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Introducing Nelson! by SilverFlameWanderer Introducing Nelson! :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 9 3 DevID.Finesse2.0 by SilverFlameWanderer DevID.Finesse2.0 :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 5 3 Texas by SilverFlameWanderer Texas :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 18 16 Dev.ID.Finesse by SilverFlameWanderer Dev.ID.Finesse :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 8 0 NTEC Finesse by SilverFlameWanderer NTEC Finesse :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 8 22 Waltz by SilverFlameWanderer Waltz :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 9 11 Though Far Away, We're Still the Same... by SilverFlameWanderer Though Far Away, We're Still the Same... :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 16 4 Things We See in Dreams by SilverFlameWanderer Things We See in Dreams :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 22 8 Dev.ID.4. by SilverFlameWanderer Dev.ID.4. :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 7 14 Magic Glass by SilverFlameWanderer Magic Glass :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 46 9 Disturb not Her Dream by SilverFlameWanderer Disturb not Her Dream :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 23 5 Hugging Penguins by SilverFlameWanderer Hugging Penguins :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 2 4 ESS 2012: Winter White by SilverFlameWanderer ESS 2012: Winter White :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 18 14 The Gazelle and the Lion by SilverFlameWanderer The Gazelle and the Lion :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 10 13 Stare into the Cosmos by SilverFlameWanderer Stare into the Cosmos :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 26 15 Penguins ID by SilverFlameWanderer Penguins ID :iconsilverflamewanderer:SilverFlameWanderer 0 0

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Alright. So it's probably no secret that I haven't been very active here over the past few years. In fact, I've been completely absent from dA over the past several months. Graduate school is a full time job. I spent the last year and a half planning a wedding...and then getting married! And, I spent the summer competing Nelson. 

So, for those of you I've been friends with on here and who still follow this account, I think my absence can be best explained by the fact that I've been having to adult really hard these past few years and make lots of adult decisions:

:bulletpink: I earned my MS last fall and am in my fourth year of graduate school with a full client-caseload.
:bulletpink: I'm working on my preliminary exam: a meta-analysis
:bulletpink: I'll be applying for internship next fall and need to decide on a career trajectory.
:bulletpink: I got married.
:bulletpink: I have a husband who is in his second year of law school.
:bulletpink: I have chronic back/shoulder pain and finally went to the doctor and will start physical therapy soon.
:bulletpink: I canceled my cable service.
:bulletpink: I bought Nelson in August 2016.
:bulletpink: I sold Finesse this past June.
:bulletpink: I won a USEA event this summer with Nelson and qualified for championships.
:bulletpink: We went to championships, and that's when I realized I couldn't ignore my pain any longer.
:bulletpink: I'm training to run my first ever long-format event with Nelson in two weeks.
:bulletpink: Nelson and I ran our first Novice USEA event in August.

This past year has been particularly busy, and except for the chronic pain, it's been amazing! Selling Finesse was probably the most difficult decision I've had to make recently, but it's also been the most liberating. We just couldn't support two horses on my graduate student stipend, and she wanted to be a fancy hunter anyway. 

I hope you all are doing well and living and loving life :heart:
  • Listening to: "Thunder" - Imagine Dragons
  • Reading: A Man Called Ove - Fredrik Backman


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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PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another year has passed! HAPPY BIRTHDAY :heart:

I hope you have a fantastic day, and that life has been going well for you, I miss talking to you <3
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

I hope you have a day as amazing and wonderful as yourself :tighthug:
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm so glad I decided to check dA today (after being away for several months)!! Thank you, Joana! And I hope you've had a wonderful birthday this year as well :love:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy to see you around again too :heart: You're welcome, and thank you as well, it was a very nice day c:
LimonTea Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
D-r-e-a-m-Catcher Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016  Student Digital Artist
thanks for faving my work! :) 
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
:bow: for :+fav:
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy belated birthday, Ashley! I hope you had a wonderful day :love:
SilverFlameWanderer Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!!! And happy (belated?) birthday to you too! :cake: :heart: (Having a mind blank if yours is the 20th or 21st)

Got to spend the day at a horse show with Tom, Finesse, and my barn buddies...and surprise cupcakes!!
PolarisAstrum Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome!
It's the 20th :giggle: Though I don't remember the exact day myself half of the times either lol

That sounds like a lot of fun! You can never go wrong with cupcakes, especially surprise ones!
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