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I’m mulling over an idea for some raku horses, and I always think better with a sketchbook and a Sharpie. I’ve loved drawing horses for as long as I can remember. In the third grade, I carved galloping horses into the desks of my classmates with a ball-point pen… the kids loved them, but my teacher wasn’t as impressed. She sentenced me to an entire year of refinishing the desks during recess, with the assistance of a frail boy who had to stay indoors because he was recovering from a head injury. We had fun sanding and sealing the desks, one by one, while all the other students had to run laps and do jumping-jacks out on the athletic field. Sometimes crime DOES pay.