Hello peoples!! This is Adrian and Liz coming to you live and direct from Bear Valley, CA! We’ve been talking and we believe a little update is in order to remind us all why we’re here, what we believe and why we even decided to write this book in the first place.
Below is an exert from the introduction of Buckaroo Barbie and an illustration that can be found in the book, just to give you all a taste and remind you what you’ve been so patiently waiting for. We believe that we have another draft of revisions to go through and Adrian has to finish ALL of the illustrations and then we (Liz, Adrian and the photographer lady, also known as the mums in these parts), have to find a time we all of us can get together to go take more pictures. Thank you all for sticking with us and waiting so patiently and being such a source of inspiration to us both. Because of Buckaroo Barbie we have come into contact with some extremely strong and inspiring women whose stories we feel so honored to know a little more about now.
If you’re new to Buckaroo Barbie and this is your first day, as it were, we are sisters, best friends and business partners. Adrian is a cowboy singer (just a little FYI because people occasionally mistake Liz for the singer and she can’t sing her way out of a wet paper bag), and Liz is a writer and we’re almost finished writing a book called Buckaroo Barbie. Yes, that is a song off of A’s latest CD Buckaroogirl and the song title was the inspiration for the book. Head on over to our facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buckaroo-Barbie/190087824357140 like us and stay updated on new blog posts, pictures and inspirational messages.
Without further ado, here is an exclusive sneak peek at the introduction of Buckaroo Barbie and one of the many beautiful illustrations that will grace its pages.
We created Buckaroo Barbie to serve as a model and inspiration for us after coming through some hard times, in both of our lives. We sat down and talked and wrote out what type of women we want to be. Her handiness as a cowboy is because the cowboy world is what we love and where our hearts are, but a Buckaroo Barbie can be anyone, anywhere. She’s basically a cowboy version of the Proverbs 31 woman. We definitely don’t have it all figured out. Buckaroo Barbie is who we are constantly striving to be and we will continue to learn, to become better hands and continuously push ourselves until the day we die. We want a life lived full to the brim. We have been made to realize that we are all given talents, a certain amount of time and the ability to work our butts off. And we intend to faithfully cultivate what has been given us and to seek out the guidance of those more experienced to help us learn where we are lacking. We didn’t write this book because we think we are the handiest girls in the world (heck, we don’t even claim to be handy!) or because we think we’re the best of the best. We do believe in the power of a good work ethic though and the importance of attaching yourself to a mentor and learning from them. We have been so blessed because we’ve had the chance to work around, with and for some really great cowboys and Buckaroo Barbie’s and in the chance that there are women out there like us, we felt like we should share with you.
So ladies, this is Buckaroo Barbie, this is who we are and this is what we believe. It’s been a great journey so far and we’re looking forward to what the future has in store for us, especially if we get to continue it with you!
xo xo Liz and Adrian