I've been on a Dusty Springfield music kick this past week. A commercial that's been airing recently used an old song of hers, "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?", that brought back some old memories of me and my family in the early seventies...as well as some of my little girl dreams of what I was going to do when I finally grew up.
That's me up on the horse from the one summer we spent in Sweden at my aunt's house. If I remember correctly, the girl was a neighbor and had stopped by because everyone knew I was crazy about horses. I still remember how very high up it was, sitting on the horse's back. There was a horse drawing contest, too, sponsored by the local newspaper that summer which I entered, silly me. My drawing of a horse got published with an honorable mention, but that was mostly because I lived in Hawaii and was visiting all the way over in Sweden. Still, that was pretty cool. My first published artwork - I think I was 8 years old. :)