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Letter Art, AlphaBooks: H is for Hatch

The Year of the Horse
Eric Hatch
Crown 1965

Basis for The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, IMDB, Disney site.

Bought from Robin Bledsoe, antiquarian horse books and art books.

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H Authors on RS
Heintzberger Guest Post: Amber Heintzberger, co-author of Modern Eventing, on Babies & Books

This Year

[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Foto Friday: Reflection

R is for Reflection. If you are joining me from Blogging A To Z, welcome! Since the blog is already daily, with topics for each day [About: Schedule], there is no specific A To Z theme. I may even skip a few letters. Gasp. Clutch the pearls. The goal for this year is less crazy, more visiting. [Ze State of Ze Blog 2014]

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Results of my class in horse portraiture.
Photos by me.
Image processing by Meg McKinney [Meet Meg].
Cropping & borders by me.
Slim was our photo model [California Girl becomes a Southern Belle].

Meg’s links
Website
Facebook
Instagram

Meg head

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: G is for Gray

 

Horsepower
Patsey Gray
Young Readers 1966

My childhood copy that has followed me through many years and many moves.

No website, no Wiki page.
Pony Mad Book Lovers: Patsey Gray aka Virginia Clark
Jane Badger Books: Patsey Gray
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G Posts
Greenlee, Ballyloch [Referral Saturday: Adieu]

This Year

[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

[G is for Green Grass] 2015
[G is for Ghost Gallery] 2016

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Art Friday: Portrait of Rodney

 

Artwork by Alyssa of Four Mares. No Money. When an unexpected vet bill zeroed out her horse show money, Well That is One Way to Start the Year, she offered to paint horse and pet portraits to build her fund back up. From an handful of links, she totally captured Rodney’s look. I suspect she is still taking commissions.

The framing was done by the brilliant Craig Zernik at Four Corners Gallery. While he was mostly working off the background colors, the resulting frame suits Rodney’s … um … range of emotions.

As I’ve said [Framed!], I have a slight framing addiction.

May I also say that as I write this, I am following updates on Presto, who is sadly a very sick foal, the $900 Facebook pony: Say hello to Presto!!! As a result, I am wrapped up in the lives of two women I may never meet. The blogging world is both magnificent and weird.

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: F is for Francis

48 books by Dick Francis
10 Lb. Penalty Banker Blood Sport Bolt Bonecrack Break In Comeback Come to Grief Crossfire Dead Cert Dead Heat Decider Driving Force The Danger Enquiry Even Money The Edge Field of Thirteen Flying Finish Forfeit For Kicks High Stakes Hot Money In the Frame Jockey’s Life Knockdown Longshot Nerve Odds Against Proof Racing Man’s Bedside Book Rat Race Reflex Refusal Risk Second Wind Shattered Silks Slay Ride Smokescreen Straight The Sport of Queens To the Hilt Trial Run Twice Shy Under Orders Whip Hand Wild Horses

Not including the posthumous books by his son.
Gamble
Bloodline
Refusal
Damage
Front Runner
Triple Crown

Publication sequence, OrderofBooks.com: Dick Francis
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F Posts
Forsyth, The Unknown Unknown [What I Want From My Blog]

This Year

 
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

 

2016 [F is for Fence]
2015 [F is for Feed]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: E is for Endicott

2017-e

 

e-book-pic

 

Taking Up The Reins: A Year in Germany with a Dressage Master
Priscilla Endicott
Trafalgar 1999
[Driven Dressage]
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This Year

 

[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet]
[2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Speaking of recommendations, Dick Francis is the obvious choice for F, but which book? I’ve narrowed it down to my favorites & made a poll. Tell me what you think. Please pass it along if you know someone who might have an opinion on the subject.

 

Update: The poll did not help me narrow down the choices, so I went a different direction. Letter Art, AlphaBooks: F is for Francis

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art: Pen & Pastels

sketchbox-feb-2017-letters

I’ve signed up for an art supply subscription box. My first box subscription of any kind. To ensure that I try the materials at least once – pastels?! – I’ve promised myself that I will make a lettering post from each set of supplies.

SketchBox
Pan Pastels
Sofft pastel tools
Stabilo black pen
Nayana MOO eraser
Art card by Joanne Barby
Box art from Instagram @noiz2shutup
#SketchBoxFebruary

SketchBox February 2017

SketchBox February 2017

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott