Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Whew, sorry! Sometimes things get crazy and I don't manage to blog for a while...

You are coming to visit me on Saturday, right? Hint hint, elbow, nudge....

I missed a day on the WIP but here it is as of tonight. His head is pretty much done, his body is not, and there will be a hint of background. Hmm, that scan came out a little punchy, there is more definition in the eyes and elsewhere.

colored pencil and graphite on gray Stonehenge paper
5x7 inches
sold, commission

So guess who has made a 180 and is doing fabulously well. Eddie! Eddie celebrates his 12th birthday in the next month or so. I should throw him a party, after all it is from him that all of my BBReds are descended. He's still staying in the house at night, at this point because I haven't figure out where else to put him (I really didn't expect him to last all winter...) and besides I've kinda gotten to enjoy having him in the house! But he spends his days outdoors.

Here he is out in the yard.

And this is how he lets me know he's ready to come inside for the evening...

I just realized when I was prepping these photos that it was 8 years ago today that I bought my horse Gwen. Wow. Time really does fly.

This is not just the photo angle, but within the last couple months Shylah's butt is suddenly taller than Gwen's butt. I did not expect that to happen. I wish her front end would catch up. Shylah is shorter at the shoulders, and Gwen is taller at the shoulders. So I guess maybe between the two they average out to a normal horse. Lol.

Let's see, what else... Oh! My dear readers, I seek your input. Cell phones. I need one. Technically I do have one, but it lives in the car and would cost a fortune to actually use (for things other than, you know, calling AAA to get my car towed, and other such emergencies). But it's time to be more reachable, businesswise and otherwise. I'd like to be able to put my contact info out to potential customers without giving out the home number, since that's not guaranteed to get me on the phone. It's the money thing that has kept me from getting one so far, so I need to keep it as cheap as possible. Got a plan you like? A company that doesn't nickle and dime you to death? Please give me input.


Adventure Prone and Co. said...

you just keep getting better at these pet portraits

Anonymous said...

Oh geez, I just went thru that. I think you are in a pinch. Your customers would be calling during peak times (the daytime is when the minutes are eaten up). Gee whiz! I dunno...check verizon, T-mobile, Cingular (ATT), and Sprint (they are the most expensive). I do not think you will like what you see. I think that since business comes in spurts you need rollover minutes (cingular does this). Good luck! - BM

Katherine Plumer said...

Bry- thanks. :-)

BM- which one are you with? Seems I know people on all, but from the coverage maps it looks like T-Mobile and Cingular will not work reliably right here at the house. I'm not liking what I see, and neither is my bank account. Hmmm.

I really do live in an unreachable void, don't I...

Anonymous said...

Don't fret about the times of day people call - cell phones these days are not like that anymore (at least not on our plan). We go by the total number of minutes per month used, not the time of day they are used. It also helps to know what companies your friends are using - the big thing these days is "free" anytime minutes when you call or get calls from people who use the same company as you. The other thing is text messages - it's worth it to add that in. Service wise, Cingular has gone down hill in a huge hurry - I used to have them (for 7 years) and when they merged (again, with AT&T) their service went down the drain (growing pains?). I switched to Verizon asap, when the law changed and we could keep the same phone number. They used to be terrrible a few years back, but their service has improved a great deal and they have taken advantage of AT&T's downfalls. We have used them for almost 2 years now.
As far as coverage, Verizon's is more reliable, although there have been places where Cingular would come in and Verizon wouldn't. Another thing - find out what kind of phone you like and a reliable brand with the features you want. Ask to see people's cell phones and try them out. Ask them what they like and don't like about a phone. Then shop around - you should be able to get a phone you want for free or under $50 with a new contract. --CS