Moments before dreaming

Today I finished this new Circle Series piece that I’ve been working on for a couple days, doing a tiny bit at a time to get it just so.

It’s funny how it came about. This whole series came to me in those moments after my head hits the pillow, but before I fall deep in sleep. I jolted out of bed and ran to my fridge where I had a dry erase board, and sketched out the concept. That was January of last year.

This particular piece also came to me in those moments before sleep, but earlier this week. I had been lying in bed, very still, as it takes me a loooong time to fall asleep. Matt was in bed on his laptop watching some hulu and he probably assumed I had been asleep for a long time. Instead this is the time when my mind comes up with my best ideas. I sprang out of bed, to his surprise, and ran to my studio, grabbed some supplies and then came back to bed. I turned the light on and just started working away. Matt was just a bit surprised and asked me if I was okay. I was more than okay, I was in the zone.

The ideas came to me, and instead of just trying to remember them, or sketching them down real quick in my sketchbook on my bedside table, I decided to just dive in. I only did a tiny bit that night but it got me excited and I’ve been wanting to finish it ever since. Today I finally found that chance and I love the results. A lot.

It’s in my etsy shop now :)

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