a collection of daily paintings and drawings

Sunday, October 26, 2014


I had a dream last night that I sat on a swing and began swinging. The situation was: I was outside on my swing, and there were lots of people all sitting on swings all facing one direction as though we were going to watch a performance. After swinging for awhile, I noticed that everyone else was just sitting quietly in their swings. I was the only one swinging. So, I immediately tried to stop myself (remember how hard that is?) and tried to look like I had NOT been swinging, and had no idea how that had all started. I felt compelled to be a part of the un-swinging crowd, but I could not stop my momentum.
Now, knowing my dream is not about what swinging is a euphemism for, and considering I've always been a good girl, not a trouble maker, I analyzed this dream to be about my life spent doing what I am passionate about, despite how difficult it it is to find support for the arts in our society. I feel compelled to be someone I am not (a sales person, a techie, a schmoozer) in order to show and sell my work.
But creating? It is a joy, a prayer, a dream, a ....gift of a swing.


  1. A wonderful dream! Swinging is great fun! I remember freedom, flying, touching the clouds. It takes work when you try to touch the sky, otherwise the motion slows to an eventual stop. I get it, and I am so grateful you keep swinging! I love your art. It's full of joy, color and talent. It blesses me, as I'm sure it does many others. Thank you for sharing your dream. A word picture I need to apply to what I do. Time to push, and reach for the clouds.

  2. Thank you Kelly. It is so nice to have a phrase or illustration that encourages us to keep at it. Another one I like: "God throws you a gift. It's your job to catch it".

  3. Anonymous6:58 PM

    I hope you can go back into your dream, and swing awayyyyyy. It could be the inspiration the others need to take the risk, and try....to fly....!

  4. We all need a little dream inspiration in our lives!