Wednesday, June 27, 2018


Today would have been my father's ninetieth birthday.
I celebrated by painting a cow.
There are a lot of performance showers who are perfectly content showing undetailed cows. "Just prime it black and paint the eyes," they say. "Easy peasy."
I am not one of those showers. I like my cows to be as detailed as my horses, tack and dolls. 
Besides, if there's one thing my dad taught me, it's that anything worth doing is worth doing right.
Happy birthday, Dad. I hope you like your cow.


  1. My own father says this too. They’re good words to live by. I think your dad would be proud to have such a lovely, detailed little piece made in honor of him.

  2. You and your dad have the same beautiful smile. And I love that you both share the desire to do your best when working on something.

  3. Love that he's holding a cow mug!
    Lovely details on the cow model as well.