Wednesday, June 11, 2008


It's a black and white and grey morning as the summer solstice approaches.

This is the first morning since RTN died that I have had some of my usual energy again. Last night I dreamed that I was hired to do pencil drawings of objects that were found buried in sand. I was working alongside a man who is the same age I am. His drawings were very good, and he gave me encouragement. The first object I found in the sand was a small black plastic toy horse from my Roy Roger's Ranch set, which I given as a child and which was one of my favorite toys.

With a little more Google searching this morning, I found this and this, too.

Hello COWBOY in the sand?

Maybe the dream is the result of having carefully looked through BOB DYLAN: THE DRAWN BLANK SERIES yesterday morning. The drawn-and-then-painted images remind me how much I love working with gouache and watercolor. I liked Bob Dylan's drawings when I first saw them in his first book of lyrics in the 1970s and then again in 1994 in DRAWN BLANK. I like the way Bob Dylan has added vivid color to the drawings he made from 1989 to 1991 or 1992, some of which were drawn in New Orleans. His drawings and paintings speak to me. They say, "She's got everything she needs, she's an artist."

Or may it was a result of having found this by way of a link at RConversation, the blogger who first inspired me to create a blog of my own.


Dale said...


... she can take the dark out of the nighttime / and paint the daytime black.

R.L. Bourges said...

great post, am, wonderful dream. it's nice to feel your energy flowing back in.

Anonymous said...

One of my favourite Neil songs.
My daughter is going to a preview showing of the 'Drawn Blank' exhibition soon. I'm envious.


Dawn said...

love Neil and Bob. Glad to see you out and about! maybe the sun will come out now.

Loren said...

No blue here, either, am, but the weather forecast promises better weather for the end of the week.

I have to drive to Vancouver for a crown prep tomorrow, which should guarantee a sunny day ;-)

cbb said...

I hear the warm sun in your voice again - isn't it wonderful how our psyches can heal themselves in our dreams? Jung had it completely right.

And thank you for the J. K. Rowling link - I am going to send it to my son and daughter. I can think of no finer words for young adults to hear.

Continued peace and healing to you, am...