Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas was Wonderful :)

We had a great Christmas! Darrell was a blast to watch opening all his presents since he really knew how to tear into them this year. Matt and his friend, Kelly, had fun playing with Darrell's toys afterwards too LOL. Here is a pic of them all playing with the 6 foot racetrack in our living room. (2 Thirty two year old men playing with a racetrack was extremely entertaining LOL)

Then, Matt was digging in Darrell's toy box to find more cars...they were trying all of the Hotwheels to see which one was the fastest LOL.

Darrell had to also help daddy open his presents too LOL. He had opened about 20 or so of his own and he was not ready to stop! He kept asking for more presents to open LOL. He was just so sweet, and such a good boy..My God, he got so much loot this year from both Grandma's and Grandpa's, Aunts, Uncles and cousins...sheesh. I guess we need to go through his old toys now and give some away.

I got a beautiful Rifle and Scope from my Hubby and some good lovin too! LOL I am not posting any pictures of me right now...I need to lose at last half of my ass first! I will post my gun-porn later...Matt still has to get the mounting bracket for my scope. He tried to get it on ebay but ran out of time.

I hope everyone had a terrific Holiday full of Love and Happiness.
Hugs to you all :)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

.•:*¨¨*:•.SUN GOD.•:*¨¨*:•. Indian Silver Resin

For Sale $1,525.00 SOLD
Please click his photo to see more.

I have only seen a couple of these guys for sale, and there are very few castings out...I think only around 35 or so due to molding problems (according to Deb's site).

Sun God is a mixed media piece...Painted entirely by hand in oils, pastels, acrylics. I have given him a glowing golden bay coat with a velvet look. He is a solid cast resin with wire reinforced legs. I have sealed him in a satin finish to show off his glow and muscle detail. He looks much better in person...or in horse :D My photos are not picking up the subtle shading in his mane and tail, they aren't just painted black. Also, his skin on his face is shades of grey, umber and a soft velvety real muzzle. His armpits (brisket pits?) lol and flanks are shaded with umber and grey also, and very soft looking. His eyes and hooves are very detailed and coated with clear resin which produces a deep gloss. I'm sorry, I just cannot seem to get better photos right now and it is rainy outside :( Maybe if the sun comes out tomorrow, I can get better ones!

For more photos, please go here...
Thanks, and have a Wonderful day!
Lora Speiser

Monday, October 13, 2008

Brand New from the Studio!

Hi Everyone!

I have 2 brand new resin Medallions/Christmas Ornaments for sale. One is a Warmblood with a braided mane, and the other is a Western Pleasure Horse. Castings are ready to ship. The medallions measure 3" inches tall x 2½" inches wide and are solid cast of ivory colored resin. They are also the perfect size for Christmas ornaments! I sculpted a simple little ornate hanger right on the top for a ribbon or ornament hanger, you could easily remove it if you would like to.
These have nice detail, I could not get it to show up in my pictures. If you purchase more than one of these, The first One of each style is $15.00each additional of the same style medallion is only $13.00...all PPD of course.

They are fully customizable, with the exception of leaving my name and © in tact/visible, all changes must be noted and credited to who did them, and no recasting of any part of my sculpture/resin.

Email me at: paintedponyranch @ msn . com

International shipping is $2.00 for one, and .50 for each additional. (I am paying some toward the shipping cost) This shipping method is by first class mail and insurance is not available with it unless you request registered mail and that is an added $10.00 plus insurance cost. I am not responsible to replace any damaged, lost, or missing items if insurance is not paid for.
Have a Wonderful Day!

You may email me if you would like one :)

Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Clay Review...

So...I have been trying to find a nice clay to sculpt with (that I like) and this has been extremely frustrating :(

A couple of years ago I bought some Chevant Clay in Medium and Hard...OMG I Love this stuff...But, it is sulphur based and it smells horrible :( You just cannot get it off your hands and they smell like stinky sulphur for a few days....I did eventually figure out that if you wash really well with lemon scented comet, it takes the smell off pretty good. (I almost typed Lemon Flavored Comet LOLOL) Anyway...This clay sculpts so nice, it is so smooth, never stuck to my tools and it smooths out really well with alcohol or mineral spirits. I just cannot stand the smell so I bought something new...

My new resin "Jewel" was sculpted with Super Sculpey Firm. This stuff is really nice! Also, you do not have to worry about making waste castings, since the clay is baked. However, It is just not hard enough :( I do like the fact that you can sculpt parts and then bake it, then continue sculpting again and the baked parts will not get ruined. Keep in mind though, unbaked Sculpey does not stick well at all to baked Sculpey so it is very hard to get the two parts to blend together. Besides those two things, I loved it. So...

