I should save these photos for a Second on the 2nd, but I'm working hard and have no time to share much else today.
A couple of weeks ago, several people asked me to show my rocking horses. Now those of you who have been around my blog a long time know I share one (or more) each time I visit What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday (WOYWW). Some of you are new to my blog, so I'm going to share a few of my well over 450 rockers with you. I realize that Annie at A Stitch in Time, our host of Friday Smiles has seen
Please be aware, too, these were mostly all taken with my old camera, the one that doesn't show a lot of detail. Also, many of the photos don't enlarge, either.
If we start at the craft room door, you will see I'm out shopping till I drop.
Then we'll head to my desk in my craft room, where these candles normally live on the window sill shown in the photo.
Another WOYWW post with a rocking horse that lives in my craft room.
Here I'm doing rework on an ear on one of my ceramic rocking horses. A metal Christmas one is on the right.
These came from blogging friends (JozArt and Cath in Cyprus).
I did an organization post where I changed this entire area. The rocking horses still live on the roll around cabinet, though.
In the same post, I shared my closet and the file cabinet that has yet another rocking horse sitting on it.
I know everyone loves to see my handmade paper, but I like to look at the rocking horses, including the candles I will never light.
I love this rocking reindeer
and this one I picked up at a thrift store in 2013.
Mickey and Minnie play tunes as they rock back and forth on this rocking horse.
I was repairing this one that lives in my bedroom after the "mane" came loose from this gentle, defenseless rocker. Has anyone seen the "bleu"-grey offender?
I have quite a few wooden rockers. They come out to play at night.
This beauty is SEW cute!
This one is mostly unseen, because it's a plastic place mat that lives under my sewing machine.
While we're on the subject of altered books, this is my Chinese New Year tip-in for the year of the horse.
This is a double spread I made in my Rocking Horse AB. I explained how I made the iris fold in a post.
I really should take a better photo of the bed in my guest bedroom, because there are so many in there, including three pillows and two stuffed horses that live on the bed.
This recent one was taken in my guest bedroom.
This one sits in the "loo" among my birds.
This one sits at my front door.
This wall is right outside my craft room.
The rocking horse in the oval frame is the first one I made myself.
One of my favorites (although I'm not supposed to have favorites) is this stained glass horse I bought at an art fair in Tulsa, OK years ago. The unique one on the right was given me by my friend Kathy.
What a dark and horrible photo of my grandmother's sewing machine. It doesn't do much for the rolling horse, either.
There's even one in the window above the etched glass hanging. I got it in an antique store in Arkansas one year.
On the other side of the room, this photo should look familiar to those who were around at Christmas this past year.
This tiny rocker sits on a small table on the other side of the cabinet. The story on this one is, I received it in the mail from a friend, but it was broken. She felt so bad, she ordered another one for me. I told her not to worry, I would find a use for it. I created this "medal" showing how much it was loved.
These rockers sit on top of the cabinet. The smallest of the three on the right is a signed Hummel. The one on the far right is one of three music rocking horses I own.
This is a lousy photo of my tin cut candle holders.
while this one holds my napkins in place. The one on the second shelf is not functional, just pretty cast iron, but you can't tell much from the photo.
Now we've headed to my office, where this shelf sits the entire width above my computer desk. There are three showing in this photo,
but I have many more on that shelf.
These live on another wall in my office.
I found this single earring in a parking lot in Maryland. It now lives on the jar I keep my paper clips in.
Although the cabinet holds all my office supplies, the shelf holds tons of rocking horses, including a mug for stamps,
a rocking horse frame, and one of my favorite rocking horses. My friend Joseph is in one of the photos. He is playing his steel drums on the beach in Florida.
The top of the cabinet gets its fair share of rocking horses, too.
I'm not sure you can tell there is a rocking horse in the frame. It sits on one rung of a ladder I keep in my office for fru-frus and plants.
And here it is out of its natural habitat and photographed with a better camera.
Some of my smallest rockers sit on a shelf in my office directly above all my statistics books. Have I mentioned how much I love statistics? It's true, I do.
I'll leave you with photos of my porch, both in summer
and the cold snowy, windy winter. Kids love to ride in this one when they visit.
here are a few I love that came out to play together. Please click to enlarge.
I'll save the rest for another day, but I'm sure you now know my rockers (and rollers) come in all shapes, sizes, and materials. No one ever has to ask what makes me happy, because every one of them puts a smile on my face.
Now let's join Annie for a much shorter and just as joyful start to the weekend. And thanks for visiting while I'm off making art.