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Here’s the next group of photos from the Shelter and Share Photo Challenge!

11: Horse book you recommend

Anything by Marguerite Henry, but my favorite is San Domingo, the Medicine Hat Stallion.

12: Egg Hunt – what model did you hunt for for the longest time?

My choice was Lavrador, a metallic buckskin on the Legionario mold. I remember wanting him before I got into the hobby but never purchased one until recently. I still love this horse after all these years.

Day 14: Favorite clinky in your herd

I’m not a clinky collector, but I do have this tiny glass horse so I used that for this prompt instead.

Day 15: Spring Cleaning – what did you unearth?

My tack room has become a catch-all for random stuff I don’t have a place for, or am too lazy to put away properly. Here’s a sampling of that.

Day 16: Most Exotic

Not a horse, but here’s a Marwari halter made by Missy Halvas. I’m so happy to own this beautiful piece!

Day 17: Your real horse or horses you have known

I’ve never owned a horse, but I’ve met and ridden many over the years. I went with a trail horse, Gryffindor, for this prompt. Several years ago my sister and I took a trail ride through Jurassic Park, (aka Kualoa Ranch in Hawaii) and it was amazing.

Day 18: Dog Days

I have a bag full of tiny animals and things from my childhood that I can’t get rid of, including a handful of 90’s Pound Puppies. I think half of these belonged to my sister, and I had more cats than dogs. (still have some of those too!)

Day 19: Favorite resin in your herd

I have two, Kitty Cantrell’s Woodbridge painted by Sue Kern and Rayvin Maddock’s Geordie LaFjord painted by Angelica Anzelmo (Nelson)

They’re both my favorite.

Day 20: Toke’n Green Model

I wasn’t sure how to approach this one so I piled all my green stuff together for a photo instead. 😅

This is a mix of stuff I’ve made, Breyer pieces, Rement pieces, Enterprise Props, Jana Skybova and Rachel Fail.

I am missing #13, Social Distance Conga, as I was really sad and out of it on the 13th, and I couldn’t force myself to come up with anything. 😦 At this point I don’t think I’ll have a photo for it, but oh well. On to the next!

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These past couple of weeks have been… ugh. My job is considered essential, and I’m grateful I’m still working, but everyone’s hours have been cut in half for who knows how long. The uncertainty of what’s next is stressful. Have to take it one day at a time, I suppose.

The hobby has been a nice distraction, and I’m loving the number of photo challenges going on. I’m participating in one, the Shelter and Share photo challenge, and I’m enjoying it so much. Whenever the panicky feelings or “what if?” questions start in my mind, I try to refocus on what I can do for the day’s photo prompt instead. It’s been helping.

I share these on my social media accounts, but I also wanted to share them here too.

Day 1: Fool’s Gold

I thought this gold mule keychain would fit this prompt well. I also found a piece of pyrite from my grandpa’s mineral collection, and since that’s literally “fool’s gold” I thought I would include it too.

Day 2: No TP? How about TBs?

Or both? In my head they’re racing back home after successfully purchasing a package of TP from the store.

Another version:

I spent way too much time on this package of toilet paper, so here’s a close up. The label is from one of My Froggy Stuff’s printables.

There are six individual rolls in here. 😳 (made from a napkin I found stuffed in my purse of course!)

Day 3: First Model

My first Traditional model was Like A Diamond on the Adios mold. I had only recently shared a photo of him on my Instagram page, so I thought I would approach this prompt a little differently.

Day 4: Caturday

Day 5: Hobby Item You Made

I’ve made a lot over the years, so I tried to fit as much of it as I could in one shot.

Day 6: When Pets and Models Collide

Denny (my parents’ cat) wasn’t too interested in this one.

Day 7: Small but Mighty

A continuation of “first model”

Day 8: On Wednesdays We Wear Pink

I don’t have nearly enough pink stuff in my collection and I need to correct this asap. In the meantime here is Rhian in her pink blanket. The dog was a Michaels find from a few years ago.

Day 9: Silliest, Goofiest, Guiltiest Pleasure Model

I love dressing up my horses in brightly colored blankets with cute/silly prints on them. The ice cream blanket was supposed to come to BreyerWest with me, but I ran out of time/motivation to finish it.

Day 10: Birthday Gift Model

These two horses were a gift for my 15th birthday, so I knew I wanted to do something with them. There’s a plate of chopped apples for the horses, and an apple pie instead of cake. I usually prefer pie or ice cream over cake for my birthday. 🥧

A close up of the presents I (again) spent way too much time on:

Thank you for creating this challenge, Sarah and Kirsten Wellman! Now to plan out today’s photo 📷

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Last weekend BreyerWest was held during the Rocky Mountain Horse Expo in Denver, Colorado. I’ve been looking forward to and preparing for this trip for months, so I’m a little sad that it’s over already. I spent a week in Colorado and really enjoyed my time there, but it’s good to be home.

The first day of BreyerWest, Friday, was the day of the live show. Since I wasn’t showing, I wandered around the expo instead. I did stop by the Breyer area to watch the show and get a look at the Breyerfest special run models:

A few more have been revealed since then and all of them are amazing! 😍

This expo was a lot bigger than the one in Oregon last year, and it took some time for me to figure out the layout of the place. A lot was going on at the same time. I did watch a couple clinics…

Or rather, admired the horses in the clinics.

I visited some horses in the stable areas…

…and found a couple Breyers, like this one.

Saturday afternoon there was a horse auction going on. The place was packed. I have never seen an auction before so I thought it was interesting to watch.

Saturday was also workshop day! I participated in two: Pastelling with Stephanie Blaylock and sculpting a head with Maggie Bennett.

What I really like about these workshops is that they provide an opportunity to try something new, or something you may never try on your own.

In Stephanie’s workshop, we used Pan Pastels to paint a Stablemate.

I’ve heard good things about these pastels and was excited to play around with them. My horse ended up chestnut-ish, and is far from perfect but I had fun painting him.

There’s a part of me that wants to try customizing, and I really liked this medium so we’ll see! I do have a couple unpainted critters around here I could practice on…

In Maggie’s workshop, we used Monster Clay to sculpt a horse head over a 3D printed horse skull.

I have never tried to sculpt anything horse-shaped before, so this was challenging, but I’m glad I decided to give it a try anyway. My attempt is rough and blobby and cartoony… in fact he looks a lot like the cartoony horses I draw. (weird how that happened!) At least he’s kind of shaped like a horse??

Monster Clay doesn’t dry out, so I can continue to work on him, or rip it all off and start over if I ever feel like it.

Thank you so much Stephanie and Maggie! Both workshops were great and I’m so happy I signed up for them! ❤️

The swap meet was held on Saturday night at the host hotel. I failed to get pictures of this again, but here’s a quick shot of my table. (a bunch of stuff had already sold at this point 😅)

Thank you so much to everyone who stopped by!

I managed to do a little shopping too, and came home with two Breyer cats, another one of Maggie’s skulls, a Blobby Buddy made by Margaret Balch, and four of the Fairytale Friends micro minis. (they’re so sparkly I love them! ❤️)

For me, this was the end of BreyerWest. The next day I spent at the Denver zoo…

… then drove down to Colorado Springs to visit my grandma for a few days. I got to see the Garden of the Gods…

… and we took a short trip out to the Air Force Academy.

It was such a good week, and a much needed break from work. I’m really happy I was able to go again this year.

A HUGE thank you to Erin, Kat and Heather from Breyer, and everyone who volunteered! Thank you for making BreyerWest happen, it was a lot of fun!!

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