Monday, February 26, 2018

It Twas A Good Try

Okay, so this was an awesome package to receive. It's Van Gogh, the medallion for NaMoPaiMo. This is my first medallion, and it's even more awesome that my first one is tied to NaMoPaiMo. He was sculpted by Kylee Parks and was sent by Jennifer Buxton. Thanks again!
My NaMoPaiMo model is back to prepping. I couldn't get all of the paint off of him, so some sanding has been needed. As I put on more and more layers on he started to get a green tint to him. It got to the point to where I couldn't ignore it anymore, so back to the drawing board it was. While I'm sad he has been stripped, I learned a lot with oils. I don't foresee him being done in time to be a winner, but I'm happy with being challenged to do a color I haven't tried in years with a new medium.
Even though painting has been more of a learning experience than an actual finished model, tack making has been going well. Here's a nameplate halter tree. I've been making donation halters for NaMoPaiMo since January. I put the last nameplate on the other day, so they're in the mail!
I've really enjoyed reading and learning from NaMoPaiMo, even if it was more of a good try than actually finishing!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Wordless Wednesday

Today's post can be summed up with this quote: A picture is worth a thousand words.
You never know what's going to happen at the barn lol.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sea To Bay Model Horse Show

I didn't go to the Sea To Bay Model Horse Show this past weekend, but Lizzie Mace did and she sent me pictures to share. Thanks Lizzie!
 The Sea To Bay Model Horse show takes place every February in Pocomoke City, which is pretty close to Chincoteague, VA. This year it benefited Dash Rescue.
In OF Western, Lizzie showed her new Peter Stone. She made her props and used a saddle and bridle I'd made.

OF English
Props by Lizzie, saddle by Pat Coulter, bridle by Five Paws Studio

OF Costume
Props by Lizzie, tack by Niki Hertzog
CM Western
In custom western Lizzie showed her new Sue Kern roxy custom. He wore a saddle by me and his doll was made by Keri Parker. I'm not sure about who made the bridle.

CM English
In english, Lizzie's custom Roxy was back. He wore a Jana Skyova saddle and a bridle by an uknown person.

Mini Performance 

Nice job Lizzie! She also told me that she's taking prop commissions (her email is

Thursday, February 15, 2018

NaMoPaiMo Party

A few weeks ago I put out a post seeing if anyone would be interested in a NaMoPaiMo party at my house. Local hobbyists responded and the Namopaimo party was born.

My neighbor caught wind of it and offered to cook us dinner and dessert (lasgna, chicken parm, and a delicious butter cake with pineapple icing). The night before my mom and I made room for a new worktable.

And then Saturday was the painting day. In total there was five of us: Zoe Hatgi of Hatgi Horse Stuff, Susan Bensema Young of Timaru Star II, Maddie Klein, and Lizzie Mace.
Before Maddie and Lizzie arrived  Susan, Zoe and I did a bit of playing with tack. 

Susan brought a bit of her tack museum. This time she had a Hanna BearErin Corbet

Evelyn Munday

 and her Elk saddle.

Zoe is also a tack maker so she brought some of her english saddles. 

I would have been easy to spend the whole time playing with tack. We realized that we needed to have a tack making day during April (National Tack Making Month) and started painting. 
I was a wet and dreary Saturday. It would have halted spraying if I hadn’t bought this spray tent from Woodcraft (they have them on sale until the end of Feb!).

My model for the month is this. He's a custom Harley D Zip I remade. He has a resulted mane and a lower headset. He's supposed to some sort of palomino with white markings being determined by what needs covered up. :)

Everyone had their own method to paint their pony. I initially used oils, wiped if off, went to airbrush and then moved to pastels.

Zoe slept over and Lizzy stayed late, so after running out of matte spray we piled into my car to make it to Michaels before they closed. We painted for the rest of the night.
 This was so much fun to do. Thanks for coming you guys!
And thanks to Jennifer Buxton for creating this event!