Tarek hasn't changed since I glued him to the base. He does stand and is straight, so I decided to give it a little space before I start working in touching up the paint.
On the other side of the coin, the first 4 horses from Angelica arrived on Saturday and I am in love! I uploaded pictures of them to the Micro Artist Resin page. They are all so beautifully done. I still haven't picked solid names for them all yet, but I am making some progress. The Albus is my favorite so far, but I am partial to dapple greys. His dapples are so nice, I can't stop staring at them. There are things that I love about each one and I can't wait to get them in the ring. Today marks 47 days until the first show. I feel like I still have so much to do. But I think once I get the master list of things for the show finished I will see that there really isn't much left to do. I decided that I will be selling a few saddle pads and a few Micro show totes at both shows. I will most likely bring half of the totes to the first show and leave some for the next weekend since that show has the micro divisions. I don't expect to sell much, but it would be nice if I sold enough to pay for the entry fees of both shows. I got most of the hard stuff done, now i just have to do all the little annoying things.
Yesterday I traded for another MM Nightly Heather pony. The chestnut Emma will be going to the lovely lady I got Sahir from and I get another unpainted pony. At first when she said she had one I wasn't really interested in getting another one since I have 2 of them in different sizes. But I do really like the resin and I would rather have the pony. Keeping in mind that I just bought a painted cupcake off of eBay Saturday night. I have an unpainted one currently in my possession, but this one was super cute and I decent price. I have already named her after a very naughty pony I used to work with in Ohio. The plan is for Sticky Bun to go in the mail tomorrow which will hopefully get her here over the weekend.
I did pick up some new leather to try for the micro tack. I have contacted 3 different people about getting sets made and non of them have answered me. I'm using that as the universes way of saying that I should just make my own. I'm going to start with the English set since that seems like the easier one and I don't have to possibly sculpt a tree. I know the bridle will be the hardest part, but I spend a lot of time thinking about it at work. I know that it will sticky wax on under the chin and maybe under the throat. That part I haven't decided. The saddle will have an attached girth that comes together under the belly, that just seems like the easiest way to tack him up. I know that I will be using Listen Honey for the performance horse, whether he gets to performance show or not. I have also decided that I am ok with the idea of only showing the micro in the English division. I don't want to push myself too hard with the show stuff, getting myself stressed out about it is going to make it even harder. After all, it's supposed to be fun, right?
Other than that nothing new. Still working on pads and totes. Hopefully I can get all of the sales stuff done by the 15th of September so that I have plenty of time to just focus on the show horses.
So until next time, Happy Show prep!