Thursday, August 18, 2011

windhorseOne; Horse Photography ~ New Site

It has been 4 months now since I posted. Time seems to slip away. We were busy creating a new site for windhorseOne Studios with many new services including creativity coaching with horses and also equine identity and branding services. Horses are our passion and we can't imagine life without them.

To see our awesome new site please visit Our Blog will be built in so we are saying good by to this Blog

We also have a new online shop that features my equine art work as well as equine art of other artists including fabulous jewelry! Check it out at

I hope you are enjoying your summer!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Graduate!!!; Touched By A Horse Certification

April 29th at Lil Bit North Ranch
Please join me for my Touched By A Horse Certification Graduation!

I am stepping out Beyond The Lens!

What a journey life and the horses have taken me on the last 3 years. It was approximately 3 years ago I became part of the Horse as Teacher Project where I contributed a chapter called "The Horses Are Calling" about my journey as a fine art photographer that led to my mission to help the wild horses. My chapter was the portal to me learning what my passions and mission are, leading me down life's trail to Melisa Pearce, CEO of Touched By A Horse and founder of the only Equine Gestalt Coaching Certification Program in the US.

I moved from colleague and co-creator with Melisa to having the honor of being the creator of the equine artwork for her web site and later home. She became my mentor through her certification program where I took the journey with her and her magical horses; a journey where I learned more about myself and how I show up in the world. I grew, I stretched beyond my comfort zone in more ways than one and now I show up in the world in a more authentic way.

With Melisa's blessing, at her workshops, I have seen how my equine work touches the hearts and souls of people. I further learned how to bring my unique approach to her TBAH program's solid foundation and create programs of my own; creative expression through horses.

I have met many amazing women on a similar path who through my journey, mentoring and apprenticeship with Melisa have led to joint co-creations and workshops to empower and help people identify and rekindle their passions, joy and dreams. With horses!!!!!!!

Cindy Hartzell, from Horses Helping Humans and I teach "Living Your Dream" and "Journey to Joy" workshops. We solidified our friendship at Melisa's Lil Bit North Ranch.
Cindy and I are also excited to start co-creating with Devon Combs, from Beyond The Arena, and also a recent graduate of Melisa's TBAH Cert program. We have all been "touched by a horse"!!!!!!

I am stepping up and stepping out beyond my lens and art in a big way to also help people create and brand their businesses so that their unique voices don't get overlooked or blend in with the pack. Not only do I get to photograph and create art of horses I am now sharing my marketing, web design and creative identity system with people!!!!!

Today I choose not to allow myself to go into overwhelm with all the creative ideas I have but allow myself to know that everything is unfolding with MAGIC, EASE, JOY and PASSION just as it is meant to be.

I would love for you to stop by this Friday!

Big Hugs,

Monday, April 25, 2011

Gypsy Soul & Spirit; More Magic

Gypsy Soul & Spirit

There is something I love about the nomadic spirit the gypsy lifestyle conjures up for me. Brad and I just returned from an amazing 4-day road trip through Colorado. The open road is often a time of inspiration and new ideas for me. I can come home tired and overwhelmed from all the miles behind a windshield but this time I said "NO" to overwhelm and after I checked all the emails I sat down to work on this new Gypsy Vanner creation.

You see, we choose to create our realities and I often choose overwhelm and lack of focus; a sticky mucky place that feels familiar and yucky. Although I have many administration tasks talking to me and weighing me down like a ball and chain.......I choose to move into the unknown throes of creativity and joy for they never let me down. And that ball and it is made of platinum and diamonds!

We left Denver last Thurs, returning last night after stopping in Pagosa springs, Durango, Ouray, Ridgeway, Grand Juction, Breckenridge and Idaho Springs! Oh my! We never know where we are going to stay or whom we will meet!

We were setting up a new account at Willowcreek Crossing, a fine furnishing store in Ridgeway when a young teen called Lori came in and was smitten with my work as we were unpacking the boxes! She fell in love with and purchased one of my Pegasus pieces, which the shop owners were not purchasing, and we are now Facebook friends. Lots of smiles here, can you see me grinning from ear to ear??!! Road trips can be tiring but it is life's little gems like meeting Lori that are the rewards of my work.

Today I am artist and creator of all things beautiful; and that means in all aspects of my life and not only my fine art creations. I choose to live today like the Magician, living my dream, and not fall into the archetype of the Orphan which can feel so familiar at times.

Joy to you on your journey!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Magical Garden; Gypsy Vanner

Inside the heart of a horse is a world full of magic. Inside the human heart is a world full of magic. We have the capability to take the muck in our world and turn it into gold. I know it sounds easier said than done!

I have found that if I am stuck in the muck it is often the time to slow down, turn inward and listen quietly and low and behold the muck turns to gold.

xoxo Susan

Monday, April 18, 2011

Animal Totem: Raven


The Raven, like the black stallion, is a great resource to teach us about the great mystery of our life. Have you ever noticed the iridescence sheen on black? If I look real closely at the fine black hairs of my horse's coat I can see the dance of iridescence in the light.

Iridescence is generally known as the property of certain surfaces which appear to change color as the angle of view or the angle of illumination changes. Iridescence is commonly seen in things such as soap bubbles and butterfly wings.

On black, iridescence has a magical quality and according to the animal medicine cards, Raven carries the medicine of magic! the color black is a meataphor for seeking answers and not a black hole of dark negativity. Quite the contrary! Black holds all the energy, answers and color of our creative source.

Today - honor the magic that lives within you! I had a lot of fun creating this piece and it contains many layers and dimensions. Enjoy!

Xoxo Susan

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The Black Stallion Within

In All His Glory - The Quintessential Black Stallion

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It is the dawn of time.........Darkness is ending, and the sun is about to rise as we hear the unmistakable vibrations of creation.....the four winds gently blow off the mountain and across the meadow...... ~Horses of the Wind~

I have always loved both black horses and white horses since childhood. Who hasn't read Black Beauty or Farley's "The Black Stallion"? Black stallions resided in the imaginations and dreams of many little girls for sure.

According to Native American lore, the black horse carries its rider through the Great Mystery of life and into the "Void".....a journey inside to Self. The black stallion is from this inner void where the answers reside.

When you seek an answer to something that seems to evade you, close your eyes and ride on the back of the black stallion. Know and feel that you will have access to the wisdom within..... you hold the golden keys that unlock the door to your answers. The black stallion is your talisman; initiating the journey into the mystery within.

If you would like to have a black stallion talisman for your self to support and carry you on the winds of your destiny please email me at and I will send you a PayPal link or we accept credit cards.

Or of course look at this piece, feel into it and embody this black stallion's energy!


Sunday, April 3, 2011

Magical Garden; Snowy Egret

I have really been influenced lately by a few mixed media artists and it is my plan to start adding paint to some of my more recent wildlife and floral art. I have also been feeling the desire to branch out from my equine work and see what creative expression evolves and where it takes me.

Not to mention the horses have been to fuzzy!

This beautiful bird lives downtown close to Denver in the Belmar area. It is amazing how wildlife have adapted to communities being built around them. If you look closely you will see the ripples on the pond.