Art Journaling…Day 4

Today’s prompt: Create a page featuring a list of the things that made you happy as a child that STILL make you happy today.

My list is short……there are just two things…horses and books.

I actually did a blog about it 2 years ago,,before I had any followers on WP…She Dreams of Horses

Anyway,,,,sitting here, pulled out my pad and pencil




Holding On To Dreams 🐴

This weeks installment of The Sandbox Writing Challenge wants to know What I’m holding on to from my past?! I’ve learned to let Let Go  of plenty over the years, this year being a biggie for me. As for what I’m holding on to……one thing that comes to mind is my Childhood Dream of horses. Ever since reading Misty Of Chincoteague, I’ve dreamed of having a huge ranch and horses…..or at the very least, visiting the little island in the story and seeing the wild ponies….

 

 

 

 

 

A pony is a childhood dream. A horse is an adulthood treasure. ~Rebecca Carroll~



That dream never left. Sure, real life got in the way, and that dream was pushed way back, to a small hidden place deep inside, waiting for rediscovery. Part of that dream has come true. I did get to visit the island and see the infamous wild ponies…..And now I get to see them everyday, as that visit turned into becoming a permanent resident of this little island. Ponies and living by the beach…It’s the stuff dreams are made of!!!


I don’t own any horses….yet. That part of the dream has yet to happen……..as a little girl, my Dream Horses were The Palomino..

 

 

 

 

To many, the words love, hope and dreams are synonymous with horses. ~Author Unknown~

 

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A Buckskin

 

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A Dapple Gray

 

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My dream lives on!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

“All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl.” ~Author Unknown~

 

Saturday Serenade….🎼🐴

  
“With flowing tail and flying mane,

Wide nostrils never stretched by pain,

Mouth bloodless to bit or rein,

And feet that iron never shod,
And flanks unscar’d by spur or rod,

A thousand horses – the wild – the free –

Like waves that follow o’er the sea,

Came thickly thundering on.”

~Lord Byron~


This weekends edition of Saturday Serenade is for The Horses. Inspired by John Denver’s Eagles And Horses, which just so happened to pop up in my FB newsfeed this morning….so I ran with it. Hope y’all enjoy the music, lyrics and scenery in the videos shared!!! 🐴

Wild Horses by Natasha Bedingfield (love her song Unwritten)

Now We Are a Free by Hans Zimmer (from the Horse Whisperer)

And last…but certainly not least…Wildfire by Michael Martin Murphy…(I still LOVE this song)


If I Could Do One Thing…….

This weeks assignment over at The Sandbox Writing Challenge  Calen wants to know….If there was a Crystal Ball and If you could foresee one accomplishment in your future, what would you like it to be?

For me, My children are my biggest and proudest accomplishment. With all the mistakes I’ve made, they’ve grown into 3 amazing adults. They humble me, they’ve forgiven me my past poor choices that did affect them, And they tell me through my mistakes and my love for them, they’ve learned from me….Somewhere along the way I did something right.

  

But that doesn’t fully answer the question now does it?! If I could accomplish one thing, and I’m not sure if this fits under accomplish so much as a dream, and money wasn’t an issue…Id like to buy a ton of land so I can save all the wild mustangs. Each January, I search for a ranch that’s for sale with as much land as possible. I print it out, tack it on my vision board, along with pictures of the horses I’d like to save and set free. Right now, my ranch and land of choice is in Wyoming….

  
    
This upsets me….these magnificent animals deserve to live their lives running free…… Not running from helicopters.
 

  

One day I’d like this to be a thing of the past……

  

And this be the horses and my future…their freedom and me getting to photograph them…..Operation Save The Wild Mustangs and Linda Living In Wide Open Spaces Accomplished!!!! 

    

Dreams…of horses….

“A horse is the projection of peoples’ dreams about themselves – strong, powerful, beautiful – and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence.” ~Pam Brown~

(photo via Pinterest)

Love this quote..this touches the ‘little girl’ part of me that grew up loving horses, and also touches the ‘big girl’ part of me that still loves horses!!! There are some things you never outgrow 🙂

# I hope you know that you are not alone, and in those hours when you feel that you are, just know there are other people out there — singing the same melodies of wanderlust, climbing over mountains in the dark, and waking in the night to stare at the moon, thinking of this large world and dreaming — just like you.  ~Jerico Bell~

I do dream…..I dream of horses, and ranches, mountains and rivers (there always has to be water). I was a mermaid in a past life, but I was also a ‘cowgirl gypsy’ … As much as I love the ocean/beach….I feel the pull of the mountains and trees…..my little girl dreams of horses is stronger than ever,,,much stronger actually. Someday I hope to have that ranch, save those horses and live my dream…..until then, I will continue to dream, and hope and believe…….