Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Monday, November 23, 2020
I have a complicated relationship with medallions.
Between the Jennifer Shows, NaMoPaiMo and the Pandemic Performance Panorama, I've had literally thousands of medallions pass through my hands in the last five years. I loved so many of them. I love the artistry and variety and how they've expanded the market for our hobby's sculptors and painters. I love seeing them on show tables, both as entries and as prizes. Basically, I just love them.
That said, I don't usually feel the need to own them.
Of course, there are exceptions.
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Anne Field's Little Elecktra doll is touring the United States, one hobbyist at a time. She's currently here with me, so I put her to work in my photos for the Field of Dolls Online Show. She handled Theodore in a Draft Horse Showmanship class,
It took me literally all night, but I managed to squeeze Theodore into seventeen of the Field of Dolls Online Show's eighteen performance classes. There a few pictures I'd like to reshoot, but on the whole, I'm pleased with my efforts.Now excuse me while I go pass out!
Friday, November 20, 2020
Today is Mary Jo's seventieth birthday. She'd hoped to celebrate in style, but 2020 has made that impossible. Instead, she went riding with Karen and I.
We didn't even see Big Daddy Buck.
Still, it was a good ride.
Happy birthday, Mary Jo. I hope I am half as bad ass as you when I'm your age!
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
It started with model horses. Of course, the horses needed tack and riders and barns and jumps and other show ring type obstacles. Other animals started making appearances. And food. I tried to limit myself to things you'd find in a barn or at a horse show, but that only worked for so long. At this point my model horse collection has turned into a 1:9 scale collection. Here are some of the newest arrivals.
Once it was done, I asked if she could make a matching pet bed. She could!
This group of items came from Carol.
The soccer ball and clothes pins are self explanatory, but the cookie cutter and tiny cloth bag left me with questions.
Do I use this for its intended purpose or should I prime and paint it and put it in my tiny hobby room?
These are (apparently) Guatemalan worry puppets, but I think they look like tiny voodoo dolls. Do my dolls need voodoo dolls?
Finally, there's Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Guy. Facebook marketed this to me last summer. I resisted then, but changed my mind after seeing Dani Youdris' Tube Guy in the Pandemic Performance Panorama and MIB Spooktacular Photo Show.