Saturday, June 20, 2015

Is Facebook even a bandwagon?

You guys. I never posted my red unicorn painting to my blog. You should have seen it. It is my favorite painting I've ever made. And I forgot to post it to my blog. I even took these cool step by step pictures every so often so folks could see it magically appear on my canvas. And you didn't get to see it because the only place I even posted it was on my Facebook page that only my co-workers and relatives see. I dig on painting but I suck at the whole internet thing.

But, I finally made a Facebook page today. I know, I know, I made a Tumblr page and then never actually posted to it, but I have high hopes for Facebook since I'm actually on there anyway. And I already post art related news on my own private feed, so I'll just scootch it over to the Barnum's Winter feed, and voila! You get to see the Red Unicorn, and I don't have to spend my entire life stuck in front of a computer making blog posts instead of doing other things that don't suck.

I hope that this is sufficient for the world at large. Please visit me on my Facebook page and give me a thumbs up if you want to be nice. They're free and I'll feel silly if only my mom gives me a "Like."

Thank you and have a lovely weekend.

Click here for my Barnum's Winter Facebook page.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

It's Market Season!

Yesterday, I participated in the Horseshoe Spring Market, my very first outdoor market ever! It was chilly and gusty and soggy and absolutely fabulous.

West Denver folks are hardy people and braved the spring storm to support their neighborhood and Denver's arts and crafts community. Thank you, guys! And also, you all have really pretty Wellingtons and I'm kind of jealous.

Amy and Doug, the coordinators of the market, kept their cool in the terrible weather and did an amazing job for us vendors. Thank you for the paper towels, Doug! Thank you for the kind and encouraging words, Amy! I feel so lucky to have been a part of this Spring's Horseshoe!

If you stayed warm and dry inside yesterday and want to catch Barnum Winter's next market, you can find me -- and my fabulous new striped tent -- at the Sweet William Market in Stapleton (29th and Syracuse) on May 30th, 9:00-2:00. Or, you can find me online at Etsy. The next Horseshoe Market will be July 11th!

Friday, February 20, 2015

A Black Apple and Good News

A Black Apple, Acrylic on Birch, 11x14
Last week was pretty marvelous. At the library, I was able to fulfill a roomful of lifelong dreams (short though those lives have been) by teaching my after school kids how to draw flashy sports cars. I finished this painting, A Black Apple, and rather like it as a sister to The White Heart. And, I gave my very first interview to a wonderful journalist from Denver's Westword.

My good luck was tempered by my Wordpress website getting hijacked yesterday for a couple of tense hours by a rather unscrupulous villain who wished to sell prescription drugs to visitors. In an effort to banish the bandits thoroughly and as quickly as possible, I emptied my Wordpress account completely last night (why use a scalpel when an ax is so much more lumberjacky and exciting?). As a result, my website now has a few messy bits and broken links. But, this bit of rotten luck makes me feel more balanced on the universe's fortune scales.

To celebrate my slightly-crippled-by-my-burly-ax-weilding-defenses website, I've created a new banner for my landing page and I'm having an elegant new gallery installed next month.

Now, I intend to enjoy being snowed in for the next several days while I wait with bated breath for the Westword article on Barnum's Winter to publish on Monday.

Monday, February 9, 2015

The White Heart

Sometimes paintings are such a toil -- reference sketches and underpaintings and draft after draft. This is not one of those times. I finished washing the dishes this morning, rolled out my painting cart, and four hours later, this was sitting on my table. Twas a good day!

In other news, I finally broke, succumbed to peer pressure, gave up and in. I created a Tumblr account. I'm not sure I'm ever going to remember to use it, but it's there. My name, as always, is Barnumswinter. Look me up, yo.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Horseshoe Holiday Market!

Howdy all,
I'm getting super excited for the Horseshoe Holiday Market this weekend! I'll be there with about 100 of my favorite local artists, craftsmen, fancy food makers. If you're in the area, be sure to stop in and say "hello!" Wish me luck!