Monday, February 27, 2012

Photos from this weekend's work

This is a view of my corner of the work desk with all of the little projects started.

8 Strand round braid, half hitched jump ring and the simple mecate

The 1/6th scale bosal, green romel reins with hill tribes silver beads, halter partially started and etched silver.

Billet Tooling (that you can't see detail on at all.. *sigh*), more of the halter..

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I swear that I "did stuff" this weekend..

But my pictures are still on my camera because I can't find my cable to transfer them to my machine.  So... you'll have to take my word for it that I worked on stuff! LOL

Ok.. my projects in the works are:

1. 1/6th scale bridle on one of the 1/6th scale rio rondo bits.  it's been interesting to readjust my thinking to a larger scale.  It feels so coarse to me but it's in scale..

2. I did make a 1/6th scale bosal. It, in my estimation, was very crude. because I didn't use the right amount of strands for the bosal itself but the heel knot turned out lovely.  I am working on this because of a trade for a resin.

3. Still working on the billets for chelsea N's saddle.  I can only tool so long before my hands completely give out and are sore.  Mostly my right hand because I'm not yet ambidexterous with tooling :0)

4. Donatoin for Model Horse Mania.  Simple Silver and woven knot western show halter.  I did a lot of silver etching for that today.

5. trying to come up with something for a give-away for all of my blog folks and my yahoo group folks.  So far it looks like a simple mecate or a set of romel reins.

6. Replacement for a friend's green braided bridle that I made a good 12 years ago...  I get started on it and then I decide that it's not good enough so it goes by the wayside...

So there you go. 6 Simultaneous projects.  I don't normally work like that but for whatever reason my brain wants to do that now..

I must apologize to those folks that I've apparently offended by posting about my trouble with getting through my grief.  I'll try to keep the posts on the lighter side from now on..

I again changed the background on the blog.  I hate the new templates.  I really need to come up with a customized one but as you can see from above.. I'm busy! LOL  I also REALLY need to revamp my website.  I think I post about doing that once a year but there just are not enough hours in the day!!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

So much to say that I dont even know where to start..

Above are Photos of the Model Horses anonymous donation on an actual breyer model.  I forget sometimes that people need to see my work "in context"..

I have so much to say and blog that I don't even know where to start.. so this post will be short until I have time to blather on a bit more.

The high noon auction was at the end of january and the highest selling piece was a really, exquisite pitidado saddle with silver thread owned by Pancho Villa. (verified by his one and only "legal" wife).

I thought that I had really turned a corner with my grief from my dad's death but I've "back slid" and I'm feeling really down again.  I hear a lot of the cliche phrases that are supposed to help one through; but I don't have any idea how to disconnect from my emotions.  I have never ever been able to do so... I'm too sensitive.  Some days that is a curse, and some days that is a blessing.. :-)  Everyday it makes my life harder than it has to be so I pat myself on my back for every day that I get up, and go to work and try to "act normal".

The studio work has really helped and I've really thrown myself back into it.. coming soon will be more "in progress" photos of Chelsea N's reining saddle..  I've now learned so much about creating the sheridian style of tooling in miniature!!  So many ideas.. so few hours in the day!!

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Model Horses Anonymous Donation - FINISHED!

Heather Jackson Lain will let everyone know how she is going to offer the bridle.   I'll be sending it to her this week.  She is the Show Hostess for Model Horses Anonymous.  For some dumb reason I thought that this bridle "wouldn't take very long" but it took me three weeks!  I am pleased with it though and I hope that other folks are too.  The double interwoven knots are actually black and brown thread but it's hard to get a decent photo of those colors together.

Onto finishing up the Reining saddle!  I'm very much looking forward to it!