Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Etsy Shop

Due to Etsy's massive invasion of all their sellers' privacy,  my shop there will remain on 'vacation mode' until Etsy returns to being a selling site rather than a wannabe social site.  Who knows how long that will be? Your guess is as good as mine.


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Language of Trees

I love trees, and when I saw the following blog post and read the accompanying lovely poem by my friend, Esmaa, I wanted to share it with you:



The Language of Trees
by Esmaa Self


Deep in the forest

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Snow Flocked Trees in the Woods


and high on the hill,


More big trees covered in snow.

Expectation of the Dawn ~ Waikamoi Rainforest Maui Hawai'i


trees have voice.


Arbutus in the fog


If you would hear their speech,



if you would learn their words,


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Snow-covered tree in Death Valley.

you will venture far from mankind.


Will you stay with me?


You will learn to pick out the childlike pop, the joy...


Beech leaves in November


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the wail, the crackling moans of standing timber.



Same place on a cold March day


Eventually you will learn to walk in silence.


 small passway


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If you would know the language of trees,
you will walk very far in silence.


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Visit Esmaa's interesting and informative blogs:
Middleground Farm

Thank you, Esmaa, for letting me share your wonderful poem


Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Model Horses and Their Scales

What is a model horse?


Model horses or toy horses are scale replicas of real horses and are highly collectible. Most model horses are in the 1:9 scale (such as Breyer Traditionals and Stone Horses) while others are no bigger than mice, such as Breyer Stablemates and Stone Chips.


What are the model horse scales?

*Traditional Series: Approximately 12"L x 9"H - Scaled to 1/9th scale
*Classics Series: Approximately 9"L x 6"H - Scaled to 1/12th scale
*Paddock Pals: Approximately 6"L x 5"H - Scaled to 1/24th scale
*Stablemates Series: Approximately 4"L x 3"H - Scaled to 1/32nd scale
*Mini Whinnies: Approximately 1.5"L x 1.5"H - Scaled to 1/64th scale


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Four days into the new year and 'life' is still getting in the way of my making new miniatures and re-opening my Etsy shop.  One of these days soon...