R is for Reflection. If you are joining me from Blogging A To Z, welcome! Since the blog is already daily, with topics for each day [About: Schedule], there is no specific A To Z theme. I may even skip a few letters. Gasp. Clutch the pearls. The goal for this year is less crazy, more visiting. [Ze State of Ze Blog 2014]
Artwork by Alyssa of Four Mares. No Money. When an unexpected vet bill zeroed out her horse show money, Well That is One Way to Start the Year, she offered to paint horse and pet portraits to build her fund back up. From an handful of links, she totally captured Rodney’s look. I suspect she is still taking commissions.
The framing was done by the brilliant Craig Zernik at Four Corners Gallery. While he was mostly working off the background colors, the resulting frame suits Rodney’s … um … range of emotions.
As I’ve said [Framed!], I have a slight framing addiction.
May I also say that as I write this, I am following updates on Presto, who is sadly a very sick foal, the $900 Facebook pony: Say hello to Presto!!! As a result, I am wrapped up in the lives of two women I may never meet. The blogging world is both magnificent and weird.
48 books by Dick Francis 10 Lb. Penalty Banker Blood Sport Bolt Bonecrack Break In Comeback Come to Grief Crossfire Dead Cert Dead Heat Decider Driving Force The Danger Enquiry Even Money The Edge Field of Thirteen Flying Finish Forfeit For Kicks High Stakes Hot Money In the Frame Jockey’s Life Knockdown Longshot Nerve Odds Against Proof Racing Man’s Bedside Book Rat Race Reflex Refusal Risk Second Wind Shattered Silks Slay Ride Smokescreen Straight The Sport of Queens To the Hilt Trial Run Twice Shy Under Orders Whip Hand Wild Horses
Not including the posthumous books by his son. Gamble
Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?
Speaking of recommendations, Dick Francis is the obvious choice for F, but which book? I’ve narrowed it down to my favorites & made a poll. Tell me what you think. Please pass it along if you know someone who might have an opinion on the subject.
I’ve signed up for an art supply subscription box. My first box subscription of any kind. To ensure that I try the materials at least once – pastels?! – I’ve promised myself that I will make a lettering post from each set of supplies.