Artist TERESA ELLIOTT. You will never look at a cow the same way again.






Since I’ve received so many sad emails from readers about all the heavy news surrounding the Mustangs and the poor abandoned horses at feedlots and all the unfortunate neglect and abuse cases, I’ve decided to continue on the happiest topics I can think of for this week.

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Today, I’m going to tell you how I stumbled upon the oil artist, Teresa Elliott.

COWBOYS AND INDIANS MAGAZINE

I love this magazine for so many reasons.  But for me, mainly I love the magazine because it is a feast for your eyes — or my eyes, anyway.  I love the colors and the presentation.  I swear that sometimes I feel I could EAT the magazine.  Or maybe just put some of the pages in frames and up on walls.  I just love the color sensibility.

So, every month, I sit down with my new magazine and literally start ripping through it.  Yup, I tear out anything I find interesting and file it in my “things I find interesting” folder.  Then, when I have nothing in my mind to write about (like today…), I look through my folder and always find something.

About an hour ago I was looking through my folder for something cheery and I saw this photo of a painting called, “Baby Bull”.  I had ripped it out from one of the magazines a while back.  I decided to go find out about Teresa Elliott, the artist who was mentioned below the ad.

TERESA ELLIOTT’S WEBSITE

OMG.  You go to her website and you see this:

Obviously, the scale of her work is not pronounced in a tiny ad in a magazine.  Hubba Hubba!  OMG!  I would absolutely die for one of these huge painting.  Actually, I would die for one of these huge walls to put one of these huge painting…

Can you imagine this work in an incredible house somewhere in Wyoming or Montana?  Actually, I’d put it in my house wherever I lived if I had the space.  Wowsa!  This would be great in a Lodge or a hip furniture store or my house… did I say that already?  Oh, sorry.

Anyway, I kept reading through her website and I came upon her Bio.

THE BIO

She is from Texas and lives in West Texas now.  What I find really fun is that when she was first starting out, before she went to art school, Teresa was one of those ‘QUICK DRAW” artists at Six Flags.  Do you know what I mean?  They are the ones who set up in a little kiosk and draw caricatures of you and your family in black marker, really quickly.  Anyway, she did this to raise money for art school.

Can you imagine?  Who would ever think that this quick draw artist would create these incredible works later on?  See… goes to show you…don’t judge a book by its cover, eh?!

OK, another fun fact about her is that she was fascinated by the Longhorn cattle her father raised.  As a little girl, Teresa would stand on the fences watching all the cattle for hours.  She said the cows made her feel peaceful.  As she got older, Teresa said she would photograph them.  It is from these photographs that she creates her art.

ART SHOWS

Then I decided to look at the show which was featured in Cowboys and Indians magazine.  As I clicked through the 9 pieces, I saw that 7 of them were already sold.  Wow.  Good for Teresa to have such a successful show!

Well now maybe we all cannot afford such wonderful art.  But, we can sure afford to go see it, if we live in the area.  So, here is a schedule of her upcoming shows:

August 21-Sept. 4, 2010 – TEXAS TRADITIONS SHOW with Fresco Fine Art Publications at Heritage Auction Gallery, Dallas TX

Sept. 16 & 17 2010 – WESTERN VISIONS – National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, WY

Sept. 24, 2010 – MINIATURES BY THE LAKE – Coeur d’ Alene Gallery, Coeur d’ Alene ID

October 1-24, 2010 – TEXAS 
TRADITIONS SHOW with Fresco Fine Art Publications at InSight Gallery, Fredericksburg TX

October 27th, 2010 – HEART OF THE WEST – National Cowgirl Museum & Hall of Fame, Ft.Worth, TX

November 19-28, 2010 – TEXAS TRADITIONS SHOW with Fresco Fine Art Publications at Ventana Gallery, Santa Fe NM

INTERVIEW

Cowboys and Indians did interview her and I have the link here.  You may want to check it out.    And, here is a link to her website.

I don’t know about you, but just looking at these has made me peaceful… just like she said.

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How about some good news, eh? Some happy moments for today!


Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010 | Filed under Musings




LET’S HEAR SOMETHING NICE FOR A CHANGE!

Well, I know how hard it is to constantly open your FaceBook or open your mail and have bad horse news. And, since yesterday I posted the dramatic Bucket Fund story — which isn’t “bad” news since they are all in very good hands now — I wanted to post some generally uplifting news and photos.

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Good for the HORSE AND MAN Group!

Here is our receipt for our group donation to the July Bucket Fund Charity, The Golden Carrot.

The Golden Carrot

The lovely Song that we are feeding this month!

was thrilled to receive this money!  They told me that they would use the money to feed Song for a month.  Yippee!  That is great news for Song and great news for us.

Song

is a 23 year old Welara

– which is apparently a cross between Arabian and Welsh Pony.  She was left at the Golden Carrot because her previous owners said she was unsound.  At The Golden Carrot, Song is thriving with just a trim.  She gives rides to all the little kids and works like a little engine that could!  Song gets along with everyone and is a delight.

Thank you, Horse and Man readers for helping the older, forgotten horses, Song in particular, at The Golden Carrot!

NEWS ABOUT ONE OF THE AUGUST BUCKET FUND HORSES

Yesterday we spoke of the 14 neglected horses that were rescued by BHFER last week.  (You can read the blog post here or scroll down to yesterday’s post.)

Anyway, there was a baby in there, Bandit, who had to have his severely injured eye removed.

Bandit up and running after his eye removal two days ago!

Well, today he looks very, very happy!  Look at him run around at BHFER!  Obviously, he feels so much better without that painful, fly eaten eye.  Ugh.

His Mamma still needs much TLC.  She was the mare who was all alone, caring for this baby without any food and water.  Now that she is getting support, I feel her days will become better and she will recover, too.  Yay!

SOME FUN PHOTOS!

This is kinda like Saturday Phoblog, but I wanted us to have some joy today…  So, here goes:

1)  I got this off of FB and it cracked me up.

Mom! You just missed it! Aliens came and collapsed this chair and threw all your stuff all over the barn aisle!

I posted what his owner remarked when she posted the photo.  Haven’t we all seen this face when we stumble upon a horsey mess?

2)  Horse Art from Nature!  I thought these were just too cool.  One is a horse made out of snow and the other is a horse made out of sand!

3)  Here is a happy,

Baby Pillow!

healthy Momma sleeping on her baby pillow.  Love it!

4)  Here is a horse getting his teeth water flossed!

Abandoned baby Mustang, Summer in Shirley's foal room

5)  Finally, two photos of Summer, that Mustang baby that was born on the rescue lot and abandoned.  She is thriving in the care of Shirley Allen, the baby angel.

Summer waking up

If you’d like to read more about Shirley, here is her link.

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The August Bucket Fund will benefit the charity BHFER.  To learn all about the Bucket Fund and to donate $5,  please click on the Bucket Fund photo (photo credit, Trish Lowe)

August's Bucket Fund is Beauty's Haven Farm and Equine Rescue. Click here to make a $5 Pay Pal Donation. Easy and it means so much!


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