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Feast for the Eyes, ArtTalk Spotlights Burnt Barn Studios

Updated: Jan 28, 2021


September 25, 2020



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Burnt Barn Studio describes their work as a “feast for the eyes.” Truer words have never been spoken. The mother and daughter team creates greeting cards and digital downloads full of saturated colors, familiar faces and feature poignant and sometimes hysterical sayings. Burnt Barn Studio is located in Hudson Valley New York and the genius behind it is Betsy Gorman and Anita Bernardi.

The name Burnt Barn Studios is from a haiku written by 17th century samurai and poet, Mizuta Masahide:

"Barn's burnt down,

now I can see the moon.”

“It reminds us that perception holds power, that life is filled with gifts and that with every challenge, every transition or setback there are opportunities and glimmers of divine grace.” says Gorman. "And, within every discarded photograph, abandoned door or fragment of crown molding lies a storied canvas, itself a symbol of strength, resilience and optimism.  I love the synchronicity in that."

Check out their beautiful collection of greeting cards and more online at www.burntbarnstudio.com or on their Etsy shop. Now more than ever it is important to support local artists and creatives.


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