When I was a kid, I was a lover of horses.
Day and night, they filled my mind.
I wanted a horse of my own more than anything.
On the playground, we pretended. In every game, every play: horses!
Buckskin, Palomino, Pinto, Paint.
Using jump ropes as reigns, we rode wild and free -
one girl a horse and one girl a rider, across the grass we ran.
For this week's Drawing Challenge, Stefanie presented us with Philip - or fillip. I found myself remembering girlhood days on the outskirts of Denver, a very horsey place at the time. I chose to make a little practice 'X' book on the man's name version of our theme: Phillip, meaning 'lover of horses'. I am so looking forward to getting over to Stefanie's place to see how other Challengers have addressed this intriguing double-topic.
I am riding over there now, won't you join me?