Friday, August 31, 2007

Just Keep Swimming... er flying?

Well chickens don't swim very well, so we probably shouldn't try that. Anyway.. it has been a while since I posted. I have been so busy lately painting, planning the school year for the kids, house training puppy, and moving my mom 200 miles back down near by. It has been insane. The house is a disaster, so today's job is boxing up and shipping EVERYTHING that I need to ship.. (ugh) and reorganizing the house. That is between our anniversary yesterday (10 yrs!) and my birthday tomorrow (29 already?!), and hubby has been keeping me busy doing things out of the house.

So studio news? I finished Chet, and the Valinor, and I am *almost* done with a Rasam. All of these guys are sold. Due to the down hobby economy I have decided to offer some custom order slots on some unpainted resins I have here, rather than offer them already finished. It breaks up the payments a little since I only need the body cost down, and the rest isn't due till the horse is finished. And since I already have the resins I know they are ones that I would like to work on. Right now I still have an Al Sayyid available for order, a Babaji on order, and that custom Svelte yet to finish along with a couple of orders. Hopefully next week will be a bit less busy and I can get back to work!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

No New House, but we got a puppy...

The house just wasnt meant to be. They would only give $10k for repairs and since they were making us use contractors instead of us doing it, we just couldnt get it done for that. So that ends the house for us. I was starting to get nervous about the amount of work and funds needed, so it is a weight off my shoulders. I know there is a better place out there waiting though. Hopefully with more land. I wasnt sure 2.8 acres was going to be enough.

So here's our new puppy! He wasnt really planned, I ended up trading a guy 10 chickens for him at the swap. He is a red and white bi-color Australian Shepherd. His name is Smokey, but I call him Moe. He's so smart! Already house broken at 8 weeks old, and walks fairly well on a leash. He is going to be a great dog!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Inspiration strikes again.. Meet Sven!

I am still working on Chet, but decided I needed to start another horse to feed to Ebay. After 2 days of staring at blank resins and partially started paint jobs I decided that I could just paint a Svelte resin next. Well I found this gorgeous buckskin tobiano paint colt to use as reference.

Then I thought... I would really like to try to do the mane and tail in hair like his. And maybe I will make him neighing, that will be cute... and tweak an ear back... So here we are 24 hours later. lol He still has a little more resculping on his face and a few other spots and then tomorrow I can start priming. He is going to be SOOOOO Cute!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Moooooving on..

PHEW! I am SOO glad that auction is done. lol.. And my Dull Cote should be in today so I can get back to work on Chet and start another project or two. One of them is a cow... yes.. a cow. It's a cut calf resin that I picked up about 6 months ago, just to break up the monotony. Gotta keep workin today. I am already a touch behind on starting another sale horse. One of the next ones will not be haired. I may do a Svelte.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Woohoo! House update!

Well the first major hurdle in getting this house has come through. They approved us for the loan! YAY! We still have to do the home inspection, get bids for repairs, make an offer, and find a renter for our house before closing. BUT God will help us. :)

A lesson in patience??

Well we still haven't heard back about the loan yet. I hope they call soon with good news. I keep thinking of all that studio space as I sit here at my cramped little desk, painting... or trying to set up a photo shoot on a box by the bedroom door. Don't get me wrong.. I am definitely thankful for this place, but it is time to move on. lol

Majeeda's auction is still in that mid auction lull that I hate. I know everyone is just waiting, but there is always that fear that maybe, just maybe, no one else is going to bid. There are over 100 people with it on their watch lists, over 700 hits to the auction itself. The suspense is killing me! LOL!

Ok, back to projects. Chet had a bit more work done to his roaning and pattern, but not enough to justify a photo shoot. The Dull Cote is totally empty and I can't get any more till tomorrow, so I need to start on a different project. I can't work on that Arabian mare and foal that everyone is asking about. It has been far too warm in this house, and they are too soft to work with. My seam scraper has walked off again (do they have invisible legs??) so I am thinking maybe I should just give up for the morning and spend some time looking at horses for sale online... I mean.. for reference material.. (wink)