Charm, showing off the only braids that will stay in her endless mane.
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Alli with Charm. Billy is behind me, wondering why he is in horse jail.
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.
Visit many more horses and my rural landscapes at http://allifarkas.com, or click on my photo above.
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Finally got my rear end into my truck today and delivered six more display cards to bulletin boards at local barns. I like to say “local”, but I probably traveled a hundred miles today to do this. Which is what … Continue reading
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Well, it was as windy as all getout in Wisconsin today, but the booth made it through the day with no mishaps. I had to remove a painting I had hanging on the back wall because it kept flipping around, … Continue reading