Friday, August 17, 2007
THE RIDING LESSON
Sarah and Ashley both loved horses from an early age. When we moved to Oakville Ontario Canada from Hong Kong I couldn't wait to introduce them to nature. With lots of open land in a beautiful setting, we found wonderful farms, playgrounds, beaches and horses. I quickly enrolled them in their first summer camp at a nearby horse riding academy. They instantly fell in love. Most of the five years in Canada the girls spent time at the barn, learning all about horses, shows, riding lessons and taking care of the horses. It was a wonderful chapter, and I would bring my sketchbook and record the special moments.
I love photography, but there is something magical about a sketch in a sketchbook that brings to life the moment. I love to study other artists sketchbooks in blogland, and I love to review old sketches of mine to embrace a memory.
Watercolor and pencil sketch
- Karen's Sketchbook
- I was raised in Long Island, New York and in my early twenties, moved to Manhattan and worked there for many years in the computer field. I have been an artist as long as I can remember. I started painting in 1983 while living in Princeton, New Jersey. I found lots of inspiration when we moved to Hong Kong for my husband's work. Five years later, we moved to Toronto. We returned to New England in 2002 and I have enjoyed all the creative and inspiring resources that surround me. The Lord has blessed my life with a wonderful family and many gifts.