My Little Trail of Painted Ponies
This is what I've been doing while waiting for lightning to strike re: August page. I found a bunch of these little ponies at a thrift store and got to thinking - one of the most wonderful art projects in recent memory is The Trail of Painted Ponies. I thought about all the jars of bead mixes I have and decided to make my own little trail.
The first in my herd is Monet, a spirited little filly. I've laid in the framework on which to build the peyote stitching that will eventually cover the whole pony. I found a website (I love the internets . . .) that gives hints and tips for removing the hair and decals from a Little Pony to prepare it for altering. To use the big faceted crystals I wanted for the eyes, I had to cut out the existing painted ones. Just after I did that, my partner walked into the room and said, "What is this? My Little Equus?"