it and started drawing white dogs with my sewing machine. (one of my drawing teachers said if you want to learn how to draw something, get a big piece of brown paper and draw it a hundred times). When I got one that looked right, I cut her out and sewed her on the snowflake fabric. I wanted White Dog to have a dreamy feeling, and the blue fabric behind the snowflakes seemed to do that.
The big surprise to me was using that piece of orange, black, red and white trim. I actually didn’t think it would work, but was trying a bunch of different pieces of ribbon and fabric to go between the dog and the words. It’s right out of the 1970’s (almost looks like a guitar strap, it’s from Laura Israel’s fabric collection) and I was sure it would be too hokey. But it turned out to be perfect. The border came together just as quick. Some pieces just want to be made.
Jon posted a picture of this piece on his blog before it was done. Two people have already asked about buying it, so I think it’s already sold. If not, I’ll be posting it again and putting it up for sale.