Tuesday, June 15, 2010

I'll have a Collier

...I don't care what my mother tells me, I'll have a Collier for my sweetheart...

-Traditional Song

I owned this lovely little Collier bisque Joan Berkwitz gave me for my birthday. I had no idea what color I was going to paint him, when it came to me- bay roan! So just this week, with all that is going on, a thought struck me- he should go to benefit Melissa Gaulding in the Flying Heart Fundraiser (*note the new link!*)! What better way to pass on such a fine gift? It is little wonder he was meant to be roan- it is Mel's favorite color, as I mentioned! So here he is- much in-progress, but getting close. He still needs some subtle, fiddly details (I want to give his whole coat a faint 'ticking'), along with the more obvious details like eyes, but my hope is to have him up at Auction Barn early next week.


In other news, I've been working on a couple of Toot Sweets for the next batch! Last month's batch (#3) sold at Mud Day (I plan on posting pics soon, so y'all can see. They turned out very nice, especially the one I tried in the matte glaze). I'm hoping to have Batch #4 ready early next week as well. Stay tuned to this blog for more news and pictures!



Sans Souci Studios said...

The response this fundraiser is getting is just so wonderful and awe inspiring!

And... I'm dying for PICS of the next TOOT SWEET BATCH!!! CAN'T WAIT!! AGGGGHHHH!!!!

Lynn A. Fraley said...

The Collier looks terrific already Addi; it's the perfect piece for the fundraiser. Good job!

Adalee said...

Thanks so much, Lynn! :) Pics soon, Carrie!

mel said...

Addi, your help is truly a miracle for Herm and me. And that you thought to make your horse in my favorite color? Too special for me to describe. I hope I get to "meet" that Collier in person someday, so I can convey to him and his new owner how important he really is!

Adalee said...

Aw, Mel- I'm so happy to help out! I only wish I was able to do more right now. But I do hope you get to meet the Collier today- he's going to be very pretty, if I might say so! Lots of fiddly, subtle details... :)