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.
What an amazing concept, adding the text of the dream to the illustration. I think the type is just fine – a dream is rather elusive, but if you make an effort you can remember it – just as the type is a bit faded, but with a small effort it can be read. Inspiring idea!
Hey Yeah! That’s a perfect reason for the faded type. Thanks Judee!