Friday, March 19, 2010

It's Official!


This week it came, the thing I've been waiting for since December, a contract to become an official artist with The Trail of Painted Ponies. I have possibly two designs that will be made into production in the near future. One will most likely be made next year and that was my winning design for their holiday contest, Appy Holidays. The other will just have to be a surprise for now! I am so grateful to be given this opportunity. When I left my "real" job exactly 10 years ago next month, I never thought something this cool would happen to me!

Here is my newest custom Painted Pony, Hopalong. Something about this time of year makes me want to paint rabbits. This pony features 5 bunnies: Rex, Lop, Dwarf, Dutch and English Spot. I will have him for sale on ebay soon.





I've also been the lucky recipient of several blog awards lately. I'm a little too busy to play along just right now but I wanted to say thank you to First Draught Farm, Dreamspirations Gallery, Chronicles of Whimsy and Ranch Dressing - Cowgirl Style.



Thank you so much! I'm sorry I don't always get around to comment on everyone's blogs.
Have a wonderful weekend. I'm off to the sea shore tomorrow to build sand castles.

23 comments:

Meghann LittleStudio said...

Congratulations on all fronts! I am so excited for the Painted Ponies, that is SO HUGE! I am very happy for you and grinning a huge, goofy grin :)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Hi Jen, again - my congratulations to you!!!! It's an honor that is so well deserved. Your newest piece is so cute - I can't believe you fit all those sweet bunnies in there. We used to raise bunnies when I was a girl, and we had one that looked exactly like the little spotted fellow (who I named Patches) in the top photo. :)
Have a most wonderful time at the shore tomorrow, and congratulations on your blog awards!
Theresa

Anastasia said...

Congratulations. You are so very talented so it was well deserved.

jane augenstein said...

BIG congratulations Jennifer!!! How exciting, your work is gorgeous!!

Campbell Jane said...

Congratulations! You are awesome!

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

I am so happy and proud for you! Can't wait until all is done, this I will definitely have to buy since I "know" the artist! :-)

Jocelyn said...

oh wow I LOVE the Appy Holidays!

LOVE LOVE LOVE..
You are so talenred and I am so jealous !

Congrats !

Laura said...

That is so wonderful! Congratulations! You definitely deserve it, I think you are a wonderfully talented artist!
blessings
~*~
PS: Happy Spring!

Zan Asha said...

Wooooohooo! Go you! You deserve all of the wonderfulness headed your way, you are soooo talented :)

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Wow! I am impressed and yet not surprised they chose you, your artwork is quite fantastic.
But ahhh the suspense! :)

I love Hopalong!

JeniQ said...

Whooo HOOOo What a gorgeous pony!

I may have to start collecting now that my children are almost grown the collection just may survive =)

Angie @ Ranch Dressing said...

A BIG congrats to you!

Possible Impossibilities Studio said...

Congratulations again Jen for this amazing honour! It will be so fun to keep an eye out in the shops for the horses you've designed! Love the bun bun horse and the butterfly at it's feet. Have fun building castles in the sky! ;-)
- Deb

Jessie said...

Wow! Congrats--I can't wait to see them!! :)

Kath said...

How exciting, well done, you must be so pleased. Enjoy the beach, it is raining here in England :D

Designs By CK said...

BIG congrats Jen and how exciting for you! Hope you are feeling better too, Spring colds are the worst!

CK (-:

Crystal Cook said...

Congratulations! This is so exciting, the pony is beautiful too!

Lisa said...

Happy belated birthday, sorry to hear you were/are so sick though. Congrats on the Painted Ponies... Doug was thrilled to hear this (I think he is your biggest fan!!). I haven't been around too much myself so it was nice to catch up your entries. I hope you start feeling better soon. Happy Spring!!!
Lisa

Jennifer Rose said...

that is great! big congrats! :D have a great time at the shore :)

Angel's Best Friend said...

Jennifer,

Congratulations! Angel & I have enjoyed following (and purchasing) your works of art. Best Wishes to you and your family.

Deborah.

Linda said...

It couldn't have happened to a more deserving person. Congratulations!!! Enjoy the seashore.

sam said...

Wow, excellent news congratulations! Well deserved too. love those rabbits)

Anonymous said...

Jen,
Congratulations!!! I was sure they would have to see the talent you have for doing this. The horses and other items are incredible. I will make sure that Lisa gets these for her collection when they come out.
Doug