Monday, April 9, 2012

Horses

Okay, I admit it, I love them. Always have, probably always will.

I used to write stories about horses. The first book I ever wrote (and illustrated myself, I might add) was called "The Flying Horses," and I used the names of my family as the characters. My little sister and I were the two main horses, and later volumes included a town of cats, too. When I was in the second grade, my teacher at the time offered a "published" edtion of a story from each of the kids. 

I'm grateful for that, as I still have the book today, complete with a picture of my second-grade self and a signature inside. Sure, the book doesn't make much sense, but that didn't matter. Aside from my own book, the only stories I can remember from my class were one about a unicorn (which my best friend wrote) and one about a screaming scorpion (which I remember because... well, who wouldn't?).

But I digress. I've grown up now, and while I don't obsess over horses the way I once did, I still have a soft spot for them in my heart. My dad remembers that, and as a birthday present, he often gives me something to do with horses. :) I love them.

As a parting gift for the day, here is a picture that represents the combined effort of my little sister(who made the original sketch) and me. (It's kind of old, so shush about the legs! I know!) Happy A to Z! See you tomorrow. :)


-Tsira

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  1. Your talent seriously amazes me. Wow. :)

    I like horses too. Though I could never draw them :)

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  2. That's really cool that your teacher got books printed for you. If I ever end up as a teacher, I'm totally doing that. Mine didn't, although she did let me staple together a book I had written and put it on the bookshelf with the other reading material. I think it was about a magical pair of sneakers that would let you jump to anywhere in the world.

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    1. That's cute. Now that I think about it, I wonder if she paid for that herself... Utah has had a really low education budget for a long time. And purchasing class materials usually eats up those funds before everything even gets paid for. I should know--I now work in a classroom, and books are really expensive.

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  3. Wow thats a really amazing sketch.

    I don't think I ever out grew my love of horses either

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    1. Thanks! I don't know that I ever could grow out of it now. Even if I did, there's some family memories that tie me to them. :)

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  4. Whoa. Now I am fully impressed. That is some beautiful horse! Seriously talented girl, you are! You gotta get a book deal soon...you GOTTA!

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    1. Thanks so much! :D My book doesn't really include drawings, but... there may or may not be some secret illustration workings going on here right now...

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  5. I love horses, too. They're so beautiful and strong. I would have killed for ridding classes when I was younger, heck, even now! I want my kids to try it but since it is an expensive sport, I don't know if I'll get away with it. Nice post!

    From Diary of a Writer in Progress

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    1. I know, right? Most of the things I know about them are because I checked out "Ultimate Horse Book" and other such things at my school's library. Having a horse is so expensive, but it sure would be fun!

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  6. I used to be scared to death of horses! One day when I was in the 5th grade, I was waiting at my bus stop and a horse ambled up to me from a pasture.

    I was about to munch an apple, then promptly decided to give it to the horse instead. The rascal must have been hungry, else I gave it to him wrong, but nevertheless I was bit slightly.

    After that episode, I didn't get near a horse until 15 years later. These days I have both ridden them and come to enjoy them for their beauty, strength and grace.

    Hey, copy a pic from your horse book and post it!

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    1. Sounds like you weren't holding the apple right--but that would be scary! I'm glad you were able to get over it, though.

      I'd be happy to post a picture... maybe sometime in the near future. It's a little embarrassing, though!

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  7. Nothing wrong with that picture! I'm trying to visit all the A-Z Challenge Blogs this month.

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    1. Artist's eye, I guess. Those back legs drive me crazy. I wanna fix them so bad, but our main computer has aforementioned problems. :P Oh well.

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