Taking The Reins!!
I was recording that wee voiceover and the word for reins went completely out my head..."bridle straps" I called them...doh!
Ah well, I never promised to know much about horses.
I did, however, have to jump off one years ago when I was 12, and out pony-trekking. My big horse, a huge black beast so he was, called 'Atlas', started fighting with another one. Well he bolted off into the woods and me, like a character straight out of Thelwell's cartoons was hinging on to the reins - I ended up having to jump off like Indiana Jones as I was feart of where we were heading.
Can't believe I got back on him (with a lot of encouragement from the guide), to finish off the trek.
Here's today's wee video of the progress of the painting, with a 'fascinating fact' to follow.
Today's wee fascinating fact is that the monument is listed in the 2011 Lonely Planet guide as one of its "top 10 most bizarre monuments on Earth!"
Hope yer having a creative day!
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The blog posts of David Brodie, a Scottish artist based near Glasgow.