Live From the Sunny Workbench

Live From the Workbench - 07-27-21

I’ve started and abandoned this post several times now (because I kept art’ing more stuff), which gives you an idea of how crazy these last few months have gone!

I finally gave up and decided I’d just do a TL;DR post that summarized the things I’ve painted since the April Update and the focus on the projects to come.

I’m starting a new job in August and that really got me thinking about what I wanted to try and accomplish in the second half of this year as well as 2022.

Less Grand Plans and more just General Ideas! ๐Ÿ˜‚

What I’ve Been Up to

All the TOOB ponies!

Since my update in April, I’ve painted a LOT of TOOB ponies, a few stablemates, a small herd of Mini Whinnies, and a handful of magnets (wooden and resin). I was thinking of slapping a quick gallery together, but to be honest– that’s sort of the whole point to my Instagram. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I also bit the bullet and created a shipping/storage container for the square micro mini fencing + base. I still haven’t figured out how to make the fences removable, but now I can see them as is!

(Last time I tried shipping one, the fence broke off. Nothing a little glue couldn’t fix, but it was annoying since I thought I’d packed it well.)

The one really fun bit of craziness that came into the art horde since the last update is the thing I’ll be focusing on going forward!

Things To Come

Mini Whinnies Wave!

Long ago on another workbench far far away… there was hot glue, Mini Whinnies, and a heck of a lot of dedication! ๐Ÿ˜‚

The person who sold me this wonder was 100% okay with the fact that I planned on taking it apart and customizing things. Some of the horses had actually already fallen off (the folks up front) and I didn’t have any reservations about being able to salvage the rest.

I have no idea how many ponies are in there (or which sets they came from), but I’m going to find out!

Other than that, I don’t have much planned for the rest of 2021.

I’m going to focus on getting all of the existing artwork photographed and uploaded into the shop, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be more new art! Just that I’m not going to try and hold myself to anything beyond ‘commit art every so often’.

Oh, and posting actual weekly updates! ๐Ÿ˜…

I’m making a few actual plans on the writing side of things, but I don’t want to try and chase any real goals beyond hitting the break-even point this year for the microbusiness. It’s a small goal, but it’ll be an improvement from last year!

So, err, 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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