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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Rock and Roe!

 My Phlebotomy Certification finally came in the mail!! So I am one proud Phlebotomy Tech....or mosquito. In celebration....I decided to spoil myself, and bought myself something I have wanted ever since I was a little girl.

Cowgirl boots!!  These are my Rockys!!  I was told by an old friend that Justin was the most comfortable, and perhaps he was right...but I couldn't find any Justin boots that were to my taste.  When I first saw these on the back page of my Western Horseman issue,  I instantly fell in love.  These are me!!

I was so thankful to get them at a sweet closeout price...and I'm also glad they still had my size.  Because...the new boots Rocky is making for women... I definitely DO NOT like.   If any of you out there are curious, these boots are very comfortable, and they fit my feet well- I wear 7 and 1/2.  They are so stylish and I just don't want to take them off!!

Now, on to business...  I have finally, finished Roe!!  And he turned out well.  The oil colors really helped.  This was by far the most tedious, drawn out work I've ever accomplished...but I believe the dreary winter blues sent me into a little depression that just kept me from wanting to spend time burning.  It was definitely slow going.

My client tells me she has another dog she wants burned...I may have mentioned this, Cujo.  So, stayed tuned for a Chihuahua burning!!  Thanks for stopping by, check out my facebook!!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Update on Roe: The Horse Commission

Right.... so, even though I rotated this picture, the upload isn't going to co-operate.  Well, then this is a pathetic flop of a post!  Because this picture isn't even the most recent picture of the work.

Well, this kind of sums up how life has been going for me.  This portrait has been a struggle, and only because basswood rounds take much longer to burn because of the way the wood-fibers go.

Despite this and my lack of patience, Roe, the horse seems to be turning out well.  This commission is for my music instructor.  It is of her horse, who passed away 25 years ago in May. It is a very special piece for her because Roe stole her heart.

After I complete Roe I will be burning a dog, named Cujo.  I have never met Cujo, he passed away recently, and took part of his master's heart with him.  I never imagined I'd do so many Posthumous pet portraits, but I am very humbled to know that this portrait of Roe even in the unfinished stages, has touched my client.

Apart from Pyrography, here is a link to an awesome song that I will be attempting to play on my panflute. I have been working so hard at my music lately, and I give thanks for my renewed passion for my music, to Jon Schmidt and Steven Nelson (The Piano Guys) and their youtube videos.  I hope to make a few recording soon enough but I have no means to do this.

So, if you're in the mood for it, take a gander at this link.


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