Thursday, February 13, 2020

Awesome Tribute

In 2014, I hosted a Belmont Stakes viewing party at my house. Jennifer Scott was one of the attendees, and she brought with her a clay sculpture of an Arabian endurance horse.
"Oh, I'm going to need one of those," I told her. "I'll paint it black to look like a Kenlyn Arabian."
Of course, what I really meant was, "I will paint if black to look like a son of Kenlyn's senior stallion, Awesome Knight."
Jenn finished her sculpture and released it in resin. I acquired one, but not a good one. Truth be told, mine was "rescued" from Jenn's trash can. As is usual in these cases, he turned out to be a prepping nightmare and has languished in my body box for years.
He might have stayed there forever, but this summer Awesome Knight died. I was at the barn that day and ended up caring for him during the last several hours of his life. 
That was a hard day for the entire Kenlyn family.
A couple days late, I dug up my Zephyrus. He was every bit as rough as I remembered, but I was determined. 
"Your time has come," I told him. "You are going to be my next NaMoPaiMo horse."
Yesterday I put a third coat of oils on Awesome Tribute. 
It's a little too early to say this definitively, but I think he's going to be awesome.

3 comments:

  1. Awesome Jennifer!

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  2. He's a great resin. I finally managed to get one in my collection in 2019. I think you've picked the perfect combination & I agree, he truly is going to be Awesome!! ;^D

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