Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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For not the first time, but maybe the last time, I have started a "home business". The difference with this one is that it is one I really enjoy. I've drawn and painted horses since I was (at least) five years old--that's the earliest one that my mother saved.
By the time I entered my teens, Mother had grown a bit tired of the subject and urged me to do something else with my artwork besides horses. I followed her advice and never looked back until ten years ago when it occurred to me that people might actually pay for horse portraits. I have had many exhibits of my landscapes, and sold a good number of them--but not enough to provide any kind of steady income.
I'm hoping that if I work hard and market this business well I will be able to delight my customers, make some money, and have a lot of fun doing it.
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Tag Archives: MISHMASH
The Box Factory reception
This evening the Box Factory for the Arts in St. Joseph, Michigan held a reception for its latest exhibit, the Michiana Annual Art Competition (of which I am a part). There was lots of food and a few awards. I … Continue reading
It’s that time of year again
Time to what? you may ask. Wash and waterproof horse blankets, of course. One of the gals at my barn recommended Nikwax rug wash and rug proof (2 separate products). I had never heard of either of them. But considering … Continue reading
There’s been a drought
Well, not exactly a weather-type drought, more like a blog drought! There’s been plenty of precipitation here in the Midwest (lots of snow) but I’ve been quite busy in spite of it. My day job, which has been declining for … Continue reading
Christmas nostalgia and other random thoughts
One of my fellow boarders at Willow Tree Equestrian Center hitched her Morgan/Freisian gelding to a sleigh this morning and took off for a drive through the woods. The black horse with the black harness and big jingle bells made … Continue reading
A day of many new, educational, delightful experiences
I had my first dressage lesson at Willow Tree, which is also Billy’s new barn. More on Billy later. I groomed and tacked up my trainer’s horse, Breezy, who is a Hanoverian/paint cross gelding. A horse with lovely ground manners … Continue reading
And now for some local news– NO-SHOW AT HORSE SHOW There was no horse show for me last weekend, since there were too few competitor entries to make it worth my while. I have another one in mind for the … Continue reading