Month: December 2016

There’s No Place Like Home for the Holidays

As we count down the final week of our 2016 season, the Holiday Market in Market Square is buzzing with excitement! There’s a festive mood with the beautiful decorations and joyful holiday music in the air. The Square is filled with last-minute shoppers, students home from college, and families from near and far who are gathering together for the Holidays. My new “Jolly Old Elf” Santa series has been a big hit this year. And as usual, my paintings and gifts of beloved Pittsburgh landmarks – Kaufmann’s Clock, Horne’s Tree, PPG’s skating rink, and of course, the iconic view from

Santa + Me = BFFs

Ho Ho Ho! And a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all! I’m sure it comes as no surprise, but this is my favorite time of year. One of the things I love most about the holidays is how we come together and celebrate with family, friends, and colleagues. Here at my chalet downtown in Market Square, I’m meeting not only my faithful customers and readers, but amazing people from around the world as well. It’s rich and uplifting, and I’m loving it! In the midst of all this good cheer, festive decor, and lovely music, I realized something

Don’t Blink or You’ll Miss It!

Can you believe it is December already? Where has this year gone to? They say time seems to pass more quickly when life is busy, and that has certainly been the case for the Barnicotts this year! The biggest event for us, of course, was the birth of little Aria Grace, our first grandchild – already 3 months old. Talk about time passing quickly! She’s just a perfect little person, and her smiles will melt your heart. It seems like she grows and changes every day (it’s really fun to watch how she’s begun to imitate everyone she sees). I’m