Friday, February 26, 2021

NaMoPaiMo day twenty six

Earlier this year, Shannon Rodgers came to me with an idea for a NaMoPaiMo post. Inspired by a thread on Model Horse Blab about “leaving resins to the professionals,” she wrote a piece encouraging people to enjoy their things and not worry about "ruining" them. 

Here's a excerpt: I always made myself stick to little stablemate bodies or my “test horse” (a crazy patchworked Classic) for fear of not doing well on the “good” plastic or resin bodies! Silly. It took a nudge from a friend to go with a Traditional scale resin for this year’s NaMoPaiMo, but I am so happy I did! 

Remember, art supplies and bodies are tools. There are always options - one can paint a model again. It is malleable - you can make changes. It isn’t “ruining” anything! I used to save a set of fluffy white towels I was given for guests, but one day realized life is short, and we deserve to treat ourselves right. Use the fluffy towels. Paint the resin. Try the thing! I believe in you and I can’t wait to see what you create!

It was a great piece, but it needed "fluffing" in terms of photos and such. I put it on my to-do list, but that list is really long. I never quite got around to it, so I was so tickled when Shannon posted her "I did it!" photo earlier today. Her big, beautiful, newly painted NaMoPaiMo horse is named Fluffy Towels. Perfect.

Shannon writes: She was a great learning piece for me, doing a cool black without using actual black, fun details and trying new techniques and materials. PearlEx added some great depth, and while she is based in oils, there is acrylic and pencil detailing.  I am very proud of how she turned out and especially enjoyed doing that blue eye!
Congratulations, Shannon. Not only did you not ruin that model, you made her something really special. Keep doing the things that make you happy. Enjoy those fluffy towels.

P.S. You are the NaMoPaiMo Champion of the Day.

1 comment:

  1. Truly a perfect name for a horse. This one makes my heart go all soft inside.