Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Clever Hands

I have a million projects to do before I leave for BreyerFest, but this one, at least, is done.
About a month ago some of my friends started teasing some of my other friends with picture of horses with human apendages. 
photo by Kylee Parks
I don't actually remember how or why this happened, but one thing led to another and then Maggie Bennett's gorgeous Kaladin sculpture got hands.
I was simultaneously horrified and delighted by Kala-hand. I thought, "Someone needs to make that for real!"

Then I remembered that Anne Field has a stash of extra doll hands. I asked her if I could have a few.
You know where this is going, right?
One thing led to another and now I have a Friesian with hands.
It's actually kind of hard to put human hands on a horse and have it look natural. This didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped...
but I think it's good enough for my purposes.
This hands-ome boy will make his public debut at BreyerFest. You know you want to see him!


  1. He looks like a gibbon :D

  2. Reminds me of a horror short I watched a few years back:


  3. This gives a whole new meaning to the phrase "handy hunter."
    Personally I find it horrifying; a C.S. Lewis [ref. his Space Trilogy] nightmare.

  4. This is soooo weird looking.

  5. Nope nope nope nope nope. 100x no. *shudders*