but I opted to fix him up instead. I documented the reunifying process in this post dated November 17, 2008.I still think he would have made the coolest bookends ever, but on the whole, I'm quite pleased with the results of this particular Resin Rehab!
I'm better at repairs than I am at painting. As soon as Boreas was back in one piece he took up residence on the unpainted shelf in my basement. Although he gathered dust for more than a year, I hadn't forgotten him. I'm always interested in trading tack for high quality paintwork, and I figured eventually the right opportunity would present itself.
Earlier this year, it did!
Boreas--now called Dhaulagiri--came home yesterday with this wonderful dapple grey paintjob courtesy of Mindy Berg. Be sure to check out the in-progress picture of him on her website: http://www.sprucemtnstudio.com/ . So cute!
So why "Dhaulagiri"? I really wanted to name him after a mountain, and Dhaulagiri is both the seventh highest mountain in the world and the name of a horse in a Dick Francis novel. I apologize in advance to every judge and scribe who will have to stumble through the spelling and pronunciation. I usually select easier names, but this time I couldn't resist!