The year end photo post is always a mixed bag, but never more so than this year. Here are some of the big and little moments of this very long, very weird year. Enjoy!
Thursday, December 31, 2020
Although it was bright and sunny, it was also cold and there was a lot of ice on the ground. Because of that we stayed on the paved side of the creek.All the horses were good. It was a nice ride.
Here's hoping for a better 2021 for all of us. Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
The United State Postal Service has had as bad a year as the rest of us. So many Christmas gifts have arrived after the fact, my family has started calling them "winter gifts."
|Winter gifts from Jodi Purdy|
This year, like most years, I participated in a model horse hobby
Christmas winter gift exchange. My gifter was Joanne Cermele, and this is what she sent me.
and a fun selection of miniatures.
The best gift, however, was this gorgeous small scale painting by her husband. I love it so much!
Thank you so much, Joanne. Those were some great winter gifts.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
I'm not sure anymore how I did the rough look of the bricks. The air drying clay had a disadvantage of shrinking but it was not too bad.
It was a lot of bricks!
I put a wash of thinned down acrylic paint on the bricks.
Then I painted each brick with pastels in varying colors. I sealed them with a sealer spray and painted the joints with watered down acrylic paint.
All done with the bricks!
Next, I added windows made of wooden strips. I put a photo of a indoor stable behind the window.
This is a very typical barn door in Germany.
You can open the barn doors and for an illusion I put photos of the interior of a barn inside.
I illuminated the inside of the barn door and the windows. I also made a cobblestone pavement with air drying clay.
I added a little fence...
And a bird house.
Here is my barn all dressed up for the holidays.Happy new year from Phoenix Ranch!
Thank you again, Jeannie. I wonder how hard it would be to build one of those in traditional scale?