Monday, April 25, 2011

Growth and Harvest

We're winding up a four day weekend around the old farmhouse and although we did pause to remember the meaning behind the holiday, our main objective was for this to be a working weekend. It wasn't all work though, we were playfully distracted, as well. So much so, that I had no opportunity for creating any barn posterity with my trusty sidekick, Nikon.

While this isn't the photograph of a barn, it is a photograph of a painting of a barn, by the Artist, of course. And while the original gets to hang in someone else's home, I told the Artist, this copy should be hanging in ours because this barn is exactly what we picture at the back of our little homestead someday, ready and waiting for animals. And that field, well, it reminds me of our garden, raked and hoed over the weekend; the garlic is coming along nicely, and lettuces and Swiss chard have been planted.

All is ready for another season of growth and harvest, in the garden, around the homestead, and in our hearts. Here's to a season of growth and harvest for all you.

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I'm linking up to



at Bluff Area Daily.

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The Homestead Barn Hop
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To see past posts featuring work of the Artist,
you can go here, here or here.


~Be well friends!~

26 comments:

Mari said...

I love this painting! It's just the sort of barn I like in real life.

from my front porch... said...

I need to confess.
I hope we will stil be LYLAS!
Promise me?
Honest?

I am in love with the hands of the Artist! Any man with talent like that....well Good Golly Miss Molly! You can tell he is as beautiful on the inside as the out! What soulful soul, he is!

I am so glad he is taken by YOU :)

And now about that work of Art by the Artist! Yes, it must hang in your home! When one does, your admiring *and his* public would love to see the wall it graces.

And for the many inquiring minds, along with mine, does the Artist sell his work on any site that we could peruse? Please say Yes! If not, I do believe one is needed!

I thought about you and the Rural Revival fam all Sunday. The Easter Bunny came by looking for Glimmer Twins.
J told him *wrong country*, dude!
LYLAS!
xo, misha

MarieElizabeth said...

Great painting and photo! I think you should hang it up - it's adorable.

Red Gate Farm said...

Ooooh how I love that artwork! It is so textural... not sure if that is a word but it should be. And I love that it fits your vision for your farm :)

Happy to hear you've been getting some better weather and could work in your garden!

~Chris

Flat Creek Farm said...

Andrea, I am quite fond of your Artist's artistry! Love the barn art!!

My lettuce and onions look pretty healthy, although waterlogged. And I have 3 or 4 garlic (plants??) that I forgot I set out last year. I need to study up on what to do with them.. and when :) I'm also digging out dandelions in the herbs and perennials with my new $3 dandy-digging tool purchased today. Oh my, best tool ever!! (I'll be at this task awhile, so I'd better love it).

Here's to a wonderful growing season for all of us! -Tammy

texwisgirl said...

that's a FINE barn charm entry if there ever was one! :)

Amy @ Homestead Revival said...

Andrea, I adore that barn your husband artist painted!! Wonderful in every way. And your new blog button is perfect - I just added it to my "Friends with Buttons" page!

Lesley said...

what a fun looking painting. that is quite a hill the barn is sitting on!

Nancy said...

Oh, I love, love, love this painting! Just my style. How talented your artist is. Thank you so much for sharing. (Would love to see more, of course.)

:)

Judy said...

I really like this painting...I think it's a fine barn charm entry.

Buttons said...

Wow the artist is very talented. I love this whimsy portrait. I would have hated to sell the original but welcome to the art world, right? I would so have it hanging in my kitchen with other barn depictions I bought of other talented artists.
Thanks for sharing. B

Jan n Jer said...

Great painting...such talent! I would love to hang it on one of my walls!

Karen said...

Love the artwork!... what a feel it gives...

Deb said...

I LOVE the Artist's work!

chasity said...

it reminds me of thomas hart benton...
very cool!

Windy Meadows Farm said...

What a fun painting...I love the whimsy in it! And I'm jealous...there's no planting here yet, the constant rain has turned everything to mud. I know I'll be begging for it in the heat of summer, but oh, how I wish the rain could just even itself out through the seasons!

Kim, USA said...
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Kim, USA said...

Wow I love thing hanging on my wall. Very beautiful!

Barn Charm

Joan Ü said...

Beautiful!

Elle Bee said...

What a wonderful painting. It makes me happy. I love the gate, sitting open. I don't know why--just looks whimsical to me. :o)

Farmchick said...

Quite a charming piece of artwork. I adore farm paintings.

Cheryl said...

Beautiful painting!

MJ said...

Oh my yes, he is absolutely talented and how I would love to have this hanging in my own home!! Happy growth and harvest right back to you Andrea!!

Rose said...

I like it!

Tricia said...

One word... EXCELLENT!!! I hope we're still blogging when you get it set up on your property & we can see pics of it!!! Tell the Artist, EXCELLENT PAINTING!

I apologize for taking so long to visit, but the flood situation in this area has me busy out shooting the scenery! =0

Life At Cobble Hill Farm said...

Wow Andrea - it's beautiful!! I would want it hanging in my home too.
Staci