A few day ago, I received my copy of Breyer's annual Just About Horses magazine that features my Royal Canadian Mounted Police tack on the cover.
Since then, every person who's entered my house has been forced to admire my handiwork.Dogs, too!
Because I am still a horse crazy twelve year old at heart, my favorite part of the entire magazine is the inside cover where my name is listed. Even looking at this picture now makes me want to run around the room and squeal, "Look, look, look! That's my name in JAH!"
However, that's not the only thing that's exceptional about this fifty three page publication. There are a number of good articles, covering topics as diverse as the racehorse Frankel and how to make a traditional scale tree. I especially enjoyed the profile of my friend, Anne Field.
I also liked this piece about the man behind all my favorite childhood friends.
Extra bonus! There's a picture of the first Just About Horses magazine I ever owned. I wasn't a subscriber in 1977, but I had written a letter to Breyer asking them how the models were made. They sent me this issue by way of explanation. I've long since lost track of my copy, so it really did make me happy to see a picture of it again.
There are also pages and pages of Breyer products to admire. I am not really a Breyer collector anymore, but there were a few horses that managed to push my "I want" button. This is one:
As is this:
And holy moly! Who wouldn't want this one? What an exciting new sculpture from Morgen Kilbourn!I have spent so much time showing off and thumbing through my new JAH that it's already looking a little bit dog-eared. No matter. The good folks at Reeves International (Breyer's parent company) were kind enough to send me two copies. The second one is hidden away on a high shelf in my studio. When I have the time, I'm going to frame the cover and hang in my studio. That way, whenever I have a visitor, I can point to it and say, "Look, look, look! My work is on the cover of JAH!"