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post #12461 of 12617 Old 06-10-2019, 02:39 AM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , What do you use to draw your pictures? Do you ever paint too?

@RegalCharm , yes I know that but you also have to have the space to back. Add in they have a Ford F350 and at least the older ones like ours and theirs needs the space the size of a city block (might be a slight exaggeration) to turn around in without a trailer behind it so requires a lot of finagling.

P.S. I can't back the two wheeled wagon I use to move hay to save my soul I don't care how patient I TRY to remain or how slow I go. Instead I'm willing to carry the bales a few extra steps so I don't get in a position that it has to be. I can back a horse trailer though. LOL

Oh boy, another rainy day in southern IN. I'm starting to feel like we live in a rain forest. I keep expecting to find moss growing on the horses. Last year we broke the record for annual rainfall and we're already ahead of where we were this time last year. The cats are so sick of being stuck in the barn they are venturing out to hunt/play in the rain and come back in soaked. I spent the afternoon watching a movie and then an episode of Touched By An Angel and they both made me cry. I must have been in a crying mood because the movie was a comedy. LOL

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
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post #12462 of 12617 Old 06-10-2019, 05:57 AM
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Thank you @RegalCharm :)
I use photos as references to make sure I have the shapes and lighting right, but I don't really ever try to replicate them exactly. They're more of a... guideline? So I have the anatomy and proportions correct. I'm not really confident enough at drawing/painting humans to try to draw somebody's loved one. Animals are a different story and I've done a few memorial pieces :)

@JCnGrace I use photoshop cs6. I downloaded a few brush packs because the default set isn't great, and I paint in that :)
I suck with an actual physical brush, I can't control the bristles to my satisfaction. I sometimes draw in ballpoint pen or graphite pencil, but I much prefer digital art. No materials costs once you have the app and a pen tablet!

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post #12463 of 12617 Old 06-10-2019, 09:38 AM
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@JCnGrace well, unfortunately, it didn't happen. He didn't come and meet her. I should've known it wouldn't. He didn't bother texting me or anything to come see her...I texted HIM first on Saturday night seeing if we could make plans but he never texted me back...I had a feeling it would happen. I did end up seeing him last night when I went to my parent's for dinner, but oh well. I asked him why he didn't text me or try to come to the barn, & he was just like 'idk I was busy'. Like okay, whatever. Is what it is, we just aren't that close. No real reason why. But like, don't tell me you wanna see my horse & then not even go through with it. Whatever though. He can stay in Indiana for all I care. LOL. But I would love to meet your herd!!! Yuck, speaking of rain it's gonna rain all day/night here. Blah.

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post #12464 of 12617 Old 06-10-2019, 12:03 PM Thread Starter
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@blue eyed pony , I confess that I'm clueless about how digital art works but it sure is cool.

@PoptartShop , well boo, I'm sorry it all didn't work out. What is it with brothers? I guess I should say some brothers because I know a few ladies that are close to their brothers but I'm not very close to mine either. I'll be calling him in a few days to wish him happy birthday and it will be a struggle to come up with anything to talk to him about other than the greetings and asking about the family.

It isn't raining at the moment but it's dark and cloudy so it's probably only a matter of time before it is. Funny thing I was thinking about yesterday is in my younger years I'd be like "Rain is coming, I better hurry up and get done outside what I can" then I'd be on it. Now it's "Gonna rain so don't want to start on anything outside I won't have time to finish." LOL

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post #12465 of 12617 Old 06-10-2019, 02:28 PM
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Hey everyone, hope you're doing well. I just wanted to pop in with a confession and a funny :)

I confess I want to get back in shape (not lose weight, just get muscle and conditioning back), but I don't want to walk on a treadmill or work on a machine, I miss the hustle and bustle of feeding horses, of catching loose ones and "training". And I miss my martial arts classes, which were a huge part of my life for years, that I had to give up. I've just been feeling.. I don't know, stagnant? Like I have things to do, and I enjoy those things, but I miss having something with a real purpose to look forward to, if that makes any sense? Getting back into horses isn't an option right now, due to time and distance constraints, and neither is taking up those classes again, due to those things and also money. I don't know, I guess I just wanted to put it out there that I'm really missing all the fulfilling, purposeful stuff I use to be able to do before life got in the way.


Now on a lighter note, anybody remember the whole mirror pep talk thing that was going around? Telling yourself you're important and all? Someone made a horse version.

Me to my horses:
"You is kind. You is smart. You is important. You is needy. You is aging me. You is expensive.

