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Enter to win a $100 gift certificate from Weber Custom Paintings.

A few years ago, I was approached by a college friend of mine, Michelle Weber, about a photograph that won a BEEF Daily photo contest. The photo was an image of a baby calf trying to get his legs underneath him and stand up for the first time. Weber was inspired by the image and wanted to get permission from the photographer, Sarah Anderson, to paint it.

 

Check out 80+ photos of calves and cowboys (including Anderson's photo) here.

 

After seeing the final product, which is now available as a print called, “A New Beginning,” I knew that Weber would make the perfect illustrator for my children’s book, “Levi’s Lost Calf.” Weber agreed to help me bring my children’s book to life, and the rest is history.

Since then, I’ve had a lot of fun reading my book at schools and libraries across the country and giving kids a taste of country life in the process.

When she's not outside helping her husband on their Red Angus ranch, Weber now keeps busy doing custom paintings for folks, as well as selling prints, note cards and other items on her website. I’m in love with her most recent painting of a Hereford herd bull, which she did as a custom piece for Claire Taylor. The painting now needs a caption, so I thought it would be fun to come full circle and have the BEEF Daily readers help Weber name this new print.

So, to kick off the month of August, BEEF Daily is hosting a photo caption contest! Your challenge is to title this print for Weber. The best title or caption will be awarded a $100 gift certificate that can be applied to a custom painting of your choice. Three honorable mentions will be selected to win a BEEF cap.

The contest will run until Wednesday, Aug. 7, at noon, with the winners to be announced on Aug. 8. Let’s have some fun with this! Enter your best caption or title for this print in the comments section below. Good luck! 

Here is the original photograph that Weber painted from:

Here is the finished product. Name this print!

michelle weber photos

 

 

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Discuss this Blog Entry 72

W.E. (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Spent four years of college learning and 20 years of painting and drawing trying to eke out a living doing illustration and things of this nature. I was pretty good at it, but not so good at self-promotion, so I never made much more than minimum wage for my best work. Pouring my heart, soul and time into painting other people's dreams and ideas was even harder than trying to sell nutritious grassfed beef, so I gave up. Haven't painted anything since 1997. I still take a lot of my own pictures. Good luck to your friend Michelle, Amanda. I have a message for her: Get yourself a camera or iphone, practice framing pictures, and learn to compose and take your own photos. You may have a better promoter in Amanda than I ever had, and you just might make it selling paintings to ranchers if you love to paint.

on Aug 1, 2013

This is really great advice, and I know Michelle will appreciate it. She is very dedicated to her craft, and I'm very proud to call her the illustrator of my children's book. She really makes these images come to life! W.E. you should share some of your past work! I would love to see it!

Tom Hoagland (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Curly propagator of the future

on Aug 1, 2013

King of the Hill

on Aug 1, 2013

serious with gentleness!

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Bull's eye.

dwhiteman (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

An eye on the future

Bethany (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

"All Business"

on Aug 1, 2013

The Prodigal Son

Cody (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Hello Ladies!

Jim (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Bully Bully

on Aug 1, 2013

Vangogherford Impression

Tauy Scott (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Mr. Majestic

Alsman (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Jerry Curlsanova

Anita Ruzic (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Think I see some pretty girls headed my way!!

on Aug 1, 2013

The Boss

AmberConnor (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

American Beauty

Carrie C (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

"Amore" or "Eye on the Prize"

Grant Raml (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Eye of the beholder

Megan S (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Wise Guardian

Cindy Quigley (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Vindicator

ncoleman (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

A whorl there, a whorl here, makes a pretty face!

on Aug 1, 2013

Romeo

on Aug 8, 2013

Hey salergal! Your title was selected as one of our honorable mentions. Can you email me your mailing address, so we can send you your prize? amanda.nolz@penton.com

Crystal young (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Have your heifers "Custom Taylor Made"

on Aug 1, 2013

"Cow's Eye View"

Spindr (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Braveheart!

Loyce (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

I have 4
1. "I got this one"
2. "Make my day"
3. "You said What"
4. "I'm only going to say it once"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

"In this cow herd the next generation starts here!!!"

on Aug 1, 2013

Here's the Beef!

David Doeschot (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Curly locks I,m not !

on Aug 1, 2013

"Watchful Eye"

TB - Bama (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

1. Wooly Bully
2. Contemplating
3. Eye of The Bull

Sharlette Tidwell (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

"Here's lookin' at you!"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

"You talkin' to me?"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

"Curly stud"

Celeste Borelli (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Watch me watch you...

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Hey, who painted the fence rails!!

Eric Eberhart (not verified)
on Aug 1, 2013

Grand Champion

Chuck Scott (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

Sir Bovine

Luann Wiese (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

My Eye's On You

Josh W (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

"Up Close and Personal"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

"Eye to the future"

Anonymous (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

"Eye of the King"

on Aug 2, 2013

Don't mind me, I'm just doing my job
Pro at Work
Breeding Time
Did I hear something about new Heifers?

kscrat (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

"Color my whorld"

Chanda (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

A nod to past... An eye on the future

on Aug 2, 2013

Perfect Vision

James Stauffacher (not verified)
on Aug 2, 2013

GPS has nothing on me! My nose and ears are functioning precisely, my eyes are wide open and they will direct me to the exact location of my next girl friend.

on Aug 2, 2013

"Hoss"

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