Monday, July 14, 2008

July 14 work in progress

The second illustrated matboard is now done. Geez that took a long time! ;-) I just can't decide which side is "up." (BM, if you have a preference let me know, since you're the one who'll be looking at it). I put 24 color names into a box and picked them out random, that's how the colors ended up in the order they are, if anyone's wondering.


I need to write a contract and invoice tomorrow morning for two new commissions. But the next drawing, well, I think I know what it's going to be. Something different. Might surprise you. Might surprise me! Something I've avoided doing for a long time but recently think maybe wouldn't be so bad after all. And I'll be working on the bear scrim again.

I took Shylah road-riding tonight. Well, half a road ride anyway. I hadn't had her out on the road for a while, and I think the last time might have been with another horse. Hmm, or maybe not. Anyway, it had been a while so I figured I'd just take her for a walk after doing some "arena work" in the field across the street for a while. There are so many yuppies out here now a person gets a lot of funny looks just for being out with a horse, but one gets even more looks for leading a saddled horse down the street ("hey, you're supposed to be riding the horse!"). It's an interesting way to meet new neighbors though (I consider anyone on this road to be a neighbor). So anyway I led her all the way down to the end of the road (1 mile) and figured since that went fine I'd hop on and ride all the way back. No problemo. We were losing daylight though so I had to trot part of it. If I did a lot of that I'd need to either think about getting her shod or getting her fitted for boots.

Some day, when the weather is good and I have a few hours to kill, I am going to ride her to the post office. :-) Road riding is dangerous, that concerns me, but unless she sprouts wings (or I do) the only way for me to get anywhere is to hit the road.

Oh! And I'm not done with Adventure tales yet. Can't top the wolves, though there was something pretty cool on the 28th, which I failed miserably at photographing, but there are still two days to talk about! I'll try to get through the rest of the pics tonight...maybe...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

You are lucky. You can sometimes avoid high gas prices by riding a horse to where you need to go. I think you, and the Amish/Mennonites, might be on the right track!
-BM

Katherine said...

Well actually it's a tad impractical for the most part. I could get to the post office or the convenience store but anything else is too far, an it takes so darn long! :-)

Anonymous said...

On Shylah maybe. Dusty could get you there quicker. Surviving the trip might be another issue. JJ

Katherine said...

Yeah, I'd have to pack along a few extra riding helmets for every time he dumps me on my head. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I like the bottom photo for the layout best (although it was a tough, tough choice).
-BM