There’s a horse in my bathroom!
When I wake up in the morning and go into my bathroom I am greeted every morning by a horse, okay so it’s on a my shower curtain and is not a real horse but the presence of the horse is still palpable to me! I love that I chose to do this with my bathroom as it sets the tone for me for the day right away. I wake up to this big horse feeling in my space and it just gets me going. My heart feels open and I feel happy and eager for the day. I think it’s just this great feeling for me to begin my day with. On the days when I as a professional horse photographer am not feeling all that great (those days are few and far between) then it just grounds me to walk into this space and encounter a horse that feels so connected to the earth.
Horse decor and how to weave it in.
As crazy connected as I feel to horses, I have never been over the top about decorating my house in all of the horse stuff that is out there. I don’t have horse towels and horse silverware but I do have my horse photographs on my walls though and so I can relate to how it feels to have there presence around me. I really like the way my horse photographs translate into throw pillows, duvet covers, shower curtains, and even phone covers. What a great way to bring whatever connection you have to horses into your own life to explore again and again throughout the day. It’s a great way to weave it in to our lives.
Why a Horse in my bathroom?
Why, indeed, pick something so readily available to showcase a horse photograph? Doesn’t that sort of change the art of it? I don’t think so, I think it allows the horse to become even closer in our lives in a way that maybe it already has but we just don’t really think about all that much. I mean, if you love horses and feel a connection to them like I do, then it feels even more likely that having their presence around your home or office to encounter and remind you of that feeling is a very comforting thing. Just walking by a throw pillow or making a bed with the duvet cover on it with your favorite horse photograph on it can tap into that feeling of being next to a horse. That internal connection of being close and feeling a certain way – grounded, confident, secure, knowing, solid – whatever that feeling is for you, it’s wonderful to have a reminder of it throughout your home day after day.
Jody Miller is a professional photographer specializing in Horse Photography, Equine Photography, and Equestrian photography. Her work can be viewed online here in her gallery section, and she is also featured at these Arizona Galleries: Arts Prescott Gallery, Sedona’s Village Gallery , Dragonfly Arts in Cottonwood and Coops Coffee House at Talking Rock Ranch.