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!]


29 Responses to A hobbit birthday

  1. FireHorse Designs of Texas December 24, 2009 at 8:10 pm #

    A bay varnish roan gets my vote!

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!


  2. Leah December 24, 2009 at 8:31 pm #

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

    Happy Birthday and Happy Holidays!


  3. laughing_cranes_studio December 24, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    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!

  4. Carol H. December 24, 2009 at 8:56 pm #

    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?

  5. Sharon December 24, 2009 at 9:38 pm #

    I would love a golden palomino 🙂

    Merry Christmas all!


  6. Braymere December 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm #

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas!!

    I’m choosing a bay silver.

  7. Tracy Eilers December 24, 2009 at 11:13 pm #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY and Merry Christmas!

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

  8. Sian December 25, 2009 at 12:28 am #

    Happy Birthday, fellow Hobbit 🙂

  9. Vicky December 25, 2009 at 12:35 am #

    Happy Birthday!

    Merry Christmas!

    Bay Silver! lol

  10. Lynn W December 25, 2009 at 1:26 am #

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


  11. pebbles832 December 25, 2009 at 3:16 am #

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

  12. Maggie Bennett December 25, 2009 at 3:18 am #

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

    Happy Birthday!

  13. mel December 25, 2009 at 3:40 am #

    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!


  14. Danielle Feldman December 25, 2009 at 5:19 am #

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

    Danielle Feldman

  15. Danielle Feldman December 25, 2009 at 5:20 am #

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


  16. pipperroo December 25, 2009 at 6:36 am #

    Chstnut with chrome, my favorite.

    Happy Birthday.

  17. Catherine December 25, 2009 at 1:38 pm #

    Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas Lesli!

    My vote is a firey orange flaxen chestnut tobiano….

    Have a wonderful Holiday,

  18. DrSteggy December 25, 2009 at 1:57 pm #

    Happy belated birthday Lesli!

    Chestnut sabino gets my vote!

  19. Robin December 25, 2009 at 2:22 pm #

    Light dapple gray! He’d look like my big boy, Switch. 🙂

  20. Blackthorne Studios December 25, 2009 at 3:59 pm #

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

  21. ArabsRule December 25, 2009 at 4:11 pm #

    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 🙂

  22. Laura Dotson-Thomson December 25, 2009 at 4:51 pm #

    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)

  23. Lesli Kathman December 25, 2009 at 5:12 pm #

    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!

  24. Jeni December 25, 2009 at 5:18 pm #

    Happy birthday Lesli!

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


  25. Teresa December 25, 2009 at 6:30 pm #

    Happy Birthday Leslie!

    I’m all about a beautiful dark bay overo! (big ol’ bald face 😉

    Teresa (flicksmom)

  26. Marge Para December 25, 2009 at 7:57 pm #

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

  27. Becky Turner December 25, 2009 at 7:59 pm #

    Id like to see a silver buckskin or bay
    Rebecca Turner

  28. Becky Turner December 25, 2009 at 8:03 pm #

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

  29. bassgirl December 25, 2009 at 9:47 pm #

    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

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