Happy New Year! Goodbye 2020 and hello 2021.
My final horse of 2020 arrived! He came a few days ago, but I finally had a chance to take pictures of him. This is Benelli, the glossy version of the 2020 Breyerfest store special. I thought the matte version looked nice, but didn’t feel the need to add him. The addition of the glossy version changed the game for me. I love glossy versions of original finish models.
The gloss made Benelli’s intricate pattern pop even more. I’m so glad I bought him and receiving him in December made him feel like a late Christmas gift.
The workshops were one of the coolest aspects of Breyerfest 2020. I loved having the option to stream them. Because of other commitments, I wasn’t able to complete any of them that weekend. Since Breyer extended Breyerfest access, I finally had a chance to watch the cowboy curtain how-to.
I took down the measurements and supplies and waited until I had a the chance to create the prop. The opportunity came last weekend.
It’s very sturdy and the techniques I learned will help make future prop building immensely.
I want to try the Mari Lwyd next!
I had fun buying models over virtual Breyerfest.
I watched the issues people had with buying special runs and crossed my fingers about being able to buy my models smoothly. Luckily I purchased my models on Sunday. I was able to buy both of my top picks.
I love ponies so I knew I needed the pony duo special run.
I bought numerous things during Breyerfest and the following week. These are the non model purchases. I’m waiting on a few more things to arrive, but these are the things I was most excited about receiving.
During Breyerfest I commissioned Anne Field of Field of Dolls Studio to make me a doll. It was my first time commissioning a doll. I asked if she could make a Black English riding doll that was a semi-self portrait.