Treasure Barn, a place to meet wonderful people, share thoughts, ideas, art & life.
After over a year of blogging I have found it to be just that.
I want to SHARE with you this wonderful picture I took last evening of a young buck and his doe feeding in our meadow. I took this picture from our new front porch. I zoomed in as close as I could but you will probably have to click on the picture to get a closer look. They just ate and ate and my dogs were in the house watching them from behind our front glass screen door. They were whining and wanted to go play with them but I was not going to let them be frightened by my dogs. I love deer and we have several on our property throughout the year. There is a family , buck, doe and 2 bambi's that visit my husbands shop up the hill from here.
This is a new project that I am working on. I have tried to figure out how to make my butterflies look better and guess what? By SHARING my THOUGHTS about what I could do with this butterfly, a WONDERFUL fellow blogger, Linda at Lin's Art and Clay, she gave me a very good tip about using textured stamps on the clay for a more finished look. It is wonderful ! she also SHARED with me, other things I can do with my butterflies so I will be working on this for the Black Berry Festival which is August 26-27. I just wanted to SHARE this with you.
I actually made this butterfly by looking at the red Baccarat Butterfly my husband gave me last week. This one stands up on its own. This is the clay before any stain or paint has been applied. Just look how the textured stamps made it look! I need to sand the edges, stain and paint and then seal it.
Thanks so much Linda for all your tips and advise.
On Thursday we are leaving for Seattle stopping in Yamhill, OR to visit our friends from CA that have property in Yamhill and frequently come down to just get away from CA. We will spend the night and then head on in to Marysville, WA near Seattle to visit my son Tony and his family. On Saturday we are going to see Freedom the eagle that I posted about last week. We are all excited about meeting her. It will be fun to spend the day and visit throughout the evening. We are going to head home on Sunday and stop at Sam's Club in Renton, WA for a little shopping since there are not Sam's Clubs in OR.
My youngest son Tony (Studying to be a pastor), my daughter in law, Mica (Garb-oodles), my grandson Vinnie (talented pianist) and my beautiful granddaughter Bri (looks like her grandma Patti).
So I will be off the computer for a few days. Seems like it is slow now anyway and I am thinking it is due to summer and vacations and warmer weather where people are outside more.
When I get back I will check my email and my comments on this post. I would love any IDEAS you may have on my butterfly and how to make it better.
I have noticed that some blogs have a icon on their sidebars that says "Blogging Without Obligation", myself included.
The reason I added this to my sidebar recently, is because I don't always have time to answer when someone leaves a comment. I tend to spend too much time on the computer as all of us "Bloggers" do and it is not intended to hurt anyones feelings it is simply to say that because I blog does not mean I am obligated.
I would be interested in your opinion on the icon and what the meaning of it is to you.
So there you go...I have SHARED THOUGHTS, IDEAS, ART & LIFE and I am so happy that I began to blog. I have met so many wonderful people from all over the country and want to tell you all how very much I appreciate your friendship. You have made me laugh and you have made me cry. You have given me such support and so much inspiration with learning to do collages and clay art. I am so looking forward to being a part of the blogging world for years to come.