January Days

January days are flying by. Hope you are settling into the New Year! I kicked off the year by taking an oil painting workshop with Kelli Folsom. It was a great four days of easel time. Watching her mix paint, seeing how she handles the brush, getting a feel for all that thick, juicy paint…

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Kicking Off The New Year

Kicking off the New Year ~ seems like there are many things to do, many places to go, and many things to shoot. While my own “bucket list” is quite small, I have a feeling this will be a very busy year. Heading out on a road trip January 1st ~ I’m going to attempt…

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  • Gretchen

    Karen, Craig Strong has also offered to give me a tour as I usually buy my lenses direct from his place of business. I wonder if we could arrange a field trip for the whole workshop attendees?ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Gretchen, we may need to ask people to tour prior to the workshop or even the day after ~ our time will be short, and we pack in a lot of information in the workshops. But I will think on this a bit. . . ReplyCancel

      • Gretchen

        Oh yes, I did not mean during the workshop. We want to spend every minute with you, learning.ReplyCancel

        • KarenBurns

          OK, 🙂 We will see what we can do, Gretchen! And thank you for passing the word on to Tricia!ReplyCancel

Counting the Days ’til Christmas

Are you counting the days ’til Christmas? It will be here before you know it! The shopping is done, thank you Amazon, you saved me from trips out into the madness of the season. The house is decorated, even though I seem to put up less and less each year. I’d be happy with my…

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The Holiday Season ~

I’m sure you are in the thick of the Holiday Season, just as most of us are this December. Fall disappeared in the blink of an eye and we now have snow in the mountains. I do love the change of seasons and can’t wait to get back up there and do a bit of…

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Burns Barn

The images added here are for architectural purposes and to document the current condition of the Burns Barn in Hubbardston, Michigan. This barn was built by Michael Burns approximately 130 years ago and currently sits on the Burns Centennial Farm. 

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  • KarenBurns

    I see a pulley at the top beam, I see ladders, I see amazing structure in these old beams, and I see endless possibilities for all this old timber. A fitting tribute to Michael Burns, and future generations, is in the works.ReplyCancel

  • This is such a beautiful undertakingReplyCancel

    • Thank you Reveille, this barn has been in the family for almost 150 years and it is our goal to preserve it by using the timber so that it will be here for another 150 years.ReplyCancel