Dreamt I accidentally cut off my(?) long, bleached blonde ponytail

All are ink & Schmincke watercolor in square 5.5″ sketchbook
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I dreamt that I accidentally cut off my long, bleached-blonde ponytail. I was horrified at first. But as I stroked my departed ponytail, I realized it was really damaged and straw-like from being bleached and that I still had nearly shoulder length hair so I’d be OK. Then I remembered that I don’t have thick bleached blonde hair, I have curly red-colored hair. The End.

Flying to prevent gang violence

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I dreamt that I could fly by pushing off with my feet and then turning with my hips to change direction. Unlike my usual flying dreams, this time I was in a neat sort of capsule that came off of a carnival ride.

I saw these gangbangers (above) and thought that it might help them if I showed them how cool it was that I could fly. First they were going to rob me and then they were sort of impressed as I flew away.

Then….

I really can fly!

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….I took off on a wonderful joy ride over the ocean, flying up and swooping down and around, having a blast! Flying is just so real and wonderful in my dream and when I wake up I am completely convinced that I can do it. My body knows exactly how to move to fly.

Or maybe I’ve just been watching too much of Heroes, a fantastic TV show that is available on DVD. I highly recommend it. It’s a lot better than most movies I’ve seen in the past couple years. The writing is amazing and I love that all of the plot twists and turns are foreshadowed by the paintings and graphic novel sketches of an artist who is one of the main characters. All of the characters are interesting and the story and visuals are fascinating. I’ve been watching it on DVDs from Netflix and sadly only have a couple more disks left until they release season 2 on DVD.

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  1. I love your dream illustrations, so wonderfully bizarre! I’ve never dreamt I could fly even though I wish I did! I got addicted to Heroes too, waiting for series 3 now. That policeman is kinda cute!!

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  2. I OFTEN dream I can fly – though I just swoop about with my arms by my sides – a bit like swimming. I love the middle one. It’s coooool.

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  3. I love these illustrations of your dreams! The one about the hair is one of MY dreams! Except I kind of do have dyed blonde hair, and dream that it’s short, red and curly!

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  4. These are so FUN! I think it probably would throw would-be robbers off if you took off flying! You may be on to something in the way of combating gangs here!

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  5. Loving your “quirky-ness” sketches, Jana!

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  6. Jana — your dreams are so RICH! I can’t remember anything I’ve dreamt — and am so glad to be sharing yours! You must have journals upon journals of dreams! Do you ever go thru them looking for themes?

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  7. If it is so natural for us to fly in our dreams and we know how to do it, how come we forget when we wake up? Those are the best kind of dreams, I think I’ll have one tonight! The part about cutting off your golden locks cracked me up!

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  8. Jana, I too am positive that I really do fly. I fly just as you describe: with body movements (no arm flapping for me). I had a wonderful dream the other night where I just soared on forever…I woke feeling so rejuvenated. I might have to try ‘painting’ a dream sometime, I have plenty of material to work from as I dream nightly and vividly!

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  9. What an entertaining post, I had such a laugh reading about your dreams and great illustrations to match.

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  10. That first one is so funny!

    My flying dreams are more about being able to do big bounding leaps – sort of like a very oversized flea! Now let’s see what your sleeping brain makes of that! 😉

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  11. Great dreams! I like how you’ve drawn the flying – I want to fly too.

    Heroes rocks. I really enjoyed the graphic novel aesthetic. We watched it on DVD too – very satisfying because you don’t have to wait a week for the next episode.

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