Monday, January 21, 2013

Happy MLK Day!

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day. To honor him, here are some great quotes by him. (Got them off of    Here)

"The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. "

"Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend."

"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter."

"If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live."

"Never succumb to the temptation of bitterness."

"We are not makers of history. We are made by history."

"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. "

"Change does not roll in on the wheels of inevitability, but comes through continuous struggle. And so we must straighten our backs and work for out freedom. A man can't ride you unless your back is bent."

And lastly.....
"The means we use must be as pure as the ends we seek."

"I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear."

Friday, January 11, 2013

Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover...PT 2

Out of all of my Misty Family Pony Books, Misty of Chincoteague is the one I have the most copies of. Three to be exact.
The first copy I ever bought was the newest cover edition, made for the 60th anniversary.
The funniest thing I find about the Misty of Chincoteague covers, is that none of them really look like the real pony.
photo from LIFE Magazine
The real pony had a marking that went up to her eye, while the books have variously placed facial markings.
This one is the closest to the real pony out of my three
While on my trip in Chincoteague, I was able to buy the original cover version, which matches the Breyer model. While this cover, to me, looks the least like Misty, it matches the Breyer model perfectly! And it's the original cover, and hardback even though it isn't a first printing.
I also was able to go to the Theater,

where Misty's hoof prints are. 

And I can't forget about the statue!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

My First Model

I'm starting to write my hobby Bio for the Breyerfest C/Y show today. What do I put in it?  I'm not one of those people who have been a Breyer fan since the 60s. I started in the 2000s and in the later half at that.
Which brings me to my very first Breyer horse. To this day, I have no idea if it's a custom or original finish or what drew me to the the thing. It's kind of creepy looking. But if it wasn't for this creepy model, I probably would have never gotten into Breyer horses.
When I was small, my family and I stopped at a yard sale and something drew me to the model.  Then years later, at Target, I saw a model that had the same looking mold and bought it. There started my realization of there being a company that made portrait models and made pretty horses.
I owe my model horse interest to this model. And although this model will never be in a model horse show, unless it's a fun class, it will always hold a spot on my shelf for its creepy self.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Deal Is A Deal

I need more dolls like I need a bullet in my head, but Ollie's still has them and even has them marked down for 40% I believe. $2.35 a doll? I think yes!
Doll 1 and Doll 2 both have that creepy stare to their face, so hopefully one day I can make them look much less creepy. *shivers* Maybe they have a chance to look calm and more human, since their steeds look so horse-like! 

A little aside:
Anyone have any particular how-tos that they want or are looking for?

Thursday, January 3, 2013

You've Got Mail

I love getting stuff in the mail. Today I got a shipment of leather from The Unicorn Woman.

It came packaged well and it came pretty really fast!
Got some Pliver and Skiver

Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Here's how I made the saddle in this post.

I used Rio Rondo's alternative pattern and picked the Dropped Front Rigging assembly.
Then I cut out the pieces
and tooled it. Then I outlined it with a black marker. Afterwards I dyed it with a chestnut color.
Assembling it was pretty easy.
Using  Riversong Musing's  how-to on movable fenders I made, well, movable fenders.
Afterwards, a piece of chamois was added and trimmed.
And well as you know, here's the result. With the stirrups. 

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My First "Resin" resin

Last night, my first "real" resin arrived! Phoenix is here!

She was wrapped very well,

 and looks awesome too. She's a very smooth casting.

I can't wait to give her a new coat, and show her in performance!
That's a new saddle on her too, the one from the tree, here! I'll do a post on it too :)