I, like may Pony fans, am also a huge fan of Doctor Who. To that end, I sat down last week with the intent to paint my first every Doctor Who custom Pony. I found a darling (non-hasbro) pony with beautiful blue hair, and started planning her out.
Then in my own backyard, tragedy struck. I don’t mention my physical location here often, but I live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Just one week ago we were told a fire had started in the forest near us. In the space of two days, I watched as from my own backyard I could see the mountains lit up with flames. Up until Tuesday, it was an eerie sight, but nothing that made us worry, because it was too far, it was in the woods.
Over 350 homes were burned to the ground. Completely gone. Whole neighborhoods leveled in the fire.
I have a daughter who’s five. When we had the news on constantly, waiting to see if the fire would reach us, she asked me if the fire would come to our house. I told her if it came close we’d leave and go somewhere safe.
“But what about my toys! I don’t want my toys to burn up!” The very thought put her near tears. “I wish the fire never existed!”
My daughter and I were lucky. We did not have to evacuate, praying we’d get to go home. We didn’t lose our home, our ponies, or our neighborhood. My husband had to evacuate his office, and lost several days of work, but he was lucky enough to have an office to return to.
It has been an intense, scary, and emotional week for us. Which is why, after I finished painting her, I’ve decided that my one of a kind hand painted Tardis Pony, “Idris” will be auctioned on ebay for charity. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the local Red Cross to help victims of the Waldo Canyon Fire. The winner of this auction will know that they have won not only a beautiful pony painted with love, but they’ve also been able to give back to a community that has lost so much.
Meet Idris: My 3rd Custom Pony to be painted.
UPDATED: AUCTION CAN BE VIEWED HERE! http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320938852394#ht_3796wt_1396
Full size images can be viewed here: http://s1182.photobucket.com/albums/x452/mlpmadness/Idris%20Pony/
To view my other eBay auctions (until I add this one): http://www.ebay.com/sch/dresdenchick/m.html
Final Auction cost will be donated DIRECTLY via eBay to the Pikes Peak Chapter of the American Red Cross, to benefit the victims of this fire.
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Again, the eBay listing is HERE!
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