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DEBORAH KUNIC, BUCKAROO ARTIST!: I treated myself to some small items… and Leslie Anne Webb’s ELWOOD!!






Hubby and I had about 20 minutes to breeze through the Draft Horse Classic this year.

(I wrote about the Draft Horse Classic previously here.)

The Draft Horse Classic is a huge event (huge for us around here…) that draws draft teams – and individuals – from all over the country to compete and show.

The horses are incredible.  Awesome.  (The braiding, grooming, tack and dedication always captures my eye and inspires me.)

The pulling events are breathtaking.

The teamwork is fascinating.

The mares are so B-I-G.

The studs are magnificent.

The geldings are sweet, gorgeous and goofy.

I love the entire show.

The Budweiser Clydesdales used to show every year but not this year, for some reason.

Sigh.

Anyway…

This year, we couldn’t attend.   We had no time.

Drat!

So, instead, we Hubby and I met there after work and raced through the art building to meet up with our good friend, Leslie Anne Webb.

She was showing her new pieces and this one below “Elwood”  grabbed me by the heart!

It is 96″ tall!  (8 FEET TALL!!)

“Elwood” by Leslie Anne Webb. This painting is 8 feet tall!! It grips you when you walk into the gallery!

OMG.  Such a statement.

‘Elwood’ was inspired by Elwood the horse, who actually participates in the Draft Horse Classic every year.

Love that.

Elwood’s story from Leslie’s website.

 

DEBORAH KUNIC

While there, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to purchase a few items from Deborah Kunic.

All of them made me smile!

Deborah’s booth had Western/Ranch life themed etchings, watercolors, bronzes, tiles, ceramics, line drawing, cards…  I couldn’t make up my mind!!

I ended up with two mugs, a tile, a tiny original watercolor (Yay!) and a bronze pig!!!

(The tile didn’t make it into the bag so I need to go back for that…)

I NEVER buy stuff for myself and I was just delighted to have these treats!

But before I show you what I bought for myself, I wanted to give you her website and tell you about her etchings.

I find etching a fascinating process.

To etch, you have to draw – backwards.

Whatever you’ve etched is then flipped over and printed frontways.

Mind boggling for someone like me who can barely draw a straight line…

Here are excerpts from her website about etching:

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MY NEW FINDS!!

While in Deborah’s booth, I grabbed a few new pieces for myself….

The first piece I loved was this mini watercolor of a young donk.

Simple, sweet and affordable.

I thought this was very sweet… an original watercolor – mini sized.

The next pieces that I needed were these one of a kind mugs.  She hand paints each one!!!  I asked if she had more since there was only one on display and she let me paw through her box in the back of her hand painted designs.  I was in HEAVEN!  I am a sucker for original art.

Hubby liked the donkey head and I liked the youngster.  Both of the mugs had dogs that reminded us of our Dexter so we had to purchase these for our morning coffee!

Hubby picked the donk. I liked the Yearliing mug. Both hand drawn and unique.

Both of the mugs had little Dex-like dogs on the back.

 

The entire time I was scouring Deborah’s booth, I had been eyeing one of her original bronzes.  It was a little pig – the size of my hand.

When Hubby was in the booth, he said, “I like that pig!”.

Uh oh.

That did it.

I asked Deborah to wrap up the pig, too….

Gulp.

But, I love it.  Reminds me of my pigs, Fanny and Pearl, who lived to be 18 and 15 respectively.

My new personal pig bronze. Love it! (palm sized)

 

THANK YOU for letting me sharing my love of Western art… There were many, many more artist there and I only wish I had time to review them all.

Next year…

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While flipping through a catalog, I stumbled upon a Leslie Anne Webb rug…






(Glory had her baby!  Palomino paint colt.  Pics later!)

So, for days I’ve been watching Marestare and hoping to catch Glory as she foals (here is that link)…  In fact, I was so sure she was going to foal this evening, I didn’t prepare a blog because I was certain that I would capture the birth – or at least present the story and photos of the new foal to you.

Well… it is now 10:13 pm and I’m still staring at a very pregnant and immobile little mini-mare who is standing in the corner of her stall – not giving birth.

