Sunday, January 29, 2017

My sign-up

As of right now, there are one hundred and eighteen people signed up to participate in NaMoPaiMo. My name is first on the spreadsheet.
In case anyone is interested, here is my official sign-up info. The first two items are no-brainers. My name is Jennifer Buxton and my email address is The next, Skill Level, is a lot harder. As much as I feel like a beginner, I'm really not.
I've finished less than a dozen models in my lifetime, but most of them have NAN cards.
That doesn't mean they'd be competitive at NAN, of course, but I'm not embarrassed by them either. 
After a lot of consideration, I listed myself as an "advance intermediate." I think that's reasonably accurate.
Onto the victim! I will be painting a Carissa Kirksey Aggie resin.
This was my payment for judging last summer's Models in the Mountains show.
photo by Corina Roberts
She is a lovely sculpture, and I hope I do her justice.
My painting plan is to use oils over an acrylic basecoat. I will then add white markings with acrylics. 
Aggie will be a typical Clydesdale bay with lots of white.
Since I really do not want to ruin Aggie, I will also be painting this medallion as a test piece.
Lastly, I live in the United States of America, specifically, in the state of Colorado.
And that's it. I am officially signed up. Now all I have to do is actually paint my horse!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

NaMoPaiMo sign up

February is just a few days away, so it's time to begin the official NaMoPaiMo sign up process.
There is no fee to enter. Upload the following information to the NaMoPaiMo Facebook page or send it to Entries will be accepted through February 1, 2017.
  • Name
  • Email
  • Skill level
  • Model
  • Painting plan (color and medium)
  • Country
Additionally, please include a photo of your unpainted model.
Photo by Darleen Stoddard
You may also send a photo of your painting reference, but this is not mandatory.
Photo by Becky Wilgus
Participants can paint as many models during the challenge period as they'd like, but only one goes on the official spreadsheet.
Photo by Stacy Quick
Entry is not technically required, but only official participants who complete the challenge will be eligible to receive NaMoPaiMo swag. 
Donated by Karen Gerhardt
Prizes include a variety of paintables, painting supplies and other model horse items, generously donated by some of my favorite hobby friends and artists. 
Donated by Kristen Cermele
NaMoPaiMo is shaping up to be a really fun and educational hobby event. Don't be left out: Sign up today!

Friday, January 27, 2017

Etsy preview #2

If you blinked, you probably missed it. The first eight offerings sold out in just under two minutes.
That was a lot of fun, so I've started work on my next batch of Etsy tack.
Although the specific types will vary, the basics will be similar. I plan to offer at least one saddle, a couple bridles, some specialty tack...
and several halters.
I'm targeting February 14 as listing day, so several items will be Valentine colored. 
Thank you to everyone who made last week's Etsy sale such a big success. Hopefully, the second round will be just as rewarding!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Double Darcy

Darcy is a really good dog, except for one thing.
She likes to bark...
a lot...
and she is really, really loud.
Darcy's barking tends to escalate in times of excitement, so with large numbers of out of state hobbyists visiting my house, it's no surprise that the Jennifer Show weekend was really, really, really loud. Tiffany was one of those visitors, and she's been threatening to make me a barking Darcy model ever since.
Now she has. 
Eventually little Darcy will find her way into all sorts of 1:9 scale bark-fests...
but for now I'm more interested in taking pictures of the two Darcys together.
Little with big. 
Big with little.
"Really, mama. This is getting old." 
Thank you so much, Tiffany! I love my littler, quieter Darcy.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Almost wordless Wednesday

With just nine entrants, the Redline Revival Winter Thrifty Show Series Resin Show was a small but mighty event. There may not have been a lot of horses on the table, but the horses that were there were pretty darn special. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
My messy table
Eberl Ahzam resin painted by Sheila Bishop and owned by Teresa Fedak
Belgian/Percheron class
DeMuth Purmer resin painted by Bobbie Allen and owned by Carra McClelland
Rose Independence resin painted by Sue Kern and owned by Carra McClelland
Eberl Fjord resin painted by Jule Kuiper and owned by Teresa Fedak
Two Minkiewicz-Breunig Oliver resins
Left:painted by Amanda Dionne and owned by Collyn Richmond
Right: painted and owned by Hilary Schwafel (but should belong to me)
Minkiewicz-Breunig Elsie resin painted by Amanda Dionne and owned by Collyn Richmond
Eberl Esmeralda owned by Cindy Kessler
Rose Khemosabi resin, painted by Sarah Minkiewicz-Breunig and owned by Fabian Rodriguez
Eberl Inga resin painted by Kate Schick and owned by Cindy Kessler
Scott Sencillo resin painted by Sheila Bishop and owned by Teresa Fedak
My messy table again
Two Eberl Verocchio resins
Left: customized and painted by Laura Skillern and owned by Jennifer Buxton
Right: painted by Kirsten Wellman and owned by Fabian Rodriguez
Two Eberl Verocchio resins
Left: painted by Kirsten Wellman and owned by Fabian Rodriguez
Right: customized and painted by Laura Skillern and owned by Jennifer Buxton
Williams Veronka resin, painted by Carol Williams and owned by Dayle Steinke
resin painted and owned by Hilary Schwafel
Fraley Sadie Shoo Fly, painted and owned by Hilary Schwafel
Blobby Buddy Fjord by Margaret Balch