Month: August 2019

My Secret Garden — Before & After!

A photo of Linda Barnicott's newly re-designed backyard.

  Remember how I mentioned last week that I hadn’t had time to enjoy my backyard yet? This week we made great progress on finishing the landscaping for my “Secret Garden.” Of course, as an artist, I saw it as another blank canvas just waiting to be painted. After a ton of digging, weeding, and planting, Tom and I are just one arbor, five bushes, two plants and one Japanese Maple away from finishing our Secret Garden. Once it’s ready, it will be my place of Zen and possibly my new outdoor studio when the weather is nice.   But

Something New in Santa’s Bag This Year

Santa Claus holding Linda Barnicott's new throw blanket that features her "Shhhh!" painting.

How can it be time for me to get started on the holiday season already? I haven’t even had time to enjoy my backyard garden yet! Though summer will soon be just a memory, I’m very excited for the holiday season this year – I have something really big in store for 2019… something new and special I’ve created that will only be available for a limited time. Despite the summer heat, I was thinking not long ago about the things that remind me of a cozy, old fashioned Christmas. Things like hot cocoa with marshmallows, listening to carols, and

Post-Picklesburgh Projects

Linda Barnicott, Pittsburgh's Painter of Memories, sitting on the ground of the Clemente Bridge with a pickle balloon.

Picklesburgh was tons of fun!  Who knew there were so many pickle-loving people in Pittsburgh? You never know who you might meet at a show… and thanks to one of those random encounters, long story short, Grandpa Joe’s Candy Stores will soon be carrying my Pittsburgh-themed magnets. I also wanted to let you know that my work is now available at Pittsburgh International Airport! The two main stores are the new Pittsburgh Exchange and the Black and Gold store as well as five Travel Marts. As you can see, they have done a wonderful job of displaying my work. Now that Picklesburgh is part of the past (won’t you