Thursday, July 1, 2010

Exciting News!

I was asked a few months ago if I wanted to be part of a new Christmas book being put together by The Trail of Painted Ponies. Of course I jumped at the chance! They chose two of my designs to go into the book, Appy Holidays, winner of their 4th holiday design contest and soon to be mass produced,  and Snowbound, which won an Honorable Mention in their second design contest. I currently have 10 of the books for sale if anyone would like to buy one ($12 plus shipping).
 I would be happy to autograph it for you, if you'd like.

 


Now that the cat's out of the bag, I can show a picture of the Appy Holidays figurine I created for The Trail after winning their contest. It was exciting to be able to work on this rearing form before it came out to the general public. Appy Holidays will probably be available next year for purchase! This is especially exciting for me since I have been painting horses in holiday scenarios for 10 years now!

While we're on the topic of being published, I thought I would share that I had a photograph published in another book recently, The Mule Companion.
The author, Cynthia Attar, was searching for nice mule photographs for the revised edition of her book and found my picture of a mule standing in a creek on my blog.


Here it is, taken right across the street, while Zoe and I were on one of our walks looking for "woodland creatures". See, it helps to carry your camera with you where ever you go!


Lastly, I have completed 11 new horse pendants. I feel like I have been working on these guys forever. I think my sight is going because it's getting increasingly hard to paint that small!
Here are a few, they will be available on Etsy.






18 comments:

Laura said...

These are beautiful. I really enjoyed the mule photo too. You really make me see that horses are not just for riding.

CTG Ponies said...

Congratulations! You deserve it!

Kiki said...

Yay..congratulations..wonderful news..and you are so talented..it is simply meant to be! Enjoy and best wishes!! yay

Heather said...

Congrats!!! You have such amazing stuff going on lately!!!!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Congratulations all around!
I'm going to reiterate what everyone else said by saying you are so talented and deserving of this!

DeLaRenaissance said...

WOW!!! Congratulations Jen!!

Judy said...

What a gorgeous book! You are one talented lady, congrats!

Anonymous said...

So cool Jen..can't wait to see that book...!! Trail did a fantastic job on the presentation...just lovely!!!
You pony (master) is amazing!!
As everyone else said here..so well deserved!!!
You go girl!!!
FAb :))))

^..^Corgidogmama said...

When you have news...you have BIG news! Congrats on all your efforts!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations, Jen! This is just AMAZING news. :) The photos in the book look wonderful. And what a sweet mule - congrats on the additional publication. :) The new necklaces are lovely - our niece's birthday is next month. I think she'd love one of these. :) Have a great holiday weekend! Theresa

photogchic said...

Congrats girl...this is so cool. We can say "We knew her when...."

jane augenstein said...

Wow, Jennifer, very, very exciting stuff! Huge congratulations!!! Your work is so beautiful you surely deserve it!

Gypsy Moon Art Studio said...

That is wonderful news, indeed! Congrats to you!! As always, your work is amazing!!
~Shannon

Silke Janas-Schloesser said...

Huge Congratulations Jennifer !!!!!!!!
You really deserve it !!! I´m going to order this book, but please forgive me, I´ll go through Amazon because it is much easier for me here in Germany, safes shipping costs and makes it easier through the customs office.
Can´t wait to see this statue ready for order :o)

xxx Silke

Light and Shadow Studio said...

Congratulations Jennifer! Wow, they are both beautiful. What an accomplishment and well deserved too. Tammy

Bonnie Story said...

Wow, great news!! Good to have your amazing talent recognized and shared all the more. You are really one of my very favorite artists and your photography is stunning too - the mule pic is just one of thousands of amazing portraits I have seen on your blog. You always capture the inner dignity and essence of your subject, it's quite remarkable. I'm so happy for you! Cheers! Bonnie

Linda said...

Congratulations! I want a book--how do I get one??

Blackfeatherfarm said...

Congratulations !!! So exciting !!! Very happy for you !