Thursday, December 24, 2009

A hobbit birthday

Today is my birthday, and true to the Hobbit custom of giving gifts to others on your birthday, I thought it would be fun to do a giveaway.

So here is the idea. I will be giving away the first realistically glazed "Inspire" trading card, and I'm going to let the winner pick the color. So if you'd like to enter, you need to either send an email (the address is on the website) or you can post here in the comments section. What I need is your name and the color you'd pick if you were selected. Your color choice will need to be pretty general, like "dark dapple grey" or "bay tobiano", but beyond that I'm open to most anything. Late Christmas day I'll randomly draw the winner.

Best luck to all who enter, and may everyone have a holiday season filled with friends and family!

[Edit: My email has a rather quirky spamblocker, so don't worry if you get the message that your entry has been blocked. I've been checking the filter and moving anything over, so it won't get lost!]


FireHorse Designs of Texas said...

A bay varnish roan gets my vote!

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

I don't usually like the super light colors but I think he'd look beautiful in Perlino.

Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays!


laughing_cranes_studio said...

I have been following your blog for almost a year now! I am just amazed at at all of the wonderful art that comes from members of the model horse "community". Very inspiring!

Happy birthday!
Merry Christmas!

A light golden bay would be nice! With a green background! LOL

MANY happy nickers!

Carol H. said...

Happy birthday, Lesli!

I tried emailing you but your spamblocker trapped my email, and then it wouldn't let me fill out a form :-(

Anyway, I love this design and would love to be included in your giveaway chance. How about a deep golden palomino?

Sharon said...

I would love a golden palomino :)

Merry Christmas all!


Braymere said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!!

I'm choosing a bay silver.

Tracy Eilers said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Merry Christmas!

Jennifer, great minds think alike, as I think bay silver would look amazing as well!

Sian said...

Happy Birthday, fellow Hobbit :-)

Vicky said...

Happy Birthday!

Merry Christmas!

Bay Silver! lol

Lynn W said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! I think it'd look terrific like this:


pebbles832 said...

I also think a dark palomino would be gorgeous.
Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday!

Maggie Bennett said...

I'd love to see him in a dapple bay, maybe with some sabino or overo markings...yummy!

Happy Birthday!

mel said...

Well, of course I would choose roan, since the trading card is head-and-neck and don't we all go a bit "gah" over that dark head with the grizzled neck and darker mane? Such a luscious combination! Merry Christmas!


Danielle Feldman said...

He is lovely - I could see a bay overo on this one!

Danielle Feldman

Danielle Feldman said...

Doh! And Merry Christmas (and a happy hobbit birthday, too!)


Anonymous said...

Chstnut with chrome, my favorite.

Happy Birthday.

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Lesli!

My vote is a firey orange flaxen chestnut tobiano....

Have a wonderful Holiday,

DrSteggy said...

Happy belated birthday Lesli!

Chestnut sabino gets my vote!

Robin said...

Light dapple gray! He'd look like my big boy, Switch. :-)

Blackthorne Studios said...

Happy (belated :P)birthday m'dear! And merry Christmas! He'd be just smashing in a super dark mealy bay, no? Lol.

ArabsRule said...

happy belated smirfday!

I would love to see it in a dark liver chesnut with the fiery orange mane. A little chrome wouldnt hurt either :) Nice and contrasty :)

Laura Dotson-Thomson said...

OH NO! I missed your birthday! Happy belated! Hope you are carrying over the fun another day or two.
Laura Thomson
Oh, and if I can still enter - sooty buckskin. If not, I still wanted to wish you a happy birthday (and Marry Christmas of course)

Lesli Kathman said...

Oh, you can still enter. I'm not going to draw until later this evening. Thank you everyone who has posted or emailed so far! And Merry Christmas!

Jeni said...

Happy birthday Lesli!

I think he would look awesome in a dark mahogany bay,


Teresa said...

Happy Birthday Leslie!

I'm all about a beautiful dark bay overo! (big ol' bald face ;)

Teresa (flicksmom)

Marge Para said...

Happy Birthday... about a amber champagne with hazel eye.... or thereabouts... chrome is optional.
Marge Para

Becky Turner said...

Id like to see a silver buckskin or bay
Rebecca Turner

Becky Turner said...

oh duh. and Happy birthday too! it was also my brothers birthday! and Merry Christmas!

bassgirl said...

Merry Christmas, and Happy Birthday! What a fun idea!

I think it would look handsome as a reddish chestnut with a slightly darker mane. I've enjoyed watching this piece take shape and turn from work-in-progress to magic!

Best wishes,
Nancy Kelly