Monday, May 10, 2010

rocking horse

I found this little lady (i think it's a lady!) on the roadside this weekend. I think it's pretty charming and looks family crafted (wonder why she was dumped?)

I've always had a slight obsession with rocking horses....and carousels for that matter....(but strangely have never taken to real horses for some reason). Im in a quandary as to what to do with my new friend above. I want to make her cute for Kitty, I'm thinking this thing will become a Pearce family heirloom!! Serious stuff.

So, it prompted me to do some research on rocking horses (this was fun) and I found two condenders for inspiration. Do I keep it simple and make her less 'worn out' looking, something like this divine rocking horse designed by Danish designer Kay Bojesen;

OR, due to having a slight aversion to 'anything' minimalist, I was loving this little man (i think it's a man?) designed by US artist Linda Spillum;

I really feel like giving my horse a bit of personality...and I can paint and I love doing it. I think I'll stick it on my list of crafty things to complete this year and before long she may have a mane, tail and maybe even a neckerchief of her own!

Any thoughts/ideas????


  1. I love rocking horses, always have. I like the ones that look like they came off a carousel. Painted white and all decked out with trimmings. Love your blog, keep up the good work, very interested to see your progress. xx Leanne

  2. What a find! Both options are beautiful, the smooth wood of the first, the punky tail of the second. I'll look forward to seeing how it turns out!

  3. Leopard skin rocking horse.