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“After all, hope is a form of planning. If our hopes weren’t already real within us, we couldn’t even hope them.”Gloria Steinem

Monday, February 2, 2015

The new light of a new year

if you don't take down that  little 3 foot tall pencil tree, that little Christmas tree in the corner, a little voice whispered to me the other day, you will have a grand  place to put your bracelets and cuffs and pins and watch upon so that the  dresser drawer does no longer hide them. While i am  mostly an earring wearing  person and feel glasses are quite enough jewerly already for me, i upon occasion i like to don an arty cuff or bracelet or i might need to keep tack of time and as find it was somewhat  fussy for me to haul out my cell phone when half the time the light outside is so bright i cannot even read it. i have a watch with a band of simple brown leather  
reminding me of my days as an equestrian.

The  simple horse ornaments i made this last year speak of horses of our dreams
in colors not usually
 assigned to ponies and horses that we ride or groom or feed and love.
Blues and lavenders and aquas came off my brush and onto the basic muslin shapes of a flying  horse or one that has been freed from its rocker.They are about 6 inches in length, stuffed firmly. After the paint is dried, some ancient embroidery floss is stitched into show flowing manes and tails. a hackamore bridle and saddle blanket come last, that is how i rode in high school. lastly, i added a
hanging loop because i can always park my horse on a door  knob now. 
Today the clouds were amazing, tomorrow i must post them.


Nancy said...

The bracelet tree is fun! And those ponies are so very appealing. Just think of the money you are saving with them- no shoes, no feed, no vet, blankets, etc. etc.

LA Paylor said...

Keep that little tree up! I know an artsy friend in Baltimore that keeps one in her living room and decorates it with handmade trinkets, finds, and art all year. It was the most fun walking into her brownstone and seeing the little display. The horses are suh-weet!
LeeAnna at not afraid of color

sonja said...

Thank you Nancy and LeeAnna for encouraging comments on arty tree and all the pretty little horses!