Tuesday, June 07, 2005


sketch of my mom's old horse, Misabi (who turned from dark, dappled grey to white over the years). from a photo. i haven't drawn from a photo since high school, but was inspired by the weird angle Misabi coming out of darkness. also haven't drawn much for quite some time, so am out of practice. wow horses are so detailed - their veins and muscles. what creatures! unlike my mom, i've not been much into riding, but horses sure are beautiful to look at. which reminds me of a Lame Deer quote that Alice Walker quotes in her book of poems 1965-90,

We had no word for the strange animal we got from the white man - the horse. So we called it sunka wakan, "holy dog." For bringing us the horse we could almost forgive you for bringing us whiskey. Horses make a landscape look more beautiful. - Lame Deer, Lame Deer Seeker of Visions

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