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!