Wednesday, September 30, 2015

A recently completed HA Al Sayyid resin that I customized and painted to a young transitional bay going grey. Owned by Dianne Finazzo of Minnesota. 

The original version of the mold can be seen on the equine resin directory, here:  I customized his tail, forelock, hooves, and also repaired a broken ear. 

Hair detailing.

Monday, September 28, 2015

I hope that she makes it to the world cup.  (And what a great song for a video too!)


My first upholstery project!  Craig and I are working on restoring our 1931 Ford Coupe.  He's working on the body welding and fixing a lot of rusty spots, while I'm attempting to refinish the interior.  I've never worked with upholstery before - so this project is a big learning experience.  My first seat didn't turn out too bad for being a "first timer".

Before.  This is what the seat looked like before I started with it.  It was some old bleached out red canvas stretched over burlap and straw stuffing.  The wooden frame needed some structural repairs from big age splits, and I had to sand a lot of rust off of the metal sides. 

Before.  Both stuffing cushions needed stripped down to the springs due to a bunch of rodent damage.  Once I removed the stuffing off of the springs, I noticed that some of the metal springs were broken - so Craig helped me sauter the broken ones back together again.  After the springs were repaired, I sewed new foam cushions onto the spring frame.   

Afterward, the finished seat!  Tuck and roll was a real learning curve.  (The car is going to be satin black and turquoise when it's finished.) 

Now I just have to get the rest of the interior work done.....

Monday, September 14, 2015

Damn, so classy!  A gorgeous young colt in Russia.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Craig next to the sunflowers in front of our house.  The nutty giants finally bloomed!

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

She would've looked great with socks!  (Some poultice that I put on her front legs after a hard workout yesterday.)