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LesliKathman
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Hello!
I suppose I should have come to this part of the forum before jumping in to ongoing discussions. Oops! I have enjoyed the website, but only recently posted. I read a lot of the color discussions, but often don't say much because it's awfully tempting to chatter when I should be working! I have been involved with horse color for... well, a long time! I started writing on the subject back in 1991, primarily for other artists (which is my "real" job) but then later for horsemen. I got online not long after that, and spent many hours pontificating on horse color to anyone who would listen. :) I did my first presentation on horse color back in 2001, and continue to do that as I can find time. Most recently I've been working on a set of books on the history of horse color in the different breeds. The first volume, which covers draft and carriage breeds, is due out this summer. I just recently launched a blog to go with the books (equinetapestry.com), which has been fun. Breed history as it relates to color has probably been more of my focus than the mechanics of the genes, though I find that fascinating, too. As for specific colors, my personal obsessions have been sabino and splash so that is where my own research has been focused. I also have a soft spot for appaloosas since I have owned one for the last five years. (I wasn't exactly looking for one... I wanted a nice spotted saddler, so I'm not sure how she got here!) As I said my real job is equine art. I run a home-based pottery company that produces realistic equine figurines. That's actually how I became interested in horse color all those years ago, because I wanted the finish on the sculptures to be accurate. You can see my work on the website for the pottery here: Blackberry Lane Pottery Somehow the research for that took on a life of its own. On a more personal level, I have been married to my husband (a scientist, though in a very different field) for 18 years, and have two sons ages 14 and 10. I have the aforementioned Appaloosa and an Aussie-Setter mix. I try to juggle all of them with the pottery business and my horse color obsession. :) I wanted to at least say "Hi!" here, and I'm looking forward to meeting more of the participants on the forum. Lesli Kathman
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Welcome!

Welcome!

TheRedHayflinger
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welcome I've read your blog

welcome :) I've read your blog for a while...a couple years at least? Love your work. Your Elsie mold reminds me of my SSH pony in some ways (I think because I have a picture of her standing somewhat similarly and the expression. I think I've also ran into you on a few other forums and games and such and e mailed you a few times. Glad to see you here :)

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Welcome to the forum Lesli,

Welcome to the forum Lesli, very glad to see you here! ^_^

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Welcome to the forum Wow,

Welcome to the forum :)

Wow, your pottery is just stunning!!

The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire. ~Sharon Ralls Lemon

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Welcome, love your website

Welcome, love your website and blog page. I grew up playing with nothing other than breyer model horses(other than my real pony) so I love horse sculpture. I also grew up drawing horses constantly. My daughter's are much more talented artists than I ever was although they actually draw other things not just horses, I don't know how that happened...lol.

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We meet again, once on

We meet again, once on Deviant Art and then here.

LesliKathman
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Yes, and on some of the color

Yes, and on some of the color mailing lists if I remember correctly. Aren't you on New Dilutions? Or am I misremembering?

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No, I was part of horsegenes.

No, I was part of horsegenes. I wasn't able to join new dilutions off their website, but I'll have to look them up. Horsegenes wasn't active, and then I found this community.

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Ah, that must have been it. I

Ah, that must have been it. I probably mixed the two up because there is a bit of crossover with the participants.

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I'm still excited to see your

I'm still excited to see your book, specially if there are illustrations from you. Do you use copics when inking?