Saturday, February 26, 2011

Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry and Resort Show = FUN!

For the next 4 days I get to spend time at the Denver Gift, Home, Jewelry & Resort Show as both an exhibitor and a buyer. While I love to meet new people and have my notecards (AKA little messengers) go to new accounts I think it is more fun to go out on a hunt for all things equine!

We saw some of our favorite accounts today; Robert from Buckskin Books in Ourey. Ourey Colorado is one of my favorite places to visit. And Wendy from Silver Horse in Golden stopped by.

I will be at the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo from March 11th - 13th with lots of fun new "Spirit of Equus" merchandise created by other artisans. I was working with a web designer to launch a new store but he went AWOL on me........ those creatives.... ;)

All the artists for the art exhibit at the Expo have been chosen and friends and colleagues Melisa Pearce and Anna Twinney will be at the expo this year along with The Holistic Horse Care Coop!!! Should be a super good time!

Melisa Anna and I will be hosting a 2 hour round table discussion on our new 3 CD book "Call of the Horse".

Stay tuned for the details!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Wildlife Art; Wolf Animal Totem Two

Wolf Totem Two

As a child I was primarily drawn to horses however wolves were significant for me also. A year ago somebody felt I should not just focus on horses and had I ever considered other wildlife??? I couldn't think of ever creating anything other than horses but a year has passed and I have had time to think about my position..... all animals have so much to share with us.

Wolf is also a guide and like Elk, slow and steady is part of the message he delivers. Slow and steady and you will get the prize! What is your prize? To know your truth? To live authentically? Perhaps to live like wolf.

Wolf will travel great distances in search of Truth and Knowledge and return to the Pack to teach and share their Medicine.


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wildlife Art; Wolf Animal Totem

Wolf Totem One

Wolf is the pathfinder, the forerunner of new ideas who returns to the clan to teach and share medicine. A true family member yet embodies a strong sense of uniqueness and individuality.

Wolf aligns with the moon, its power ally. Moon represents the unconscious that holds the secrets of knowledge and wisdom.

The wolf empowers the teacher within us all to flourish and come to the aid of all beings on Earth and help shed light in understanding "The Great Mystery" and Creation....... Life


Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wildlife Art; Elk Animal Totem

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty. ~ Albert Einstein 1950

We can learn a lot from Einstein, widening our compassion......learning to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

I am have decided to start creating wildlife art from some of my photographs and create animal totems, weaving them into my journey of creative expression with horses.

Elk represents stamina and the ability to pace oneself. Sometimes we feel so unbalanced and feel like we will never meet our goals. Elk shows up when you are about to hit your stride in life; don't give up, have endurance for the long run >>>> DETERMINATION!!

If we balance our pragmatic "to do" lists with our passions, our life will fall into place easily and effortlessly! When we do too much we tire, become frustrated and disappointed - all negative energies. When we dream and fly around in creation we often can't get anything done for life is a high. So BALANCE the two and see what happens!

Trust the journey,

Monday, February 14, 2011

An Abundant Heart; White Horse Wisdom

An Abundant Heart

I feel we are entering a new age of the heart and we are slowly allowing our minds to move aside and not lead us any more. Horses are moving into the role of helping us find our hearts while opening them and allowing us to hear the whispers that are the very essence of our dreams. live the life that is our birthright we must seek not to "change the mind" but rather to "open the heart to Pure Love." ~ Nigel Taylor

Today is Valentine's day so lets open our hearts, feel the connection and experience all the love we have to offer and share with all the beings we share this beautiful planet with.


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Zumas Rescue Ranch & Big Dogs Huge Paws Spa Day Feb 19th 2011

Join me at Zuma's Rescue Ranch on Saturday Feb 19th from 11 am - 3 pm. Iwill be there taking photographs of the dogs as part of the fundraiser.

The ranch is beautiful, their mission is wonderful and so are the folks Jodi and Paul M! To learn more about this fun doggie spa day please visit:

Call 303-346-7493 to register in advance; limited to 50 dogs.

Photo Sessions
Bake Sale & Lunch
Agility Course
Petting Zoo
Washing Station
much more!

From Zuma's site:
In today's fast paced world the voiceless members of society, children and animals are falling through the cracks and finding themselves neglected and or abandon in some way or another.

At risk youth are landing themselves in prison after leaving their group homes, foster care homes or family homes. We as a society have become so busy we are leaving the children to raise themselves. We want a quick diagnosis for behavior issues and medication to sedate the child rather that taking the time to parent and nurture.

Horses are helpless to mans reckless breeding practices and brought into this world with no plan for a future, many of these horses are neglected from the day they hit the planet. Pregnant mares are left with no care during the pregnancy and the foals are often sent to slaughter in utero as breeders decide they have more horses than they care to feed and nurture.

For these children and horses bouncing from home/herd to home/herd is normal place, these children and horses never learn to bond with other beings. Consistency is so important in any young impressionable children or horses.

At Zuma's we pair these wayward souls in a nurturing healing manner and together they learn to trust and love one another. Once trust of the horse/ child pair is accomplished we can move into learning to love and nurture themselves and others.

Only with trust and love developed can we begin teaching the basic life skills necessary to succeed in today's world.