I often describe myself as a Dreamer, as I have been imagining and dreaming up things to create, to believe and to do, all of my life. I think it’s important to be a dreamer because dreams inspire, motivate and can change us into being better human beings.
I confess, I love dream catchers! Having originated in native cultures, dream catchers symbolize holding on to the good dreams we have. (However, it may be said, the little spider was the first to create these dreamy, wondrous catchers.)
Dream catchers are intricate and yet visually beautiful in their simplicity, whether in a handmade work of art by someone, or in the miraculous and delicate artwork of a little spider.
The next photos are my own interpretation of a dream catcher, using colorful vintage doilies. I was inspired to make these because I always feel a little sad when I see discarded crochet work, heaped in a pile in some thrift shops….. unwanted and long forgotten. I imagine they must have been lovingly made by some woman who spent hours weaving her own dreams in these beautiful mandalas. The catchers I have made hold the dreams of many, including my own……..