I haven’t been working on any art projects lately, but I had a dream some nights ago that stayed with me. It was about a baby horse and my desire to take care of it; to protect it and keep it safe during the night. I sketched out a very quick illustration and used a transfer technique with packing tape to place the words of the dream over my sketch. The type should have come out a little darker, but I did it several times and that’s what I got, a gray typeset, almost like a watermark, which would be very nice in some situations, but I wanted the words to be foremost for this, since my sketch was so crude. It’s a journal page, right? Doesn’t have to be perfect.
I dreamed of a baby horse that needed my care. In my dream, someone told me that I should find a safe hiding place for it during the night – maybe make a nest in “the bushes.” as its mother would do. Cait was walking beside me, and I said to her, “I would never leave a little horse all alone in the bushes all night. Anything could happen. “If I had a motherless baby horse to take care of I would take it right into the house with me at night.” Suddenly we were walking together toward an old farmhouse and I was carrying a foal in my arms. I seemed quite strong and very able to carry the horse and walk the long distance to the house without any trouble at all.