In Pursuit of Rabbits

I have been doing some pondering lately, mostly about five-years plans and ‘perfect’ days, and I think I may be chasing the wrong rabbit.

Society has convinced us that we’re meant to run in circles chasing a prize agreed upon as ‘sufficiently rabbit-like’ and we spend our formative years in anticipation of running that race. Once we’re let loose on the track we do our best to run the way we’ve been taught. If we succeed or fail… we just line up and do it all over again.

So why don’t more of us start chasing the real rabbits when given the chance? (Only one of the dogs in the photo swapped targets).

Because no one else does.

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Portrait Horse: Profitina’s Mini Me

Profitina
Profitina

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Paso Fino (G2)
Color: Chestnut Frame Overo
Gallery: Overo
Medium: Acrylics and Pastels
Status: Painted in 200? and Sold 200?

This is a portrait horse that was painted for Emily Woodward (yay for notes!) and that I was actually rather proud of the way it turned out.

I did get better at the portrait models as I went along, but I was always petrified that I was going to mess them up. Doing a normal custom for someone is easy, a bay is a bay is a bay… but when it’s your bay, then it’s Bay with capital B. (more…)

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All Together Now (or: From Many, One.)

Blog Cascade

My husband made a very good point earlier today that has had me breaking out the note-cards and playing around with possibilities. He mentioned that he thought it would make more sense if I just combined everything into one blog instead of splitting things out into separate blogs.

Having one blog would mean less logging in and out of the various WordPress Dashboards. Less password and username forgetfulness. Less fiddling with the nine thousand email addresses. Less addon and theme updates to install. Less backups to store. Less tracking tools to manage. Basically, less headaches in general.

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Magpie Summer

Magpie Summer

Make: Breyer
Scale: Stablemate
Mold: Saddlebred (G1)
Color: Dark Bay
Gallery: Realistic Bay
Medium: Acrylics
Status: Painted and Sold Jan 2005

This little lady was my first shot at painting this older mold. You’d think by the time I got to her that I would have done one already… but I always feel odd customizing the older molds. There’s something sort of wasteful about customizing things you can’t replace. At least she was body quality, so I didn’t feel as guilty! (more…)

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