I've been tagged by Purple Crystal Equine Jewelry in a blogger game. I was glad because I hadn't been to her blog before or seen her beautiful jewelry. If you would like to enjoy the shape of the horse in simple, graceful lines, which you can wear, you'll love her work. Very delicate and elegant.
Part of being tagged, you must tag a few bloggers yourself, 5-7....
And name a few unusual things about yourself: So here goes!
1. I once had a cow take my horse and I down in the middle of a gravel road, she was on the fight. I didn't know my horse didn't know how to brace herself like my old horse could do!
2. I once decided to go to work selling advertising for a news paper. So I did for four years. It was different from raising cows and kids...
3. I used to paint cross cut saws, (the old time logger saws) and haul them to shows in my Dodge Shadow! Weird thing was, I never tore the seats once.
4. The first time I met Robert was in the M-7 Cafe, I was washing dishes there, he came in to eat. When he left that evening to go back to his logging truck, I told my boss, who was my friend, I'm going to have that man! And I did.
5. My children think I am crazy. I don't know why. Where did I go wrong raising them, they need to lighten up. LOL
6. Addicted to Facebook and Twitter
7. Love being in the mountains, you never would have guessed!
I'm not sure who I'll tag, I haven't given my last blogger award away yet! I'm kind of slow....
Friday, February 20, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I liked the way it turned out. He sure designed a wonderful accessory for this truck!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Years ago, I worked as an advertising rep for a newspaper. My customers loved to hassle me over this fact, "No one pays attention to that paper you work for!" I was continuously coming up with smart alec answers to their accusations. In fact, I think they told me that, just to see what reply I would come up with next. :) It was a game, a mind challenging game...
There was one time when I won the game hands down, and for as long as I worked at the paper, I could use this ad for selling more ads!
One customer in particular refused to run an ad in the paper, on the grounds, that no one paid attention to the paper, they all listened to the radio... So I talked them into running a real silly ad in next Wednesday's newspaper. Just to see if anyone would comment on the ad.
I came back to the office, and told the secretary how much it had taken to get this little ad and we sent it to production so it could get typeset and headed for the press.
The paper came out on Wednesday, when I came to work on Thursday, the secretary told me, "Donna! Your ad appeared on Jay Leno last night!"
I couldn't believe it. :) But I later saw the video someone had taped for me, and sure enough, there it was-on the Jay Leno show.
Gave me the perfect response for the comeback, no one pays attention to your newspaper! Naturally, I was ecstatic over this little victory, with the crazy little ad that made it to the Jay Leno show, from Polson, Mt one day, to national television the next...
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
This little foal, trying to reach the grass is one of the quick sketches I did. Ended up having about 5 minutes a sketch to finish the book. I always push a deadline to the max, makes life more exciting that way!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I took the carousel horses off my screen saver, and gave myself a new treat! Some wildlife photos... These are four of the images I see going by each day when my computer sits idle. There are 28 images now, I might add some more as time goes on, for I have other species of wildlife I haven't added.
You ought to see the fox photo, it's of two young fox, coming out of the fox hole, and do they ever look cute. Maybe I'll post them on my artist reference photos blog. You can see them over there, along with a few more examples of this screen saver. That poor blog needs some more followers, if you enjoy Montana photos of scenery and wildlife, you might like to mark that blog so you don't lose sight of it. :)
Of course it's for sale on a cd. $15 includes shipping. Just email me firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like one.
And here it is! Awarded to me by Sheona Hamilton-Grant. This is an award, given by fellow bloggers. In return, you pass it on to seven, fellow bloggers who you enjoy, and name seven things you love.
Here are seven bloggers I want to pass the award along to:
Judy Elizabeth Reid
Sharon K Shubert
Here are seven things I love:
My kids and grand kids
Horses playing in a field in early morning light
My computer and the internet
The wonderful things we find in our photo shoots
Please take time to see the blogs I've recommended for the award, you'll enjoy them all!
Monday, February 02, 2009
As the day progressed, we ended up west of Choteau, Montana, on a dirt road, heading for Pishkin Reservoir. I was visiting with my folks, and not paying very good attention to my photography, when Robert stopped the car and began backing up. I put my window down, and got the camera ready, when he stopped the car again, we were next to this owl, who was caught on the barb of a wire fence.
When we first saw him, his head was turned the other way, and we were so saddened to think he was dead, caught in the wire, and starved and frozen to death. We were just ready to go closer to see for certain, when I saw the owl turn his head, his beautiful eye flashed life to me, and I said, "He's still alive!"
Robert grabbed his leather gloves, and Carhart coat and we went to see if we could extricate the owl. The poor little guy was so grateful to be helped, he never once tried to bite Robert's hands. It was the strangest thing, I've about ever seen, how he got caught up in the wire like he did. His wing was not broken, but his soft under feathers had twisted round the barb, to a point he could not get loose. We think possibly a gust of wind threw him into the fence somehow.
We had to decide what to do with him, and based upon his condition, we decided to set him down on the ground and see how he did. He seemed so grateful to be free, a bit in shock, and probably stiff and sore from his experience, but he also seemed he would be fine on his own again. I thought he would rather be in his own environment than anywhere else in the world, so we left him there recovering from his ordeal.
Robert and I are always telling people about our photo adventures. This time we were able to share the adventure with my parents! I'm 57 years old myself, so that's a wonderful thing-to still enjoy the company of your parents on a day like this turned out to be.