Live From The Workbench

Live From the Workbench 01-04-2012

The new year has begun and now it’s time to start getting some of these horses out of the body box and onto the shelves!

The brave five in the pic are this week’s ‘volunteers’ to go under the brush.

And if all goes well all of them will be on Etsy before the next Workbench update rolls around. *crosses fingers* (more…)

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A Year of Tinkering


I didn’t have any specific goals for the website last year other than ‘more traffic’, which is probably why the subblog meandered from topic to topic without getting much done.

Most of the posts had to do with beating the Mystique theme into shape—which proved to be much harder than intended (and why I’ve got ‘build my own theme’ as this year’s goal).

With luck next year’s review will be tilted in favor of the ‘how to do what I did’ posts as opposed to ‘what I’m going to do.’ *kicks code* (more…)

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Life Imitating Dreams


Today is the first day of the rest of my life.

Of course so was yesterday and so is tomorrow, but that doesn’t stop me from falling into the same New Year craze as everyone else. Today is a fresh start, a blank slate, a day in which I can redefine who I am and what I do in one wild sweep of the brush— Yeah, I’m not buying it either, but it sounds nice, doesn’t it? *wistful sigh*

I had a lot of fun with last years massive list of 335 daily resolutions, I was tempted just to recycle them since most of I wrote down is generic enough that I could do it all over again. (Or do it the first time–for the ones I missed.)

But priorities have changed somewhat, so I figured I’d try and make a resolution for each subblog instead. Simpler things for simpler times and whatnot. (more…)

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Make: Breyer
Scale: Mini Whinnies
Mold: Running Walk Tennessee Walking Horse Mare
Color: Metallic Purple Pintaloosa (Tobiano, Appaloosa)
Gallery: Other Color
Medium: Folk Art 668 Metallic Plum, Liquitex Gesso, Artist Color Ivory Black and Burnt Sienna
Status: Painted 2011 and SOLD

This little gal is the first horse painted from scratch for sale in the new year. Now I just need to get the rest of these guys polished off and onto the shelves as well! (more…)

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2012 Commission Slots Open!

Pretty much what it says in the title– now that I’m officially a business I can start taking orders! *grin*

For 2012 I will have two concurrent slots running (plus a donation-only slot), since I’m not sure how long they will take me to do. You can place an order either by contacting me directly or by putting in a custom order request through my Etsy store (aptly titled MarthaBechtel). (more…)

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