Deliberately incomplete

Took over three hours to get to sleep last night. And once I had, the cat started scratching at the door for attention. Bloody hell. Walked around the Clent Hills yesterday. The weather turned flaysome, sharp stinging rain pushed into your neck by strong winds. Beautiful fresh air and views though.  Resumed my winged horses upon … Continue reading Deliberately incomplete

The muscles reveal (corsetry/anatomy parallels)

Studying equine anatomy and biomechanics again, specifically around the notion that as time goes on the musculature of a ridden horse reflects the correctness of the work/care it receives. A couple of quotes from the super-interesting Manolo Mendez will illustrate nicely. "To the eye that takes the time to see it, the body of the horse … Continue reading The muscles reveal (corsetry/anatomy parallels)

When your personal symbolism is embarrassingly obvious…

When I had my unexpected but lovely little ride on Wednesday, I had a moment of strong visceral memory in which I felt all fizzy as though I were a teenager galloping alongside Hadrian's Wall again. We weren't galloping on Wednesday, we weren't even hacking, and our little canter was rather lazy... but the memory … Continue reading When your personal symbolism is embarrassingly obvious…

Art for artists

Lovely day! We had two separate private students today, both learning about patterning and construction, and how those two things are (or should be) harmoniously connected in order to create beautiful corset designs.  It all ties in to a topic I was discussed with my boyfriend yesterday, at his birthday dinner. Baroque sensibilities. I had a … Continue reading Art for artists

Soot and Cracks, part two

Karolina said I could share a couple of our embellished pictures! So here are my two (current) favourites from yesterday. Both of these feature gorgeous Yazzmin Newell in Karolina's latest designs, including the Celestial Bodies collection. Photographs and embellishment by me in this instance.    I could imagine a lovely little art book of these sorts … Continue reading Soot and Cracks, part two

When you’re sick but you’re well enough to complain about it…

The weekend was beautiful. Glorious weather, ponies on Saturday and a photoshoot on Sunday. I was tired, but otherwise merry. Then Sunday evening... struck down with food poisoning. Yucky. Very very unwell.  Am improving now (clearly, otherwise I wouldn't be taking the time to whinge about it), though still nauseous and my temperature is all … Continue reading When you’re sick but you’re well enough to complain about it…