Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Only One Day until The Mustang A Day Challenge Begins!! EXCITING!

Wow only one more day before the very first painting will be created in the Mustang A Day Challenge.

New Christmas Tshirt Desgn

I think I’m going to let it be a surprise who the first horse will be.  I will tell you this: the First 5 horses will be Band Stallions from Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area in Northern Colorado.   I am open for suggestions on the Next group of horses. As they are finished they will be posted here with a bit of information and names if their herd watch groups have assigned them names.  
You can be a part of this!
If you live near a herd Management Areas and either know people or you yourself photograph. Please email me if you have suggestions. I am also looking for adopted mustangs to paint. We already have a number but I would like to do a total of 30 during the process so please tell your friends with adopted mustangs to email me or contact me through facebook.  Rescues are welcome too.  My easy email is contact@LLMartin.com
The Website:
Ive been updating my website and adding a series of internal pages just for the Mustang A Day Personal Challenge.  You can see it here: http://www.angelfire.com/jazz/llmartin0/MADC_firstpage.html
Please Take a look at the Website from time to time to see updates. One of the new things I am adding is an email monthly News Letter  that will run feature stories on  People and Places relating to the Mustangs , information about exhibits, new paintings, and herd watch meet ups. I will share more about that with you very soon.
Two new T-shirt designs 
In the mean time here are two new designs for t-shirts that I will be up loading to Zazzle. These two shirts will be in place before the end of the week and just intime for some late Christmas Shopping.
 Remember the sale of these t-shirts will help us fund the challenge project and eventually take it on the road.  You can be a part of getting the message out.  Tell your friends, Enjoy! And Happy Trails, ~Linda

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Only 2 Days before the Mustang A Day Challenge Begins!!

Only 2 more Days before the Mustang A Day Personal Challenge Begins.
Prep Night for the Mustang A Day Personal Challenge
Every table top and counter space filled with drying
painting surfaces. My kitchen table held 11 of the 25
newly gessoed plannels and canvas boards.
I’m so excited!!
Tonight was prep-night. I prepped 25 surfaces for the MADC  December  Challenge Paintings.  Paintings Sizes will range in size  from 5” by 7” to  11 by 14 inches. Prices starting at $65 for those being sold from etsy. The 5 best paintings in the series from each month will be held as part of the traveling exhibition.  The first of the exhibition work will be ready to book in February.

Also selected paintings will be added to the zazzle store to be available for purchase as canvas prints, t-shirts, mugs. The sale of these items will help cover the expenses and a portion of the sales over the expenses of the project will go to mustangs in crisis/rescue groups  or watch/care groups  that document the Wild Horses. You can visit the zazzle store here: http://www.zazzle.com/LindaLMartinArtist*
If you have a horse you would like to see painted,  please email me or message me through Facebook . Any and all wild horses in the USA are eligible as subject matter for the project. I will also take commissions on the Mustang of your choice. All funds generated will go to funding the project.
 In the next two days I will finish updating the website.
Corporate Sponsor,  Event Hosting and  Press kit packets  will be ready to go by the 17th.
Once all the basics are together I will be building an email base. It will update everyone interested on a monthly bases.  I would love to give you a preview to events, new products and background on selected Mustangs. Other work I am involved in will also be in these emails.
I cant wait to get started! We already have 2 galleries interested in Art from the Challenge. It’s going to be Awesome!!
And there will be some surprise announcements along the way.

Email me for specific info about the challenge or to become a sponsor, or to be on the news letter email list.

Happy Trails,