Monday, November 30, 2009

Calendars & Cards

I've designed several new calendars for 2010. There are lots of brand new images and photos as well as a few old favorites tossed in because I love them so much. These are currently available in my shop and my shop. I also have designed one independently which will be available on (top image/preview).

I've also set up a shop at Greeting Card Universe. Most of my designs are still awaiting approval but should be ready to purchase within the next week. I only have six designs posted so far but will be adding more. Most are images from my photography but seasonal cards will be available.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I don't know where my head is at! I haven't told you all that Mousie is back home in Tennessee. Of course, as I told Huston, she actually has two places that she calls home, one in Missouri and one in Tennessee. And she is very much loved in both of them. Here are two photos from her first morning home in Tennessee. See her little baby bump?:D

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Benefit for Jenny Rogers

I will be donating two matted and framed prints to a silent auction being held in conjunction with a benefit chili lunch for Jenny Rogers, a young mother who was diagnosed with a very aggressive form of breast cancer while she was pregnant and who also has been unemployed for most of 2009 and the cancer and pregnancy. The benefit is being held at the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia, TN, tomorrow, Sunday, November 15th, 2009. I hope you can attend. There is no charge for the lunch but you're being asked to donate what you can. It's a good cause and should be lots of fun and you might even go home with a great auction buy! There are many businesses and services in the area who are donating to the auction. The two prints I am donating will be my favorite shot of Mouse which is shown to the right and At Play in the Fields of the Lord which, I believe, is also on this blog.
Hope to see you there!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Joe Guy Clinic at Blue Point Stables

I attended the first day of the Joe Guy Clinic at Blue Point Stables in Kingston, TN yesterday and it was a blast. Joe is an amazing guy. A native of Australia, Joe wears many hats besides that iconic cowboy hat which always seems to be perched perfectly on his head. Joe is an author, a musician, singer, entertainer, long rider (Joe is currently riding across the U.S. on horseback!) father and husband. I met him yesterday in his capacity as horse whisperer. Joe has the most amazing ability to understand the nature of the horse and he quickly deciphers where each problem horse's trouble lies. The first horse of the day, was fearful of his topline and that is what Joe worked on. The second horse had wrapped a hose around his body and legs when he was very young and Joe quickly realized that he was fearful of having the ropes around his legs and body without being told about the hose. He was also seemingly tireless, working with over seven horses while I was there and not even really stopping for lunch since he used that time to examine the progress of a horse he'd worked with in his last clinic. I plan on writing an article about Joe and all his many talents for my magazine, The Tennessee Equestrian, which I hope to publish by the end of March, 2010. The magazine will be given free to Tennessee horse owners through shops, stores and horse shows and events. It will be an all comprehensive guide covering every imaginable equine service and product. It will also include several informative and entertaining articles, one of which will be my story on Joe Guy. I'm excited about the magazine as well the feature on Joe. I will keep you all posted on the progress and let you know as soon as the magazine is available. I'll also be publishing a website exclusively for the magazine in the next few weeks and I will link to Joe's site as well as others on it. More on that later as well as a link to all of the photos that I took at Joe's clinic. As a last note, I have to add what a pleasure it was meeting Joe's wife, Donna, and their children, all were a delight!

If I Could Fly

If I Could Fly
The wind of heaven is that which flows between a horse's ears.