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Decorative skulls have become very popular home decor, but you’ve never seen them like this! While these longhorn skulls aren’t quite as loud as the bejeweled ones, their beauty is undeniable!

“Sabrina Thiel today announced her participation in the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering to be held October 26-28, 2018 at the Fort Worth Stockyards Historic District.  The Whitesboro resident is well known for her unique hand-carved longhorn skulls and her detailed pencil drawings.

“Born in the Bavarian town of Weissenhorn, Thiel began drawing and riding horses at a young age.  After completing her schooling, Thiel moved to the US in 2011.  She worked as an intern for some of the top reining trainers in the industry, learning enough to set up her own training business in Whitesboro, TX.  With her passion for horses, Thiel continued to develop her artistic side often using them as subject matter for her highly detailed pencil drawings.  Her experience with horses compels her to look for and understand the details of muscle and bone, which brings authenticity to her work.

“In 2016 Thiel bought a cow skull and was intrigued and challenged by working with a three dimensional medium. Inspired by some of the intricate tooled leather patterns found on western saddles, chaps, and other western items, Thiel began experimenting with carving them into the skull.  The first two skulls sold quickly, and then people began to ask for skulls with horns.  In addition to carving longhorn skulls, Thiel works with exotics such as South African Wildebeest, South African Ram, and deer skulls. The work is highly detailed and takes many hours to complete.

“Her skulls have been displayed in a mixed media art show at J & G Artworks of Valley View TX, and at the Gainesville Visual Arts Fall Show.  Her pencil art titled “Dreams” was awarded Visitors’ Choice in the Adult Division at Whitesboro’s Shauney P. Lucas Community Art Show. She has accepted commissions for pencil art drawings and skulls for personal collections.

“The Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering is an opportunity for Thiel to share her creativity with western art aficionados.  Held each fall in the Fort Worth Historic Stockyards, the Cowboy Gathering is considered the premier western heritage event.  This year it will take place from October 26-28, and includes numerous events. Further details can be found on the official website at

“For more information and photographs of Sabrina Thiel’s unique artwork, please visit her website at, visit her “Sabrina Thiel Artist” Facebook page, or email her at”

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