I’ve got rhythm…

… and now that song is stuck in my head. (from An American in Paris… and no I haven’t actually seen it yet…)

Long time no see!

I’m not dead. Just lurking about like usual, feeling very uninspired and uncreative when it comes to this hobby, which means I have nothing all that interesting to post about.

It’s pretty frustrating too, cause part of me really wants to start making tack again. But the moment I sit down and try to start working on something is also the moment that my mind wanders elsewhere. Whatever inspiration I did have vanishes completely. GAH.

However, I did randomly decide to make a set of “rhythm beads.” Up until recently, I had never even heard of these things. They’re used in natural horsemanship and supposedly calm both the horse and rider. I’m not sure if that’s true as I’ve never used them, but making them in model-scale seemed an easy project.

Beads, bells and some string. Really, what could be more simple then that?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any working jingle bells smaller than 6mm, which is much too big for a traditional scale horse. I suppose you could use them if you really wanted the “jingle” sound, but honestly? Unless you’re galloping them around yourself or they take daring leaps off their shelves, these horses don’t exactly move on their own.

For realism’s sake though, I would’ve used actual bells if they existed somewhere. Until I find some, round gold beads will have to do.

Yep. Simple and easy. Annnd I’m not exactly sure what to do with it now, aside from using it in a natural trail set-up or something. (like I’ll ever get around to doing that)

Sadly that’s pretty much it. I suppose it’s better than nothing!

In other “news” (if anyone cares, haha..) my hands are finally getting better. Slowly, but surely. Here’s hoping that come 2012, I’ll have a job again and take up piano again, as I’ve missed both terribly. Here’s also hoping that all this will teach me to LISTEN to my body when something’s not right, rather than push it aside cause work (or whatever it is) seems to be more important.

Have a very merry Christmas everyone!

One thought on “I’ve got rhythm…

  1. LOL @ them leaping off the shelves. Well, you never know!

    Keep resting those hands, but I’m glad they’re feeling better. 🙂


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