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Progress posts on the various custom models. Should be posted at least once a week.

Live From the Workbench!

By | August 15, 2017
Learning new tricks!

Learning new tricks!

PROGRESS!

I’ve made a good deal of progress on the G4 Stock Horse custom and I’m just tickled pink on the way it’s turning out. She’s got a new pose, three new hooves (the fourth is still being resculpted), new ears and a new nose… it’s a total makeover! 😀

Well, total-ish. 😉

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Live From the Workbench

By | July 31, 2017
Live From the Clean Workbench 07-31-2017

Live From the Clean Workbench 07-31-2017

There’s nothing like a nice clean workbench to start off the month! 🙂

…But I have a lot of messy workbench love as well, since it means things are getting done. I’m going to try and take daily workbench photos this month so I can make a silly gif at the end of it.

Not too much to talk about since the last update, most of the work I’ve been doing has been on the two body box horses, touching up older pieces to get them ready for Etsy, and the Paint Chip Pony herd. So this post is more ‘to do’ rather than ‘have done’.

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Live From the Workbench

By | July 3, 2017
Live From the Workbench 06-25-2017

Somewhere under than mess is ART! 😀

It’s been two months since the last workbench post… which means there is a metric ton of things that have happened in the meantime. And at the same time there’s a bunch of stuff that hasn’t happened. One of which would be the weekly update posts. 😉

I’ve been trying to keep up with the picture posting on the Facebook page so the folks with custom orders can see what’s going on, but even that has been a little hit or miss. Still, every day is a new chance to get better at both, so here’s the to a clean slate!

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Live From the Workbench

By | April 27, 2017
Live from the Workbench 3-31-2017

It will never look this clean again…

I am always amused when I finally get around to posting a workbench update that it tends to run roughly a month between these posts. I never plan on it, I really mean to get into a weekly update at some point, but so far that’s not happening.

Anywho, it’s been a busy month! If you hang out over on the Facebook page you’ve seen a bunch of photos go by, and if not… that’s what these sum-ups are for. 😉

So onwards into the chaos!

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Live From the Workbench

By | March 24, 2017
Live From the Workbench 03-24-2017

Live From the Workbench 03-24-2017

It’s been awhile since the last LFtW update! I’ve been in a ‘real’ picture-taking slump ever since I moved locations for the art desk and the weather has been great out recently (on and off) but too windy to do outdoor photo shoots.

So we’ll have to make do with cell phone camera pics for now (sorry!).

Between losing both a friend and a dog in the same week and then volunteering as staff for Katsucon… February was a rough haul. I got very little done even though it was an art challenge month! 🙁

But March was a bit better and I started to pick up steam again…

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Live-ish From the Workbench

By | January 31, 2017

Live From the Workbench 01-31-2017

Messy workbenches look so much classier in black and white! 😀

But as messy as it looks… January has not been a good month for finishing art.

I’ve been starting a handful of new projects, but it’s all been pretty piecemeal. Except for the small flurry of activity earlier this week, I haven’t moved too many things from the ‘pending’ to ‘completed’ piles. (And there’s been zero movement from the ‘completed’ to the Etsy store. *sighs*).

But February will hopefully be more of an adventure thanks to NaMoPaiMo (National Model Painting Month)! I’m going to be focusing on model horses and the last few overdue Fat Animal Magnet presents, so we’ll see how it goes… *crosses fingers*

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Live From The Workbench

By | December 28, 2016
Live from the Workbench 12-28-2016

Live from the Workbench 12-28-2016

Look, it’s the first 9pm update post! 😀

It’s been over a month since the last workbench update and while the blog might have been empty the workbench hasn’t been. (In fact most of the time it’s been near impossible to see the workbench under all the projects.)

Sculpting, molding, casting, painting… I got a little bit of everything done!

But I did all the Christmas gift-making up to the very last second and the blog and the workbench have been waiting for me to get home again. I’ve done some cleaning (at least to the point where I can see the table) and I’m ready to get the new year’s resolutions in gear a tad early.

So it’s time to look back at what’s happened and then look forward to what I hope will happen! 🙂

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Live From the Workbench

By | November 15, 2016
Live From the Workbench 11-14-2016

Live From the Workbench 11-14-2016

One of the struggles of November is trying to wrest art time away from NaNoWriMo and avoid the seasonal doom of the flu/cold that terrorizes my office. So far I haven’t been doing that good a job at either one, but there’s plenty of November left to turn it around! 😉

That said, I’ve gotten a bunch of art done since the last update. I’ve been a bit lazy on the photography end of things, but I’m making an effort to get that corrected today. Gift-buying season is around the corner and I’d love to be able to send some of these little guys off to new homes!

Someday I’ll either figure out this whole photography thing or I’ll just give up and outsource it to another hobby person to help fund their camera addiction…

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Live From the Workbench

By | October 28, 2016
Live from the Workbench 10-24-2016

Live from the Workbench 10-24-2016

November is almost upon us and that means the wonderful timesink of NaNoWriMo is just around the corner!

But more Writing tends to mean less Art, so I’m trying hard this year to find a happier balance than I have in the past. I am having a lot of fun creating custom orders for folks (and finishing up old projects) and I’d like to keep the momentum going.

On that note, here’s what I’ve been up to since the last time the workbench rolled by! 🙂
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Live From the Workbench

By | September 29, 2016
Live from the Workbench 09-29-2016

Live from the Workbench!

It’s been quite a week! (or five?)

I’ve been focusing a lot more on my art recently and that means there have been a lot of pieces coming off the workbench. I’ve been trying to be good and finish things that were already half-started, but in those down moments when paint is drying I have the really bad habit of starting something new.

Thus if I tried to cover everything I’ve been doing since the last update… this post would be enormous! So I’m going to stick to what is currently in progress on the workbench right now and do some individual posts for the completed stuff later.

But there are a lot of those too!
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