Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Maps and Legends







I can't take full credit for this Pony, my husband came up with the idea of sea monsters and a compass rose like you would see on an antique map. 
Since I love history and mythical creatures, I ran with it ! 

This is my own take on those mythical monsters that cartographers and sailors would dream about hundreds of years ago. The pony is painted to resemble old parchment paper. The compass on the base is drawn in metallic gold paint. Numerous beasts are handpainted on the sides from a giant octopus surging up out of the water to garb the Pony's head to a sea dragon, sea horse, Loch Ness-type creature and a narwhal-esque monster. I think this pony appeals to the explorer in all of us.

1 comment:

Deborah Adams,Long Beach, California. said...

Love it Jen and love the title too! I've always been a fan of sea monsters. Very cool!