It has taken me a long time for me to reach the very obvious opportunity to merge my love of horses and art into one activity, and I can't honestly say that I got there on my own. I have a very good friend who is wise council to me. She has a few years of sound life based know-how (as only age can bring) a great passion for bringing out the best in people and as a few life coaching NLP tricks up her sleeve to throw into the mix. She is a wonderful - and sometimes challenging - companion.
As I pondered what I should be doing to scratch my creative itch, she asked of me "What did you love to do as a child?"
|Image by Black Country Museums on Flickr, licenced under|
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It is crazy how easy it is to miss what is under your nose.....despite the clarity of this memory in my head, it still didn't occur to me until a year later that this is what I should be drawing.
I would love to say I had some of my childhood sketches today, but our home valued clean and tidy ahead of clutter (parents of the now, take note), and with an entrepreneurial streak from a young age I sold Sindy with her Horse, Horsebox, Tack and all in my teenage years.
Anyhow, I found this on Flickr ....what can I say, they don't make them like they used to!