Sunday, 31 July 2011

Digital Horse Sheet For Scrapbooking Cardmaking

Theres a few more Digital downloadables in Artwolf on Etsy, heres one of them to view, Equestrian related in the Vintage Edwardian Postcards Style.
They incorporate two of my pastel drawings Unicorn Blue, and Faith & Hope(Rabbit & Pegasus Foal)

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Hickstead Show Jumping

A bevy of Show Jumping Stars were competing for the Prize honors but Germany's Marcus Ehning won the Bunn Leisure Trophy, claiming the £6,500 first prize on board Noltes Kuchengirl.
"She has a lot of experience and I've been riding her for a long time, so I know her well and what she's capable of," Marcus said of the mare.

Friday, 29 July 2011

Hickstead Hunters Classes

Mark and I had a day out at Hickstead Royal International Horse Show Festival, here are some pics of the heavyweight Hunter Class during judging, and Champioships of the three weight classes 1st and reserve in each Light, Middle and Heavyweight.
The Heavyweight ultimatly taking the supreme title.
Photos Mark.

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Susan Williams- Facebook

I saw TV footage once of the round ups,wheeling helicopters, terrified horses, broken legs, dying foals.

Quote from Susan Williams-Facebook Page
"Today lets stop for a moment and hold the space for our wild ones as the roundups start in Nevada. The monstrous helicopters will begin removing 1700 horses from their range. It is difficult to comprehend how our efforts seem to fall upon deaf ears".

Sunday, 17 July 2011

New Little Witch Halloween Digitals

Here are two new Digital Party invites and Tags.
The invitation image is from one of my hand drawn watercolours, the original inspiration for this were vintage image cards I had owned, but which were sadly in too bad a state to use, so I redrew them and updated them, but I shrove to retain the charm of the vintage originals. I redrew six images in total, and created two new ones in the same style.
Tag Images are taken from actual vintage images, except the black kitten which is one of my own watercolours.
The white version was in response to saving precious printer inks.

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Meet Toby

I was kindly offered Toby on a summer loan from the local Hunt stables.
Toby is a big lad we estimate about 17.2hh at least, although we havent put a measure to him. Our first challenge was finding a headcollar and girth to fit, after scouring the Island's shops, we managed to find one headcollar large enough, and one girth 58inches. Woozles old bridle just about fitted, at a slight pinch (term of speech, nothing painful) and we purchased a larger bit, a bargain curtesy of Ebay, added a sheepskin numnah for comfort and a exlarge double bridle, yet to be oiled. After a period of adjustment Toby is settling well into a slightly more relaxed way of life, starting to trust me, and mind his P's and Q's, which for Toby means, don't tread on my feet, or shove me over.
We had had him reshod and were starting to ride him regularly when Toby stuck his leg through a gate in the field. Now both the gates are cloaked in tarps as Toby has a bad habit of pawing for attention and titbits from passing adoring fans.
Cut and badly beat up, hes been on meds antibiotics, and inflammatry reducers in his feed, for which we had to invent sneaky ways of making them taste better, and different creams for the wound on his leg. Hes doing well, and soaking up the attention.
Heres some pics of him before the accident.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Happy 4th July America

'Happy 4th of July', to my American Cousins and Friends in the States.
Apologies for the dirth of posting lately, hopefully whatever I call normal life will resume shortly..
Linda :) x

OSWOA (Original Small Works Art) Awards

OSWOA (Original Small Works Art) Awards