I’ve always been a bit of a wanderer.
Just like the Cowgirls of the Wild West – I have a hankering to follow a new trail every now and then.
But I always love to come back home. The older I get, the more I love to curl up at night with a nice glass of wine or a steamy cup of coffee. Take off my boots – put up my feet – and escape for an hour or so with a good book or my laptop.
Last night I happened upon a post at Houzz.Com called, “Home Design Ideas For The Cowgirl At Heart.”
I love the minimalist, contemporary approach on the modern Cowgirl theme – especially this bedroom! Carefree, kick back, and so EASY to maintain. But the best part is the vintage cowboy photos displayed in the old window panes. I mean, how COOL is that?
Cowgirls from the Old West would consider these sparse furnishings a luxury.
In fact, to many a Cowgirl – a ramshackle cabin or an abandoned shack was a nice place to call home.
I created “A Cowgirl Dreams Of Home” with this theme in mind.
I’d been holding onto the Cowgirl image for years – waiting until inspiration came to call. Her dreamy, serious expression has always appealed to me.
I wonder if, perhaps, she was dreaming of home. The dry crackle of wheat on the plains – or the lush grass of Montana in the spring, growing freely on a hill.
And one little, shingled hut with a broken pane of glass – just waiting for someone like her to settle down. Just in time for the wildflowers to appear.
Filters in photoshop … one of my favorite methods for creating depth and atmosphere … perfectly intensify the Cowgirl’s distant illusion of coming home.
Do you have memories of home? Is your wild spirit yearning for that special place to call your own – or are you already living your dream?
Just like the cowgirl in this artwork – I’m dreaming of my own little hide-away. Perhaps somewhere in the Southwest. Or a little jewel of a cabin by the river where I can watch the bears play.
Maybe some day …
Deb Trotter ~ Cowboy’s Sweetheart Artist