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I'm about 2 weeks into my graduate program here at Washington State University, and I love it. My classes are great. My professors are amazing. And my cohort is beyond amazing! Everyone has told me how important a friendly and supportive cohort is, so I'm thrilled we all get along so well. I'm also excited to be studying and doing research again. Although, it is a bit of an adjustment going back to student life after taking the last couple of years off. But I feel like my life has more direction now, and it's helping me feel more settled.

Finesse is doing very well and enjoying the 10 hours of turnout she gets every day. I finally broke down and started her on SmartPak: Cosequin (joints), Farrier's Formula (hoof), and a B1 supplement for her skittishness and focus issues. She's amazingly calm in the barn or at the end of a lead rope, but once the saddle and bridle go on, she gets hyper-aware of everything going on around her and in the distance. She gets distracted very easily by things that might be scary, and that can make it hard for us to work on what we need to work on. I love her spunk and sass, so I'm hoping the B1 just helps take the edge off a little so she can focus on me without being so worried about the tractor on the hill across the road. Despite her little case of equine ADHD, we're making great progress building our partnership. We're entered for our first show on September 28. I'm so eager to get back into the show ring--it's been 6 1/2 years! 

Tom is visiting in a couple weeks too for my birthday and the WSU vs. Oregon football game. It's been almost 2 months since I've seen him. Distance has been tough, but we've been able to Skype every day, which has been a tremendous help. He's excited to meet my friends here and see Finesse again. It will be nice to finally introduce him to this new busy life of mine. 

Long story short, things are going well. I'm ready for a busy semester, but I'm determined to make it great!
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: The Fratellis
  • Reading: Redwall

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Ashley
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
I've always loved art and have enjoyed drawing and painting. Horses are my truest passion. I competed in hunter/jumper shows all through high school. Two years out of college, in May 2014, I was finally able to buy my first "forever horse," Finesse.

I graduated from Colgate University in 2012 with my B.A. in Psychology. I spent the past year working as a research assistant in a developmental psychology research lab at the University of Texas at Dallas. The primary project examined adolescent aggression and antisocial behavior. Currently, I am continuing my education in the clinical psychology doctoral program at Washington State University.

I also love books, film, good wine, and an exciting hockey game. I am an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan.

My classes, work schedule, and horse keep me very busy, but I try to draw and post whenever I can. I'm always looking for constructive criticism and I try my best to respond to all comments. Enjoy my art :)

Current Residence: Pullman, Washington
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small
Favourite genre of music: Indie. Classic Rock. Alternative. Progressive.
MP3 player of choice: iPod
Personal Quote: "And in that moment, I swear, we were infinite..."
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SolinaBright Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
happy birthday deary! :heart:
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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Moominfan80 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Happy Birthday! :) :cake:
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :D
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Moominfan80 Featured By Owner 3 days ago
Your welcome! :)
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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, GORGEOUS! :iconwuvplz:

I hope you have the most wonderful of days :love:

Lots of love,
~Joana
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, Joana!! :cuddle: :heart: :D

Lots of love to you too!
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Oneindige-Kansen Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:heart: I just wanted to say you're in my thoughts and prayers today! You'll probably get this long after the fact, but happy moving!! :)
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SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
We got to the house last night and just got internet set up this morning! Things aren't exactly following the script we'd set, but I suppose that's how these things tend to go. The important thing is, we all made it safely, things are looking good, and even though we don't have most of the furniture, we do have chairs!
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Oneindige-Kansen Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nawww. :hug: At least you have chairs! I have one in my apartment. My dad's constantly hounding me to get more, so I can properly entertain. XD

But I'm glad to hear that you arrived safely, and I promise I'll get to your journal soon. :heart:
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