This month at ARTastic the challenge is to use Octoroon Girl by Archibald Motley as inspiration, using a photo of yourself, the color red, and a hat or gloves as an added challenge.
Hats made me think of all the pictures I have where I'm wearing a cowboy hat. Red made me think of all my second place ribbons.
I had to find a second place ribbon that corresponded with a photo from the same class. Luckily I wrote lots of information on the back of all my ribbons, including the # of competitors, how my horse behaved, location, and date. It's like I always knew I would be a scrapbooker! Anyway, it enabled me to match the actual ribbon to some photos I had.
These pictures were taken in 1993. Whoa. That's Nacoma. She was a skittish horse but she made up for it in looks. I have many happy memories of things we did together and going through the ribbons I relived some proud moments with her too (like this one! We beat 16 other kids.)
I made a big mess trying to find the right ribbon. I took this picture to show Corey all the fun I had when he was at work!