word of week: Lush
word of week: Lush
Word of week: Power
Reference to Horse power
Pen and Ink/Digital
word of week: Sweet
Pastel of Missy (horse I rode in lessons and showed) and one of her foals.
Drawings of Horse in snow.
I volunteer on Mondays at a therapy riding farm. I do cleaning and enjoy just being around the horses. The horses are set in paddocks with open stalls so they have some liberty when they’re not in a lesson. I like watching them.
It has snowed a few times this winter here and there. When the roads are good I go do my volunteering.
The horses have their winter blankets on. They lie in the snow to conserve heat. They also seem to like to have a roll in it too.
May the holidays be filled with warmth and happiness.
word of week: Shy
A farm I used to take riding lessons at had a stallion and a couple of mares that they bred. The foals were so cute, though shy at times.
“Run one’s Own Race ”
“Let him run his own race” was a line in the movie “Secretariat”.
In the movie, Penny Chenery is faced with not only her ill father but his horse farm too, which she takes on to run. In one scene, she presents Red/Secretariat to her father. He looks and touches the horse, then says these words to her. And so she follows through despite the advice from her brother and husband. She runs-goes to make the dream a reality: Secretariat -a Triple Crown winner.
I love this movie for the inspirational points throughout. And this line stood out for me.
“run one’s own race”.
In the horse racing news today, the team behind the thoroughbred horse “I’ll Have Another” is looking for the same dream too. They have the same vision their working toward.
It’s interesting to consider the stories behind the dreams that become reality.
Though we can’t know ahead of time what will transpire, we can “run our own race”. We can follow a dream to reality. We can work our way through to make our lives what we want.
It takes talent, skill, connections, etc… to fulfill a path. Yet it’s do-able, if we “run our race”.
Yes, there is only one winner in any horse race.
Yet as far as our lives, we can be our own best winner. We can “give it a go”.
I’m running my own race as an artist and Illustrator.
I’ll be showing up at ICON7- illustration conference as an exhibitor. This is my first time at an illustration conference. I’ll be showing up as artist/owner of Lisa’s Art & Horses, which offers a variety of gift items of animals and nature.
“Who I’ll meet and what will be” is to be seen. The important thing is Showing up-and running my race to see how it goes.
Best of Luck to “I’ll Have Another” this weekend.
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ICON7- Illustration Conference
ICON 7 Rhode Show Bazaar
June 15, 6:30P.M.- 10P.M.
I’ll be among the illustration exhibitors at this event.
Open to the public. Come on by.
Several artists in the Equine Art Guild were a part of this unique tribute to the horse. Click on the image above to read all about it and the artists who participated in it’s creation, as well as see where it will be coming to a location near you in the coming year!
Darla Dixon organized a group of artists who will create no-charge compassionate portraits for the families who have lost a loved one in Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom. We are looking for artists to join our efforts, and also for non-artists who will help spread the word about this free service and token of our gratitude to families who have sacrificed so much.”
word of week: Sight
I decided to deviate a little and go with a phrase with the word “sight” in it.
“What a Sight”
“What a sight it is” to see a young foal find his legs, though long and lanky, and run for the pure pleasure of it. Horses are gifted with strength and speed. As “prey” animals in the wild, they do need to be able to run at a moments notice. Yet the young foals do seem to enjoy running and jumping in play. Moving and playing are part of growing.
This image was done from a reference photo I took at the horse farm I used to take riding lessons at.
This was one of the new foals that year. The Mare and foal were out in the coral. There were still some puddles from the melting spring snow. The sun was shining bright and this foal ran round and round. His reflection could be seen in the puddles for just a glimpse as he passed by a puddle.
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word of week: Hitched
Pen and Ink
“Nava Hitch” image.
I did this illustration for a screen printer. He needed a pen and ink drawing of draft horses in harness for a client.
The client owned and showed draft horses in harness.
This illustration was converted into an embroidered logo on polo shirts for the “Driving Team”.
Screen printer told me they came out really nice.