Tuesday, July 7, 2020

BF shopping guide: Kenzie Williamson

The next featured BreyerFest seller is Kenzie Williamson of Bridle Tree Studios.
Kenzie got my start as a model horse artist in 2017 after joining NaMoPaiMo. She writes: I fell in love with the artistry, community, and showing of model horses. I had just recently left my “dream job” working with marine mammals for the US Navy, and I was looking for an outlet. Painting model horses filled the gap and has proven to be even more rewarding! I paint in all scales using a combination of oils, pigments and acrylics. I am hoping to be releasing more medallions and original sculpts in the future! Please follow my studio on Facebook and Instagram!
Kenzie's 2020 BreyerFest offerings include customized Breyers, 
...including some of the new stablemates...
painted mini resins, painted medallions, holographic stickers and her first cast medallion “Saoirse.” Saoirse (pronounced “seer-sha”) means freedom in Irish. She is a grade/appendix mare medallion, cast in white resin. This image was digitally painted by Cameron Clow. 
Prices range from $30 and under for blank medallions and stickers, $51-100 for painted medallions and $100 and up for customs and resins. Kenzie's Best Customs Contest horse, "Barazi," will be auctioned, and the proceeds will be donated to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund in support of BLM. Sales are first come/first served and will be conducted on Kenzie's website starting Thursday July 9 at 12 PM PST and running throughout the weekend.

Thank you for sharing, Kenzie. I hope you have a fun and profitable BreyerFest!

BF shopping guide: Danielle Feldman

The next featured BreyerFest seller is Danielle Feldman of Feldman Studio.
Although one of the hobby's top talents, Danielle has been flying under the radar in recent years. She explains: I’ve been customizing and showing in the hobby for 30+ years. I’m a Mom and have a demanding job as a CPA in Big 4 accounting, so haven’t had much time to create for others in recent years. The combination of NaMoPaiMo and Mares In Black has really helped me get more connected to the hobby again; thanks Jennifer and the Mares!
I paint in a variety of mediums, including traditional pastels, Pan Pastels, earth pigments, pearl ex, charcoal, and hand painted and airbrushed acrylics. Each piece is lovingly created with materials that are meant to last and have been sealed for protection. I have always loved horses and art, so customizing model horses is a natural creative outlet. Seeing others enjoy my work brings me joy!
Danielle's BreyerFest offerings include a mix of micros and medallions. Prices range from $75-300 for finished pieces. Her sale begins Friday July 10 at 4 PM EDT. Everything will be listed on Model Horse Place with special BreyerFest Buy-it-Now pricing and free USA shipping!

Thank you for letting me share yours sales preview, Danielle. I am so glad the Mares and I have helped keep you involved!

BF shopping guide: Katie Langford

The next featured BreyerFest seller is Katie Langford of KLANG [horse].
Katie has been a collector since she was a kid and started customizing in middle school. She took a break from the hobby while she was in college (majoring in illustration), but now she's returned with new knowledge and experience to draw from.
Katie's BreyerFest offerings are a mix of Breyer customs,
resin medallions, and oil paintings.
The stablemate customs are priced between $90 and $110.
Medallions range from $35 to $75.
The horses will be sold first come/first served. Medallions available all weekend. There will also be a traditional set up for offers and one lottery MM.
Katie's sale starts Thursday July 9 at 5pm EST on her website. Thank you for sharing, Katie. I hope you have a fun and profitable BreyerFest!

BF shopping guide: Jennifer Scott

Today's first featured BreyerFest seller is Jennifer Scott of Aspen Leaf Studios, LLC.
Jenn is one of the hobby's best triple threat artists. In addition to painting and sculpting, she is equally adept at decorating china.
Jenn's previous BreyerFest offerings have focused on resins, both painted and unpainted.
This year, she decided to concentrate on chinas.
She will be offering five custom glazed china models, four glossy, one satin. 
These will be sold via a best offer system on Jenn's website starting Thursday, July 9 at 5 PM MST and ending Friday, 9 PM MST.
Prices will undoubtedly finish in the $$$$ range, but happily, Jenn has a little surprise for everyone whose budgets can't stretch that far. She will be unveiling a micro mini version of one of her previous resin releases Friday evening at 5 PM MST. I can't wait to see who it is!
Thank you for letting me share your sales preview, Jenn. That is a most magnificent group of horses!

