Heeeere We Go!

Painting of the barn done in the spring of 2018 after a long, snowy winter.

Well, we are diving into the world of blogging and vlogging as we move forward to the next adventure of life out at “the farm” as it has been called for years now. Ironically, there is no farm here at all; just remnants of what once was. We have dealt with barbed wire fencing intertwined and literally grown into the trunks of trees. We have found horse shoe after horse shoe, yokes and other work horse paraphernalia that hearkens back to a time when the land was being utilized. We have removed at least a hundred used bags of chicken feed and realize that the soil in certain vicinities is probably just a huge, huge pile of poop. 

The outbuildings that were stuffed to the gills with stuff would have been a picker’s dream if everything were not coated in a film of oil and grease. We found out right quickly that the previous owner was definitely a mechanic of sorts, or at least really liked collecting mechanical pieces but not really doing anything with them. The scrap metal pile was a workout, if nothing else. 

Over the last few years, we have gutted, scrubbed, chopped, dug, mowed, painted and whatever other action verbs you can think of, our way towards a new home and work space. We look forward to sharing the next stages of our adventure with you, so stay tuned! We’ve got a lot coming your way. 

Author: theclevercorvidsfarmhousestudio

Rhonda (Bobinski) Beckman left Red Lake, Ontario, after high school to obtain her Bachelor of Fine Arts Honours Degree, then continued on to receive her Bachelor of Education Degree at the University of Manitoba. She then returned and taught Visual Arts at Red Lake District High School for almost 20 years while continuing to make her own art on the side. In 2014, Rhonda established herself as the sole proprietor of The Clever Corvid Art and Art Workshops, where she runs artistic workshops for all ages and abilities in the community and beyond. She is now working on the next stage of her artistic career as she and her husband slowly transform 167 acres of land just outside of Dryden, Ontario, into a future artist's retreat. Rhonda can be found at local festivals and on Facebook, peddling her creative wares that are inspired by the beautiful nature that surrounds her.

2 Replies to “Heeeere We Go!”

  1. Well done Rhonda! But I seem to remember another blog you used to have, am I right?
    I find WordPress not as user friendly as Blogger was, so I don’t post on mine as often as I should.
    I am looking forward to reading your posts and keeping up with your creative pursuits!

    1. Hi Phyllis! Thank you very much. I DID have a blog many moons ago, via Blogger, and yes, it was MUCH more user friendly. Alas, I have switched to using WordPress because it is both a blog and a website, so it has more options for future stuff that I will want to add. 🙂 This has taken a very long time to get to this point, but the learning has been interesting! Please make sure to stop by often!

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