It looks like a site, but does it work like a site?

Painted in Waterlogue

My repair and redo labors continues on my WordPress blog. It is taking considerably longer to fix than “just the few days” I had blithely promised on the day that my blog imploded.

HA! I can’t imagine what possessed me to make such an impulsive statement, which given my computer skills was not even remotely possible. Not even with help from the blog fixer fairy, no way.

Of course part of my reaction can be chalked up to fear that anyone who lands on my blog, will leave, never to return. Maybe I was in shock, after all it was the day that my blog imploded.

The explosion occurred several days ago. I logged into WordPress in the usual way. What I found on my home page can only be be described as a word explosion. There were words, phrases, categorizes & post titles strewn about everywhere, covering the entire area where recent posts would normally appear. The huge amount of words, words. words written in minuscule script, which incidentally allowed many more words than usual, could be squeezed into that space.

What a novel approach to capture the interest of any visitors landing here. Why their curiosity alone, would provide motivation for them to return. How’s that for a strategy to increase visitors?

The Education of Barbara Harms Begins 

I started to hyperventilate, dizziness set in. “Oh NO! This was going to require serious computer skills to fix this mess!!”

Then as if that was not enough, in a moment of weakness or insanity, I added “while I’m   at it, I’d give my blog a revamp, spruce it a bit”

Still, good can come from many unpleasant situations we experience in life.

Much depends on how we choose to view them. [she said, attempting optimism.] I am going to look at this as an oppurtunity to do something that I’ve put of far too long, make an effort to learn something more about my computer, my blog and my website. I’m launching an assault on my ignorance. I’m gong to read every support article I can, even with much difficulty.

The education of Barbara Harms moves ahead. I have made a few cosmetic changes to the blog, ones I’ll likely change when I can figure a few things out. I’m just barely beginning to understand some of the basics, adding content back bit by bit. I just wanted you to know what is happening so you don’t throw up your hands in frustration & leave, never to return.

I must go to bed it’s almost 3:30 a.m, the brain function is fading fast & the hideously  misspelled words and disjointed thoughts are surfacing in real force, that’s my cue. Good  night.

Published by Barbara Harms Fiber Art & MoreBarbara Harms Fiber Art

About Myself & My Approach I come from a family filled with many artists.s always played a role in my life, in one form or another. By my teens, I had narrowed my focus to painting.I decided I was going to become a serious painter. I joined the Las Vegas Artist's Guild, at 15, the youngest member at that time. I was totally out of my league, a kid among so many serious adult artists. But to be there, exposed to art in that way was quite an experience. I was enraptured, soaking up. I tried to go unnoticed, just a fly on the wall, mute, a big ole smile plastered on my face. soaking it all up. I tryed to go unnoticed; a mute teenager, eyes wide opened and a huge smile plastered across my face. I’m pretty I was noticed, a mute kid with an enraptured look on my face. I've continued to paint throughout my life. On occasion I've sold my work, but I had more important priorities, one being raising my wonderful children. My circumstances have changed, the kids grown, I had more time and Art was like theorpy for me. I was introduced to the world of quilting & fell in love. I did miss the creative freedom painting afforded. Then I discovered mixed media fiber art, I was home. MY APPROACH TO ART It's the creative process that holds the greatest attraction for me. Starting with a tiny seed of an idea; vague and blurred around the edges, I follow where that leads. My approach is an instinctual one. Generally, I do little pre-planning. themselves, my appproacj response js an instinctual one. This approach can lead to quite a few changes in the direction the quilt takes. The outcome can come as a surprise. I love that element of surprise! Sometimes everything just comes together & I think this is one of my better ones. I can’t wait to show someone. I feel like a six year old, running home from school, a drawing in hand, excited to show Mom. At those times. I'm smiling like the Cheshire cat. I’ve had work published in several magazines., which is gratifingvl. But the most gratifying thing is having clients be really happy with their purchased quilt. Word press Etsy shop-sales Https://barbaraharms.com Contact: inquiry Personal Links kool

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