Below is a scan of an article in Museography magazine published by the Kalamazoo (Michigan) Valley Museum, Winter 2007 issue. The Museum did a display of some of Carolyn's collection.
Author photos from three books: the first (2001) and second (2004) are of me and Chatty, my wonderful thoroughbred mare. Sadly, Chatty died in 2006. The third photo (2008)
is of my husband and me. The text from that third book reads: "About the author (and her sidekick): Carolyn Martin and her husband, Keith, both retired teachers, live on a small hobby farm near Galesburg, Michigan. Keith is an avid railfan, so traveling has become a major hobby for both of them. Keith picks the trains that they will ride, and Carolyn chooses what they will do when they get there. This choice often includes photographing any metal horse collections within the destination vicinity. Their hobbies blend well." In 2016, Carolyn and daughter, Dianne, purchased a small quarter horse, see below.
In memory of Sadie, our beloved chocolate lab.
Sadie died in 2013. What a wonderful friend!
Carolyn Martin's Metal Horse Figurines
Other Collections include: Old editions of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, glass (not ceramic) deviled egg plates, and
Handpainted china by Josef Henke, a Kalamazoo, Michigan, artist who painted china in his home in the early-to-mid part of the 1900s.
All pieces are signed: J.Henke
Noki Is the first small dog we have ever had as part of our family. He is 16 pounds of energy and love. He is a mixed breed and came to us from the Humane Society. He is now four years old.
Finn, my new quarter horse.
I purchased him in the spring of 2016 when he was 6 years old. He still needs some training, but he has a very sweet disposition and has been on several trail rides already even though he had never been out on the trails before I bought him. He goes down into a knee deep creek without any discussion, and he walked right out onto a noisy, clanky metal bridge over that creek crossing without a problem even though the horse in front of him put up a fuss. He is wearing an ear bonnet in the photo.
I board him at my daughter's farm, and she rides him also (in fact, is part owner). It is 90 minutes from my home, so I don't get to ride as often as I would like to, but she has wonderful trails very near her farm, and it is really nice to be able to ride together.
Fall 2017 update: Finn is coming along very nicely. He still needs a lot of fine tuning, but he has become a very pleasant trail ride.
Visit my website about this collection: <jhenkechina.com>