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           Its Week #5 of Artist of the Week!  Today I'd love to introduce Micah Timko of Liquid Glass Studios!            Micah really caught my eye on Instagram with the first of her little Buckers that she had painted! Anything unusual in the horse colour realm does, honestly. That badger face is just perfect! Of course, I did some looking at her other work, and least to say, I am a fan.  💚 I love the soft colours and dimensional tones that she plays with that makes one look twice. The level of detail is astounding, because I know how much time and effort go into those little touches that make all the difference. I can't imagine how much better in person her creations must be (because in person is always better!) because I love seeing the photos of them. The talent displayed is amazing, and I highly encourage folks to follow along her creativity!      Check Micah's Instagram and don't forget to give her a follow! Liquid.glass_studios   PLUS remember her name on MH$P
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  Yesterday I woke up and wasn't motivated to do anything. All I could do was stare at the ponies needing sculpting, prepping, painting, and sealer layers. Most of the time I thrive on this and can happily work away on different projects. But In this kind of mood I don't even touch ponies because that leads to disaster.  So I did ALL the entries for the Candyland Photo Show. Because thats harder to mess up. In theory anyways.  I already had the photos ready for halter classes, but it took a bit of time to upload them all and remember their names/breeds.  None for Performance entries even had photos though. I only had time for a few classes, so I picked 5 that I felt I could do. I'm such a novice at this and am not very confident in creating ideas sometimes, because I don't know what is acceptable/whats not. Or because maybe, it wasn't such a bright idea like I would think to others. And with limited sources and props...I make do.  Thats part of the fun, you realize.
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                           Welcome back! Artist of the Week goes to ~ Marine Seve of Sabotsdor Studio!            To say without a doubt, international French artist, Marine, is spectacular at what she does. Everything dramatic, everything perfect and everything amazing. I have really enjoyed watching her progress as she entered the scene in the hobby, from my point of view that is. 😊 I applaud her for trying those colours most wouldn't think of doing, and flooring it when she does. I really like how she combines the perfect patterns of pinto or appaloosa with dynamic colours, and I think thats really a trademark for her work. Her eye for colour is so pleasing to the eye, and it graces the models she paints. I just love her creativity, and it would be a pleasure to have a pony painted by her in my collection one day! Below are just a *few examples of her lovely work. Its impossible to pick a favourite ~ they each have their own amazing story! Do you have a favourite you've see
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                        Whew! Made it through another week, and its Monday again. Working on this bay Lola commission steadily (among many others) Working on a new "formula" of a brighter bay. I tend to very heavy handed on the dark shades of horses. I mean, I love dark bays, blacks, dark chestnuts, and darker shades of grulla/dun. They are so dramatic, and I love to see just how I can play with highlights. A thing this year however is gaining more "light" coloured horses for the portfolio that is slowly growing. :) Because, they can be just as hard and as dynamic as darker shades.           So what did you guys do this last weekend? I took a break from social media for the most part and went sledding down the steep slopes of Carcross Desert with my family with some other folks we know. They brought their skidoo with a massive sled to haul us up, where we would climb out and jump on sleds and FLY down that hill (the biggest one of course). We were going so unbelieva
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                                                                     Kenzie's lovely Porcini ~ currently for sale up for offers!  Welcome to week 3 of Artist of the Week! Today I'd love to introduce Kenzie Williamson of Bridle Tree Studios!  Kenzie is one of my favourite artists in this hobby. She has really captured the eyes of many ~ and I will advocate that Breyer needs to consult her for finish work one day on a Breyer release. Who's with me? Her customs and finish work have the WOW factor that I always love to see and look for in customs. Vibrant colours, tastefully done chrome that nicely accent the ponies, and all out creativity is so evident! You can't miss when she shares a photo of her creations. I owned a piece by her and stupidly sold it ~ which I regret of course. So one day, I will NEED get her to paint a piece specially for ME to stay. And next time I'll know better! So enjoy the eye candy below of just the *few wonderful works she has completed. Be S
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Hello hello. Hope everyone made it through their Monday! I've had a time of it lately with motivation in the studio. I always go by my mother's quote "An effort a day keeps failure away."  But its a time where I can't push myself. Just focus on little things in the studio like "Sculpt just a muzzle on the commission." Just get the magnets in on one drastic project, as its been waiting awhile. Just paint a layer on one or two of the mini resins in house. Why not start painting a medallion that will be in the Breyerfest sale? (Ooops...;)  Little by little motivation happens and as you think about things, suddenly its not so hard to just sit down and work with your hands. It can be tough when a hobby turns into something else, but you have to keep the joy within it, otherwise there is no point in continuing. So its important to take breaks. I get overwhelmed easily, especially since it is my very first Breyerfest with the studio participating, and all the p
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                          Second week of Artist of the Week! This week is Lori Larsen, a fellow Canadian artist of Sapphire Sky Studios!                          Lori Larsen was one of the first Canadian artists I started following when I entered the hobby in 2017. I was in awe of her stunning bright colours she could paint, using oils are her medium. She has an incredible eye for detail, and it really shows. One thing I always look for is the personality and expression, especially within the eye, that an artist can infuse into their work, and Lori is no exception.  Her knowledge of colour and use of oils to create a lovely resemblance of a healthy, shiny horse is well worth the eye candy. 😀 She paints a variety of colours....but we all have to be honest, lets say she's good at bays. I have the honour of having one of her pieces in my collection, and he will forever stay!      In addition to being a patient painter, she has gladly shared her knowledge and ideas about oil painting