Walking on Sea Shells

seahorses

36 x 48 acrylic on canvas

Inspired by our family trip to California this year. Blending my love for the ocean and love for horses, I wanted to capture what truly inspires me in life. I long to live where the mountains meet the ocean and I found where that is: In Monterey, California. 2nd runner up, Laguna Beach. email heathler1@gmail.com or call (612)two 8 zero, six 0 3 three if you’re interested in purchasing.

Thank you so much.
Heather Leigh

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“Grandpa and Grandma”

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Over this past summer, I had a huge blessing of being able to take care of four senior horses. I thanked spirit every day for being given the gift of being around this small herd. I started a youtube channel that used the wisdom the horses had for each days reflection which you can find on youtube as Lessons From The Farm. There are Life Coaching prompts in each video and my bio is there too. This piece was in adoration of the two main horses of the herd. I felt blessed to be able to take care of this mare as it was her last summer on our planet. I know spirit didn’t make a mistake giving me the opportunity of being her care taker through her final process of ageing. Also, these two reminded me of a couple I met in Galveston once on the fishing pier. They had been together for over 60 years and were so happy to fish in silence together. This is part of the intimacy series and speaks to spending a lifetime with someone, being blessed with friendship, love and spending hours with another being whom you trust as your own body.

The original is still available as are prints on society 6. you can order prints on anything you want at http://www.society6.com/hleighart. Other wise , the original is framed in wood and is an 8 x 10 on canvas board. I believe the price is $175.00.

Sincerely,
H.Leigh

“Walking My Dream Pony”

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This piece is about ageing and realizing that our bodies give out and we start to see our mortality. It came about as I was walking my horse Reggie who is a senior. We were both limping together, he had a sore hip and I had a sore knee but we were in it together and happy to be. I remembered my girlie fantasy’s about heart horses and finally found my heart horse later in life, when we limped together in freedom. It was a fun, whimsical painting. Reggie brought out my playfulness and reminded me to take life in stride, Zen out and enjoy ageing.

Sincerely,
H.Leigh

“Becoming One”

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Half Human, Half Horse, coming from a bottle? This is part of a series that is a work in progress called the “Intimacy Series”. Works in this series are stories that tell about the masks we wear in our relationships, the levels of depth we fall in while getting closer to people in our lives, the identity that we grow into as a result of being influenced by others, the selves that we shed as we grow into bigger selves, all teaching each other and growing together. Humans are amazing. So are animals. Again, because my rejection and abandonment scars have been sometimes excruciating for me to deal with, I detach in the safety of horses and tell the story sometimes how I wish I could be as close to other humans as I am with horses. This piece is about becoming one unit even though it’s awkward and uncertain, sometimes feeling severed and weird, disconnected in the process.

Sincerely,
H.Leigh