Monday, April 30, 2012

Traditional Model Horse Jump With Floral Props


This custom order Traditional scale (1/9) model horse jump was handmade by Xavie Augenblick.  I gave it the finishing touch of flowers and vines which closely resemble the ones in the pic of the life-sized jump. 

It is owned by Susan Hargrove, and is shown with her Grand Prix OF Jumper, LaBelle.




Below is a collage of sorts showing the jump's floral work by me from start to finish:



Where I'm At Now

Finally, I am back home but still recouperating from my fall and leg injuries, and having to use a walker plus being forbidden to climb stairs leaves me with no way to get at my supplies. So, all mini making will be on hold for some time yet even though my fingers and hands are wanting to make them.  My shops and custom order book will remain closed until I'm able to move/walk without the aid of a walker.  That could be several more months.
  A big THANK YOU! to those of you who are still following my (somewhat neglected) blog.  I'm not much of a writer, so I do very much appreciate your continued support.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Spring Has Sprung! Time To Garden!




By using one's imagination can a faux garden almost become real? A garden where the plants are made from clay, paper, silk, and/or resin? Where the plants and soil have no "smell"?

Imagine...you are planning on transplanting various potted vegetables into a garden plot. You have tilled the soil which feels soft when you hold some in your hands and crumbles easily as you return it to the ground. You dig the holes in which to transplant your favorite veges.

So far you have five neatly lined rows of plants; only one row to finish but you decide to take a short break. You hang your hat on the handle of the spade shovel and go inside your house for something refreshing to drink. You return to the garden, finish the last row, clear off all the empty pots and tools, grab the hose, turn on the water faucet. You give your plants and the garden soil a good watering.

Standing at the edge, you admire your small garden and take a deep breath. You savor the rich, earthy smell of the wet soil and the fresh, green smell of the wet plants. Then, while patting yourself on the back for a job well-done, you realize you forgot to buy cages for your Beefsteak Tomato plants :D