Thursday, April 29, 2010

A Sign of Things to Come

 My brother recently converted over 1000 35mm slides to a cd. These are old family pictures dating back to the 1950's. While going through them, which was an amazing trip down memory lane, I came upon the photo shown above. That is 8 year old me, standing under a painting of my absolute favorite subject at the time: horses.
 The medium has changed and so has the subject matter, but the passion still exists. I really think I always wanted to be an artist, but was encouraged to pursue a course of study that would result in a "paying" job. As it turns out, I never used my Bachelor of Science in Zoology, and here I am a full time artist. Isn't it funny how life happens?
 I will say that I am very blessed and grateful to be able to spend my days creating.


  1. Wow, I love the fact that someone took a picture of you at the exhibition. Was that, or were those your horse paintings?

  2. yes, the picture I am standing under is my painting. I actually still have it. My parents took the photo, and framed the painting.
    I'm lucky to have had parents who encouraged me.
    Thanks for asking!

  3. Couldn't you still make a wild horse fabric / textile work of art?? PLEASE!! I never got over my love of horses, though I am less brave about riding them. Karla K. E.

  4. Karla, I am still crazy about horses too...except that my hubby is terribly allergic to them. So: my horses are all textile or paper involved. Thanks for leaving your fun comment.