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  • Writer's pictureLauren Daae

Dream x2

"Wait, what if we had TWO horses?? Like, two big ones so we could ride side-by-side, instead of doubling all the time. Someday..."

Two coffee-painted cowgirls
Dream x2

I don't remember our exact conversations, but Jess and I used to dream about this scene ALL the time. My sisters and I have amazing memories of growing up with horses. A number of summers went by and we browned up our bottoms from the dirt of our pony's back, truly living the best Saskatchewan-life, I might add. The thought of having more horses, ones that weren't as short or stubborn, seemed like the most incredible goal - I never really thought it would happen. Fast-forward many years, and MANY horses have served the girls of the Klarholm farm.

Why this story today? Well, I had a large piece of watercolour paper, and a desire to do something for myself. This is one small homage to that time of life, and what I'm hoping will turn into a larger body of work for the coming year. Last November I created the first piece called "Collected & Caffeinated I", if you happened to miss it.

Like a lot of artists, I find I'm wearing many different hats - as wife to a musician and farmer, I'm a hockey mom, and a cowgirl at heart... I might as well not hide it. My loves and my influences are what they are, so why not give them a chance to speak.

With that little 'spur' - keep your eyes open for more work along this trail. I'm just dreaming up the right way to announce it, but I'll be looking for other cowgirls/boys who connect with these dreams of mine.

Artfully yours,


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