Live from the Workbench

Live From the Workbench 01-24-2018
So much fencing, so little time!

The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of activity!

Sadly most of that activity has been cleaning, organizing, and getting things in place (much like the last workbench update). Still, some actual art got done this time, so I’m considering it a win. 😉

First off, the crazily overdue custom Velocity’s Ghost finally made it out in the mail and arrived safely at her new home. Thankfully her new owner was pleased with her, so I’m off to a good start for the new year! *small happy victory dance*

Velocity's Ghost - Left

I did a bout of fence and fence template building in the process of filling a custom order for a base and a removable fence.

I’ve come up with a nice four rail fence that I like better than my first attempt (the middle rails are slightly closer together and it just looks nicer to my eye), so that will be heading into the Etsy store in a bit. Now I just have to get the template for the dressage fence built and I’m set! 🙂

Four Rail Fencing Template
New tweak of an older design…

I also finished editing the photos and got the How to Make 1:64 Scale Model Horse Fencing post up. So tiny!

I actually made the beta test for this back when Key Lime Limbo was sold, I’ve just been ditzing around not editing the photos for… months? *sighs*

But now that I have some solid plans on how to build them, I think I’ll try making another one for the store. The darned things are just so fragile I’m a little worried about how they will ship.

Model Horse Breyer Mini Whinine (Micro Mini) 1:64 scale Fencing and Base
Teeny tiny fences for teeny tiny horses!

Anywho, speaking of the Etsy store… I went a little crazy and just reactivated everything all at one.

Which it totally not the way I planned.

I was going to do them as I got new photos dones, but my thought was: “If it’s not in the store, no one can buy it!”

So I’m back to what I was doing before: slowly editing new photos and then upgrading the listings. I’m also trying to get all of the corresponding blog posts done. I did one post for the Black Tuxedo – Flat Cat Head #002, but I have a lot of them in the backlog to go.

I’ve also been spending a lot of time making artwork/pins for the Saturday Story prompts. It’s all digital and I’ve been using Canva… but it sort of counts as art? I’ve been having a lot of fun making them and my Pins seem to be bringing in pretty good traffic, so I’m declaring them art for now! 😉

At one a post, that means I’ll need 52 pictures per year and I’ve got seven years in the archives… so I’m a long ways from being caught up.

There are also the body box horses and another small herd of Fat Pony magnets for Big Orange Bash on the table, but no movement on those as of yet.

Onwards! 🙂

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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