Friday, September 14, 2012

Opinions Welcome!

So I've been trying to design a freeze brand. I'm going to actually have one made that I can use on Stormy but also any future horses I might get.
To register the brand I have to submit 3 choices (in order of preference) to the Oklahoma Cattlemen's Association for my application, so this is the three I'll put on the application...but I can't decide which one I like best. The first one is my initials, MW...and the M part is basically my logo for my art stuff. The second one has wings for no other reason than I thought it would be a neat design--and riding horses can feel like flying :). The third one was just one I came up with when sketching lots of ways to make an M. 
I like the diamond look and the fact that it looks "brand-y." 

Anyone have any opinions?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Autocomplete is Opinionated

A friend of mine posted a very cute photo of another friend's dogs. I think you can tell which word I had mistyped here...I think my iPhone got it, too--it just thought another word in the same vein might be better.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Update on Various Things

I haven't posted anything new in a while because I've been rather busy. So here's a brief summery of what I've been up to. So brief I won't even include how I was sick with the worst cold ever for a while, and went bowling for the first time in forever the Tuesday before last (and enjoyed it even though I'm horrible at bowling) Or worked on cleaning up my flowerbed this weekend, or any of that.


I've got a custom portrait or two in the works. They're gifts for people so I can't show pictures for a while. So there will be more on that in several months.

I finally finished this painting for another pillow pet and have started working on a few more:

I've been painting some wine and grape themed paintings as well as trying to add to my other animal paintings. (Basically I'm trying to just paint every free second I get):


I sold all of my horse paintings, the proceeds of which paid for Stormy's 60 days of training. Very appropriate I thought.

Roman is getting bigger:

Stormy is getting smaller:

I've been riding Stormy a lot. This particular photo was taken at the end of the longest ride I have ever been on. About 4 and a half hours if you count time just standing around visiting. Which I do since I was still in the saddle during that time. My knees and ankles count it...

I've decided I want to get Stormy freeze branded. When there have been wildfires, I know some people have been forced to just open gates/cut fences and let their horses loose for lack of time and/or a trailer. Horses also just get loose occasionally. People steal horses. And since Stormy's physical description would be "bay" (she has no white on her at all) I'd like to add something more identifiable. She does have some scars on her face but that isn't good enough. I want something I can register.
Here's the sketches I've been working on: