Riding a horse through Central Park, sauntering slowly and leisurely. Letting the creative flow slowly build, no rush, relishing the freedom to explore. I started making a mental list for all the supplies and materials I would need to create the ochre satchel I had been commissioned to design for Ralph Lauren. HA! yeah, really… in my dreams.
1. The finest subtle Italian leather in ochre I could source
2. Antique brass buckles, brads and grommets
3. Silk lining material in buttercream, and a vintage pattern for pocket interior
4. heavy-duty thread for sewing
etc. etc. etc.
I was deep in thought. My horse dipped his head to the grass to eat a dandelion. Golden light falling all around on green grass. The way the light caught the horse’s eyelashes was so beautiful. My heart swelled and I felt happy to have special bond with this beast. A cinematic moment.
But the magic, the quietude, slipped away as quickly as it came. I looked up to see a crowd of people demonstrating in front of a movie theatre. Hoping there was no violence to come and selfishly disappointed my train of thought had been disturbed before I could complete my supplies list. I was on a mission to make cool stuff and I lost the flow… hoping to capture it again…just sit….and feel the light….it will come.
So while I’m at it, I’d like to make a pair of vintage cowboy boots and bicycle touring saddle too!
Horse eyelash found on Tumblr~ Oh To Live on A Farm
Ochre satchel – Ralph Lauren
Ochre boots – Vintage found on Pinterest
Ochre bike saddle – Brooks B17 Touring Saddle