Happy Valentine’s Day!

In honor of Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be fun to give away one of the new “Windblown” plaques. Now if I had been planning ahead properly, I would have glazed one in some holiday-appropriate color like red or pink. (Though I must admit that pink is a little too “My Little Pony” for my tastes – no offense, Addi!)

Anyway, this guy is a pretty soft teal color. He’s one of the first tests I pulled from the mold, so his detail is nice and crisp.

What I’ll do is draw a winner from the names that appear in the comments. So if you’d like to be entered, just add your name to the comments, and I’ll randomly pick from the entries.

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87 Responses to Happy Valentine’s Day!

  1. Sarah February 14, 2008 at 1:16 pm #

    Very pretty and fun give away.

    Sarah Townsend

  2. ETCs_Lady February 14, 2008 at 1:20 pm #

    Lovely color Lesli, I think it’s better than pink too! πŸ˜‰

  3. ~Jenn Danza~ February 14, 2008 at 1:22 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day Lesli!!! The plaque is just gorgeous!


  4. ourfarm February 14, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    What a beautiful piece!

  5. samindeed64 February 14, 2008 at 1:26 pm #

    Sweet piece, happy valentine’s day

  6. Sharon February 14, 2008 at 1:30 pm #

    Gorgeous plaque. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  7. Kiko February 14, 2008 at 1:31 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!! I like the teal better than pink too (but a purple would be pretty and not tooo girly!)


  8. montjeu February 14, 2008 at 1:32 pm #

    Hi Lesli,

    You do such lovely work.

    Michelle Matthews

  9. seawatchranch February 14, 2008 at 1:33 pm #

    Love the Summer Storm plaque! She has such a sweet face, and looks like the perfect backyard horse, or pony. I really like the color you used, too.

  10. bassgirl February 14, 2008 at 1:34 pm #

    Very nice plaque. Happy Valentines Day to you, too. Here’s a funny comic for the day, easy to identify with if you’re a female. πŸ™‚


  11. Deb February 14, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    Happy Valentines Day
    Deb and her MN Angels

  12. Khrystye February 14, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    I think the color is gorgeous, and better than pink! Thanks for doing a giveaway.

  13. Martina February 14, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    Happy Vaentine’s Day.
    Please enter me the plaque drawing.

    Love the Spinnakers.

    Martina Vannelli

  14. Terra Pennington February 14, 2008 at 1:41 pm #

    Happy Valentine day to you. I love your work and have enjoy looking at your blog

    Terra (the bug)

  15. Cookiecody February 14, 2008 at 1:42 pm #

    What a beautiful piece!

    Cindy Dalton

  16. Bonnie Elber February 14, 2008 at 1:46 pm #

    Hearts to you for such a colorful plaque! Happy Valentine’s Day to all! And don’t forget to hug an animal today!

  17. FeeshyVal February 14, 2008 at 1:49 pm #

    Happy Valentines Day to you and yours..how nice to see such a beautiful piece up for a give away.
    Can’t hurt that it’s my birthday today as well :p
    What I wouldn’t do to have these for live show awards…*swoon*
    As always – fantastic eye candy from you.

  18. prairieskys February 14, 2008 at 1:50 pm #

    In any color, this plaque will be gorgeous!! Although, Teal is much better than red or pink in my book.

    Stacy Whipp

  19. Kim February 14, 2008 at 2:03 pm #

    Yay, a giveaway! (And I am with you on the pink issue). -Kim

  20. CactusFlower February 14, 2008 at 2:05 pm #

    How lovely !! I love the color teal ! Goes great with Purple .. go Diamondbacks. ~ Renee

  21. SUSAN February 14, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you too! Any shade of green is good with me. Take care, SUSAN

  22. pebbles832 February 14, 2008 at 2:09 pm #

    I loved watching this plaque come into being! It was educational and fun; thanks for holding the give-away!
    Susan D.

  23. Daphne February 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    He would be a lovely contrast to my rosey-red Celtic pony. What a lovely new piece!

  24. sonyajohnsonart February 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm #

    LOVE it, Lesli! Nice Valentine’s Day present for a lucky winner :).

  25. Marla February 14, 2008 at 2:22 pm #

    Happy Valentines day. Beautiful piece and I simply adore the color.

    Marla Phillips

  26. Des Corbett February 14, 2008 at 2:26 pm #

    I enjoy your blog, Lesli, and appreciate your fun giveaway! Happy Valentines Day!

  27. anniemare February 14, 2008 at 2:31 pm #

    I love your art glazes! Pick me! Pick Me! πŸ˜›


  28. Celeste February 14, 2008 at 2:33 pm #

    Very beautiful color! I do like pink on some things, but I think this teal is really striking. Thanks for letting me see your lovely creations!

