Though we’re just a couple weeks out from Labor Day, my time seems to be filled with Christmas activities!
The big news this week is the launch of my brand new Etsy shop – LindaBarnicottArt. I spent much of the last week working together with my assistant Leslie to create.
LindaBarnicottArt on Etsy can be summed up as “All Santa, All the Time!” I’ve stocked it with all my favorite gift items and colorful prints. I hope you’ll visit my shop and have a look around. If there’s a piece you particularly like, make it your favorite. As a new shop owner, it’s important for me to get the word out, so I would really appreciate it if you could share it with your friends on social media.
Here is the link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LindaBarnicottArt
Another thing that has kept me busy lately is working with the framers to pick out exactly the right look for my original paintings, “All Aboard with Santa” and “Santa and The Greatest Gift.” As always. I spent a lot of time evaluating each frame to find the perfect one to suit each painting.
I also started the process this week of transforming my new paintings into giftware, and I’ve begun ordering the supplies I need to get ready for the coming Holiday Season. There’s so much to be done before the season officially arrives.
One thing that’s taking longer than expected is the launch of my new LindaBarnicott.com website. We’ve been working on it for months, but it still isn’t 100% ready. But we’re almost there! I’m not sure how I ended up with such a huge site… when I started out in 1995, it was fairly small. Over the next 22 years of painting and adding new merchandise, it has grown bigger than I could ever have imagined! So it’s been a lot of work to give it a makeover, but it will definitely be worth it when I can finally show it all to you.
After our summer break, Tom and I dusted off the tent this week and started getting the van ready! My first major show of the season takes place this weekend at the Washington County Covered Bridge Festival. I’ll be at Mingo Creek County Park. Look for me on the paved path close to the Ebenezer Bridge – take a right, and I’m just a short distance away. The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, September 16th and 17th, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The Covered Bridge Festival is one of my favorite shows. It’s a big one and very well attended. The forecast is for beautiful weather this weekend… perfect for a country outing to kick off the fall foliage season. So stop by and see me!