Jennifer Sause Brennan

As a Child growing up in Hyde Park New York, I found a life-long passion for Horses and Animals of all sorts! Animals were an integral part of life with my Family. Unfortunately, seeing how so many were neglected, abused or abandoned, I decided at a young age to do my part to help what animals I could. There have been many challenges and learning along the way and this has also given me a strong study of the anatomy of an animal.

Relocating to the Hills of Susquehanna County three years ago, I became inspired by all of the Nature around me. Living with my Partner, I began rescu­ing some Squirrels and Robins this led to adopting: Miniature Horses, Goats and Ducks. Before I knew it, much to my Partner’s wonderment we had a tiny Farm! Raising and milking the goats, inspired me to make all-Natural Goat Milk Bath Products. I then founded Sunset Lodge Creations and began to sell them at Local Craft Fairs. My Goat Milk Bath Products were a hit and I soon found myself with a Kitchen full of Farm Made Products!

This led to my discovery and joy of Sculpting. I have always loved creating, and have been blessed with a Natural Artistic Talent which I decided to finally put to good use. Working in a Clay of my own design I begin with an armature of each animal, anchoring in all of the joints to create a solid base to work from. Making my unique material in small batches, I am able to create a lot of texture and charter of the Subject.

As my “Mini Farm” grew, I found myself needing more for our Animals. Starting with Sculpting some Goats with little carts, I soon found myself attending the Elk Mountain Craft Fair. I was thrilled when everything flew off the Table and Visitors were touched by my work!

While continuing to meet fellow artists and evolve my Sculpting, fate intervened and I learned of two Retired Paso Fino Show Horses that were sorely in neglect. My heart sank hearing of their situation. How could someone just throw them away? After much discussion and urging with my Partner, we decided to save them! They were in bad shape, one was only allowed to live outside for ten years and the other had been shut in a stall for the same ten years. I set to work to help them, however my stable was not equipped for full sized horses. Seeing the Neighbor down the way with a nice old Barn, I decided to approach her and see if she might be willing to help. To my delight and surprise, not only was she willing to help, but she had raised and Rescued Horses for many years! She was no longer doing that, but it wasn’t long before she had magically sorted out two stalls for them! Soon Gabby and Esby arrived! Margie was amazing with so much knowledge of Equine and their specific needs for these two Grand ol’ Ladies as they are in their 30’s.

With so many Horse Costs piling up, I began to tap deeper into my artistic talents in order to create the funds to care for them. I have had great success in traveling to many of the local Craft Shows with my sculptures throughout the Endless Mountains of PA.

Every penny I raise from my Artwork goes to the care of these two wonderful creatures. I also thought it special to use some of their hair in each sculpt as they have inspired me so much. Combing my passion for saving animals with my Artis­tic Talent has given birth to the perfect marriage of my two great loves!

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BIO

As a Child growing up in Hyde Park New York, I found a life-long passion for Horses and Animals of all sorts! Animals were an integral part of life with my Family. Unfortunately, seeing how so many were neglected, abused or abandoned, I decided at a young age to do my part to help what animals I could. There have been many challenges and learning along the way and this has also given me a strong study of the anatomy of an animal.

Relocating to the Hills of Susquehanna County three years ago, I became inspired by all of the Nature around me. Living with my Partner, I began rescu­ing some Squirrels and Robins this led to adopting: Miniature Horses, Goats and Ducks. Before I knew it, much to my Partner’s wonderment we had a tiny Farm! Raising and milking the goats, inspired me to make all-Natural Goat Milk Bath Products. I then founded Sunset Lodge Creations and began to sell them at Local Craft Fairs. My Goat Milk Bath Products were a hit and I soon found myself with a Kitchen full of Farm Made Products!

This led to my discovery and joy of Sculpting. I have always loved creating, and have been blessed with a Natural Artistic Talent which I decided to finally put to good use. Working in a Clay of my own design I begin with an armature of each animal, anchoring in all of the joints to create a solid base to work from. Making my unique material in small batches, I am able to create a lot of texture and charter of the Subject.

As my “Mini Farm” grew, I found myself needing more for our Animals. Starting with Sculpting some Goats with little carts, I soon found myself attending the Elk Mountain Craft Fair. I was thrilled when everything flew off the Table and Visitors were touched by my work!

While continuing to meet fellow artists and evolve my Sculpting, fate intervened and I learned of two Retired Paso Fino Show Horses that were sorely in neglect. My heart sank hearing of their situation. How could someone just throw them away? After much discussion and urging with my Partner, we decided to save them! They were in bad shape, one was only allowed to live outside for ten years and the other had been shut in a stall for the same ten years. I set to work to help them, however my stable was not equipped for full sized horses. Seeing the Neighbor down the way with a nice old Barn, I decided to approach her and see if she might be willing to help. To my delight and surprise, not only was she willing to help, but she had raised and Rescued Horses for many years! She was no longer doing that, but it wasn’t long before she had magically sorted out two stalls for them! Soon Gabby and Esby arrived! Margie was amazing with so much knowledge of Equine and their specific needs for these two Grand ol’ Ladies as they are in their 30’s.

With so many Horse Costs piling up, I began to tap deeper into my artistic talents in order to create the funds to care for them. I have had great success in traveling to many of the local Craft Shows with my sculptures throughout the Endless Mountains of PA.

Every penny I raise from my Artwork goes to the care of these two wonderful creatures. I also thought it special to use some of their hair in each sculpt as they have inspired me so much. Combing my passion for saving animals with my Artis­tic Talent has given birth to the perfect marriage of my two great loves!