My original plan with the Breyer Blossoms program was to just buy my birth month’s horse (April) as my representative sample and ignore/bypass the rest. For all the usual reasons: no space, no money, not a lot of interest.
Judging from the photographs I’ve seen on the Breyer Facebook page, it appears that the only month I’ve seen so far that I do not like is …April. They went with a hot pink base color? Seriously?
Some daisies do come in pink; English Daisies (Bellis Perennis) have been a staple in my garden for several years now. They’re prolific, easy-to-grow, and low maintenance - essentially, a very pretty weed. But they’re not the kind of daisies that immediately spring to most folks’ minds, either.
I am not a huge fan of the color Pink. I was never a "girly girl", was never into Barbies, and my skin tone precludes me from wearing it. I don’t even use it that much in my quilting projects, even though it’s a pretty versatile and useful color, from a design perspective.
I like the other "pink" horse released this week a little better: the semi-Decorator Valentine’s Day Web Special "I’m Yours". If you haven’t seen her yet, it’s a realistic red roan Bluegrass Bandit with a kiss-shaped star, and faint kiss prints on her flanks, similar to the hearts on last year’s Huckleberry Bey.
I’m a little surprised they didn’t call her "The Kissing Bandit", but I suppose they probably didn’t want to deal with the trouble that would come their way from the parents of the more underaged components of their target audience. (The ones old enough to use Google, but not old enough yet to have had "The Talk".)
I haven’t taken a gander at the current debate about it on Blab, or elsewhere. If it’s anything like the tenor the Blab "disappeared" discussions took last week, I’m probably not missing much. I do not understand why it’s perfectly acceptable for a customizer to add exotic flourishes to a realistic paint job, but it’s an unforgivable sin if it’s part of a production paint job.
Some people like a little frou-frou, and some don’t. Depends on the model for me. I’m a tiny bit disappointed that it’s not a straight up red roan, since I already have one nonrealistic Bluegrass Bandit in the herd, but not disappointed enough to not enter for it.
What concerns me now that Reeves has moved so much of its customer interaction online is that the bugaboos and preferences of a very active, very vocal minority of those customers might end up dictating the kind of models that get released for everyone. Not everyone wants glossy, nonmetallic finishes on only conformationally-correct models by sculptors X, Y - but good heavens, not Z!
There should be room enough, and releases enough, for everyone here.