"Horses,horses,horses,that's all I ever hear from you."my third grade teacher admonished."All you ever do is draw,write,talk HORSES!I don't want to hear about horses again!"Clearly my Mrs.Turner was not a horse lover and may not have even liked children.
As I would continued my reluctant journey through the public school system,I would run into several teachers who shared Mrs.Turner's sentiments.Apparently a student who spent several hour a day staring out the classroom windows,daydreaming about riding,grooming and just plain,keeping company with horses,wasn't their idea of a model student.
I was occasionally sent to the principles office for my transgressions.The offenses were minor in my opinion.Talking with friends,doodling, drawing on the test,and all horse related.
Why couldn't these people understand,I was not obsessed with horses,I was clearly possesed by horses,and what a glorious thing that is to be!
I find it a little bit ironic that I am an equine artist.It is my job to draw,paint,daydream and talk about horses.To fill my studio with amazing images of horses.
I am a happy girl!