Over The River
In my world, all horses have a name, so I thought I would show you a rug I made for 3 of my horses several years ago. I was taking a Pris Buttler class, here at the store. I told her I had a picture in my mind of the very moment I call their names to come in at night. We stall our horses at night and let them graze in their pastures all day. When I go to bring them in, when they hear their names they come on the fly. Pris asked if I knew the work of John Nieto. I did not, but looked him up and found that he is a very well known southwestern artist with a very unique style. She suggested I adapt my drawing to favor his 'look'. This is the result......Butter, Sunnee and Copper, all in Nieto style. Of course, all my rugs have to tell some story, so I incorporated something about each horse in the hooking. Butter, was a beautiful bay mare that was totally honest. What she said she would do, is what you got. No tricks, just an honest horse. I made her bay, with blue to show that she was true blue to the end. Copper was a horse we bought for Carl a few years ago, he would try anything and was always game. I showed that he had a big heart in his chestnut body. And Sunnee.....is Carl's old horse, we have had for 16 years. He has carried Carl safely for all those years and for that he is outlined in yellow, to show that he is solid gold.
The rug was a joy to make. It hangs on my kitchen wall and I am looking at it as I type. Three good horses, each earned their name.
Till next time,