Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Peaceful Christmas Wishes

Wishing a Peaceful Christmas time filled with Joy to all our Members and Friends

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Midsummer News

NEWS; Alison Fennell's (eastwitching) beautiful watercolours have been featured with other Etsy artists on a US TV programme showcasing artists work, particularly art suitable for children. Go See, heres the link.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Top Scores in Dressage Artistry

Just a sample from a few of our members work that incorporate Dressage into their Artworks.
equinoxphoto, JKistlerStudios, adreenharris, LaurieJordan, MoosePantsStudio, yholste, SilverWishes, cowgirlsforacause.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

ACEO's, Miniature works of Art

ACEO, a handy abbreviation for Artists Cards Editions and Originals, are a perfect way to collect art, where finances and sometimes wall space are limited.
Many collectors have their Aceo art framed, while others have them mounted within albums to view, akin to having your own private Art Gallery.
ACEO art is available in all the usual mediums, forms and subjects, watercolours, oils, and altered art to name just a few.
They are always within their own miniature sizing format for ACEO work, of 2 1/2" by 3 1/2 inches. Truly a delightful small wonder.
Just a few of our members aceos below are from....
KerryOriginals, danaelola, CarlaKurtArt, susanbrack, SusanMontyFineArt, and Pentip.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Farewell to JoAnn

It is with extreme sadness and sincere condolences to her family, that we say goodbye to a wonderfully caring soul and talented artist in the form of JoAnn (westartglass).
JoAnn has just just passed after a recent illness leaving bereaved husband Harold, her daughter and two grand children.
For those members who were not lucky enough to have been touched by JoAnn, she was a kind and caring person, who always took time out to help others along the way.
She worked as an artist in many medias, including one of her favourites glass, in all its beautiful forms, stained glass, fused and Dichoric.
JoAnn loved horses, having owned, raised, trained and ridden her own in show classes and for pleasure.
As an artist she had won many awards and accolades, and cared about wildlife and the environment as well as people, and supported many charities.
I include a link to her profile on Ebay and Etsy, this is an extract from the start and end of the Etsy profile...
Please take time to read JoAnn's profiles, they are very inspirational, its starts with..
'I am married to the best husband in the world, we have one daughter and two grand children'
and ends with..
'and Always be kind to one another'
Etsy Profile

Ebay profile

JoAnn enjoyed celebrating her Cherokee heritage,in her many creations that feature Native American artwork.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love of Horses

St.Valentine's day is all about Love, but perhaps the Saint most associated with Animals and their Welfare would be St. Francis. Most Artists have a big heart and reading their blogs and profiles you will see their homes are usually crowded with a motley menagerie of rescued animals, here are just a few of our many members that donate a percentage of proceeds from their shop sales to homing and rescue charities.
Top to Bottom, are
DebLittle, for The Cloud Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping wild horses on their rightful homelands in the wild.
Equinoxphoto, for Cowgirls for a cause rescue equines and dogs
Ksantini, for Animal Welfare
Linda Shantz, for the Long Run Thoroughbred Retirement Society
EpicFarms, for Epic farms rescue and homing horses
MustangaDayChallenge, for Alder Hill Farm Rescue
SusanMontyFineArt, for Pure thoughts Horse and Foal Rescue

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Model Horses

Many of our Whoa members work in three dimensionable art forms.
Here are just a few.
Listed from Top to Bottom in order are beautiful works from
redwyvernstudio, feltability, bluedogrose, CrystallineHorse, Needlenags, KarenLaudeDesign,& promisespromises

Friday, January 28, 2011

IMPORTANT Please Existing Members

IMPORTANT Please Existing Members... Not Yet transfered to the New Etsy Team Site, Please CHECK your ETSY CONVOS,
Re; 7th Jan 2011, and click on the LINK within and respond to transfer to the NEW ETSY SITE..Thank You
This is the only way I know to add you to The New Site.
I have posted several convos since the new site appeared to all existing members, in addition subsequently to all the members who have yet to respond, and on this site and chat threads etc. I realise that Christmas has taken up many artists time and personal committments, and situations change. Everyone may not wish to continue as a member, or some members are no longer using their Etsy Shops. So after another period of time has elapsed, to that end if no responses are made, I will eventually remove the shop links etc from this blog to keep this blog current and up to date.
If that comes about, you can of course rejoin again at any time in the future.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Congratulations to Sheona Hamilton-Grant for her success in the well known Ex Arte Equinus Art Horse Magazine annual show, her works 'Holding on' and 'Hurricane' will be published in their new book, out soon.

Congratulations to Deb Little, when Jen opened up the latest edition of Horse Illustrated magazine, perusing their Holiday Gift guide. The first item in the guide were the popular horse pendants by a Whoa Team member, Deb Little!

Congratulations to Jen, Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor. Jen, herself has the honour of being an official Painted Ponies Artist, and has had her designs manufactured and has one of her creations featured in their calendar for January.
Just announced, on the Trail of Painted Ponies website, Jen's design, Appy Holidays, will be at the Atlanta Gift Show! I believe it will be available to collectors in July.

Congratulations Akiko,(artbyakiko) has recently had The Miniature Painters, Sculptors, & Gravers Society of Washington, D.C. (MPSGS) contact her saying that her "Lynx" aceo won Third Place in Birds & Animals category. This was her first entry to the show.

To view their works click on the links. :)