Radio silence from the blog for seven months doesn't make for much of a blog. In truth, I've been incredibly busy with "work" work, fun work, and various artistic projects.
I completed a commissioned project for Off The Track Designs. Several beautiful, personalized halter plaques came out of the studio as Christmas gifts. In the course of that project, I "discovered" milk paint, and a possible new logo design idea for a sidesaddle riding club.
Speaking of sidesaddle, this specialty of equestrian sport is, without a doubt, one of the deepest wells of inspiration I've found. The passion that enthusiasts have for preserving the sport, and for sharing it's history is boundless. I went in search of a sidesaddle to photograph for an art project, and two years later I'm Treasurer of Kentucky Sidesaddle, Editor of the American Sidesaddle Association Phoenix, on my way to learning to ride aside, and already acquiring saddles. I am enjoying every minute of the adventure!
Members of American Sidesaddle Association have been invited to participate in a popular annual event in Kentucky this summer. The theme of this year's event lends itself to fashion and costuming, and I've been having loads of fun scrolling Pinterest, Esty, and the local Peddler's Mall for ideas. Even my trip to a major shoe store gave me some great ideas! (see below)
Finally, I have been encouraged to re-discover my home town. A friend of mine has enlisted my help with her son's Flat Stanley project. Flat Stanley and I enjoyed a nice walk around the Kentucky Horse Park this afternoon, and we are going to have a great time this next week touring Lexington and surrounding areas. I know I'll find lots of inspiration!
I enjoy the daily inspiration provided by nature, people and pets.