Friday, January 11, 2013

Leather Team Horses & Wagon

Hello my dear readers and friends, *grin*

These pictures were taken right here at our farm. Today  seemed the perfect day for me to do these  foggy pictures. These horses have been waiting for pictures for a while now because I was waiting for a nice day and I know some people may don't like "foggy days" but I do!*grin*

These are  my new "leather horses" . I  have them listed along with the wagon on my Etsy shop, however , if they are not sold before I leave to Tom Bishop in Chicago, I will have them at  my table. If you are planning to come to the show , I would  love to meet  you  in person!*grin*

 Each horse have a unique position and expression.

 The hardness are all handmade from leather and many mini accessories. I tried to imitate real hardness  and they look incredible, if i may say,  real in person.:)

The horses  can be removed from the wagon and even the hardness can be removed as no glue was used but it does take patience to buckle everything back in place. ( also some fine tweezers) grin

The leather process is something that I tried last year and made 2 horses . I was blessed to find buyers  right way. I know theses are expensive collector items and i feel privilege  when one decides to collect one.
 The wagon is also handmade ,not by me, but I did altered. It is beautiful wagon!
If you like to purchase , please visit my etsy store.

If you like me to make a commission horse for you, I will be glad too, just ask!
 Thank you so much for taking your time to visit me and if you decide to leave me a comment, even small, I would like to thank you in advance. I am not always able to visit all who kindly comes here , as I still have 6 children at home and all the farm activities, homeschooling and more , keeps me very busy, but please know that I receive as a great encouragement and many times , I promise you this... I need it!
((((Thank you))))) **smiles***


Dessa Rae said...

Oh my Gosh!!! I thought those were real horses...You have a real talent for capturing realism...If you hadn't had a picture of your hand for size comparison I would not have believed these horses were not real!!
I just can't stop
Good luck with your show!!
Dessa Rae

Daydreamer said...

Your horses are SO Amazing!!! They are made of leather??? I Love all the detail you have... the eyelashes and the way the ears look... and the broad chests and feathery hooves!!! Looking down from above I would think they are REAL horses!!! They are Very Beautiful!!!

Lady Jane said...

These horses are truly incredible. They do look so real. They look just like clydesdales. I would like to see them attached to a beer wagon,lol...

Giac said...

Hello Patricia,
I think these have to be, or at least they are very close to, your masterpieces. They are scarily realistic! The faces are so lifelike and the position you created are just...there are no words! you have totally blown me away! I am incredibly impressed!
Big hug,
Giac, a huge fan!

Rhissanna said...

Oh my goodness. These look so real! I can see why you'd be delighted with them. Beautiful photographs, too!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Pat, your horses are absolutely amazing!
I wish I could attend the show...
You have taken some great photos... I love how positioned them on the road.
Love to the family,

Josje said...

Wow! In that first photo they look like a real team of horses, ready to plow the field! I can't see the beautiful wagon in that first photo and my neighbour always uses horses to plow, so that's where my association comes from I suppose. And I love the misty day, it has such lovely soft light. The photos turned out beautifully.

Fantastic work!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious Tita,

I was substitute teaching yesterday and my entire evening as well was taken up....

First let me say that the first picture stumped me; I thought, I TRULY THOUGHT I was looking at life-size, REAL HORSES! How on earth, HOW DO YOU DO IT? Well, years of experience on your part prove to me that there is no other way to achieve such mastery. You win!!!!! MY GOODNESS I am enchanted! Nita

CWPoppets said...

This is a truly exceptional work, my dear! You made the wagon and the harness yourself? I can't believe it! It looks fantastic.
And the horses are stunning. How did you came up with the idea to shave leather? The result is very realistic.
If I could afford it, I would buy this art piece on the spot. I'm sure it will be sold before you go to the show.

Begoña said...

Realmente parecen caballos de verdad, lo he dudado hasta que los he visto con tu mano, ¡¡son perfectos!!, tienes unas manos mágicas,no tengo duda qe que la venderás antes de ir a la feria, es una pieza increíble.

miniacollection said...

Amazing! Like others I really thought they were real ones. I must say that even with your hand on the photo it's difficult to believe they are miniature ones.

Fabiola said...

When I saw these photos I thought "These are real horses"....
Your horses are masterpieces!
Bye Faby

Maria Ireland said...

I agree with everyone because I also thought they were real. Wow they are stunning. Gosh even after seeing your hand they still look real. Lol are you sure that you didn't find were Gulliver went ;)
Hugs Maria

Robin said...

Your work is just incredible - wonderful - I'm in awe!

MALINIK said...

Dear Pat, I can't believe this are not real horses. So beautiful and delicate. I'm sure you will sell them before the show, amazing job
Ina :)

Ilona said...

Stunning art works, dear Tita, these horses are incredible, so realistic, never seen before......of course :D!! You have succeeded to catch these animals in miniature like they are real horses, my friend, is beyond words.
Lovingly, Ilona

AM said...

WOW! Amazing, i thought they where real. Love your work.

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

Draft horses are such majestic creatures, and you have certainly captured that, Pat!!! I can see your love and admiration for them in your work...masterfully done with pure heart. Doesn't get much better than that dear friend...lovingly, Rosa

Karin said...

Amazing work Patricia, I was so smitten with your horses, I have added you to my follow list.
I love the way you made them and as your friends have already said, they are so lifelike. It reminds me of when I was about 10 and felt very privileged to be able to sit upon the back of a carthorse! Those were sunny days.
I love the way you have photographed them too, on the farm.
Lovely art!