Just thinking of the Daniel Day Lewis movie, but casting his role with a horse instead. (I know...stupid)
Just wanted to thank every one for such a great response to my latest piece and entry for the MAMA Scared Stiff Piece titled...
I meant to share a story from my own childhood on the submission but thought I'd share it here instead.
When I was young, (5-12 range) I had the phobia much like all kids had with the feeling that something under
the bed could grab me.
I would flip the light switch off, make the run to the bed,but leap maybe 4 feet before the bed, so I would clear the 'grab' perimeter and land safely upon my mattress.
One particular evening I entered my room without the light on and decided to make my usual leap in to bed.
What I hadn't realized was that my parents had moved the furniture earlier that day.
I came down hard with my chins on the hard wooden foot board of the bed.
I lay in agony on the floor crying and holding both my chins, not worrying about being grabbed by the monsters under my bed.
Never made that mistake again.
Finishing up on some other small pieces and will post them soon.
One of them is the Little Dragon
It will be approx 10 inches tall and there will be an additional piece to it that I will reveal soon.
Should be lots of fun.
Also sculpting a fisherman in a small boat and he'll be hovering over a Large Mouth Bass that is the same size as the boat.
This one is going to be lots of fun too.
Caught a baby mouse in our live trap about 3 weeks ago.
I figured it would be fine sitting in the trap until the following morning. I planned on releasing it the next day.
When I opened the trap it was laying on it's side and barely breathing.
It was cute and tiny so I didn't have the heart to put it out of it's misery so I held it for a while until
it started moving again.
I put it in a container with some rags and water and a little food.
It was still really sickly acting and barely able to take in any water.
Then I thought I'd put a heating pad on the bottom of the container.
Within a day it was jumping around and eating the food and drinking the water.
The next day our cat sat in the middle of the floor trying to protect something in it's mouth.
Sure enough he plopped down another baby mouse, the same size as our captive one, on the floor.
This one went running with cat in tow.
I was able to catch it and put it in with the other.
No injuries from being in Cody's mouth so that was a surprise.
Over the last few weeeks they've both gotten bigger and healthier so now I'm
getting ready to take them out and release them since the weather has been warmer.
Got a nice treat earlier in the week when I stopped at the local bird rehab center located a few miles from us.
They had the Golden Eagle, Turkey Vulture and Red Tailed Hawk out for feeding and sunning.
Can't get enough of these guys.
We're so appreciative of the volunteers that put in their time out there at the Raptor Center.
I hung out by the river yesterday to get some much needed head clearing.
There was still some ice in places but it was open and flowing slowly in areas.
Much to my surprise another mink came along and I got to watch it dive in and out of the water
and under the ice. It got within about 10 feet of me. It may have gotten closer if I had gotten closer to the water
but I didn't figure the mink would be out in cold weather.
What a nice surprise indeed.
Gotta get back in to the studio and play...er I mean work.
Thanks so much for all the new watches, faves and messages!
All my best to you,
Ps. Oh yeah, I just noticed that I passed the 100,000 page view mark....wooohoooooo!