www.equineartistonline.com (Susan Sullivan is the artist)
I figure it is safe to show pictures of the (always)late Christmas gifts for my sister and her husband. I live in a pretty artsy-fartsy area and decided to do something different for them this year. The reason I can safely post these is that, at this very moment my brother-in-law is in surgery. You know all those cute fluffy little sheep? At 200 pounds they are not so cute any more. While trying to catch one two days before Christmas it clipped his arm and knocked his biceps muscle right off the bone. It balled up in his shoulder. OWWWW!! It is being brought back down where it belongs right now. Sadly he will be out of the mini-horse driving shows for the year. Can you say mutton stew?
Any way, from the top is Buddy and my sister. The rather tomato looking orb is Bandito and my brother in law. I hope they like them...I think they came out quite nice. The biggest issue has been trying to get pictures of them. The artist wanted some as well. Not an easy task since flash won't work and get an unobstructed view. So...voila the Tully's coffee cup, macro setting and auto flash held closed. It would be nice to somehow get all the way around in one shot, but I didn't feel like going with video mode since the coffee cup will not cooperate and slowly turn as I film. (It costs enough for a cup of coffee these days, one would think a nifty gimmick like that would be included!)
S2 has her other two daughters and granddaughter in town. We may not see much of her for a few days. I would go stark raving mad if my kids and grandkids were in other parts of the country...I know, you think I AM crazy, but you know what I mean. I suspect we will all get a lot of great family pictures, or at least a lot of grandkid pictures, and stories when she checks in. Sometime I will force her to tell of the fifth or sixth birthday party (Rainbow Bright themed) for daughter number two. Unforgettable; and likely the reason that video tapes were phased out and replaced with dvds. In your wildest imaginations you cannot come up with this major faux pas.
Anyway, grandma, have a great time. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, my dear friend/sister.