ETA: @blue eyed pony I've been trying to get into doing digital art myself, and I love what you can do. Do you by chance have a DeviantArt account?"

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post #12466 of 12617 Old 06-11-2019, 04:04 AM
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@JCnGrace - it's... complex, but in a lot of ways easier than traditional media. I have an undo button and layers!

@BlindHorseEnthusiast4582 - I do :) here!

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post #12467 of 12617 Old 06-11-2019, 06:20 AM
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Aaand I got too behind again... I've read and saw all the horses and artwork pictures, but won't have the time to reply to each of you, as I had a 3 day weekend due to a holiday, and now I am catching up at work.

Here's what's new in my corner of the world:
Tuya had to be separated from her babies because she was not letting them drink water. Water tank is near Tuya's ex paddock, that has a gelding in. So she saw him as a threat and tried to keep the babies away. I asked BO how depressed was she, he said she didn't run up and down at all, but called for them for a whole day.
She is with 3 other mares, and even came to me, which I was really pleased with

Lameness is fully gone, but I didn't ride, as one day was just too windy, and the other was hoof day. She is back to holding hooves up for me for a long time, so I am starting to be quite pleased with my job - still long way to go, but we will get there.
And frogs are wider, that's farrier's job, so not all is bad

Yesterday after I left her in pasture, a stallion got loose. It was not in her pasture, just alongside, enough for all the mares to go nuts. Not all, Tuya was like - look, grass! Lol!

She is with slight cough and a bit of a runny nose. BO said not worrysome at all, she didn't get it full strenght.

And I confess that I was eating an apple, after two bites it fell on the floor, it had dirt and horse hair on, so I just washed it and ate it. Didn't mind at all!

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post #12468 of 12617 Old 06-11-2019, 07:05 AM
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Gave you a watch. Thanks! :)

Don't judge someone's horse or skill because they don't compete or work with a trainer.

Sometimes they're the most in tune with each other.
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post #12469 of 12617 Old 06-11-2019, 11:47 AM
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I am living my horsey life through all of the pics and videos here on this thread... no time for any real riding here. But I did manage to squeeze in a bath for Boo:

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I worry that he is too fat, and he always stands parked out a tad, like this. Vet, farrier and chiro say he is fine; the vet and chiro say he is not fat, but my farrier says he is pretty chunky.

Here is what my life really consists of right now: dive work.

This is where we were yesterday.

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And the day before that:

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And the day before that we were working for this lovely fisher of fish and crustaceans:

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We saw lots of jellyfish, including this red Lion's mane which captured a pink moon jelly:

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We are supposed to be squeezing this work in around our regular trips but we are having so much trouble with bus drivers, that we had to cancel ALL of our school trips!! I couldn't believe it! We lost about $13,000 in income, and more than that in good-will with the schools. Teachers are calling, parents are calling and it totally stinks. Who knew bus drivers could be so difficult?!?

So we are hitting the diving work hot and heavy until school is out - then we are back to regular three times a day tourist trips.

Challenging year!
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post #12470 of 12617 Old 06-11-2019, 04:08 PM
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@JCnGrace LOL that's how I feel, like if it's about to rain I'm like nope maybe tomorrow, it can wait hahaha. Yeah, no idea. Some people are super close with theirs. I don't have a sister either, just a brother, so sometimes it sucks but then again life is fine without us being super close so whatever haha. It is what it is.

@TuyaGirl glad to hear Tuya is doing well. LOL, goes to show how she's an independent horse who doesn't need a man haha. More worried about grass lol. That sucks they had to separate her from the babies, but she was taking her momma role too seriously LOL. Glad she isn't lame anymore & is doing better. <3 What a sweet girl. She knows her momma!

@Captain Evil Boo is cute and he looks healthy! :) So clean! Wow. Beautiful pictures as always. The picture of the jellyfish looks crazy! Love the pictures. SO jealous of all the beautiful sealife you get to see, or, SEA. LOL. That sucks about the bus drivers, still. That's horrible. They shouldn't be so difficult. Ugh. Stay safe!!! Keep the pictures coming!

I confess, I have a pulsing headache & I'm not sure why, but maybe because it's so hot & stuffy in this office. My boss turned the ac OFF...so it's 80 degrees in here. :) Some of my coworkers complained it was too cold. Ok, so turn the AC up a bit, don't turn it completely OFF. Sigh. Gonna ride tonight, didn't get to yesterday because of the rain/storms, but I'm sure Promise enjoyed her night off.

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