I had a dream the other night and I woke up in a cold sweat. In the dream, I was being forced by societal pressure to put on a frilly dress that I didn’t want to wear. The dress was tucked away and hidden under my bed. I was made to crawl under the bed to retrieve it, and I went into a panic at the thought of having to wear this dress.
Anyone else having vivid dreams these days? I’m pretty sure this dream has to do with anxiety about the uncertainty we’re facing. And it may reflect my dislike of the orders to stay home, keep our distance, wear masks, and comply with and not question authority.
The phrase that came to me after I woke up from the dream was “free us from ourselves,” and I decided to use that as the theme for a collage. The finished piece is below. Click on the image to see it larger in a browser.
“Free Us From Ourselves,” 16 x 20 inches, mixed media on canvas panel
I created two other collages this week. The first piece is about the grief that many of us are experiencing because of everything we’ve lost. And the second piece is just fun!
“At a Loss,” 16 x 20 inches, mixed media on canvas panel
“Masquerade,” 16 x 20 inches, mixed media on panel
What have your dreams been telling you lately? I’d enjoy hearing your thoughts. You can share them with us in the comments section below.
With love and appreciation,