Caine’s Horses

In Memory of Caine (front of card),

Over the holidays I received a very special package from Giliell. It’s one of Caine’s painted horses, in miniature on a background of silver and set in clear resin. It came with a beautiful handmade card reading In Memory of CaineThe note inside was even more beautiful. Giliell has made many resin horses and, together with the card, has sent them out to as many members of our Affinity community as she could gather addresses for.

Giliell’s gift to the Affinity community

The resin pendant is beautiful and Giliell’s artistry is obvious.   The silver shimmers and catches the light and Caine’s horse is spirited and full of running energy The pendant is also meaningful and I cherish it already. I love the thought that these wee horses now reside in places all over the world and that my horse is one link in a chain that stretches far and wide. I love the reminder of Caine’s energy and talent. I love the way such a small work of art makes me feel connected and how it reminds me of my good fortune to be a part of this community.

Resin pendant with one of Caine’s horses, made by Giliell

In memory of Caine (back of card)

I don’t want to catch Giliell unawares, but if you are part of our family and are feeling left out please drop a note to our in-box at

Giliell, I’m a bit verklempt and can’t quite find the right words, but thank you for such a thoughtful and meaningful gift. (I did get a few other goodies from Giliell which I’ll share in another post, but this gift needed a post of its own.)


  1. Jazzlet says

    I was so surprised to get mine, she hangs around the neck of my heavy duty moisturiser, next to my laptop, so I see her whenever I look up from the screen or use the moisturiser (which I should do at least twice a day).

    Again thank you Giliell for such a kind and thoughtful action.

  2. says

    They’re all inside.
    Now there’s something in my eyes.
    Dear friends and readers, if you would like to receive one, please just send us your address. Believe me, there is no hierarchy in who received them, just the question whose address I could get my hands on.

  3. DavidinOz says

    So beautiful and such a wonderful reminder of the best friend I never met. That’s not a tear in my eye, it’s the sun, I swear.

  4. says

    I was never so close to the community here as to participate in something like this, but I’m glad they exist. It’s a wonderful symbol of both Caine and how things change, here, and in art, and in nature.

    Memento mori; primum vivere.

  5. Onamission5 says

    A posthumous collaboration between you both; I think Caine would be so delighted. It is lovely work and a lovely remembrance.

  6. voyager says

    Every single person who stops by regularly to read Affinity helps support this blog and is an important part of our community.

    To Everyone,
    If Affinity matters to you, I believe Giliell would like your address.

  7. rq says

    I like the idea of a secret marker we all will carry around with us. Who knows, maybe one day in the wide world it will help us recognize each other on the street in some far distant corner. In the meantime, it’s nice* to have a physical reminder of this community.

    * I think this, in the end, will be the understatement of the year.

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