I think pretty much everyone knows I am not a fan of the new Blogger format. I have found something else to dislike in it. I realized the other day that my miniatures catalog had half of the photos and captions cut off. How frustrating. It was because the size Blogger now loads the photos by default is too big to properly show in the post. That is incredibly frustrating. I will add it to the list of things I don't like about the new format. I did go back and fix the post about the miniatures, and I went back a few posts and fixed those, but not all of them. I don't have that kind of time. If anyone knows how to change the default settings I would love to know.
This post is not actually about how much I dislike the new format, though I dislike it a lot. I wanted to share some of the terrifying things I have done in the name of improving my performance entries. They didn't scare me, I know that everything is fixable. I have done a lot of really unusual stuff in the hobby that a lot of people would find frightening. When I learned to prep from Liesl Dalpe (who is the one who put it in my head that everything is fixable) I learned on old Eberl models. One of the first I prepped fully was a run of 15 models. Super rare, lots of sentimental value to the owner. The result is I can prep anything. I don't like prepping, but I can prep anything.
I have cut Braymere bridles. Not once, but twice. The first time was when I altered a large bridle (which I had had made for a large headed mule) to fit Bootlegger. The second time was at Medieval Madness. Lilith is super cute, and with some creativity she can be fun to show in performance. But a regular brow band doesn't fit her because of that forelock.