Thursday, September 30, 2010

Come and Play! Contest on Facebook

YeeHaw! We are going to play a game on facebook… and the winner will get a brand spanking new T shirt. Tell us your favorite horse name. It can be a real or imaginary horse but only one name please. Ya’ll will be choosing the winner by the number of “likes” the name has. Hint: you can invite your friends to come, play with us and vote for your entry. JThe game will end at 5pm on Friday. I will announce the lucky winner before evening feeding time on Friday Oct 1st. (That’s 5:30 central) Have fun!

Here is the place to go: Lancaster Art on Facebook.

The EOCD t shirts are available here.

Monday, September 27, 2010

New Website

Miami and I are doing the happy dance.
The new website is up. Go take a look and let me know what you think.

Our barefoot trimmer was here today and all three of my horses were perfect.

 Tonka needed some words as he likes to get underneath the horses for his hoof snacks.
A beautiful fall morning to spend in the barn.
My trimmer is so knowledgeable about horses I learn something every time he comes.
I feel very blessed.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Inventions I'd Like to See

Happy Spirit Horse at Lancaster Art

So many new things get invented everyday.... things I could never dream of...
and then there are inventions I wait for.

Here's my list:

  • An app for my phone that tells me if I left the water on at the barn.
  • Helium filled breast implants.
  • A riding vacuum cleaner
Do you have any inventions you'd like to see?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

I Walk In And Out of Many Worlds


"I walk in and out of many worlds."

In my mind are many dwellings. Each of the dwellings we create ourselves - the house of anger, the house of despair, the house of self pity, the house of indifference, the house of negative, the house of positive, the house of hope, the house of joy, the house of peace, the house of enthusiasm, the house of cooperation, the house of giving. Each of these houses we visit each day. We can stay in any house for as long as we want. We can leave these mental houses any time we wish. We create the dwelling, we stay in the dwelling, we leave the dwelling whenever we wish. We can create new rooms, new houses. Whenever we enter these dwellings, this becomes our world until we leave for another. What world will we live in today?

Creator, no one can determine which dwelling I choose to enter. No one has the power to do so, only me. Let me choose wisely today.

                                                                             --Joy Harjo, CREEK/CHEROKEE

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


The Divine

Epona, the divine mare

 I took some time out from working on my website to research some ancient myths about horses.  I found some interesting stories on Epona.
In Gallo/ Roman religion, Epona was a protector of horses. She was particularly a goddess of fertility and was often depicted with foals. The goddess and her horses were leaders of the soul in the after-life ride.
 The feast day set to celebrate Epona is Dec. 18, which is also my birthday.
This is also the source of the word pony.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Choosing A Website Provider for Artist


After much searching I have found a website provider that is perfect for me.

And the winner is Clikpic!

In my search I found very nice websites that were too expensive....
very cheap ones that well... were not the look I was going for.
 there were the ones that took forever to load.

Then I found Clikpic which was everything I was looking for.

  • Based out of the UK

  • cost 35 lbs or $54 per year

  • designed for artists and photographers

  • two weeks free trial

  • lots of pretty easy to understand instructions

  • slides shows and other great options
                                     I'm very excited to get it finished and online. I'll keep youu posted.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Dreams of Horses

8x8 canvas available at Lancaster Art

 The thunder starts in the distance waking Tonka and I. It grows closer, the thunder of hooves. The herd  circles the tepee, whinny, snort and take off galloping to the distant hill. The thundering hooves move closer again, this time they circle the tepee and stop.
I sleep again to the sound of grazing and dream of horses. 

Friday, September 3, 2010

My Green Paint Horse


I did this painting in honor of my green paint horse Miami. It cracks me up every time I use think of that term.
Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

My Artist Statement

Across the Universe

I've been trying to wrap my head around the business stuff lately which is no easy task for my right brained self. I did get my artist statement finished with a little help from the ideas from Heart of Business.
The spiritual approach to my business was a much better fit and easier to use my spirit than try to drag my left brain out of the cobwebs.
So here it is.

The Spirit Horse series is a contemporary vision of iconic images of the horse. Using myth and imagination I explore the ancient connection to the equine spirit.

Combinations of layers of texture with rich illuminating colors make an interesting surface filled with movement expressing the great freedom and mystery of the horse.

I strive to express the love and spiritual connection between humans and horses.

         What do you think?