NaMoPaiMo 2019 - This year was a tough one for sure. I picked a large model by my standards and it resulted in me freaking out about it and not really doing anything for the first 10 days of the month. I picked a donkey resin that I had picked up earlier this winter, she is a Marcimellow(?) donkey by Linda York and I am in love with her. She turned out amazing!!! I couldn't be happier with how she turned out. She is a dark red dun donkey, which is quite a bit darker than a normal red dun horse. Her white pattern was done after a jack donkey that I found online and it fits her so well. The white pattern did take forever to get done and there was a chunk of time that I wasn't sure I was going to get her done but I did. I even got a Merit prize this year which was super exciting.
I named her Juliet because she just has a super sweet face and I felt that name was a really good fit. I have now taken her to 3 shows. She won her halter class and got a card at her first show while also placing well in a large workmanship class. The second class she had a good placing in breed with a lot of strong longears/exotics on the table and yesterday was her third show and she again brought home a card in the long ears class.
MOM Live - This show was the weekend before our show, it was an all breed and workmanship show for me. I ended up judging the Customs division so those kids had to stay home. I had a really solid day. Brought home a few reserve champion spots in the Artist Resin divisions and was really happy with how some of the new horses were doing.
This was the first halter show for Bad Liar and Juliet. I was really nervous about how they were going to do, but it turns out that I didn't need to. Bad Liar won his breed class, was reserve champion of AR Stock and was second in a huge Overo workmanship class. Juliet also won her halter class, was reserve champion Pony/Longear/exotics and also placed in the huge overo class. I also did really well in the fantasy division with Dionysus, who has turned into a really nice show horse.
Memorial Classic Live 1 & 2 - Holy cow. In May I hosted my first live show. I did it with another collector from my region and we hosted 2 days worth of shows. It was so stressful leading up to the show and the morning of but everything went off without a hitch and it was a lot of fun! Everyone who came said they had a great time and I have had people asking me when I plan on having another show in the future! I did have some ideas in the works for a show next year but I'm not sure if it will be a 2 day show or not. Since I hosted Saturday and the other lady hosted Sunday, it meant that we were able to show on the opposite day. Which is always nice because they are so much work and being able to have the other day to relax and show some ponies is always a good thing.
I showed on Sunday which was the Mini/Performance day. I had some good placings in the halter division (Custom and Artist Resin) and ended up coming home with the Reserve Champion title in Mini Artist Resin Fantasy behind me bestie. I did performance too, it was a okay day with some mixed placings and results. There wasn't anything wrong with my entries, they just didn't place. The judge kept saying that it was really tough competition but it was hard not to notice that none of the entries with mini scale horses did well. I know that there are many judges and showers out there that think that minis shouldn't do performance and place them like that. But I really love showing my minis because when it does all come together it is awesome.
Not Breyerfest - This year I was extremely bummed that I didn't get to go to Breyerfest with Meghan. There were so many fun and amazing things that we were going to do but it just didn't work out. My personal life took a lengthy tumble and I wasn't able to save it enough to go. I am hoping for next year especially since Nationals will be back.
The 52 Week Painting Challenge - If you read my last post for so long ago I mentioned this challenge. The goal is to paint 52 models in 52 weeks. As of right now I am just over the half way point and am on track with my goal. One model was painted late but was still completed in the required month and was finished, so it counts. This week was number 29 and he turned out really nice. I started a Facebook page for the challenge since some people wanted to follow it better. I'm not much better at maintaining that put I do my weekly blog post and update the page when I can.
So that brings us to today. I did go to a show yesterday and it went really well. I will be writing up their results on the respective pages but I'm not sure when the blog post will happen. I have to work on getting all the pics off of my phone and that takes me some time.
But until next time, Happy Almost Fall!