Being at home for the Christmas New Year period has given me time to catch up on a number of things around here.
One picture that I have had on the go for a couple of weeks now is being worked on.
RUFFLES is one of my favourite roses and I decided to give myself a spell from horses and try a new subject. I am working in oils and I always find oils such a challenge.

Also had time to take some photos of my dearest stallion Quassa. I tried for something less conventional.
Well, it has been an interesting weekend.
Some weeks ago, I was contacted by a local woman who is making some stunning jewellry and asked if I would be interested in attending a Arts And Craft Fair in Waimate South Canterbury.

I did not think I had anything to sell, however, I took a look in my spare room and found some prints on canvas.

Not having done any art work for a while, I took the opportunity to attend the craft Fair and mingle with Arty people.

The day out has been a tonic. Meeting people who are so talented and talking with them, did me good.

The other "interesting " thing to happen this weekend is to find that the Arabian Horse Society of Australia has put up a new profile photo on their Facebook page, that wishes everyone a Merry Christmas.

What caught my eye was the Christmas card. It was my very own picture "El Agdal" surrounded by a Christmas motif!!!

Apparently, someone is using my picture on their Christmas cards and sent one to the AHSA.

I have decided to accept this development as a compliment.
"Winter has me in it's grip", so wrote Don McLean.
But the days are drawing out and soon  we will be taking spring photos.

Till then, I content myself with snapping the livestock in winter glory.
Hans, my North Holland Rooster.
This is a filly by my stallion, Quassa. It was a real delight to see her at the NZ Arab Horse Breedrs National Championships in Christchurch in February 2010.
Had a photo selected by NZ Met Service to be included on their website of weather photos. this photo was taken at the end of a long hard day at the vineyard and I was at home getting about the farm, when I spotted the double rainbow.



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The first post of this decade!! Unreal really.

I washed up some horses with a view to getting some new photos of them. but, I continue to be disapointed
by my canon digital, so when we did a four wheel drive trip yesterday, I took my good old Kodak digital.

Also got some shots of some roses with my kodak while visiting an Auntie. really loved her roses.
I have finished the MASADA Park movie. I had taken a clip of the beautiful mare Masada Park Movies Star at the NZAHBS AGM in April and decided she deserved to have her own movie.
Here it is. Enjoy.
Masada Park Matador

I have been busy working on a really enjoyable project for Masada Park Arabians this last month.

My brief was to take a picture of a beautiful arabian gelding called Masada Park Matador (iiu) imp Australia, which was taken by my very talented friend Carmen Tuite of South Canterbury, and create an image that showcased his stunning good looks.

Part two of my project was to create a stud logo for Masada Park.
I was fortunate that once again, I could draw on the wonderful images by Carmen and I incorporated these into the design.

Almost finished, is the third element to the project and that is a short video of the beautiful imported mare Masada Park Movie Star.

Masada Park Arabians are breeding some fabulous horses and you can check them out at

Watch this space.