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I’ve got rhythm…

… and now that song is stuck in my head. (from An American in Paris… and no I haven’t actually seen it yet…)

Long time no see!

I’m not dead. Just lurking about like usual, feeling very uninspired and uncreative when it comes to this hobby, which means I have nothing all that interesting to post about.

It’s pretty frustrating too, cause part of me really wants to start making tack again. But the moment I sit down and try to start working on something is also the moment that my mind wanders elsewhere. Whatever inspiration I did have vanishes completely. GAH.

However, I did randomly decide to make a set of “rhythm beads.” Up until recently, I had never even heard of these things. They’re used in natural horsemanship and supposedly calm both the horse and rider. I’m not sure if that’s true as I’ve never used them, but making them in model-scale seemed an easy project.

Beads, bells and some string. Really, what could be more simple then that?

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any working jingle bells smaller than 6mm, which is much too big for a traditional scale horse. I suppose you could use them if you really wanted the “jingle” sound, but honestly? Unless you’re galloping them around yourself or they take daring leaps off their shelves, these horses don’t exactly move on their own.

For realism’s sake though, I would’ve used actual bells if they existed somewhere. Until I find some, round gold beads will have to do.

Yep. Simple and easy. Annnd I’m not exactly sure what to do with it now, aside from using it in a natural trail set-up or something. (like I’ll ever get around to doing that)

Sadly that’s pretty much it. I suppose it’s better than nothing!

In other “news” (if anyone cares, haha..) my hands are finally getting better. Slowly, but surely. Here’s hoping that come 2012, I’ll have a job again and take up piano again, as I’ve missed both terribly. Here’s also hoping that all this will teach me to LISTEN to my body when something’s not right, rather than push it aside cause work (or whatever it is) seems to be more important.

Have a very merry Christmas everyone!

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Paper Pony

Someone left a piece of paper with a pony printed on it on my desk. I found it when I came home from work tonight and immediately had to cut it out and assemble it.

Isn’t he CUTE?  Really cheered me up after a long day. 🙂 One of these days I’ll  get photos of the horse drawings my little brother’s made for me… they’re awesome. 😀

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Updates and Nonsense…

Just wanted to post that I’ve added a bunch of horses to MH$P today. (see For Sale page for the link!) Most of the horses are on less then popular Classic molds and have flaws from their days of running free across the carpet. (which explains their dirt cheap prices)

Honestly I just want them to go to a home where they won’t be boxed up in someone’s closet for all eternity. If they don’t sell I’ll probably end up giving them away or have a go at customizing them.

I’ve been really wanting to customize lately. I ordered some Gapoxio to mess with today… I think my Duchess will be my first victim. Oh the horror!

Aside from that, I’m in the process of updating my Custom Halter thing… I’ve got new colors (with more on the way!) and a couple new options I’d like to add. I’ve been doing this for what? A year and a half now or something? I don’t know. But I do know that it’s in need of an update of sorts. So stay tuned for that.

And non-pony related, look what I made!

I saw strings of lights like this in Thailand, and really, really wanted one, but couldn’t because I didn’t have enough room in my bag. (or baht for that matter) Ever since then I’ve wanted to try making my own. Basically they’re fake flowers stuck on lights… so exciting right? But I love the way they look when they’re lit up!

Anyway, I went into Joann’s randomly the other day, only to discover that all their spring/summer flowers were 70% off.  So a few bunches came home with me at a couple bucks a piece, which I pulled apart and stuck on a string of white christmas lights. 🙂

They’re so hard to capture on camera but I really love them. ^_^

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