A while ago, I stumbled upon a FaceBook Auction to help Frog Pond Draft Horses.
Since it was a lazy Sunday, I found myself browsing all the donated items and making my armchair assessments, as we all do when browsing online bids.
Anyway, being a huge fan of pencil drawings, one of the auction items caught my eye. It was an offer to create a pencil drawing of up to 3 horses.
The girl offering this donation item was only 15…
Well, I couldn’t resist!
Not only was it a pencil drawing, but a pencil drawing from a dedicated kid artist!
I had to bid.
A few days later, I found out that I HAD WON!
I received an email from the artist’s Mom who gave me instructions on what kind of photos to send.
Immediately, I received an email from the young girl, Emmi. She said she was very excited to create the piece but she wanted to make sure I liked it so she would send me photos as she created it.. She said it might take a while and she might send several reference shots back and forth with me to make sure she and I were on the same wavelength.
I was very excited, too!
WHICH HORSES TO PICK!!
Initially, I gave her photos of Finn, Slick and Norma. But then we realized that Finn was much larger and awkward in the frame… so I suggested maybe replacing Finn with Dodger. After all, Dodger lives with Slick and Norma so it made sense.
Although Emmi agreed that Finn was larger, she was up for the challenge and didn’t want to replace him. She also decided to add Dodger – and keep Finn… so I was now going to get 4 horses in the drawing.
Me, being a guilt ridden ex Catholic school girl, I was worried that I was over burdening this young girl with such a complex drawing. Therefore, I kept offering to reduce the number of animals in the drawing.
I even offered to throw in the llama in exchange for Norma, if that was easier. (Knowing how teenage girls fret, I didn’t want poor Emmi to lose any sleep over my drawing…)
Emmi stood her ground and said that she felt totally comfortable with the four equines: Finn, Slick, Dodger and Norma.
A FEW MONTHS PASSED
A few months passed without a peep. In fact, I had forgotten about it…
Then I received and email from Emmi:
I’ve been meaning to update you on the progress but been moving too fast. Every time i would take a picture I would see something that i didn’t like and couldn’t leave it
alone until it was fixed. lol. Anyways, I think I’ve finally finished it :D I’ve attached a picture of it. Let me know if there is ANYTHING you want me to change.
I immediately approved the drawing she had photographed!
And this week, it arrived! It is pencil on a 12 x 12 piece of art paper – shaded beautifully…
How sweet is this?!
To date, one of my favorite auction wins!
DO YOU WANT ONE OF YOUR HORSE(S)?
THIS JUST IN FROM EMMI’S MOM: Thank you for posting about my daughter, Emmi and her artwork. She is taking orders…contact her at Pencilsnponies@aol.com if your interested.
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