My two artist friends, Carolyn Abrams and Debbie Fowler, and I were having lunch last December and talking about how we have become Muses for one another as we pursue our artistic endeavors. Carolyn is an amazing painter, Debbie loves to sew, paint and write and I enjoy all of these things. At our lunch Debbie said we ought to do something with our talents that will make life a bit easier or brighter for women suffering stressful situations. She suggested we sew special pillowcases for a women’s shelter so they have something made just for them, to know they are cherished by someone in the world.
So, we decided to launch this project and give our first dozen pillowcases to the YWCA residents in Troy, NY. Carolyn offered to make tags to go along with the pillowcases sewn and embellished by Debbie and myself and I wrote a poem to be inscribed on them.
Now we needed a name for our project. Debbie’s grandchildren call her Sweet so we adopted that name to become ‘The Three Muses of Sweet Dreams.’
The poem scripted on each postcard tag hand-painted by Carolyn reads:We offer you this pillow to lay your head upon may if bring you peace and comfort from nightfall until dawn.
Love, the 3 Muses of Sweet Dreams