The Blurb of Bob, Volume 4, Number 1

June 29, 2020


Who else has their home decorated in AfterBurn memorabilia besides me? From where I sit, I can see a button (“It was on fire when I got here”), a sign (“Bob wuz here”), and a  painted rock that says “The Sky Is Falling” (ain’t that timely!). My bathroom is full of handmade pendants (FYB, Java Mike!), and I’m wearing a t-shirt I silkscreened myself, down by the lake in 2019. Given the weird state of the world right now, I’m super-grateful to be surrounded by your creativity in my personal AfterBurn bubble.

Meanwhile, Burnt Oranges has a group of deeply dedicated volunteers who are not in a bubble, and they want to communicate with YOU! Read on for some questions and answers from the Board of Directors about the state of Art and AfterBurn here in Florida.

How ’bout that?

In this issue:

  • To Burn, or Not to Burn?
  • What do you think? Take the AfterBurn 2020 Survey
  • Spark the Art Update
  • To Burn, or Not to Burn?

    One of the continuing initiatives of the board is open communication and building community.

    Before any final decisions are made regarding a 2020 Afterburn Event, your thoughts are important on having an event safely not only for participants but the venue and neighboring town during the current COVID19 Pandemic. Please use the link in the next section to take the AfterBurn survey.

    One of the most important factors that we must understand as we make the assessment on moving ahead — or not — is the impact of the current situation on participants, specifically how this will affect your availability, finances and well-being.We have been in touch with Camp La Llanada, the venue we used for last year’s AfterBurn, to confirm that the first weekend in November is available for us.

    As we all continue to do our best to follow all the guidelines from WHO and CDC; stay home, wash your hands, practice social distancing, shelter in place. We hope that each of you is taking the absolute best care of yourselves and your families and for our entire community to be as safe as possible in these times.

    What do you think? Take the AfterBurn 2020 Survey

    EWe’ve put together a survey to gauge community interest in an AfterBurn event. Please take a couple of minutes to complete this quick survey and let us know where you stand on the event:

    Spark the Art

    Spark the Art!

    Thank you to all of the wonderful donors to Spark the Art!! We have almost reached our initial goal of $1000 and have awarded $260 in grants.

    We need your help to continue to spread the Spark about the available art grants.  Share far and wide among your family and friends, not just the Burner community.

    Some of the grants funded include Acrylic Paint Pours, Paintings, Glass Marbles, Digital Art, Music, and Dance. (Photo: “The Golden Hour,” a Spark the Art project) 

    What would you like to create?

    Thanks for reading…and for making art, supporting art, and taking the survey! Do you want to share a photo of the AfterBurn schwag in your home? Email it to me, and I might use it in the next edition of the Blurb of Bob!

    How ’bout that?


    Bob is a radical communicator who loves this community, believes in civic responsibility, and wants to keep you apprised of everything AfterBurn-related.

    You can email Bob at  with questions, concerns, or submissions to this announcement list.