NEW Holiday 2021 Painted Ponies

People are always looking for new gift-giving traditions at Christmas. Gifting beautifully crafted and hand-painted, Holiday-themed Painted Pony Figurines and Ornaments has become an exciting new tradition, the way giving glass balls, tin trains and cut-and-etched crystal became holiday gift traditions. Every year we come out with completely different and unique Holiday Painted Ponies, accompanied by stocking-stuffer ornaments. Make this Christmas memorable by ordering a Holiday-themed Painted Pony early for the special people in your life.


 


Shipping September 2021

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7.75" Tall
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Christmas Delivery
by Laurie Cook

While creating "Christmas Delivery" Laurie asked herself, "Who better to deliver gifts on Christmas Eve than a Palomino Pony? All gold and gorgeous with white socks that make it look like he's been prancing through powdery drifts of fresh snow?"

But wait, how would the Pony know where to go without a rider? And would there be someone peeking out the window, watching him approach with a sack full of presents on his back?

To that Laurie simply answered, "I like to make up my own scenarios behind the Ponies I create, so I will let you decide the rest of this story."

Raised in Southern California, one of Laurie's earliest memories is of drawing horses on the underside of the family coffee table. While still studying at Art Center College of Design she was recruited by Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri so at age 22 she moved halfway across the country, not knowing a soul in her new city. Her plan to work there for a year or two somehow stretched out to nearly two decades and by the time she left she had attained the highest level possible, that of "Master Artist,"designing everything from home decor items to Christmas gift bags; from thinking up new toy ideas to painting idyllic garden scenes. Some of her clients include Google, Mohawk Industries, Leanin' Tree, Carson Home, Current, and Hasbro. On the rare occasion she's not in her studio, she can be found hiking with her German Shepherd and two Labradors, or tending to her butterfly garden. Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety companies.


Laurie Cook

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Shipping September 2021

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8" Tall




Laura Robinson

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Jingle Bell Rock
by Laura Robinson

It's Christmas morning. Breathless with anticipation, before anyone else is awake, you make your way into the living room to see what blessings you received from Santa. You've been wishing for a Pony, and miracle of miracles, there he stands before you. It is not a real horse, however, he is an old-fashioned rocking horse made of wood. Nevertheless, you climb up and begin to rock back and forth. As his bells jingle jangle, you can almost feel the wind through your hair as you gallop across meadows, making this your best Christmas ever.

Laura Robinson grew up riding and drawing horses at her home in Southern California.  Sketching on any piece of paper she could find, she drew her favorite subject, the horse. She has always felt a deep connection with horses, and has been very blessed to have them in her life. 

Winning awards in high school and college for art and design, it was evident that she should pursue the arts. So, after moving to Minneapolis, MN and getting married, she studied and worked in the graphic design field. Then, while raising a family of 3, she moved onto the fine arts. She currently works as a portrait artist and muralist. Her local horse community is enjoying their commissioned portraits of their beloved horses. She tries to learn something new from every painting she does, always trying to better her skills as an artist.

In addition to her art, she works as a groom and assistant trainer at a busy boarding stable, riding hunter/jumpers and dressage. In her “spare” time she landscapes her yard, mends fences, builds her own chicken coop, rides with her daughter, tries to keep up with her sons, and helps her husband with his electrical business! She finds that a little time in the barn is the best therapy in the world. The sweet smell of a horse’s breath, and a nicker from an old friend is very soothing and inspirational.


 

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Holiday Tapestry
by Delia Pacheco

Saddle blankets are normally functional and serve to protect a horse's back, both cushioning the saddle and wicking away moisture. Then there are beautiful, fashion-forward, customized saddle blankets that go beyond the basics. Those that are stylish, adorned with glittering embellishments, and are brought out just once-a-year to celebrate special occasions like Christmas.

I immigrated to this country from Germany when I was just a child. I loved drawing and have always done art. As an adult pursuing it in an outside professional field at Shaklee Products designing labels, brochures, programs etc. I'm an award winning listed artist with my illustrations in published books and covers, some designs were on Garden Flags, and other household accessories. For years I was the art coordinator for the Midwest Horse Fair in Madison, WI. I've also been a chosen participant in two Canadian Mosaic Murals.

From Murals to Miniature art, Rocks or any thing that doesn't move, I like painting on it. I also love Painting in Plein Air Events. My preference are animals with a specialty of horses. I donate the proceeds from my art to charities and organizations that are dear to my heart. I'm also known for being the girl on the SunMaid Raisin box since 1970.


Delia Pacheco

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Shipping September 2021


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Snow Crystal
by Emily Overman

No two snowflake are alike. Each is an individual drop that develops, into an ornate pattern, as it falls to the earth from the clouds in the sky. "Snow Crystal" was created as a Christmas reminder that all of us, just like snowflakes, are unique and beautiful, each in our own way.

I have been drawing since a very young age, and I have become more passionate about art as I've gotten older. I am currently attending college for graphic design, and I have an interest in illustration.


Emily Overman

 

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10.25" Tall
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First Snowfall
by Lorna Matsuda

Like diamonds falling from the sky, the first snowfall of the season has magical powers. For some it is simply a reminder that it's wintertime, while for others it takes on a symbolic meaning. It's been said, that a field of freshly laid snow is like a blank canvas, suggesting endless possibilities.... To this north country mare, as fluffy snowflakes gently settle on her back, it means it's time to kick up her hooves and joyfully celebrate that Christmas is coming.

Being a realist artist I strive to capture the true spirit and character of each subject I paint. The eyes are a very important factor when I do a painting. I work in many different mediums such as feathers, rock, leather, bone, as well as traditional canvas and acrylic based mediums, along with my beloved painted ponies. I also do commissioned work for clients. My art has been a life long journey and will be with me as long as I am able to paint, it inspires me and takes me to a place of peace and tranquility in the many hours I spend painting.


Lorna Matsuda

 

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Shipping September 2021

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Away in a Manger
by Laurie Cook

Laurie Cook's own words in explaining the inspiration for her design: "I wanted to portray the quiet moments after the birth of Jesus, when only Mary and Joseph were there to breathe in His wonder. Like many parents, they probably gazed in admiration at their baby's perfect fingers and toes. I'm sure they had no idea that soon there would be kings arriving, bearing gifts.... On the reverse side of the Pony, I wanted the three kings to be slowly making their way across the landscape, following a brilliant star in the sky. Did they travel in awed silence? Did they call excitedly to one another about what this momentous occasion would bring to the world? We can only wonder."

Raised in Southern California, one of Laurie's earliest memories is of drawing horses on the underside of the family coffee table. While still studying at Art Center College of Design she was recruited by Hallmark Cards in Kansas City, Missouri so at age 22 she moved halfway across the country, not knowing a soul in her new city. Her plan to work there for a year or two somehow stretched out to nearly two decades and by the time she left she had attained the highest level possible, that of "Master Artist,"designing everything from home decor items to Christmas gift bags; from thinking up new toy ideas to painting idyllic garden scenes. Some of her clients include Google, Mohawk Industries, Leanin' Tree, Carson Home, Current, and Hasbro. On the rare occasion she's not in her studio, she can be found hiking with her German Shepherd and two Labradors, or tending to her butterfly garden. Laurie has returned to Southern California and now freelances for a variety companies.


Laurie Cook

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Holiday 2021 Ornaments

Painted Ponies Ornaments are the perfect size for collecting and displaying year round. Shipping in September 2021.

Snow Queen Ornament
Christmas Delivery Ornament

2.25" Tall



O Holy Night Ornament
Jingle Bell Rock Ornament

2.5" Tall