Monday, May 10, 2010
Ten Years with Monster: A Retrospective
Today my wild child is ten - where does the time go? I could ramble on about her history, this by-nothing-out-of-nothing homebred, but I will spare you and instead share some of the paintings I have done of her over the years. If you'd like to see some photos of her, you can have a look at my Flikr album.
I will explain the evolution of her name, however. I love coming up with registered names, but have a hard time with barn names. She was very quickly christened "Entertainingangels" and registered with the Jockey Club, but it was several months - yes, months - before I decided what I would call her on a day-to-day basis. And then - well, it took on a life of its own! First she was Javelin, Java for short. As she became a feisty yearling, she turned into Javamonster! It wasn't long before I just dropped the Java part. In polite company she is Java, but her true friends know her as Monster!