The final event on the 2012 Colorado model horse calendar wasn't a show but a party. Last Saturday, we gathered together at Sheila and Charlie's beautiful house in Johnstown, Colorado to eat, drink, be merry and talk about model horses.As soon as everyone had arrived, we followed Zombie up the stairs...
and into Sheila's studio.
Although small in size, it's bright and clean with lots of storage and two separate work tables.
Best of all, there's even a spot for the studio cats!
Sheila is more than just a finishwork artist. She also sculpts and casts resins, so our next stop was the resin cleaning station in the basement.It's not as fancy as the painting stuido, but it's filled with plenty of things...
that make my heart go pitter-pat.
The casting room is also located in the basement.
This space is equal parts chemistry lab...
and work shop.
This room is also home to Sheila's line of Christmas ornaments...
and samples of all the resins she and Charlie have produced.
While we were there, Sheila mixed up some resin and we all got to make an ornament.Charlie answered our questions about resin casting and de-molded a Brio Sambra for us.
and exchanged Christmas ornaments.I was the lucky winner of Sheila's hand painted Draft Palorseament. So beautiful!
This was such a fun--and informative--day. Huge thanks to Sheila and Charlie!