Monday, July 6, 2020

BF shopping guide: Darynn Bednarczyk

The next featured BreyerFest seller is Darynn Bednarczyk of DeeJayBe Studios.
Darynn is one of the hobby's big young talents. She started DeeJayBe Studios in 2017, and has been completely immersed in the hobby ever since. She writes: With my traditional art background it was a seamless transition. I have a passion for all aspects of the hobby including painting, sculpting, collecting and live showing. I enjoy drastic customizing as well as painting with airbrush and pastel. I love sharing knowledge on my YouTube channel and posting frequently on Instagram and Facebook. Breyerfest 2020 was supposed to be my first Breyerfest experience, but with its transition to an online format I thought I would share a little bit of DeeJayBe Studios with everyone. 
Darynn's BreyerFest offerings include four traditional scale custom Breyers,
three custom minis,
a painted micro...
and a painted Atticus medallion, which was also sculpted by her.
Two of the big customs, the Micronaught and the medallion will be sold via an offers system. 
 This one has a Buy it Now price of $500.
The plastic mins are also first come/first serve, with prices ranging from $80 to $175.
Darynn's sale will start Thursday July 9 at 9 AM MST, with offers ending Sunday July 12 at 8 PM MST. The models will be listed on Model Horse Sales Pages. Links to their ads and more photos can be found on Darynn's website

Thank you for letting me share your sales preview, Darryn. That's a great looking group of horses!

BF shopping guide: Kelly Sealey

The nezt featured BreyerFest seller is Kelly Sealey of Kelly's Studio.
Kelly is a British artist who sculpts both in clay and in 3D software. For this year's BreyerFest, she has created a limited edition 3D printed stablemate scale unicorn with chain.
Thistledew is priced at £100 (about $125) and will be sold on a first come/first served basis.
This fifty piece edition, will be available on Kelly's website over the three days of BreyerFest, with some offered Friday evening UK time (early PM US time), some Saturday early afternoon UK time (morning US time) and some Sunday early afternoon.  Exact timings will be published on Kelly's Facebook page and Instagram feed. Thank you for letting me share your sales preview, Kelly, and good luck at this year's BreyerFest!

BF shopping guide: Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig

Today's first featured BreyerFest seller is Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig of Minkiewicz Studios LLC.

Sarah has been one of the hobby's top artists almost as long as there's been a hobby. I feel like there's no need to introduce her, but she did fill out the "information about you and your art" so here's a few lines about Sarah in her own words: I've been involved with the model horse community and sculpting for over thirty years. I've met some tremendous people, oogled some amazing pieces, learned a heaping wad of fascinating stuff, and marveled at so many incredible horses! Suffice to say, it's been a blast! As for my art, my studio tagline is "celebrating the spirit of Equus" because I seek to explore the inner life of an individual soul resonating within the living moment so that I may convey this gracious creature with sensitivity, insight, and kinship.

Sarah's Celtic Celebration sale consists of three Celtic-themed resin cast editions - a Rum Pony medallion 5x7", an Irish Draught Cubequine 2.5' square and a 6"H rearing Shetland stallion, Dibley. All are limited editions and exclusive to the Celtic Celebration sale.

Price range on these pieces is $35-$235. The Rum Pony and Dibley have nonrefundable deposits to reserve a casting, although those who are quick enough will snag a casting already available and will be invoiced for the balance immediately. The Cubequine is pay in full and ready to ship.

There is no link to this sale. These pieces will be available exclusively through Sarah's newsletter (email sminksales@gmail.com to sign up), which is free. Each piece will have its own post deployed at the designated day and time with a Paypal button for payment. The Rum Pony medallion will be offered July 10 at 6 pm MT, the Irish Draught Cubequine is July 10 at 6:30 pm MT and Dibley is July 10 at 7pm MT.

Thank you, Sarah, for allowing me to share your BreyerFest preview. I hope you have a fantastic BreyerFest!

P.S. One of those Dibleys wants to live in Colorado.