This beautiful portrait of Solar was done by my friend Emily Dieleman.
Many wonderful people have been supporting Solar and I so far in the Prodigious Fund’s 100-Day Trainer Challenge. I wanted to recognize these folks with a thank you gesture, but with what? A lock of Solar’s hair? A hoofprint autograph? A bag of all-natural Solar-fueled fertilizer? Instead I thought a simple thank you card might be best.
Emily graciously agreed to draw a picture of Solar that I can use to create a set of one-of-a-kind thank you cards. I’ve known Emily for years through a shared love for Haflingers. I first witnessed her artistic talent when she would sketch our ponies at the local fair. She does a fantastic job of capturing the uniqueness of each horse, and her skill has grown with years of education and practice. I just love this picture of Solar!
Thank you Emily for capturing Solar in this drawing. I can’t wait to start sending cards out to all the folks who have been a part of this process so far–thank you all! Readers, please take a second to check out my supporters page in recognition of those who are making this experience extra great.
If you’re a fan of art, you might enjoy seeing Emily’s first draft of the above picture: