The "I did it's" are coming fast and furious now. Despite my best efforts, I can no longer keep up with all the activity on the NaMoPaiMo Facebook page. That's unfortunate because some of these models are really amazing, including this pretty resin by Clémence de Casanove.
Clémence writes: I. DID. IT !! And I do love her! And I am very happy because she has some "texture" and that was my goal for this year. It was a struggle, but I learned so much. Thanks to the NaMoPaiMo, I finished multiple horses this month, and most importantly, I learned again to trust the process and not be too annoyed by chuck of paint or grainyness. I didn't let my perfectionism blindfold me. So thank you to all for all your posts and support. Being part of this community is amazing.
And eyes are my fav part to do I am really proud of hers even if they don't show well on these picture.
Some artists, like Clémence, post a lot of progress pictures throughout the month. Others, like Jacen Tooley, have been mostly quiet, which makes the big "I did it!" reveal wonderful and surprising.
Jaccen writes: I did it! This year meant so much to me because I haven't done any kind of equine art in over a year. I didn't realize how much I had missed it. I got lucky and Fraxinus played nice for the most part. There were just a couple of hiccups that served to remind me that any thing can be fixed with enough time and patience. He was a lot of fun and something different from what I usually do since I'm typically drawn to dilutes and lots of chrome. I also got to paint teeth for the first time which, was a fun challenge. This is the first time I've painted a resin, which was a little scary since I'm always worried my paint jobs won't show well. I want my resins to do well in the show ring since I don't have many of them. Thank you again for the challenge and for the encouragement to shake off the blues from last year and get back into doing what I love.
Congratulations, Clémence...and Jacen for exemplifying the spirit of NaMoPaiMo.
Your horses are beautiful, and you are the NaMoPaiMo Champions of the Day.