|photo by Kathleen Fiford, New Zealand|
|photo by Beth Peart Weekes, Canada|
|photo by Marine Se, France|
|photo by Oksana Kuks, Russia|
|photo by Theresa Johnson, United Kingdom|
|photo by Clémence de Casanove, France|
|photo by Janine Metzler, Germany|
|photo by Tina Melin, Sweden|
|photo by Amy de Waal, the Netherlands|
|photo by Basic Krocz, Poland|
So Yoni did an AMAZING job as server admin and bought a good bot to make thing easier, figured out the rules and tips for the new users. We created a thorough translation of NaMoPaiMo's rules and entry form, followed by a mini equine dictionary so people can describe their planned colors and breeds correctly. Then we announced the server here on Facebook.
The response was MASSIVE. We quickly gathered some new members, as well as professionals and advanced painters willing to help the newcomers. I also arranged a group payment for people who don't use PayPal.
So far we've hosted two (or three?) prepping parties and one painting party, and it's been AMAZING! I've personally met a ton of new hobby friends. We share tricks, tips and just have a blast painting our ponies. I haven't seen the Polish model horse community so integrated and cooperative for years!
|Yoni Yang and Urszula Rudzińska|