Thursday, September 27, 2007
I'm so glad you all are enjoying these tags! I truly enjoy creating them and am having a blast doing so. Inspired by a tag created by Donna (This, That and Hockey), I recently purchased some tubes by Rachel Tallamy, who is rapidly becoming a favorite artist of mine. If you'd like this tag with your name, please include your request in a comment below. Offer closes on Wednesday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m.
And if you like those cute little dolls you see in these entries, they are snaggable!
Thank you for looking!!!
19003Tags: Paint Shop Pro, PSP, tag offer, who wants one, WWO, Rachel Tallamy
Friday, September 21, 2007
Tag offer #12 - Fall in with friends
Got another autumn inspired tag featuring the art of Barb Kermis. If you'd like one just add a comment below and include the name you want on the tag. Offer open until I close it.
Thanks for looking!!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Who Wants One #11 - Witch 'n kitty
Just a cute 'n simple siggy tag to kick off the upcoming Halloween season featuring the fun and wacky art of Queen Fish. If you'd like one with your name, simply add a comment below to make your request. Offer open until I say so.
More Halloween and fall themed tags to come!!
Christy, I took my camera with me to the horse pulling comp, but the event was held in the evening. I didn't want to use my flash (not to spook the horses), my batteries ran outta juice and the low light didn't bode well with horses on the move. I'll post what I can...later this evening...but the quality is lacking.
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
WWO #10 - a'nuder autumn tag
Harvest activities are under way here in Idaho, marked by rodeos, county fairs, and combines chugging away over a sea of golden grain. So marks the ending of another summer and autumn is just around the next corner, so I'm offering a beautifully animated tag featuring the fantasy art of Matt Hughes. Offer open until I close it (notice will be posted to this entry at a later date). Name change only. To request this tag please add a comment to this entry and include the name you'd like for the tag.
Halloween tags are in the works and will be posted soon!!!
Sam and I were at the cabin last weekend, but on Saturday night drove into the small town of Orofino to watch the horse pulling competition taking place as part of the towns county fair celebration. It's a bit like a tractor pulling contest, but we're talking real, live horse power!!! We saw a total of twelve 2 horse teams in three classes (light weight, middle weight, and heavy weight). Watching these horses was simply enchanting...to see huge lumbering draft horses prancing gracefully like dancers around the arena...I was captivated. They love what they do and it was obvious they came to compete. What an experience!!!
Thank you for looking and have a peaceful day. :)
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
This is Leeann and her 12 year old bay mare, Ember. Ember thinks and acts like a princess. I've been around a few princesses in my life, but they pale by comparison to Ember. She's a bit lazy, but very well trained and once she got into the groove of things, Ember became poetry in motion.
Barb and her 13 year old black mare, Elvira...a birthday present to herself this past January. Elvira is a lively stepper and is, without a doubt, the best trained horse I have ever rode.
Me and Elvira taking a leisurely walk in the pen...that's Mirzay watching us in the background. Funny thing about getting on a horse after a twenty five year absence, along with those years came just about as many extra pounds and well, my first attempt to 'hop' onto the saddle was, ummm, less than graceful, lol!!! Okay, I couldn't even pull myself onto the saddle! Oye! What a weakling!!! What happened!!! I used to be so good at this...it was second nature. Heck, I used to ride bare back! Oh dear, what have I got myself into? Second try was a little better if you don't count the part where I grunted as I tried to hoist and balance an extra twenty pounds of body weight on a fifty year old frame while swinging an equally heavy right leg over Ember's back without kicking her. Good thing no one had a video camera! Geez, that was a wake up call. Luckily, after that it got easier as my mind and body began to syncronize and remember that yes, we know how to do this. We've done it hundreds of times before. I can't wait to go back...hopefully this weekend. :) I should mention I did go faster than a walk...Morgans have such a easy gait at any speed...and I was amazed at how quickly some of my riding skills returned to me. I've still got much to relearn and master and it will take hours of riding before I regain the skill level I once possessed. Leeann's husband Cary offered words of encouragement by telling me 'It's just like riding a bike, once you learn, you never forget.' True, I'll admit, except bikes don't have a mind of their own, lol!