My dream growing up was to have a horse, brush her hair, braid it, add flowers and make her all pretty, and name her “Skipper”, so my parents got me a white bunny rabbit and named her skipper..
When I got a little older I started thinking somewhat rationally and thought maybe a horse wasn’t too realistic because to have one I would have to own a ranch so I can have enough space for Skipper and her friends, right? So yeah after all my dreams were crushed all I wanted was to get a Carousel Horse for my living room, yay, realistic dream so started scouting antique markets and eBay for one in a good condition, only to be crushed again that all the wonderful ones come with a 3000$+ price tag, so another dream crushhhhed or postponed for when I win the lottery!
Luckily, on my birthday my husband (which was nurtured by his loving wife to adore Carousel Horses) found a way to make it happen, YAY!
He managed to find a fine lady from Illinois who makes reproductions of a standing horse originally carved by The Philadelphia Toboggan Company for people to paint “COOLEST JOB EVER” like ever, seriously!
So back to my hopes and dreams, at a certain time when reality strikes, plans don’t work out and you have to take detours and all that fun stuff, this horse brought me back to life! I got to make my childhood dream a reality with my own bare hands and my mama’s magic wands, some serious art therapy right there!
Got too into it and forgot to take more process shots
Supplies were all bought from The Home Depot, Sherwin Williams, Walmart, and my mama’s studio.