Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

I don't generally make New Year's resolutions. I'm not very good at keeping them. But this year, I think some hobby related resolutions are in order. The first and most important is to finish the last few custom orders I have. I'm down to about 5 traditional models and a handful of minis with 4 more models completed or nearly so that I hope to mail out this week. Here's a mini Eberl Warmblood I painted for a customer in the UK:

I apologize for the photo being so dark. I love my photo cube, but I have got to upgrade my lighting system and get some new fabric to use for backgrounds. The backdops that came with the cube are impossible to unwrinkle, and ironing only melts them (not that I know that firsthand...) Ahem. I'm planning to hit JoAnn Fabrics tomorrow after a trip to the movie theatre to see Avatar. I'm thinking blue. :D

Besides boxing up finished horses and daring holiday weekend traffic, I'm going to be working on a new venture to get the Model Horse History website up and running for real. This is a project that has been in limbo for several years, but with the help and enthusiasm of other hobbyists, I am really excited to work on it again. At the moment, I've set up a Facebook page for the website where hobbyists can share memories, photos, etc, while I work on building the site itself. I've found what I think will be a good hosting plan, and I intend to transfer all the websites I currently run to it in the near future. More on that once I figure it all out.

And last but not least, I am resolving to update this blog more frequently this year. I hope to have some new sales items to offer in the near future as well as some fun contests and raffles. Stay tuned!