I don't remember a time in my life when I wasn't so entertained by [creating] art that it was, by far, my favorite activity.
Buried deep in a box my parent's had bestowed upon me a few years ago, I found this collection of drawings from my very early years as both an artist, and very clearly a cowgirl (in my dreams).
Here is the cover of a short story I wrote about my "favorit" things. Page one had include my young love for horses (and apparently spotted pigs with rabbit ears?) Age 6.
And just in case you didn't get it from that story, here it is again in a different short story. I had quite a fascination with paints, in case you didn't notice. ;) Age 7
Here, I decided to give the horse a speech bubble. He says "Hacwl." I still don't know what I meant to say...
This began my love of Bays. Age 7
A red Appaloosa? Age 5
And last but not least, my horse with a dog tail ( I think...). Age 4
Fact: This is the only horse facing the right.
Twenty years later, I'm still wildly entertained by drawing. I'm still obsessed with horses. I still aspire to be a cowgirl.
Oh yea, and I still draw all my horses facing the left. =P
Yep, I'm obsessed. Sorry. So I switched my concept for my Fine Art Thesis class to horse studies. I have no idea where this "exploration" will bring me, but that's what its all about, right? I'm taking this as an opportunity to expand and develop my life-long love of equines and enhance my ability to draw them. Definitely stoked.
So if that's not enough horse for ya, here's some more. I just got a call from a farm that I applied for a job at, and totally nailed the position! SWWEEET. Three horses, nineteen donkeys, and a menagerie of other poopy-smelling livestock to take care of on a bajillion acre farm stuck between Nowhereville and Nothingland. I'm really not that sarcastic in my enthusiasm. I really wanted this job! =]
Ok, so I have just one more thing to top it all off. A video!
Yours truly, a montage of a billion clips of me and the horse I've been lucky enough to stumble upon earlier this summer. His name is Cazador and he made my summer fantastic. Consider it a preview of how I spend my time when I'm not painting till my eyeballs pop out! Enjoy!
P.S. Sorry for the crappy video quality..this was my first time using the program (which I love) but it was a learning process.
I eat, sleep, and breathe art. I'm fond of horses and put ketchup on everything. =]