Thursday, May 10, 2018

You Can Lead a Horse to Water

... but you can't make it drink.

As you may recall, I had a happy little patch going at a trot in Core Values a number of days ago.


Led it to water.

It ran away.



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Took a happy little sister patch out for a run two days ago. Led it to water yesterday.


Same thing.

It took off! 

Not too far, but it wanted no part of taking a drink.

So I took a long drink of water as well as a long deep breath; will have to see what I can sort out.

patch in progress



8 comments:

  1. I am grinning ear to ear at the thought of patches of art as wild horses! The first one - what a total transformation! Hard to fathom that they were even the same piece at one time. And the second...like a peek into a petri dish of whimsy.

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    1. Jen! A petri dish of whimsy—LOVE that descriptor/image! Thank you!

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  2. I think you sorted things out rather well! 'Petri dish' is the perfect description. Love that opaque neutral you used. As for those wild 'patches' run on I say and keep the inspiration coming!

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    1. Thanks, Janet. I love the opaque neutral, too. As for your encouragement to "run on," since I seem to have little say in the matter in any case, that is likely just what I will do!

      I've thought of you often this week as I read "Wildwood" by Elinor Florence; it's historical fiction set—a little bit outside your neighborhood—in the remote backwoods of northern Alberta : )

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    2. I am going to check out 'Wildwood'! - have to admit I love that we are somewhat off the beaten track - not by much and with all the modern conveniences - but it does afford one the opportunity to retreat and enjoy peace and calm.

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    3. I know you have far more at hand by way of modern conveniences than the central characters in this story, but it was fun to hang out in your neck of the woods, so to speak, as I read. You can let me know if any of it resonates with you!

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  3. Sometimes cleaning up will give you room to mess around again! Actually loving those shapes and the lines that connect them!

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    1. Cleaning up DOES make more room to mess around again! I like the shapes and lines, too, though I know this piece needs more tinkering. It'll be fun to see what happens. Thanks for your comments : )

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