What do I do with my life?
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
They somehow already know what you truly want
to become.” -Steve Jobs
I don’t really understand my love of horses…
it is just there.
When Hercules (my horse of 17 years) died last
February I had to make a choice to give up
riding or continue. My heart felt sad when I imagined
a horseless life…so I pushed ahead
and found Eli. It has been scary to start over
and I don’t ride like the young girls at the barn
but I am proud of how far I have come.
I am excited about where I am going even though
it is out of my comfort zone.
I made this sewing machine cover about
fifteen years ago. I did all the embroidery and
applique. Since then it has gotten very faded.
This is a photo taken of it when it was first made.
I wish i had taken a picture of it before I tore it apart…
but I didn’t.
This is the new cover I made with parts of the old.
So I have my Mom’s sewing machine
that my sisters and I all learned to sew on.
It must be at least 60 years old…
I took one of the small quilts that she
appliqued and made it into a cover for
This is the quilt.
This is the cover…
On October 31, 2013 my Mom, who was 96 died.
She had a good life and was ready to move on.
I miss her a lot.
This is the first piece of art work I have done since
her passing. I found a picture of her when she
was young that I used in this collage.
I feel this is the “how she is in now”.
I also used a picture of me when I was young.
This is the collage I created…
The fortune cookie saying was sitting at my
desk when I went back to it after she died.
I would like to wish everyone a very happy holiday!
Whatever you celebrate at this time of year…may it bring you joy
now and throughout the coming new year!
I would like to wish everyone a very
E. Robin Allen
So I thought it would be fun to dress
the dogs up as puffins for a card.
All I could find was a penguin
costume. Here are a couple photos of the dogs.
This is the card I made using the photos…
At the barn where our horses are living they had
a Halloween party and invited people to dress up
their horses. My daughter and I decided to make our
horses into war ponies.
We used finger paints and they just brushed out later.
Is this what would happen if an elephant
and a zebra fell in love?
Birds, I think, are fun to draw.
“Do these strips make me look fat?” asked the elephant.
I thought I would do a plaid zebra just for fun.
When I started working on it I ended up with a
Note the zebra glasses on the checkered zebra.
I put a robin on my near sighted zebra….
I think the birds on both zebras look good.
I hope they make you smile!
Both zebras have bad vision.
(You can tell because of the glasses).
Why are we here?
Are we spiritual beings having a human experience?
And why are dysfunctional families the norm?
But what is the norm?
So this soul collage is about family…
“You can’t change where you came from
but you can change where you go from here.”
from The Perks of Being a Wallflower
I needed a card for a new baby girl.
So I thought I should make my own…
I also did one for a baby boy…
I am not sure if i should take the erring off?
On the sixth day God created horses;
on the seventh day he painted the ones he liked best.
I have always been drawn to paint horses.
I wanted to do a drawing of the four in my life.
Summer…a time to kick back and relax.
So here is my zebra representation of “Let’s party!”
Here is my near sighted zebra…
Hope you are having a wonderful summer!
When I had my rubber stamp company
(Stampinks Unlimited) I drew many blue willow
pottery pieces. Just for old times sake I thought
I would do one for a card.
Although I would not say everything in my life is perfect.
Some things that I saw no resolution to have been taken care of.
And in a way I never thought of.
I do feel that things are falling into place for me.
If it were not for the rain there would be no rainbows.
This photo I took yesterday after we had a storm
of rain mixed with hail.
Soul collages are a kind of art therapy for me.
Whatever the issue is I write on the paper
before I cover it with pictures and paint. The let go and remember
collage was about if I wanted to find another horse
after my horse of 17 years had died. By the time I completed
the artwork I had made the decision I did want to start looking for another horse.
Below is the collage and under that is my new horse Eli.
This week I finished the drawing of my new horse Eli…