Thursday, December 30, 2010

Celestial - Repainted

Currently on Ebay - click for auction

 Celestial figurine totally repainted from head to base.
Signed on the bottom and also marked - 'Embellished #1'.

You can purchase this figurine unembellished from The Tail of Painted Ponies website.

Monday, December 20, 2010

New Custom Painted Pony: Cree Beauty

"Cree Beauty"
Based on a design I saw on a Woods Cree Indian saddle blanket from the 1800's.
Intricate floral design in white and grey hand painted on a black pony with four stockings and a blaze.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Celestial Cuff

Just saw on the Painted Ponies website that you can order a leather cuff bracelet with my Celestial design.

Pretty neat!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Sister pony to my first Trail of Painted Pony reproductions, Celestial,
Mythical features a gorgeous, glittery pegasus on each side.
Leaping through the heavens, one sparkling feather has landed on the pony's base.
Silver metallic paint on the hooves, diamond dust glitter on the wings for a truly magical effect.


Celestial is available through The Trail of Painted Ponies.
"For Mythology is the handmaid of literature;
and literature is one of the best allies of virtue and promoters of happiness."
~Thomas Bulfinch

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

1st Place!

Lucky me!
 Pumpkin Patch wins 1st place in the Trail of Painted Ponies Fall Harvest Design Contest.
Will he be made into a figurine? Who knows for sure.
I have my fingers crossed!

My newest original pony is Deco Equus.
The leaping horse side was  iinspired by art deco Cartier book ends.
Swirling sun design bursts through stylized clouds.
Currently available.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Caballo de los Muertos

I've always been interested in the Mexican holiday Día de los Muertos or Day of the Dead.
The bright colors, traditions, sugar skulls, altars, marigolds, honoring and remembering deceased family members makes this a very neat holiday.  I got to thinking, what would a Day of the Dead horse look like and I created the painting you see at the top. Then I wondered what it would be like to create a Painted Pony based on my painting.
So here you have Caballo de los Muertos or Horse of the Dead...

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Pumpkin Patch

"Pumpkin Patch"

Pumpkins, a wee mouse and an owl flying in front of a full moon for autumn.

 Jack o' lanterns, black cat and a witch flying in front of the moon for Halloween!
The original is available through the Trail's website.
Winner of the 2010 Harvest/Halloween design contest.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sleepy Hollow

Based on my favorite Halloween tale, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, this pony features the Headless Horseman galloping on his black steed through the countryside. On the back I've painted Ichabod's mount, Gunpowder, grazing in the cemetery. Poor Ichabod hasn't been seen since his encounter with the Horseman on the bridge. On the base I have hand painted the Horseman's head, a menacing jack o' lantern.

"The chief part of the stories, however, turned upon the favorite spectre of Sleepy Hollow, the Headless Horseman, who had been heard several times of late, patrolling the country; and, it was said, tethered his horse nightly among the graves in the churchyard." ~W. Irving, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

"The Horseman comes. And tonight he comes for you."
~Lady Van Tassel (Sleepy Hollow movie) 

Sunday, September 5, 2010


My newest Halloween Pony for 2010 is a bewitched Appaloosa named appropriately, Apparition!
This beautiful black app's spots have turned into ghosts and a witch flying on her broom. She's got a little jack o' lantern (removable) sitting on her base to keep her company. The best part about this original Painted Pony is that it is a companion to my design Appy Holidays which was the Trail's last Holiday Design Contest winner and will be available as a mass produced figurine next year!

Apparition: An unexpected, wonderful, or preternatural appearance;
 a ghost; a specter; a phantom.

The original Appy Holidays - should be available next year as a figurine!

Saturday, August 7, 2010


Then followed that beautiful season... Summer....
Filled was the air with a dreamy and magical light; and the landscape
Lay as if new created in all the freshness of childhood.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To see the Summer Sky
Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie -
True Poems flee.
~Emily Dickinson

Still available - "Night Cats"
Email me to make an offer -

The dog may be wonderful prose, but only the cat is poetry.
 ~French Proverb

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Here Be Dragons

"Here be dragons" is a phrase dating back to medieval times that denotes
territory on a map that is uncharted or dangerous.
On the front of my pony is a beautiful green dragon flying over his pile of treasure which includes some ruby red bead pieces and Swarovski crystals. I used metallic paints on the sculpted coins.
On the back are several dragonflies.
I've always been attracted to dragons. When I was a kid, I thought that they were real, just dinosaurs that survived extinction. :0)

"Never laugh at live dragons."
- J.R.R. Tolkien - The Hobbit

"It's hard to stop Muggles from noticing us if we're keeping dragons in the back garden - anyway, you can't tame dragons, it's dangerous."
- Ron Weasley