Last week was the race carnival season with the biggest being the Melbourne Cup. Usually we see the glamour sight of the Cup where everyone dresses up, watch the races and drinking bubbles. We don't hear and see the other side of these horse races. Two horses died on Melbourne Cup day. Horses are pushed to the limits with their training and when they get injured, they are shot. These horses do the best they can even when it comes to their breaking point. Even though race horsing has been around for ages, I wish people would be able to recognise 'enough is enough' for these creatures. They can't speak up to say they are in pain. As much as they are recognised for their abilities and skills, they are beautiful and magnificent creatures that don't deserve the harshness of the sport.
On the lighter side, I got to visit Pam Lean's studio this afternoon. She teaches and paints porcelain and fabric. I got to listen to her process and a bit of the history. She had tables out to display her and her students' works. Pam, herself, has done different styles that are all beautiful. Maybe one day, I'll get to try painting some imari porcelain painting myself.
Good news for those who love the pattern animal illustrations. The patterns are being printed on fabrics and it will take some time for them to get to me. I'm really excited and can't wait to see the final product. Will definitely put it on my etsy shop and drop an update when it's here.
Have a good week!
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