Matt Wrote:Any new paintings since your tiger painting?
Hi Matt! Yep, I joined the Canine Art Guild and so I have finished a couple of dog-related paintings. I'm working on finishing up some Artist Trading Cards at the moment in watercolour, which I am really enjoying so far. Joining that group has been the best thing for me really... I was afraid to join at first because I am not nearly as good as them, but they are an amazing bunch of artists with lots of advice and encouragement.
Calae Wrote:Hi Kimberly! I just wanted to come by and show my support here for you. I had no idea your avatar was a painting, never mind that you made it yourself (I assumed it was a photo)! That's amazing!
Aww, thanks Calae!
So it's official! I am now a volunteer at a HORSE BARN!!!!
I am seriously so so so excited. I went for orientation last night and while I didn't try out to be a back-up trail guide (I am still a beginner at horseback riding, and haven't cantered on a horse without a lead line), they still let me be a "student" for the ones who were doing the test so I got to ride a horse anyway for about ten minutes.
Volunteering at a horse barn or rescue barn was something I was trying to do the whole month of July during 30DLBL, so I am truly happy that I can be a part of this. Here's what I really want to get out of my volunteering experience:
1. Learn how to properly take care of horses, including feeding, grooming, exercising, etc. I do want to have my own horse one day, so what is better than hands-on experience?
2. Take horseback riding lessons again. It's expensive, which is why I have not been able to have consistent riding lessons, but to my surprise, this barn counts my volunteer time towards the cost of lessons.
3. Feed my creative muse - photos, paintings, sketches... I plan on bringing my camera every day.
4. Make some new friends, hopefully. I still don't know anyone other than my coworkers in this town, and because I'm their boss, understandably I'm not the "cool" one to hang out with.