another post not totally related to art,
but i’ll connect it, don’t worry 🙂
last night i went to the lewiston roundup (rodeo)
with my boyfriend and a couple friends.
rodeo is something that i have not written about on this blog yet.
for those of you who know me, it should be a surprise.
since i was 10 years old i have breathed nothing but horses.
i bought my first horse at 15, had a second one by 17,
and now keep my mom’s horse at college with me.
i learned the ins and outs of barrel racing when i was 15
and fell in love with everything rodeo!
since i’ve been in college i have not raced.
i’m a poor college student afterall!
so going to the rodeo last night was bittersweet.
all throughout high school i was determined to go to a college to rodeo.
i could have,
but i was drawn to my university which recently lost its team.
i kept thinking,
i could be doing this right now!
but life isn’t far.
hopefully i can get back to racing once i graduate in may.
until then however,
i can surround myself with rodeo through art.
at the roundup there were multiple prca photographers
(photographers that work for the specific rodeo company).
i could do that!
if i somehow figure out how to afford all of the nice equipment…
so maybe i can’t be a pro photographer right away;
i can paint or draw though.
i remembered a piece that i made for my mom in high school.
it was a pastel drawing of a barrel racer.
but it was fun.
i have not made rodeo art since then.
maybe now is the time to explore that avenue
and reconnect with something that i am so passionate about.