Been walking more lately, put on 6 miles yesterday, mainly to build back up my leg muscles and doing more squats too as I warm up and cool down. Being on the back of the horse once a week really plays with the leg muscles. So I moan and groan or I get with it and work them out. I've seen evidence of it this past week when I went to lessons. I used my legs more then anything. Thought it's like just let me hang on the back of horse till I get, don't let me off. But that's impossible and I don't wan't to give up. I want to be able to ride the horse I want to ride like that young gal I see each week before me. I know I'll have my own spin on things but I would like to ride with experience. So it looks like I'll be going for some time yet. I have one more lesson then I will have to resign up and I don't want to miss being able to go out side in the area...looking forward to that. When I got there this pass week I was able to "Curry" and Brush Buddy, I wasn't riding buddy but them let me comb and brush him...that's so cool...But most of them know they will be going out in the area then after.
After walking yesterday I was whirling in my mind about what paper I will use behind the next painted pony I'm working on...and I picked it..so happy.
When this goes on the larger 24 x 36 wood panel there will be more papers all around in a grid formation but wanted to be comforted by the knowing of what she would be resting on...now to move into the Easter Holiday with excitement about getting back into this piece. Creating something is just about being in the studio it's also about waiting practically some time for the next good orderly direction. I've got and it feel good.
After the walk I swung around to the Goodwill and the Ace Hardware, needed to replenish the supply of Nevr Dull for the workshops coming up and I've wanted to pick up some men's larger shirts got some ideas about cutting them off and making some woman's shirts out of them...Ideas always coming in...just wish there was more time to activate them all.