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horse doodles


I was given an assignment; to try and reproduce the millions of doodles I did as a young person, of horses. I started out a little intimidated by doodling with a paint brush, but by the 8th one, I was having fun, and this one was #9. This little horse is doing what they call a Piaffe in the Spanish riding school.
He is for sale for $100.00, and all proceeds go to wild animal conservation.

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The Sentry – Mustangs running free

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While wild mustangs or feral horses are considered pests by many, and by others, nothing more than weeds; their argument being that when Columbus arrived on our shores, there were no horses. Archaeological records show there were plenty of horses here, they were probably just hunted to extinction by hungry humans. I, for one welcome them and believe there is a place for them on our arid plains. Our Native American forefathers recognized them immediately for their utility and their beauty, incorporating them quickly into their own culture.
To me, there is not much more thrilling than the sight of wild mustangs on open range. Horses captured my heart when I was just a tiny girl and I will probably always enjoy painting them.

This painting, which measures 8.5″ x 11″ is for sale for $125.00. All proceeds go to nature conservation, specifically to endangered species conservation.

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Friends

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This postcard – sized painting says friendship and tranquility to me. I was really enjoying painting the colors of these two horses. I also like how the sky glows pink around them. This postcard is not for sale.

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An opportunity to make a postage stamp!

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Being a big fan of postal art, I became very excited when I heard about this swap. Initially I had to buy a post card, which cost about two dollars and came all the way from England. The blog, Friends and Faux, is filled with wonderful examples of filled out and partially filled out cards. What a wonderful collection of teeny tiny art to be able to be a part of!

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So I designed a stamp, a beautiful unicorn-horse trotting through a meadow in the woods. I am sending it to a mail art buddy of mine in Staten Island. Hopefully she will be as excited about it as I am, and will send it on.

I am getting another postcard soon, and I will design a different stamp for it. If you would like to be the next person to play with me, (make a stamp, and send the postcard to yet another person ) please let me know in a comment below.

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My quick vacation with Chris, Roaches and the Omak Stampede

Well, it was just an idea I had one morning, I’d take Chris and her horse crazy granddaughter to the Omak stampede. Unfortunately, the granddaughter couldn’t go with us.
We listened to cousin Kathy Peterson’s band, Loose Change, visited with cousins, (a lot more cousins than I expected!)

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and got to see, draw and pet horses! The horses were mostly roping and barrel racing horses, and were quietly waiting their turn to perform later in the arena. (horse sketches are actual size)
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omak2 Kathy’s band played gospel music with a mountain twang, and made beautiful harmonies with each other. It was incredibly hot there in Omak, and we sauntered around from shadow to shadow.
The day after the concert and our time at the stampede, we all hung out at Kathy’s motor home park in Twisp, with a pleasant view across the river. Then we had an excellent dinner of Rod’s ribs, Ellen’s potato salad, corn on the cob and lots of fresh vegetables and watermelon! We all got a good cousin dose, some of which Chris had not seen in 50 years. Eventually I realized that without Gerald, we would not have had a joker in the mix. I was missing Donald, who also told bad jokes, and I think some of us were missing Uncle Dan a lot too, his jokes were also famously bad.
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Oh sorry, to those of you that don’t know, my reference to Roaches is that this branch of the family’s last name is Roach. Dan and Dorothy Roach had 5 kids, 4 of which were at our little gathering, as well as Dorothy!

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