Bob Dylan, watercolor

Bob Dylan, watercolor

I dreamed that Bob Dylan was having dinner with my friend Michael and he invited me to tag along. They talked seriously about music trivia for hours in the old wood-paneled café.  I was surprised at how much better Dylan looked in person. I was going to tell him but decided it sounded too dumb. So I just sat there silently, trying to inconspicuously flirt with him.

Then my calico cat Fiona woke me up, making those telltale, pre-puking sounds cats make. I pushed her off the bed and tried to go back to sleep since it was still dark. Just as I’d finally fallen back asleep she started licking my eyebrow. I gave up trying to sleep and spent the day feeling dopey and too tired to do the oil painting I had planned.

Instead it seemed like a really good idea to wash off the entire background of the Big Tulip painting I thought I’d “finished.”  More about that later…now off to get some sleep!

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  1. “How many roads must an artist walk down…?”

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  2. Great job! You captured him. If you’re a BD fan, you might want to check out the current semi-finalists on America’s Got Talent. There’s a young fellow from down South (forget his name) that sings and plays guitar, and sounds hauntingly like Dylan. Even wore a porkpie hat the first few times on the show, but ditched it last week.

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    • Thanks for the tip Rita. I tried to watch that show once and there was something awful on–forget what it was but I changed the channel. Do they have the same people week after week, losing one each week like other reality shows? I’m hooked on So You Think You Can Dance which is very positive, with such talented dancer contestants who are so supportive of one another. It’s really refreshing compared to the sniping and treachery on other such shows. Jana

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  3. You really captured his eyes, nose and expression. Very nice!

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  4. You nailed that one!

    I got you and it must be something in the water. I had a dream several nights ago that Tom Petty and his band showed up with a cake in the shape of New York. Rich tells me they are from Florida…

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  5. Love this post! You crack me up!

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  6. Fantastic! As a BD fan, I am delighted with this. And too bad the cat woke you. The dream was good!!!

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  7. What a grand story and wonderful painting! Glad someone else has odd dreams too:)!

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  8. This definitely made me smile. I have the oddest dreams and I’m always telling my friends about them. Most of them look at me like I’m crazy because they either don’t remember theirs, or theirs are very ordinary! Nice portrait of Dylan!

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    • My dreams are often very vivid and very odd too, and I know exactly what you mean about telling friends about the dreams. I was telling a friend just today about last night’s dream which was too bizarre (and X-rated) to share with anyone but a best friend. Fortunately she had an equally odd one to share with me. Jana

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  9. Great source from which to create art! Your dream! Enchanting!

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  10. Love your Bob Dylan!!

    I am a huge fan and have painted him too….but a younger version…..

    I love the look that you have captured in his eyes

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  11. hi jana! great story & love the dylan stare you captured. can’t wait to see him next month – coming to the Fox. miss you, m

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    • Mary! How great to hear from you. I’m going to look into tickets. I’ve never actually seen/heard Dylan in person though he’s played such an important part in my life. I’d love to get together and catch up and hear how you and your family are doing. Jana

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    • P.S. I checked for tickets and all that’s left are $80 tickets for standing room only!!! I think I’ll just listen to him on my stereo (or in my dreams) instead! Jana

      On Thu, Jul 29, 2010 at 10:57 PM, Jana Bouc wrote:

      > Mary! How great to hear from you. I’m going to look into tickets. I’ve > never actually seen/heard Dylan in person though he’s played such an > important part in my life. I’d love to get together and catch up and hear > how you and your family are doing. > Jana >

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  12. Why is it that I never met Dylan in my dreams?!!?!! I love Dylan, and am known for having psychedelic dreams… You are so lucky! And the portrait is great too!

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  13. every day you surprise me.Not only an outstanding painter in waterccolours
    and a masrter of portrait:Bob is alive

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    • Thank you dear Victor. You are so kind to me and my blog! I tried to get tickets to go see Bob Dylan when he was here last week but all they had was $80 tickets for standing room only! Jana

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