How was everyone’s 2022? For me, it was a good year.
But again, the hobby took a backseat for a while. I was very burned out creatively and it was hard to maintain any interest in the hobby or blogging.
BreyerFest gave me a much-needed push to get back into it. It inspired me to work on several new projects and got the momentum going for the rest of the year.
New horses were added to the collection…
I finished one of the projects I started…
…and I worked on plenty of others. It’s nice to be making tack again, even if I do move at a slow pace. A new thing I’ve been trying, aside from being more intentional with time, is planning out projects in advance. Having goals helps, and maybe, maybe, I’ll make the things I’ve been “meaning to” for years and years.
In July, I went back out to Rebecca Farm to take pictures. It was so much nicer than last year, with cloudy blue skies and no smoke!
Lastly, in early December I took a trip to Israel with a group from my church. I had been looking forward to it for almost a year, and never imagined that I would ever be able to go.
It was a great trip, and definitely brought the Bible to life for me. I got to see so much and I’m so thankful everything worked out.
These photos are just a sampling of what I took… they’re of Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, an Ibex in Ein Gedi, and a sunset over the Sea of Galilee.
In 2022 I didn’t set any hobby goals for myself… and it’s probably good I didn’t! 😅
I’m hoping that in 2023, I can at least keep up with creating and blogging. My interest in the hobby has changed a lot in the last couple years, and I go back and forth from wanting to be all in to wanting to start selling things off. It’s weird, but I think it’s normal, especially as I get older and life brings changes.
I do enjoy creating for the sake of creating though, and I’ve been happy making things for myself without the pressure of selling.
2023 will also be my 20th year in this hobby… hopefully it will be a nice one.
4 thoughts on “2022 in Review”
My herd have definitely grown this year! Last October my heard was 33 horses, but all classics, Schleich and stablemates. Now I have, uhhh, way more than that. 😂
But now I’m a real collecter, not having then for play, but ACTUALLY collecting! It was also this year I really understand all about the hobby. I now own 3 traditionals! And a REAL horse! Also this year I discover a lovely blog. She talks all about Model horses, creates AMAZING tack and can sometimes slack on posting. 😉 Her name is Desktop Stables, and she is so inspiring for me. I now am creating an Etsy Shop, which will be named MeadowTackCo, for those who are interested. I am a member of the 2023 Breyer Premier Club, and wish to start showing my models next year. That trip to Israel sounds amazing! God bless!
So awesome you got to go to Israel! I’m also a devout Christian, and it is so awesome you got to see our Savior’s earthly homeland! 2022 was a fun year, and I really enjoyed all your posts. My favorite was the candy cane blankets. 🙂 Happy New Year to you!
Happy new year!!! I love your pictures!!!!!!! Let me know if you ever want to get rid of ANY Breyer horses😉 Love that you went to Israel!
That bridle is stunning! And ohmigoodness what a cool sounding trip! I’ll hopefully be going with my synagogue in another year.