I attended another "buck out" Tuesday afternoon and I have come to the conclusion that there must be better ways to get one's adrenaline flowing.
I have been told that bull riders are "adrenaline junkies" and I believe it. Neighbors Toby Floyd and Brad Boyd are partners in the bucking bull business. Together they raise insanely athletic and ill-tempered bulls for rodeos. And during good weather they graciously allow other bull raisers to test the bucking skills of their animals at Toby's facility down the road from us. They also encourage crazy individuals to see how quickly they can land in the hospital with multiple fractures riding these animals.
Fortunately no one got hurt Tuesday, but to me it was a miracle. And I got some great reference photos. My daughter, Merideth, wants me to paint something suitable to go on the front of the Parker County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Program. I think I got just the image.
Another fun thing happening to me: I was contacted by a lady in Hollywood who is designing a set for an ABC pilot starring Don Johnson called "Southern Discomfort", and she wants several of my paintings for the set. Filming begins in a couple weeks, so this is a rush rush. Fortunately I located 7 of the 9 paintings she is interested in. This REALLY sounds like fun, doesn't it?
Jesus said to them, "I did one miracle, and you are all astonished.