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Finding and Editing Horse Images

Published by • Apr 7th, 2011 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

For those of you who would like to participate in Part 1 of our Every Picture Tells a Story contest but aren’t sure where to start, I wanted to provide some links to free source images and online editing tools…



Before and After: 2009 Competition Poster

Published by • Jul 10th, 2009 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

A while back I stumbled across an archive of posters made through an arts program that originated during the great depression. One of the posters was adapted for this year’s fiction competition. I thought you might enjoying seeing the before and after…



Phantom Stallion’s Horse Hair Bracelet

Published by • Mar 29th, 2009 • Category: Arts & Crafts, How It's Made

by HorseFeathers | Have y’all read and heard about Mrs. Terri Farley’s idea of horsehair bracelet in her book series The Phantom Stallion? It seems that at least once in every book it mentions Sam’s connection to the Phantom with the horsehair bracelet she made. I thought that was a neat idea so I decided to make my own…



Tag, You’re It

Published by • Mar 22nd, 2009 • Category: How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

WARNING: If geekiness is not your thing, now would be the time to graze elsewhere. But if you don’t mind a taste of tech and are interested in learning how to spiff up your submissions, read on…



How To Draw a Horse – Part 1 of 2

Published by • Mar 29th, 2008 • Category: Arts & Crafts, How It's Made

by Mustang_Heart | From the earliest forms of cave drawings, to Leonardo Da Vinci, and to today’s modern artists, you’ll see that horses always seem to find their way into an artist’s work – and who could blame them? With so many different breeds, personalities, gaits, postures, and uses, an artist could spend her whole life creating nothing but masterpieces filled with horses. Maybe you too were inspired by the amazing horse, and picked up a pencil or a paintbrush and tried to imitate the horse’s unique body shape, only to walk away disappointed, feeling that you have no artistic talent. Now, ask yourself this – did you ever think you just had the wrong approach to it?



Making of Moonlight Mirage Part 2: The Photo Illustrations

Published by • Jan 16th, 2008 • Category: How It's Made, International Horse, LeadMare Tales

With a great story for inspiration, creating the photo illustrations for Moonlight Mirage was a fun project. The process is similar to creating the images you see throughout this blog. It’s pretty geeky so I tried to summarize details. For those of you interested in digital art/photography, feel free to ask questions if you want […]



Making of Moonlight Mirage Part 1: The Story

Published by • Jan 13th, 2008 • Category: How It's Made, International Horse

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes to create the virtual horses in our stables? This 2-part blog will share details about the process for bringing Moonlight Mirage to life. First, an interview with the talented author Pony Princess about what went into creating the story that won last year’s Int*l Horse Competition. LeadMare: […]



Horse Crafts: Fashion Patches and Appliques

Published by • Jul 11th, 2007 • Category: Arts & Crafts, How It's Made, LeadMare Tales

by LeadMare | Ever read those stories from way back when education for girls consisted of learning to sew, cook, paint, or play the piano? It was all about acquiring “feminine” skills to attract a husband. Now girls earn advanced degrees and advance to leadership roles alongside the guys. We still learn to sew, cook, paint, or play the piano (and so do the guys!) but mostly as an enjoyable hobby…