Day: November 19, 2018

South Texas College Collage-The Heart of Me

This was drawn back in 2010 in my drawing class, when I was going to college down here in South Texas. On the right, is the collage of pictures that the collage drawing is based on. It’s called “The Heart of Me” because they’re all things that represent me or are a part of me in some way. I had so much fun drawing this. My professor said he had never seen a drawing be so crowded, but so neat. It’s so neat because the borders of each picture are drawn dark and precise. There are some parts of the collage that are more my favorite than other parts. My favorites are the horse in the upper left hand corner, the owl scene in the lower right hand corner, the big tiger in the top center, and the sunlight in the center of the picture. (I was also working on drawing it outside of class). And so here are the parts of the collage.

Snowy

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This was drawn back in 2010.  The drawing is of a white plastic mare that I have. She is one of my many horse figurines. She’s named “Snowy” because of her coat. Snowy is one of my few horse figurines that I’ve drawn.

Snip

This poem written a few years after I’d met him, is for my favorite horse, My Boy, Snip. I think it’s my favorite poem of all the ones I’ve written. He may be ornery and stubborn and have a huge attitude problem even at 22 years old, but he still knows who’s the alpha in our relationship. He knows who his momma is….me. I had to teach my boy some manners before he became the perfect little gentleman he is today. I love him so much. He is my rock.

Snip:

Short and stocky,

Barrel-chested and shaggy shaggy shaggy,

Black and white four-legged beast,

Adorned with a white crescent moon on my forehead,

Marked by a white snip on my nose,

Strong and sturdy—sure-footed I am for sure,

Coal black eyes filled with a curiosity and friendliness—I am trouble definitely,

I am playful and full of fun,

I am stubborn and ornery—and am to be reckoned with,

I prick my ears at her footsteps,

My eyes sparkle and come alive with happiness at her appearance,

I paw the ground with my hoof in eagerness to get out and see her—ride with her,

I am a puppy dog—I follow her around happily,

I am an elephant—I have a long memory,

I am a teddy bear—I am cute and cuddly and huggable,

I am a donkey—stubborn and ornery to boot,

I am a monkey—curiosity and playfulness—I love to cause mischief,

I am a horse—galloping with her on my back—we are free together!

I am Snip.

Playing in the Snow

Another playful poem from several years ago.

Playing in the Snow:

I gallop through the snow,

I kick up my back heels in glee,

The sun shines down brightly,

I play in a wonderland of snow and ice,

The cold refreshes me—brings out my inner child,

I rear—I shake my head—tossing my mane from side to side,

My eyes shine with excitement—alive with a hunger for playful romping in the snow,

My hooves thud to the ground,

They send up a shower of snow,

I frolic,

I romp,

I run,

I play in the snow,

Who am I?

I am a horse—who loves to play in the snow!

Shadow

I’m a fanatic about horses as I get older. And so here’s a horse poem from several years ago.

Shadow:

Shadow in the night,

Shadow in the day,

Following you everywhere,

Always staying behind you,

So you will not see the horse that keeps following you,

Night and day.

Dolphins at Play

I was feeling particularly playful in my poetry when I wrote this several years ago.

Dolphins at Play:

Dolphins play in the wide open sea,

Splish splash—there they go,

Joy at playing together shows in their beautiful black eyes,

They leap in the air—land with a splish splash in the clear blue water,

Leap, leap, leap,

Dive, dive, dive,

Ha ha! Ho ho!

This is what me and my fellows do in the sunny day!

Splish and splash—dolphins we are—splish and splash,

We are dolphins at play!

Hay hay!