I've been commissioned to make a small piece; the client didn't have any pre-conceived ideas about what form this should take, but did want it to feature a horse. We've been discussing ideas for a little while, but never came up with anything we were happy with.
Meantime, I was working on the 'Earth' mini roundel. The client reads the blog, and on seeing that, things fell into place: she would like a panel of Celtic knotwork, same as 'Earth'.
With a horse in it.
Isn't it good when things just work? I always have more ideas than I have time to stitch. Some of these just stay in my head, while others get drawn up and filed away. Some time ago, in the pre-blog days, I drew this:
'Was this the sort of thing you had in mind?', I said. 'Yes! Perfect!'
So that's what I'll be making next.