...Onto Chevant Le Beau Touche'...OMG. Nightmare.
This clay sticks to the armature and almost everything else really well...that is the good thing about it. BUT, it also sticks to all of your tools! The surface grabs and you just cannot smooth it out with tools at all unless you use a solvent. Then, it turns to rust colored pudding. I have no clue how anyone uses this stuff. I guess if you are using your fingers mainly and you don't have much carving off and smoothing to do with tools, you would be ok. I tried freezing my tools, heating them, and everything else I could think of...just not good :(

I have now ordered a sample pack of several Non-Sulphur Clays made by Chevant...hopefully they will be here really soon! I will test them all out and see which one I like best. If none of them are comparable to the sulphur based, as far as smoothness and workability, I will probably go back to Sculpey Firm. I will update when I get my samples :)

I hope this information helps someone!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Beautiful Jewel painted by Jaimie Baker!

Jaimie did such an awesome job on my little resin, "Jewel"... I just had to share! She has this copy up on ebay right now, the auction is Here.
Photos are courtesy of Jaimie :)
Love Ya Girl!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I am 36 now LOL

September 30th was my 36th Birthday :)
I really don't feel 36, I guess that is good! It also helps that my husband is 32 lol.
Matt got home Sunday night, and his vacation started Monday so he is home with me for the week! Yay! I sure did miss him! Tuesday, we took the little one to his G-Ma's house to stay a couple days...he always has fun there :) This also gave us some private time together for my B-Day. We didn't do much, just relaxed together and watched movies and went out to eat. It has been really nice though. Matt got me the most beautiful card, and so did our little one, I could not ever have more blessed with such a wonderful Husband and Son.
Thanks to all that emailed me a Happy Birthday note! That was so nice!
I hope everyone is well,

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Bored outa my Gourd!!!

OK...So, My Matt is gone up north to a LAN Party in Peoria for three days, My Baby Boy is at My Mom's for a couple days so I can work on horses, and my dogs are stuck to my ass like Velcro! Where ever I go, I cannot get away from them, they have even decided to follow me into the bathroom and wait for me to get out of the shower. I think they miss Daddy too.

I have not been away from Matt for... sheesh, like 2 years LOL. You must understand that we are perfectly compatible and soul mates in every way. We never argue or fight and we always have fun together. Everyone says we make them sick because we are so in love and we get along so great LOL. Of course, then they say "I wish I could find what you two have". We have been together for 3½ years, will be married 2 years in November....but feels like we have been together our whole lives. Not in a bad way, it is actually a wonderful feeling. We both know neither of us would ever do anything to hurt the other and we both have complete trust to one another. Matt even knows that if Bruce Willis knocked on the door, I might be standing in a pool of drool but I would never cheat on him...Matt I mean LOL.

So, since everyone is gone, I have been cleaning the house, which is nearly impossible with our two year old home, doing the laundry, and also working on the last of my commission pieces. I have also been working on my new sculptures. I will try to have a customized and painted piece available sometime near Christmas. I have got to get these commissions finished first so I am working hard on them.

Even with all the things I am trying to get done, I am mentally bored! I am so used to talking to Matt about everything, I just don't know what to do with myself LOL. I know he is busy playing so I won't call him and bother him. There were 9 guys all went together and got motel rooms for the two nights so I am sure they are having a blast! I think it is wonderful that they can all go be guys you know? I guess a lot of women would never let their guy go on a 3 day/night trip like that but I really don't understand why not either. I always get into arguements with women about this sort of thing. They cannot see how I trust him to go. I truly don't understand why you would want to be with someone you do not trust. This could be a really long subject so I will stop here :)

I have ordered some new clay to try out!
I have been using Super Sculpey Firm, and I do like it, but it is just not hard enough. I like the fact that you can bake it at different points of the sculpture so you do not ruin those parts and then continue working and bake again. Raw SSF does not like to stick to baked SSF...that part sucks! It is really hard to get it to blend together.
I have some Roma Plasteline clay and I LOVE it...but it has sulphur in it and smells pretty bad. I love the smooth texture and they way it stays where you put it, but the smell is awful. I ordered some new Non-Sulphur clay so we will see how it goes with that!

I had better go for now, I hope everyone is doing great!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I finally got around to this Blog thing...

I figured it would be easier to update a blog than to update my website every time I wanted to post something small or just quick updates on my life and artwork.

I don't really know what to say specifically today because I just wanted to get this started.

I do still have my Jewel resin available as well as both Renaissance Medallions. Also available is my little Baby Sea Turtle sculpture. I have several new sculptures in the works in the Wildlife Series. Most of these have been in process for a while, but I am slow LOL.

I have a new Christmas Ornament coming out soon too! No photos available of it yet though :) It will be available painted and unpainted.

Have a great day, and thanks for reading!