I flew on my magic carpet into my painting and through my imagination.
I found myself doing somersaults in the rain. I wanted to be a mermaid. I was tumbling down the hill along the wet grass when I crashed into a tree. I was slightly dazed from the crash and startled when I saw a frog. It wasn’t just one frog, but a whole army of frogs. I began to inch my way backwards noticing that I was surrounded by little green creatures who were staring me down. I could barely move since I had on my tight one-piece mermaid wrap dress, purple fishnet stockings and long fin-like slippers. My outfit was designed for tumbling, diving and swimming in the rain. The frog brigade pinned me to the ground and wrapped me in twine. I looked up and in the tree there was the king frog with a golden crown. He blended into the leaves and his deep voice echoed among the trees. I began to explain exactly how I became a mermaid, and I’m certain he was convinced.
I built a snowman out of pink cotton candy. It was summer and I needed a friend. I started rolling the bubblegum flavor cotton candy along the lawn. The cotton candy was sticky so there were little blades of grass, unwelcome weeds and dandelion heads mixed into the cotton spheres. I stacked the three round cotton structures on top of one another and I had my pink multi-speckled partner by my side. I placed a baseball cap on his head along with a pair of sunglasses. I added straws for arms and gumdrops for buttons. I told him about my dreams to be a ballerina dancing with the ocean waves. I left him outside overnight intending to share my plan to build a tall butterfly ship for my travels the next morning. When I came back, I was sad to see a giant gust of wind had swept my airy cotton friend away. There was sticky pink cotton candy spread all across the grass. I still wanted a friend, so I started rolling my pink snowman together once again.