Gibson and the Apocalypse: Self Care

Or, Gibson’s approach to current events.

In case you haven’t noticed, things haven’t been so great lately.

It often seems like the best chance for survival is to keep on fighting. And fighting. And fighting. And then getting thrown into a whole new fight. And fighting that.

We equate rest with complacency. We fear that progress will become undone if we step away for even a moment. In some cases, it’s true.

But what happens if we don’t give ourselves a moment now and then? Fighting ourselves into a complete burnout is ultimately even more futile. Sometimes we just need someone there to remind us that, even in the most dire situations, we can’t run on empty.

All I can say is, when things look like this, thank God for horses.

Jenny Kammerer is a professional artist, video producer and frustrated Philadelphia sports fan who’s been in the saddle since the age of four. When she was 16, she met her Paint/QH/Draft cross Gibson (aka Guitar Solo) as a green two-year-old, and quickly settled into the training side of equestrianism, drawing inspiration from the techniques of Pat Parelli and other natural horsemanship teachers. Known for most of her childhood as both the awkward artsy one and the weird horse girl, she always seemed destined to draw nonsensical horse cartoons. In addition to her independent illustration work, she currently teaches painting classes at Painting With A Twist and produces short-form documentaries that can be seen on www.Horse.TV. You can follow her personal art projects and stay up-to-date on Gibson and the Apocalypse on Instagram: @JennyKammArt