Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Azucena is nearly done

I just have to prep her and do some final measurements before she is classed as finally complete!

I will be offering her up for pre-orders when she is completely done, along with nicer photos (and will giver he a complete primer spray over so she is one colour and you can see everything better!) but I would like at least 10 pre-orders before she goes to be cast... I don't think I will get her done otherwise.


Saturday, 19 September 2015

MHL Midlands Live

This was a great show! I woke up at 6:40am and drove up to Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire to meet Rach who helped me run it. Loads of people had already arrived and it was buzzing in the hall! As soon as most of the entrants were set up we decided to get the ball rolling with the classes.

We had two rings for the day, where we showed the OF and the CM classes first, before having a lunch break.

After the lunchbreak, where we would hold the raffle and sales tables for entrants to try and sell or buy things, we had the Artist Sculpture section!

Catriona Harris of Chestnut Ridge also came along with her Breyer Stock, so we had a little stall there for the day selling model horse goodness. She also generously gave all purchases 10% off as a show special.

A lady down under, named Lucy, always sponsors our shows. I didn't find this out until the actual day of the show, but she had bought a Breyer British Irish Draught Traditional model for our raffle for the day. It was so thoughtful and a lovely gesture. Thank you once again for all the support, Lucy!

There were lots of gorgeous models on display, including Northlights and Border Fine Arts models. I really like these ones, I do plan on adding some to my collection soon, at some point... Especially the donkeys!

I also saw some of my customs that I have painted over the years out and about, too. That is always nice to see, that they are still being loved and appreciated in their homes!

Before we all knew it, the show was coming to a close and we were deciding on the Supreme Champions. It was an incredibly tough decision to make, from what I remember there was about four of us deciding the rankings! They were all definite show stoppers, that was for sure.

Unfortunately I didn't show any of my models, as mine are at my parent's house and not at my new location. But it was great to get out and see all of these horses and to catch up with a load of friends!


Monday, 14 September 2015

Long Overdue Azucena Update

My new job has been keeping me busy, in fact I haven't done too much work on Azucena over the past few weeks! This morning was the first time I have taken a photo of recent progress though, to show you what she looks like at the moment.

At the moment I am struggling to find the time after work to work on her some more, I come home really tired and I am also doing other things. I want to work on her when I want to, and not as a chore! But I do want her done as I can't wait to see her painted up, as well as I have a fundraising incentive to get her done.

She still needs some gaps filling, places sanding and I want to add more to her tail... But we are getting there, certainly!


Sunday, 6 September 2015

Some Jewellery Making

Although I am not revealing the plans until everything is fully set in motion, a friend and I are planning on raising money through sponsorship for a charity, and to also go on a challenging yet memorable trip of a lifetime. While discussing fundraising ideas, I thought about the mini jewellery hobby I also have. I have shown some of it before, but I recently bought new materials in order to create different types and to see how I got on.

For example, I bought some horsey bit charms, look how gorgeous they are as necklaces!

I have only made two so far, but have enough charms to make about 6. I also have other horsey style ones, including this cute rocking horse necklace I made.

If you want to see more of my jewellery, as I have bracelettes and earrings too, I made a tab at the top of the page on this website so you can see more. If you are interested in purchasing anything too in the meantime, please get in touch!

I hope everyone enjoys their Sunday!