~ Bell Boy ~
Model horses still cover my work desk,
and I'm enjoying every minute with them.
Bell Boy however was quite a change in what I'm
used to working with. He is a traditional size draft horse
model from the Stone Horses company,
standing a little over 10 1/2" high at the tips of his ears!
Quite a change from the three inches and smaller models
I had been working on up to this!
Bell Boy is a contest horse, one that was
chosen for me. Not until I opened the box and
unwrapped him did I know who he was going to be.
He was a bit rough from the factory, needing rather
large seams shaved and sanded before
I could begin to give him any color.
But life in 2020 took over in another direction for a bit,
and with one week left to go, he sat forlorn and
naked white...completely lifeless on my desk.
I had almost given up hope of entering him.
Then I made a decision.
I had made a commitment with Bell Boy,
and I was going to honor that.
So I set to work, hours and hours and hours of
rushed rushed rushed work.
I love to add tiny details to my work,
but there was little time for that.
So, within the hours I had left before he was to have his
contest photos taken, I did what I could.
Bell Boy is not completely where I'd like to see him
as a finished model. He was definitely a test
as to how well I could create a nice looking horse
in a time frame that was much shorter then I'm used too.
Over the winter I'm sure I will pick him up again, to
add those tiny details I love. But for now I'll relax,
and enjoy him as he is.
~ Wishing you a wonderful, whimsical day! ~