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Climbing Back into the Saddle

Journal Entry: Tue Nov 5, 2013, 12:25 PM
  • Listening to: Melody Gardot
  • Reading: Harry Potter
  • Drinking: spiced chai
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Back into Life

Getting back in the saddle means many things and since I'm an equestrian this applies literally and more. As some may have noticed I've been rather quite over here on DA, haven't really posted new art for a while, either. Well, I was married to a verbally and emotionally abusive man and after a while it takes a toll and I curled up in a dark hole, mentally, just to survive and keep as much of myself as I could. In the process of trying to survive and still plow through life and pretend all was normal to the world I got to a place where I couldn't focus enough to really do my art any justice. I could barely read a page from a book before losing interest and focus on it. I stopped riding my horses regularly. Through it all I searched hard and deep on the issue of divorce and I finally came to the conclusion that all efforts at trying to fix/save the marriage had been tried and had failed, that the writing was on the wall and the best outcome was ending the marriage. So, May 6 he was served divorce papers and after a ton of major drama that isn't completely settled or over I'm crawling, pulling and flying back out of that dark hole. My creative spark is returning and I'm feeling more and more like my old, sassy, happy self again. Not only am I climbing back into the saddle of life and will be tacking school for a degree, but I'm climbing back into the saddle of creating as well as riding the horses again. It feels good to be back. <3


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Rachel Hessinger
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: California
Favourite genre of music: Very eclectic mix of different genres.
Favourite style of art: Anything that makes me feel.
Favourite cartoon character: Eek the Cat
Personal Quote: Diamonds may be forever but horses are a girl's best friend.
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Wizard-Kgalm Jul 27, 2013  Student Artist
Lookin' good in the gallery still! Glad to see you're active. 
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Oct 26, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I need to do a ton of updating, though. lol
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Capturing-the-Light Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Rachel happy birthday, hope you have a great day
Simon
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Jul 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much! I'm grateful that you thought of me :XD:
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Capturing-the-Light Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
My pleasure
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Thanks for picking me. I don't really know what this membership thing is?
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Nov 13, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You won the contest at Elite Painters and one of the prizes was the premium membership. With the premium membership you can do more custom designs with your journal as well as your profile page (there are installable skins here on DA that you can browse through when you create a journal). You can view more images per page throughout DA and in general things are a little nicer with the premium account. :)
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:iconrandysprout:
Thank you very much for this award!
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JessKristen Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the additional month membership from the Best Moments of my Life contest!! I'm super happy and honored and hope one day to make my living through my artwork. Thank you for being an inspiration and hope you have a wonderful day!! I've added your page to my Watch, as I love your work as well!! :)
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ApplesCarrotsnGrain Sep 17, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome and congratulations! I had fun going through your gallery :)
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