  29. jlhluvshorses February 14, 2008 at 2:42 pm #

    Very pretty plaque, I like the teal color better than pink too.

  30. Dr B February 14, 2008 at 2:43 pm #

    Hi Lesli! As your favorite biohazard for breakfast buddy, I just have to write “Happy VD” to you and the boys. (insert evil grits-n-grunts grin>)!

  31. fuzziebunnie February 14, 2008 at 2:47 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!!! LOVE the plaque!

  32. Julie Patricia February 14, 2008 at 3:07 pm #

    Beautiful work! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  33. sittingstill February 14, 2008 at 3:13 pm #

    Thanks for posting to the mailing list! I thought I’d added your blog to my feeds, but apparently not. Lots of shiny-ness to catch up on now! ^_^

    Kelly O’Connor

  34. AlphaMare February 14, 2008 at 3:18 pm #

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  35. Jen February 14, 2008 at 3:19 pm #

    Yay… Happy valentines day Lesli! πŸ˜€

  36. Sue Stewart February 14, 2008 at 3:21 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day to you, too! Thank you, Lesli!

  37. Diane February 14, 2008 at 3:26 pm #

    Well, I’d better join in the fun! Happy Valentine’s Day! Get lucky, everyone. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink. πŸ™‚

  38. Emily February 14, 2008 at 3:29 pm #

    Another gorgeous piece!

    Happy Valentine’s Day! πŸ™‚

  39. eaholm February 14, 2008 at 3:31 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Lesli! I hope your day is filled with love, chocolate, and shiny things.


  40. KarenBeeson February 14, 2008 at 3:32 pm #

    Gorgeous new piece, Lesli! I’m glad that you finally shared your own beautiful Spinnies on your blog – pieces like that need to be seen and enjoyed by all!

  41. crazyhorse February 14, 2008 at 3:36 pm #

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  42. crazyhorse February 14, 2008 at 3:38 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day Lesli…I betcha the boys are loading their favorite girl (YOU!) with hearts and candy!!

  43. Bev February 14, 2008 at 3:54 pm #

    Happy Valentines day, I agree about the pink and I dont like red so teal, purple, chocolate brown…anything is better πŸ™‚ Is that my nekkid rearing Andy back a couple posts πŸ˜‰

  44. Mollybe February 14, 2008 at 3:55 pm #

    Thanks for giving us a chance to win such a nice piece! Good Luck Everyone! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  45. pipperroo February 14, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    lots of fun. A much better Valentine’s present than another box of grocery store chocolates.


  46. Liz February 14, 2008 at 4:16 pm #

    I love his faraway look!

  47. Heather February 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm #

    It’s beautiful, and the color is perfect! Throwing my hat in the ring for the drawing – and HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!! -Heather (roell)

  48. spookhorse01 February 14, 2008 at 4:40 pm #

    Happy V-Day, Lesli!

    Love the plaque πŸ™‚

  49. Chelsea February 14, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Beautiful! Happy Valentine’s day πŸ™‚

  50. Adalee February 14, 2008 at 4:49 pm #

    No offense taken, Lesli! He’s beautiful in blue (my favorite color!). Have a very happy & blessed St. Valentine’s Day!

  51. Denise February 14, 2008 at 4:50 pm #

    Hi Leslie! Happy Valentine’s Day! I love the teal color! What a pretty plaque πŸ™‚

  52. For the Love of Spots and Feathers February 14, 2008 at 5:12 pm #

    Oh My, He is sure cute. Love the teal color.


  53. PaintedHRanch February 14, 2008 at 5:18 pm #

    How fun! Love the plaque! Thanks for putting on a fun V-day giveaway πŸ™‚

  54. G February 14, 2008 at 5:24 pm #

    Gaylene Kirkpatrick

    What a great idea!

  55. Cheryl February 14, 2008 at 5:31 pm #

    Lovely piece and done with no coffee!

    Cheryl Farrens

  56. Sue Lehman February 14, 2008 at 5:36 pm #

    Thank you for thinking of doing something for us! πŸ™‚

  57. Nighthenge February 14, 2008 at 5:39 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day Lesli.

    Who says you have to have pink? The teal is lovely πŸ™‚

  58. Pauline February 14, 2008 at 6:38 pm #

    Happy Valentine’s Day!
    When I was growing up, we didn’t have Santa Claus, but we did have the VF – Valentine’s Fairy.
    Pauline Entin

  59. walljeans February 14, 2008 at 6:40 pm #

    This piece will look lovely in any color. πŸ™‚ Happy Valentines Day!jean

  60. ssfarm February 14, 2008 at 7:00 pm #

    Gorgeous! Happy Valentine’s Day! Lindy

  61. Beth R February 14, 2008 at 7:15 pm #

    LOVE the teal color! And the Spinnaker below–drool, drool!!
    Beth Rappleyea

  62. Beth R February 14, 2008 at 7:16 pm #

    Love the teal color! And the Spinnaker below–drool!!

