Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Happy New Year! (four days in!)


Well, we welcomed in the New Year in our typical fashion around here - as January 1 is also the official birthday of all Thoroughbreds in this hemisphere, my New Year's Eve ritual is to be out at the barn at midnight to wish everyone a happy birthday, and to feed carrots to those who will eat them. ;-) My three little boys are now yearlings, and not so little! I'm quite happy with all of them; they're growing up nicely and are even rather well-behaved! I had to laugh at the photo above of Sheldon - he looks as if he did a bit too much partying!


I had hoped to complete one last painting in 2011, but it ended up being the first one finished in 2012. This 11 x 14 oil on Raphael linen panel is of Jubie and her filly, Polly (who is now two, and in training....how time flies!). I'm also happy to report that the painting is sold, which is a wonderful way to start off the new year on the studio side of things. Here's to a great 2012 for everyone.

4 comments:

Elizabeth McCrindle said...

Good start to the New Year :)

Judy Wood said...

That first photo is wonderful!! Brings a smile. Happy New Year to you and the herd.

Studio at the Farm said...

Congrats, Linda, on the painting. It's a beauty, and deserves a good home. And Happy New Year to you, and Happy Birthday to the kids in the barn!!!

Linda Shantz said...

Thanks everyone!