Hello Everyone! My inspiration for this next project came right from the front cover of the Spring issue of Country Home magazine.
I don’t normally buy this magazine but there was something about that rocking horse and how it was displayed that I just LOVED. So in the shopping cart it went. When I got home I searched for my daughter’s rocking horse that she received for her 1st Christmas in 1988. I found it in the attic.
I immediately called my daughter Lauren, who now lives in North Carolina with her military husband, and asked her if I could paint her rocking horse. She laughed at me and said she could not believe that I still had it but that I could do whatever I wanted to it. With having her permission, out came the ASCP old white, graphite, Folk Art Crackle Medium and the dark wax. I got busy painting!
Now that he’s all done, I placed him on top of our entertainment center in the family room.
He’s definitely not the 19th Century rocking horse that is on the front cover of Country Home’s but I think he looks cute with his new 21st Century make-over!
I love how the crackled medium worked with the ASCP.
I cannot believe that this rocking horse will be 24 years old this Christmas!
I would have taken a full view picture of the entertainment center but it was hockey day yesterday (Washington Capitals were playing) when I took these pictures and my husband was glued to the tube. There are only certain times of the day that you can take pictures in there and it just so happened it was when the Capitals were playing!
Oh and by the way, Lauren came home this weekend for a short visit and she absolutely loved what I did with her rocking horse!
As always, thanks for your visit and your sweet comments. They are always appreciated.
P.S. I just wanted to let you know, I LOVED this magazine! It was full of inspiration.
I will be sharing this post at:
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