Hey, lovelies….you will hear from me one last time in my “message of gratitude” tomorrow, but I wanted to share my big dream with you.
It’s called “Horse Girl” (copyright pending..woohoo!).
The exhibit date of large scale canvas prints is set in October 2012 at Elida Field’s studio.
A book will be published after the exhibit which will feature horses, horse girls and my words and theirs. My Amherst Media dog book will be out within the year and I’m excited to follow it up with this project. Behold my visionary mock-up
A little snippet from the completed foreword (copyright Lara Blair 2011)~
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If only we could take the soul of the Horse Girl and insert it in the hearts of preteen girls everywhere. The fearlessness, the commanding attitude and firm grip…an agenda of knowing where you want to go and taking the deliberate steps to get there appears to create the magic. Perhaps, as women, we would have fewer doubts and fears about owning our brilliance if we could hold fast to that Horse Girl heart. I believe she lives within each of us, whether we ever saddle up or not. For many, she is sleeping restlessly, waiting to ignite the heart and ride with wild abandon.
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I’m shooting at Si-Ellen stable on December 4th. If you’re in the area and you ride or your daughter/niece/grandaughter ride, please email me to schedule your complimentary appt. between 3 and 5. I’ll be shooting in several other barns in Washington and Oregon throughout the next two months..after that I hope to venture to Texas, California and Idaho to have a change of “Horse Girl scenery”.
If you know you’d like to be a part of this project in some way (however small), please contact me.
Here’s to holding onto our Horse Girl Hearts.