Posts Tagged ‘Art’

November 29th, 2011

Daniel Kroll Illustration

I’m such a big fan of illustration so this Daniel Kroll stopped by in my tracks. Not to mention that there are pink ballet shoes and red bows involved. How could I keep something like that from you? Indeed, it’s impossible.


Daniel Kroll illustration via Black Eiffel

April 11th, 2011

Black Beauty Embroidered Book Cover

I nearly fell out of my chair when I saw these embroidered books by Jillian Tamaki for Penguin Books on Black Eiffel.  Naturally ‘Black Beauty’ was my favorite.  Aren’t they exquisite?  The craft of the whole process has me swooning and the way she’s able to capture such power and movement has me doing twirls.

Here’s Miss Tamaki hard at work. I wish I could bring her a cup of tea and hover over her shoulder to watch. I would bring her Harney & Sons “Paris” because it’s my favorite.

I know this one doesn’t have anything to do with horses but I love ‘Emma’. Don’t you? Anyway, Janue Austen is full of horses and carriages not to mention incredible clothes.

I love it when horses and art intersect.  It just makes my day.  I hope it makes yours too.

p.s. I’ve missed you.

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September 10th, 2010

Shopping at the American Eventing Champinships

The gleaming horses, the pounding hooves, the flashing feet.  Yes, that’s the main draw at the American Eventing Championships.  But the shopping can hold its own.  I imagine many an eventer would attest to that given all the shopping bags I’ve seen walking across these Georgian fields!  Here are a few of the vendors I checked out and took a fancy to. I thought you might as well.

Shai Steiner is an artist out of Seattle Washington who paints vibrant portraits in primary colors.  It’s your horse as you’ve never seen them! We’re lucky to have her in the eventing community as a rider and an artist. You can stop by her booth and pick up cards like these or drop off a photo of your favorite equine/ canine/ feline (or other favorite friend) and commission your own portrait.  I’m having trouble deciding if sweet Ellie, adorable Simon, or my Boxer Parker would be the best subject.  Maybe I’ll do all three! Explore her work at

Since I was a pint-sized Pony Clubber I’ve always wanted a jacket for my dog that looks like a horse blanket. Now that Rambo has their own version it’s at the top of my Christmas list (yes, I’m already thinking about it!). It’s way too hot now but winter will be upon us in no time and I’d like for my dogs to meet it in snuggly style.

The USEA has their own tent full of American Eventing Championship tees, fleeces, polos, and hats. Not to mention these zippy, red water bottles that show your eventing pride and save the environment.  Double bonus.

AEC sponsor Jump 4 Joy makes fun and creative fences that will bring a smile to your face as you canter up to them. I wonder what Ellie would think of the rubber duckie!

Barbour is the height of country chic for the horsey set. I loved this pretty scarf that’s perfect for cool Fall days. The light pink is a delightful balance to the earthy Fall colors.

Why make your little one wait to rock some fashion? You can start them young in this little number!

Barbour is working their scarves for the Fall.  This one is so Harry Potter I couldn’t help but fall in love with it.

We’ll have more from American Eventing Championships vendors coming soon. If you’re in Georgia I’d recommend taking a swing through the vendor tents to see if anything strikes your fancy!

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