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Welcome to Boo Radford!

If you stumbled upon my site via my business card, welcome! I’m glad you stopped by. This is a blog I ran while establishing myself in Los Angeles. Since my move to Colorado, I have let this site quiet down. There are a number of ways to keep current with me, and this post is to help get you there!

My new website is a must see: Boo Radford

Find the work I sell on Etsy.

Follow me on Twitter or Pinterest!

Keep up with my new life in Colorado by following my #rockymountainsummer on Instagram.

If you’d like to hire me to face paint or build you a blanket fort, contact me on Facebook or by email: brieannasmythe@gmail.com

Check out my additional, more conceptual artwork here.

Thanks for the visit. Have a whimsical day!

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.Pricing and B.R.I.E.

I’ve moved things around a bit! If you landed here looking to hire me, here are my prices! If you click the Boo Radford Imaginative Entertainment link in the tabs above, you will be able to keep up with festivals, farmers markets, and general company news and rollouts.

If you’d just like a list of prices for my services, I’ve created a tab with a quick list!

Let me know if these changes help out with the fluidity of my sight, or if you see an opportunity to make Hamsterfood more navigable.

For the time being, I will include my price list on my blog as well!

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.Try It Tuesday. Basel, Switzerland

Uncle Traveling Kevin,

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Is is Basel, Switzerland!!! You guessed it, he’s there for Art Basel, of course!

So, let’s begin.

To transform our charming little Gunnison into melting-pot Basel, we started early. We had traditional /// for breakfast, and it was delicious. We started off the day right by venturing to the grocery store to pick out some Swiss Chocolate for the day.

We went to the bank. The bank is a Big Deal in Basel.

Believe it or not, Kevin is on the same river as he was in Cologne, Germany!

Photo: Floating down the Rhein

The River Rhine, or Rhein, depending on where you are splits both towns our eclectic traveling uncle has visited. So, we went to the river, again! We also doubled this as a fathers day hike for Sam, a special treat because hiking is not my favorite.

We went to Boomerang to try and find me a new, well used, watch. In Basel they hold the world’s largest Watch and Jewelry Festival!

Next we learned a little about an artist featured at Art Basel, since that’s really why Kevin is there. We looked up Patricia Douder and discovered ///

I spoke un petit français. Basel is located where the Swiss, German and French borders meet. Their official language is German, but they are comfortable with English and French as well. Since the bulk of the day took place in English, and I know zero German, I spoke what French I could with my boys.

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We listened to Jazz. There are a lot of music festivals that happen in this metropolitan melting pot, but the most beloved seems to be Jazz. So we put the Punch Brothers on hold and played a little Ella, Miles, and Nat.

Last but not least, we went to our local chocolate shop, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. Basel’s north bank, Kleinbasel, is home to rows of shops, including indulgent chocolataries. On our way into town, we took a photo with our dragon. Basel has a Basilisk protecting its crest at the entrance to the Black Forest region. We brought our crest (the McClung clan) to the Crested Butte dragon, so he could do some protecting.

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.Snap, Crackle, Pop. The Festival Tapes

Telluride’s bluegrass festival is just around the corner. So, what’s playing on Stella Blue today?

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The Festival Tapes, recorded live in Telluride June 25-26, 1977.

I found this epically amazing album after digging for hours at Counterpoint. If you are new to my blog, or native to the Gunnison Valley, Counterpoint is my all time favorite record store in the Los Feliz neighborhood of L.A. Once you get past the stench of hipster, and apparent air of disapproval, you can get to work unearthing gems like this one.

Fiddle on friends! If you went to the festival this year, feel free to leave a fun story about it in the comments. Chris Thile is playing up a frenzy, so enjoy the heck out of it!

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.Still Waters.

This is a new collection I’ve been working on.

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When I get a moment here or there, I take off into the woods and normally end up shooting a stream, river, or lake. It restores my soul.

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.Try it Tuesday. Do your Hair Like a Grown Up

Or like a Duggar. This is embarrassing, but I’ll come right out with it. This Tuesday, I am trying a few new things. I am bravely admitting to the world that I love the Duggars. I know what lies beneath the movement has quite a dark background, but the family itself seems resourceful and loving. As the seasons progressed, the older girls have broken free of their matching days and have become quite stylish. A noticeable change has been their newly tousled locks replacing the crunchy perms. I immediately searched how to achieve this look and found this. Remember, this kind of admission is new for me, so be gentle.

I continued to research and found an article on Pinterest detailing the different effects of different techniques of curling. The one the girls use above gives a nice organic wave without feeling like you should break out your pageant wave. The technique I have been using, curling by clamping the bottom and rolling up, was described as how tweens learn to curl their hair. I decided to switch it up and see how it looked.

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My final “new thing” is what you just saw. Yes, I curled my hair in a new way, and admitted to watching embarrassing t.v., but what was truly difficult was taking a selfie. I very rarely, if ever, take a photo of myself alone. My cousin over at Hope365, has taken on the empowering task of taking a selfie daily to find value and love in herself. It has inspired me completely. I don’t have the guts to take on a challenge like that, but this photo was a start.