Month: October 2019

Halloween is Here!

This image shows Aria, granddaughter of Linda Barnicott, with a pumpkin she carved.

I hope you’re enjoying Halloween so far. I’m getting ready to spend some time with my granddaughters today – Halloween is always such a fun and exciting day for the little ones (and some of us big ones, too)! Our little Aria started at a wonderful preschool this week, and they are having a Harvest Festival.  That being said, I can’t believe Aria is already going to preschool – and that our Twins are already 15 months old! And I thought time flew when my kids were growing up… I can’t wait to return to John McMillan Presbyterian Church this Saturday, November 2nd,

I’m Doing the Happy Dance!

This image features a portion of Linda Barnicott's new woodland Santa painting. A small polar bear sits happily in the snow.

Why am I celebrating today? Because I just put the final touches on my new Woodland Santa painting! I can’t wait until next week to show it to you… you will be some of the first to see the finished painting (though just a few days ago, the Jolly Old Elf himself stopped by to see how it was coming along!). It’s funny how my mind gets laser-focused when I’m painting, and trivial matters – like housework, shopping, paperwork and such – get put on the back burner. So today I’ll start the process of catching up with “Real Life.”  In

Double Anniversary Weekend

The logo for Fort Ligonier Day's 60th Anniversary

We’re into the swing of the Fall Festival season, and one of my favorite shows, Fort Ligonier Days, is celebrating its 60th year. The show starts today, which means last night I was hard at work getting my tents set up and my prints and giftware ready for the big opening. I’ve lost count of how many years I have had my two tents in the Loyalhanna Lot on South Market Street… it seems like forever. With plenty of art and crafts, food, historical reenactments, and even a parade and a 5K race, Fort Ligonier Days is one of the

Is It Fall Yet?

  So here we are in the first week of October… can you believe we’re two weeks into Fall, and it still feels like Summer?  I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to bust out my denims and sweaters, put on my farmer hat, and dive into the sensory experience of the wonderful colors and smells of the Fall season.  But Summer just won’t give up!  Not to worry though – it looks like we’re headed for a change in the weather just in time for my first Fall Festival of the season this weekend. This Saturday, I’ll be