Oops.  I guess I’d better write about something because it is past my bedtime and nothin’ is happenin’ with Glory.  (I’m sure that once I write this entire blog post, she will foal – or at least I hope she does, the poor girl looks so uncomfortable…)

 

Poor little Glory, standing in the corner of her stall. Still very pregnant at 11:15 pm...

WHAT I DID WHILE I WAS STARING AT MY COMPUTER WATCHING GLORY

So, what does one do when they are staring at an image on their computer?  Well, I filed my nails and did a bunch of mindless paperwork.  I ate far too much Easter candy.  I considered what I might have to sell on Ebay while I was sitting here (multi tasking)… found nothing.  I remembered a show I saw called ‘Extreme Couponing’ so I went online to see what coupons I could find – but lost interest.

Basically, I ran out of things to do in front of my computer so I moved over to the magazine/catalog pile.  In that towering  mountain of printed, shiny paper, I found the ‘Back in the Saddle’ Catalog.  Have you seen that?

Anyway, as I was perusing it, I dogeared a few pages that I thought I would share with you.

CATALOG FAVORITES

I wasn’t really into serious shopping.  I was really just looking at images and considering how they impacted me while I kept one eye on Glory.  But, I did find a few things interesting.

1)  I thought this item was cute.  A little double entendre.  If you like it, the link is here.

 

Cute, eh?

 

2)  I don’t have a bumper-pull trailer, but if I did, I’d love to cover it up with something artistic.  However, when I started thinking about it, I decided if I did buy a lovely trailer hitch cover like this one, I would immediately back into something and wreck it.  But, I liked the idea so I’m showing it to you here.

 

Trailer hitch cover up

 

3)  OK, this is just idiotic to me.  (Sorry if any of you bought this already…)  I mean, it isn’t serving any purpose for your horse.  So, the only real purpose is for the owner to giggle at the horse.  Is that fair?  I mean at least they could have made the visor wide and long enough to at least help the horse on sunny days.  Nope.  It looks like a big horse stole a mini horse hat.

But, if you want to purchase one to point and laugh at your horse, here is the link.

 

C'mon... all the other horses would laugh at him... It doesn't even fit right.

4)  Then I saw this one…

 

This is a rug so you can walk on the image created by my friend.

 

THE ARTIST WHO CREATED THE IMAGE ON THE RUG IS LESLIE ANNE WEBB (my friend…)

Hmmmm.  I thought to myself… my readers could purchase this rug with Leslie’s image printed on it…

OR, MAYBE…  I’ll call Leslie (she’s my neighbor) and tell her that I saw her image in this catalog that I was looking through and wondered if she might want to ‘up the ante’ and do something a little more special and personal (than this mass production piece) for my readers.

And do you know what she said?

She said, “Sure!”   Leslie said that she would personalize, emboss and sign any print purchased from her website if you mentioned that I (Horse and Man) was up late reading through a catalog and chatting with her while staring at Marestare on my computer.

So, there you go!  If any of Leslie’s many, many pieces from her website tickles your fancy, she will make it truly YOURS!

Here is the link to her website.

(Under the FINE ART TAB, you will see several ‘color’ series.  Look through all the originals and click on the image you like to order a print!  She has several sizes.)

See what happens on a Thursday night when two gals get to chatting on the phone!!   She gave us a gift!  And, there is absolutely NO AFFILIATION for any of this other than she is my friend and I think the world of her and I want to share her with you…

SO MANY TO CHOOSE FROM… THESE ARE SOME OF MY FAVS

Leslie works off of photographs.  I picked a few of my favs for you below.  But she is prolific and has many more on her site.

 

photo of Mac

Mac

Photo of Adoration

Adoration

Photo of 'Telling Secrets'

Telling Secrets

Photo of her horse, Charlie

Charlie Blue Eyes

photo 'The Sweetest Thing'

The Sweetest Thing

photo 'Oscar Kisses'

Oscar Kisses (I have this one!)

photo 'Whiskey'

Whiskey

And of course, the image on the rug…

 

The Trio

So many choices!!

 

THANKS for letting me take you along as I flip through a catalog and chat with my girlfriend!  And, I hope that if any of you ever wanted a piece from Leslie Anne Webb but didn’t think you could afford something signed and personalized, this is her gift to you as we both await the birth of Glory.

G’night all.  THANK YOU for reading!  ;)

 

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