Category Archives: exhibit booth

A Kentucky Horse Park Adventure

I had not, until this past Thursday, set foot in Kentucky other than a brief stint awaiting a flight change at the Cincinnati airport–which ought to be in Ohio but is really in Kentucky. Go figure. Given how unadventurous I … Continue reading

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Working behind the scenes

If one were to judge by my complete absence from the blog scene during the month of January, one might assume that I had been in hibernation. As much as I may have wanted that to be true, it wasn’t. … Continue reading

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2 weeks, 2 shows, 5 paintings, 1 thunderstorm

The last two weekends were horse show weekends for me, two days at Reins of Life in South Bend, IN and three days at the Fox River Valley Pony Club horse trials in Barrington Hills, IL. First off, the most … Continue reading

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Git along little dogie…whoops, I meant doggie

Over the past five years I have been asked time and again whether I paint dogs. I always answer “sure!” but never in those years have I had anybody take me up on it until now. A very nice gal … Continue reading

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East Lansing Adventures

I spent three days last week at my second appearance at the Michigan Horse Council’s Stallion Expo held each spring at Michigan State University in Michigan’s capital city. My booth is not getting any bigger, but it is getting fuller. … Continue reading

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Some very affordable horses in harness

I got the latest set of note cards from the printer a couple of days ago and just finished sorting them into packets and tying a nice satin ribbon around each one. They will be part of my booth display … Continue reading

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We have some sun-dappled drafts

This one probably holds the record for the number of glazed paint layers. I lost track counting a few days ago. But there was just no other way to get the glowing effects of sunlight on their shiny coats. I … Continue reading

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