Sunday, October 31, 2021

It's in the blog

Speaking of Anne Field, she recently held her third - and probably final - Field of Dolls Online Show.
Like its predecessors, this show featured a full slate of standard performance classes, plus a really wonderful Scene/Specialty Division. Had I not been tapped to judge, I would have enjoyed creating entries for every single one of these classes.
Happily, when the entries are this good, judging is almost as much fun as showing. 
All the Scene/Specialty classes were amazing, but my favorite by far was "It's in the Blog." I could have awarded thirteen blue ribbons in this class alone, but alas, that was not an option. After a lot of hemming and hawing, Danielle Feldman's Molly Magoo got the top nod. This entry was inspired by a post I published thirteen years ago tomorrow. I absolutely love this costume and have always wanted to see it done in model scale. I am so glad Danielle did it. It looks even more amazing than I could have ever imagined.
Hannah Clark placed second and third with two Braymere blog inspired entries: Horse yoga...
and draft horse barrel racing. I love these both so much.
NaMoPaiMo is always near and dear to my heart, so fourth place went to Danielle's five year "family" photo.
Fifth went to Hannah for her depiction of blogger life...
and sixth went to Danielle for her sadly relate-able photo of her huge unpainted resin herd.
Other Braymere blog related entries that did not place, but totally should have included Elaine Lindelef's sheep,
Danielle's Horse Affrighted at a Lion.
and her NaMoPaiMo recreation.
I also loved Danielle's "All that and a bag of chips" which was featured on her blog during the Why the Chicken Crossed the Road Photo Show...
and Lynn Isenbarger's Horsie Mama blog themed entry featuring Circus Girl and Little Lynn.
My thirteenth blue ribbon goes to sweetsong's between-the-ears trail ride photo. I'm not sure who this is, but I really, really love the 1:9 scale recreation of my favorite type of photo.
Thank you so much to everyone who entered the Field of Dolls Online Fall Show. I truly love all your photos, even those that did not place. Thanks also to show holder extraordinaire, Anne Field. I say this all the time, but you really are awesome. It's been a real pleasure to be a part of your team.


  1. So many fantastic entries! I’m thrilled to be in the ribbons and appreciate how hard the competition was, thank you for judging!

  2. This was such a fun show and I'm delighted my trail riding picture made your top 13!! ('m sweetsong on omhps)

  3. I think this class was the most fun one I've ever entered - live or photo!

  4. "Did not place but totally should have" is now today's theme song. I totally agree!

  5. I forgot to mention that I looked at probably 80% of your blog posts, starting with the old ones looking for ideas! You have made a lot of blog posts!