Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Finally back to "blogworld"!!

Does anyone else feel that time has a way of teasing you into believing there's LOTS of it??  I guess turning 55 in April, set the stage for all those things my parents and grandparents use to say..."Where does the time go?", "Time waits for no man", "Seems like time just flies", etc.  I don't remember worrying about time so much when I was younger...ahhh but now, where does time go?? ;-)

Well, there's been lots going on around our place, here in the mountains!  The summer was beautiful, but hot.  Put in several long days, putting up hay and working on some fencing.  Building a large chicken yard for our layers, a family wedding in July, our son building a new house up the road, a litter of Boxer pups AND finding out on July 1st, that I WON FIRST PLACE IN TTOPP ART COMPETITION (YEA!!!), has kept us on the go!!

To recap the competition...I entered "TUMBLIN' TUMBLEWEEDS" in the AMERICAN COUNTRY category, several months before.  The Trail of Painted Ponies staff chose finalists to compete for the winning spots.  It was then turned over to the public to vote on their favorites, with the winners announced on July 1st, 2011.  Thousands of entries were received, 10 finalists were chosen for the 8 categories, then over 35,000 votes were cast!  Even now, months later, I feel the thrill of finding out that my entry had won 1st place!!  I'm also VERY HONORED to have my pony chosen and included with such wonderful talent! 

With this latest blog post, I wanted to update pics of my latest ponies (since "Tumblin' Tumbleweeds").  I hope you enjoy them AND I hope that I can be more diligent about updating my blog!  It's a wonderful way for collectors, friends, family and new contacts to keep up with my work, so I've got to get "on the stick"...as my sweet daddy used to say!! 

PLEASE visit often and leave a comment, suggestion, even constructive criticism...at my age, there's always room for improvement and I'm old enough to appreciate others views!!  Thanks for stopping by!!







Commissioned piece-"SOLD"





I'd like to add that I offer my sincere, heartfelt appreciation to every one that takes the time to consider my work and to the wonderful collectors that support my art!  I love what I do and I hope that others will continue to enjoy the pieces that eventually evolves into a "transfer" of my imagination!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Only Days Left!

Only days left 'till July 1st...the winners will be announced in The Trail of Painted Ponies National Art Competition!!  I'm very honored to have been chosen as a finalist and I want to sincerely thank each and every one that voted for my entry..."Tumblin' Tumbleweeds"!  I've posted a pic of him below!!  Thanks again!!
"Tumblin' Tumbleweeds"
Finalist in TTOPP National Art Competition
June, 2011

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Made it to FINALIST!!!

I'm so excited today...several weeks ago, I entered artwork in a national art competition, hosted by The Trail of Painted Ponies

After weeks of waiting and thousands of entries, the finalists for eight categories were announced yesterday, June 1st. My pony, "TUMBLIN' TUMBLEWEEDS" was chosen as a finalist in the "American Country" category!!! I'm so excited about this honor!! I absolutely love painting these beautiful horse figurines and I am hoping, with the help of voters, to win this competition!

PLEASE click on the link below, to be taken directly to the category page...you'll find my entry (TUMBLIN' TUMBLEWEEDS)there. If you feel that it's deserving, please vote for me!! There is some awesome talent shown in the entries, and each person should be congratulated on this achievement!!

Please pass this on to anyone you know that might help me achieve my goal!! Sincere thanks to everyone!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011


I'm absolutely loving painting these ponies!  I wanted to post pics of the last few that I've completed...
"40 Days..." #2011-7 --- Inspired by the Bibical story of Noah's Ark.

"My Only Wish" --#2011-8 --- Inspired by the many times of wishing for a horse of my own!

"Rearin' To Go" --#2011-9 ---  Inspired by the thought of horses pulling Santa's sleigh, instead of reindeer!

"Don't Fence Me In" --#2011-10---- Inspired by the old Western song with the same title & the beautiful wild horses of the West!

"Till We Meet Again..." --#2011-11----  Inspired by the thought of losing an equine friend...then hoping to meet them one day when we cross the Rainbow Bridge.

                                         All are sold...but am painting daily!!