    Beth Rappleyea

  63. Cynthia February 14, 2008 at 7:42 pm #

    Cool idea and I love the color teal! So count me in for the drawing!

    Happy Valentine’s Day and hope you get lots of chocolate!

    I added your blog to my shiny new RSS reader just last night even though I also get it by email, LOL!

    Cynthia Perry

  64. TifainΓ© February 14, 2008 at 9:02 pm #

    Hooray for you! Happy Valentine’s day. The plaque is lovely, but I think I agree with you – not pink! πŸ™‚

  65. Candle Castle Stables February 14, 2008 at 9:09 pm #

    Most Adorable! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  66. Candle Castle Stables February 14, 2008 at 9:11 pm #

    Most Adorable! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  67. Teresa February 14, 2008 at 9:42 pm #

    Watch out for those candy hearts – a batch of custom ones for my company killed a filling last week! (Figures!)

    (And of course, the tile is cool too!)

  68. Allison February 14, 2008 at 9:42 pm #

    I like it! Love the color too.

  69. Catherine February 14, 2008 at 10:59 pm #

    What a pretty boy! Can I have him, please? πŸ˜‰
    Catherine Chipkewich

  70. DrWyllow February 14, 2008 at 11:11 pm #


    Vicky Smith

  71. iamspeedyo February 14, 2008 at 11:16 pm #

    Hi Lesli! I love this plaque! It’s gorgeous. I’d love to win one. Pauline Greenfield

  72. Jessica Funk February 15, 2008 at 12:00 am #

    I love the teal. Happy V-day!

  73. Laura Bergstrom February 15, 2008 at 12:14 am #

    Gorgeous Lesli!

  74. Heather February 15, 2008 at 12:41 am #

    Thanks for the giveaway….way cool tile!

    ~Heather Wells

  75. katiepenguin February 15, 2008 at 1:36 am #

    I think I prefer the turquoise color to red or pink. It’s very pretty!

  76. texxdog February 15, 2008 at 1:59 am #

    Happy Valentine’s day. I much prefer this color to pink πŸ™‚ Thanks for offering the give away.

  77. Andrea Morden-Moore February 15, 2008 at 4:04 am #

    Incredible presence and alovely color, Lesli. May your next few weeks caffeine free be an enlightening experience for you

  78. Tammy February 15, 2008 at 4:21 am #

    What fun! Happy Valentine’s Day Lesli. πŸ™‚

  79. Kristi February 15, 2008 at 5:15 am #

    Hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day, Lesli. The plaque looks fantastic in teal, and you’re right about pink.

  80. Rayvin February 15, 2008 at 5:39 am #

    Oh so much better then pink! It looks spectacular Lesli!! Awesome idea for a Valentines day give away!!

    Rayvin Brewer

  81. jasper978 February 15, 2008 at 5:45 am #

    Very nice, and a great color still allows all your details to show through.

    ~Jackie H.~

  82. Heather A@desertnightcreations.com February 15, 2008 at 6:28 am #

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE That guy!! You did a beautiful Job Leslie!

  83. Kelly February 15, 2008 at 10:05 am #

    Gorgeous model, it’s been a pleasure to watch it’s creation, and the colour is just lovely!

  84. pcc February 15, 2008 at 1:36 pm #

    Very Pretty!

  85. Filly's Fired Arts February 15, 2008 at 3:51 pm #

    Your abilities astound me! Do you ever give classes or seminars? I would love to learn firsthand from a master.

    Donna Harmony

  86. Recipe For Disaster February 15, 2008 at 5:08 pm #

    He looks like he’s thinking about which of the conversation hearts to eat. Great color!


  87. Lesli Kathman February 15, 2008 at 5:57 pm #

    Skye – if you thought he was looking to eat one or two, you should have seen Emma while I was taking the picture. At least, I hope what she was thinking about tasting was the candies and not the plaque!

    Donna – I have done seminars in the past, but they were mostly on the subject of horse color. I’d love the opportunity, though. I think the model horse community needs more workshop type events!

    Bonnie – I hugged my dog, but Sprinkles had to do without because it was just too cold to be outside. I’m so ready for spring!

    And thank you everyone who complimented the plaque and the Spinnies, and who wished me well. It made a great V-day even better! I am blessed to have such good friends and customers!

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