Monday Monday. Again again. Hmm. It’s no wonder that wasn’t the song lyric…
This morning, my card share is so easy and so simple. And when something is this simple and easy to do, one needs to execute it perfectly. Or – since there’s no such thing as “perfect” (well, except for the Fifth Element, of course!), as close to perfect as we mere mortals can achieve. Which…sometimes makes it nearly impossible to do at all!
About a 1000 years ago, before color tv and….gasp!….cell phones…I rode American Saddlebred horses. I thought they were the most beautiful thing on the planet. Still do! Anyway – I rode Saddleseat Equitation – and when we’d go to horse shows, the competition was about the rider – not the horse. At that time – and probably still, even though she’s gone to the great show ring in the sky – the acknowledged Queen of Saddleseat Equitation was Helen Crabtree.
In her book, she told of one of the thousands of riders she judged at horse shows who, when directed to approach her and tell her what she planned to do (everyone had to go execute a maneuver – all by themselves – at one end of the arena) trotted up (on her perfectly trained, $10,000 horse, heels perfectly down, chin up, hands in the exact right position) and informed the judge that she was going to…
“…go to the end of the arena and execate a figure oot.” 😉
Of course she meant execute a figure eight. One of the most simple and straightforward of the possible maneuvers. The poor kid was no doubt trying to speak past the cotton mouth nerves of being the center of attention in the giant arena.
And no – that wasn’t me!
Why tell this story? Cuz…this card today is the card equivalent of a figure eight at the end of the arena. The biggest difference is that this isn’t impossible to do at all – it’s super easy! It calls on Vintage Leaves, the Petal Burst TIEF, and the Christmas Greetings Thinlits. Very Vanilla and Night of Navy. A little copper. And that’s it.
Simple. Elegant. Take a look-see: