Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Peek A Boo.............

LOL! This little guy was super shy and did NOT want his picture taken.... He was along side the road but not IN the road so i guess i did not technically SAVE him... :)  i brought him up in the yard and left him be for a bit and he did come out of his shell a little..  I was hoping to get you a good shot of the bright orange he had under his chin and on his front legs... You can see it a little... Turtles are not frequent visitors to our yard but we do see them once in a while.. 

Another unseasonably warm day around here... All that's supposed to change starting tomorrow.. Cooler days and nights... at least closer to what its suppose to be... The wasps are everywhere hunting holes for winter... Never seen so many at one time..  

Besides house updates i have so many animal photos to show you...  so i'll be posting more this week....stay tuned... I hope your having a glorious Fall! Hugs! deb

10 comments:

CraftyViolet said...

We all love turtles and we have moved many off the road. My son-in-law is about 6'3" and strong so he can pick up a snapping turtle by the back of the shell and lift it up to move it. I'm not that strong. I always caution people to NEVER lift a turtle by the tail - it's part of their spinal column and it could kill them if you do that. Thanks for saving this one!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Will this chap hibernate for the winter Debs or are your winters warm enough for his to stay awake?

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

You gotta love the turtles!! They have a path to somewhere. Since you found him close and didn't take him far he will probably continue on his way to wherever he was going!!
xx, Carol

kathyinozarks said...

turtles are fun-I always wonder where they are going so like Carol mentioned he will be back on his path soon-we have quite a few here little ones and large ones lol loving our weather here too-back to the 60s now after being in the 80s

Krisha said...

I have a friend who raises turtles......well she has three that wondered into her yard years ago. They are quite interesting. She was just telling me that she has them put in her garage because they hibernate in the winter......something I did not know!

By the way, your PC landed in my mail box on the 31st!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's been beautiful here, too, and even with cooler temps, it is still unseasonably warm.

I had a turtle for years. It lived in my home for several years until I moved to Wichita. I didn't want to uproot it, so put it outside in hopes it would find its way in the world. And no, I never learned its gender, either.

You asked if I needed to add textile medium to the fabric. I don't because this is going to be a scrappy book cover. It will get padding and be sewn together to form the cover, so the stiffer it is, the better I like it. However, having said that, I find the fluid acrylics don't change the hand of the fabric that much. But it was a great question, I've never considered. I suspect if I were turning this into a pillow cover or a fabric I would use next to my skin, I would probably use textile medium.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I asked myself the same question, Deb. I have no idea if the textile medium would affect the way the sun soaks up the water and paint from under the items it's supposed to "print." Because you have to keep both the fabric AND the paint wet until it's exposed to the sun, I suspect the textile medium will also be diluted. Not sure if it will affect the print, but I'm fairly certain it will affect the dilution of the medium. Whether it will affect the hand of the fabric or not is something I wouldn't even begin to theorize.

If you are worried, and want the fabric to feel soft next to your skin, you might want to try fabric paint like Lumiere. Setacolor is a brand specifically made for sun painting/printing. To be honest, I've never owned textile medium, Lumiere, or Setacolor. I was just experimenting with what I had on hand.

Neesie said...

We are having a glorious fall Deb, but it's all about to change. We have a North wind blowing in bringing snow flurries on the hills and as I type there's hailstones hitting the window with force!
So you can imagine it's wonderful to read your lovely warming posts. The turtle looks rather timid but thankfully he's safe now. I can also see that amazing colour under his chin. It's like he/she's missed with his/her lipstick. I always have a little chuckle when I read about turtles because my children had some when we lived in Brunei... I remember that one day my daughter loved one turtle so much she kissed it and he stretched out his neck and latched onto her lip! She never went near again.
I often wonder if she was thinking it would be like kissing a frog and a Prince would appear!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Awww, what a sweet photo. I enjoyed reading everyone else's comments on this one. You really make us think about the everyday things that are all around us, Deb. You know ... the ones we often miss because we're too BUSY. Thank you ... and big hugs!

Faye said...

I always try to move them too! I am here from PPF and your post on Denthe's blog. Thanks for having the courage to say what many feel. The art community seems to be overwhelmingly on another page, even if they don't live in the US. I see you live in NW AR. My dh and I flyfished in northern AR on the White River many, many, many years. If it weren't over 1000 miles away, I'd drive there myself, but I'm in my 80s and that's a long way to drive alone.