I got the idea to make one of my Intuition Goddesses on a horse over the weekend. It probably came from the time I spent with Chloe on Saturday, but I can’t say for sure. Once I thought of doing it, it seemed so obvious.
First I did some warm up sketches in the pasture looking at Chloe and the Donkeys then I did a marker drawing of what I had in mind…
Then I drew her on with my machine….
My first stitching of her hip and thigh looked too much to me like one of those images of naked women that some men have on the license plates or rear windows of their cars and trucks, so I made some adjustments. I used my seam ripper more than once on this one.
Naturally, Lady Godiva came to mind after making her. So I checked out the legend and found that Lady Godiva was trying to get her husband to lower taxes for the people of the town. He said he would when she rode a horse naked through town at mid-day. So she did. The images that I saw of Lady Godiva range between a naked woman riding side-saddle, her long hair covering most of her body to pornography. I don’t know if my Goddess fits into the story. I do know she didn’t have to be encouraged to ride her horse naked.
I’m finding my intuition is as important to my relationship with Chloe as it is in my art and the rest of my life. And I think most animals can help us get closer to our intuitive nature, it’s so often how we read them and communicate with them even if we aren’t aware of it. I think Intuition Goddesses and animals are a natural.
My Intuition Goddess on Her Horse is about 12″ x 13″ and is stitched on a Vintage Linen. She is Sold.
$75 + $10 shipping. If you’d like her to bring her into your home, you can email me here at [email protected]. I take checks and paypal.