Had a lovely work day on Tuesday. Holly was here and Glo visited too, it's been a couple months since we had everyone together. Then my friend Amanda visited in the evening, so I carried on pearling then too. Got close to a little bit of a flow. Whether with corsetmaking or horses or studying, … Continue reading Flow
Of course, the busy week continued... Wednesday/Thursday was volunteering as usual and was lovely (also as usual). We've another new addition! Diego is a nice, solid-looking, horse and seems a confident character who'll take everything in his stride. His presence, amongst other things, was a nice opportunity to watch the posturing and muscle engagement of horses … Continue reading The anatomy of pride?
It's the kind of weather that makes you want to buy a horse! Glorious sunshine and a gentle breeze. Oh, I just want to spend a month on a hill watching beasties... I genuinely might spend a summer month at my mum's this year, pretend I'm a student again, haha.The Exmoors at Sutton Park gave us … Continue reading Sunshine
Where to begin... This week has been amazing. By Day Three of the equine dissection (Friday) I was feeling much less shy, but also feeling sad. It was over already! I don't even know where to begin writing about the experience since so much knowledge and thoughtfulness has been shared over the past few days. Everyone had … Continue reading Curiosity/Seeking
I'm tired and happy following Day One of the equine dissection that Sharon May-Davis is holding this week. How fascinating everything is! Being a craftsperson my natural inclination (upon seeing something being carefully taken apart with a scalpel) is to want to get involved, which, of course, isn't part of the deal with this course. … Continue reading I kind of want to cut something up…
Over two weeks since I last wrote, apologies! Have been up North. Family, house clearing (many bonfires, much stuff to throw away) , and a quick visit to Glasgow with John. Busy but good! Much horsey fun had. Viewed a beastie for sale over near Carlisle. A very worried soul who needs someone quiet and patient, but … Continue reading Moot Boot!
I am just so run down. Have massively messed up my iron intake these last few weeks and it's caught up with me. Today, volunteering, I was putting ponies away and when putting Bobby away, opened the door of the portaloo (which is next to his stable) and thought, "nope, horse won't fit in there..." … Continue reading Driving lesson number four
Someone shared this video on Facebook today and, since it describes a large part of the sentiment behind Where Angels Fear to Tread (our curated corsetry project from 2016) I thought you might enjoy it. I've spoken about this topic many times before. I meet dozens and dozens of would-be corsetmakers who, even if they … Continue reading Foolishness, curiosity, and books.
The colouring book is here! I am so excited about this, it's been an absolute treat to make... Completely lovely to have the opportunity to buy some nice pens and paper and sit down to immerse myself in some frivolous horse-themed drawing. As you know, I volunteer twice a week at a community stables nearby in Birmingham. … Continue reading Let’s fundraise!
Another glorious Spring day, my goodness me. Cracked on with the three educational boards I'm painting for the stables, much fun. One will have muscles, one bones, and another will be blank and in blackboard paint, so that the kids can use it for playing, marking points, and drawing markings, etc. My base coats from last … Continue reading Ideals