Friday, October 31, 2008

Phantom cowgirl

Listen for the hoofbeats, as the moon begins to rise,
The air grows thin, the stars dim, a veil of mist to fool your eyes.
Neither dead nor living, her realm is in between,
She takes the ride, that was her demise, each and every Halloween.


{Photo is from my collection, altered to accompany my writing}

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Ok, so I love headless horsemen.......

What does this say about me ? That I like men who have no brains and won't say anything I don't like, but can ride well ? Yikes ! Image credits unknown, enlighten me on them if you can.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


I stumbled onto this artwork of a headless horseman, so haunting, and just the thing to share this week. Artist credit unknown. If you know who painted it let me know. I find it fascinating.

In the works

I have some more handpainted, horse amulet necklaces in the works, watch for these to be added to my website soon.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

No costume needed !

Photo credit unknown.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Trick or treat !

Vintage postcard, and Equitana photo.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

A collection of horses

I thought I would give a peek into my horse collection nook. It is a tiny little room at the back of my sewing room. It has a little window seat so I can read and relax among the herd I have collected for many years. I am a shabby chic girl, I love old and worn things that have stories. For everything to match, or formal styles are kinda boring to me, so I mix it up. To create the mantle looking unit, I used two old salvage pillars, attached ornate brackets to hold an old board as the shelf. Simple to do, use small screws to hold the brackets and pre-drill your holes with a bit smaller than the screw size. Paint the top of the screws to match when finished. Click on the photos to enlarge.

The horse print is just lying on the surface, with a framed glass piece over it. You can use a frame that has the glass glued in it, or just a piece of glass, or even a small old window, and just set it over your art or photo. Then add things on it or around it. Then you can easily change the image, for seasonal looks etc.
I have an old stained glass window set in the wall, and used an old board and ornate metal brackets to create a shelf to hold some of my Breyer horses. Use a level, and again mark and pre-drill your holes. The shelf is just sitting on the brackets, but I did add a little caulking to the tops of the brackets to help it stick and to level any uneveness in the board at the bracket points.

In the corner I used two old panels, hinged together to hold an old spur, bit and salesmans sample saddle & horse collar. You can use old shutters or screen doors too. This one has an added board with hooks on it, attached loosely with a screw to hang downwards, for more hanging options. The panels add height and are versatile. Hang pictures from them, attach a shelf, decopage them etc. Put a small cabinet in front of it and it creates a great vingette.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Side saddle dressage

This is a fabulous vintage side saddle photo postcard in the Museum of Performing Arts collection. {Click on the image to enlarge} I have never seen a capriole, {dressage schooled leap, in which the horse kicks out with its hind legs, as it leaps forward in the air} performed sidesaddle before this ! I thought it would make a "bewitching" Halloween painting to make her into a witch on a flying horse. However Jennifer MacNeil of Gypsy Mare Studios[link to the right & below} is like the queen of Halloween artworks, check out her enchanting creations on her blog and website. So I will let her act on that idea if she likes it, and I will paint her as an Ice, or Snow Queen on a flying horse. Who knows, maybe we can see how two different artists will translate the same inspiration.

My co-pilot

Can't you tell Luna loves to go to town !

Friday, October 10, 2008

Seen around town

When you live in the Sooner Nation you get used to over the top, dyed in the wool fans. This is a home not far from me and this is their entry gate. I have to admit it makes me smile everytime I pass it. The Red River Rivalry is Saturday between the # 1 OU Sooners and # 5 Texas Longhorns. Go Sooners !!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Cowgirl cuff

Here is the cowgirl cuff from all the bits and bobs. You will find this on ebay under seller id wildhorsemoon, or just type in cowgirl cuff.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Waiting for the Great Pumpkin.....

Happy Fall Everyone !
photo credit unknown

Friday, October 3, 2008

Carmella's story

I ran across Carmella and her owner's story as I was reading some fellow Etsy artist's blogs. Carmella was adopted from a shelter but was discovered to have distemper, which is basically a death sentence. Her owner has blogged about this from the start, and it is an educational journey, as well as a love story. Her devoted owner called and pleaded with many veterinarians to do a risky procedure that could save Carmella's life. Finally there was hope... Please read more on this at I have donated a necklace to benefit Carmella's vet bills, please check that out on ebay under seller id wildhorsemoon, item # 370093170485. Hug your dog today.

Life quotes

" We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare. And in return, dogs give us their all. It's the best deal man has ever made." M. Facklam. Photo credit unknown.