Without something to Love...Love has no meaning.
The foals new beginning in life, felt so much like my own new beginning. It felt like it took place in our pasture down by these willow trees with this mare and foal. The mother’s posture speaks of protection, affection and adoration of her foal. She reminds me of my own Mother and caring friends who supported me through the years.
My friend and I rode many long miles together in his buggy with this “Fine Filly”. Riding behind her through my darkened times her “Hoof-Beets” were like music to my ears. The dark night is now receding as she gazes out her window toward the breaking dawn… the Golden Dawn” of renewed hope and strength… returned health and vitality… and the important chapters in our lives. This piece feels symbolic to me of my transition from darkness to the light… from sadness to joy… from the past to present.
At this point in time I was feeling forward movement and progression, There was this sense of anticipation that “something” is about to happen. It felt as though I was becoming “Unbridled”. There is hope in the rays of light that also symbolize “God’s Grace”, shining down on my recovery. I envisioned myself as the horse. Rather than in an actual environment, he is bathing in an atmosphere of light filled with showers of blessings, Love and hope. A refreshing breeze has kissed his face and plays with his mane. His expression is soft and gentle as if in healing. I felt this immeasurable form of gratitude inside me that needed to be spilled, released or expressed in some way .When I reached down deep in my heart “Unbridled” became the result.
The skies, the space, the land and the light combined with this stallion’s spirit left me speechless…Upon meeting this stallion, I knew within the first ten seconds that I had to draw him. “Spirit of the Valley” represents a moment in my personal journey… As I topped this ridge on my weary climb I got a glimpse of this beautiful valley. It reminded me of the Promised Land. The storm clouds of fear and doubt broke… enabling the sun to cast her refreshing light onto the land, bringing from above a glorious message of hope and peace… I was captivated.