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linda & opie
Opie and Linda O'Brien are mixed-media artists and authors, who enjoy pushing the envelope in myriad ways, using organic, recycled and found materials because they seem to have a voice that must be heard, a story that must be told, and a life that would otherwise be too soon forgotten. They consider themselves "caretakers of the mundane and the ordinary" and their unique offerings include jewelry, dada dolls, handmade and altered books, metal collage and assemblage, printmaking, encaustic, digital art and photography, iPad-ography, sketching, watercolor, original music and more.
Interests: mixed media art, music, photography, encaustic, printmaking, iPad-ography, sketching, watercolor, travel, cooking, re-inventing society's discards, english mysteries old-fashined horror movies, our cats, enjoying life and the Sketch Clup app on iPad 2.
Recent Activity
it's been a very long time since I've posted but I read this and it really spoke to me. It's my wish for me and for everyone... Happy New Year to you all 🎉 “I hope that in this year... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2017 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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This really spoke to me. I hope this resonates within many of you. The past is the past. We cannot change it but we can grow from it. ... and become the unique soul we were always meant to be.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
On Monday, I had a Stress Test (the treadmill one) and I didn't do so well, even though I thought I aced it! When I got home the hospital called asking me to come back and see the Cardiologist. Words... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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Opie and I took a little trip to the Eastern Townships in Canada two weeks ago. We wanted to do something fun before his knee surgery and the PT which would come afterwards. We had a fantastic time and stayed... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
Had to share this from Kay Bryson. Opie is on Keys Raspberries -Tonight Promo Film 1973 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1hjN-a44Nk&feature=youtu.be Continue reading
Posted Jul 27, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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Today was very special. We celebrated Rikki Rudd's 102 birthday at the Beaver Mill, the home of Eric and Barbara Rudd who designed the Eclipse Mill, a converted Textile Mill, where Opie and I and 40 other artists live/work. This... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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Our last evening in Punta Gorda. We had a great dinner at our local haunt! Now the time has come for our three day drive with our 2 "girls" and then we'll be back in the Berkshires before we can... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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went fishing with our friend Guy... he caught a shark! me... a teeny tiny puffer fish. did I say teeny tiny! Oh well... both were released and lived to swim another day! Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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There is so much to see in SW Florida - the mind boggles - and while Feb was a bit brisk, March has been perfect for road trips and excursions. Last weekend we visited Placida and Historic Boca Grande. The... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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What a perfect month! The trifecta of celebrations and it all began with Lobsters! I made them for us on Valentines Day and we had them again at a restaurant on my Birthday. Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum! Yesterday was... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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2015 is off to a very good start. we were in two art shows at the Visual Arts Center here in Punta Gorda, FL - and won two awards! it's such a wonderful feeling to have your work acknowledged by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2015 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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... and wishing everyone a healthy and creative 2015! Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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The Mistress of the Garden: A Halloween Story… of sorts! On this Halloween we thought you might enjoy this Dada and her story that we created for CPS a couple of years ago. Some things are just timeless! Holidays are... Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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iPad with Retina Display -- and Keyboard Hello Beautiful!!! Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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As Summer comes to an end. II leave you with this... Akua Ink - Drypoint - Chine Colle Happy Sunday! Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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...and on a completely unrelated note... This is my first post from my iPad! Who knew... It just never occurred to me that I could blog from here!!! I AM an idiot...lol! This will be a real game changer. Continue reading
Posted Jul 31, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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Opie was truly saddened this morning by the passing of this music legend. He said it was an honor and privilege to perform with him as a member of the Cleveland All Stars at the Topping Off Ceremony of the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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OMG!!! we've been back almost 2 weeks and i'm STILL unpacking! it's been endless doctor appointments for Opie between his knee (a series of injections will follow shortly) and his feet (sadly they will require surgery) and our Coco had... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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My April... a picture IS worth a thousand words... more to follow!!! Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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I'm convinced that Florida has healing powers!!!. As many of you know Opie and I had a nasty fall on The Cape in Oct. Both of us had lots of physical therapy with very little success until we came down... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
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our winter house... ... well it's been one month since we closed on our place in Florida and we're loving it beyond words. and it's not just the weather (which is pretty perfect) - it's the lifestyle that goes with... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
where did you go? Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings
Opie and I wish you all a very happy holiday season and a healthy and creative New Year. we've been visiting close friends who live on the Gulf Coast and surprisingly... we're loving it a little too much! Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2013 at Linda & Opie's Burnt Offerings