Saturday, December 30, 2006

San Antonio Express-News Article

Not only do I paint flowers, but I write about flowers! I mentioned in the last post that I would have an article running in the San Antonio Express-News. If you are interested in reading it online, you'll find it at:

If that link doesn't get you there, go to and click on the SA Life banner on the left. From there you may need to go into the gardening section.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Art shows for January and Spring 2007

I'm starting to line up when and where my Contemporary Wildflowers will be shown during 2007. Here's a glimpse so far...

The first exhibit of 2007 will be at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery (New Braunfels, Texas) for the annual Artists of the Month group exhibit. Each January, the gallery puts together an exhibit of all of the previous year's Artists of the Month and selects an Artist of the Year from the group. I was honored to be the February 2006 NBAL Artist of the Month (I won with "Sun Dance," a 4-foot-by-4-foot painting posted here). The show runs Jan. 4-30 with a reception on Thursday, Jan. 11 from 5-8 p.m.

The Greater New Braunfels Arts Council annual Dinner with the Arts is scheduled for Jan. 21. GNBAC is an umbrella organization of arts groups. As one of the NBAL Artists of the Month, I'll get to show my work at the event.

I've been selected to participate in "Wildflower Days Artisan's Festival" at the Wildflower Center in Austin, Texas on March 17-18. If you love art, love flowers, love Austin...put it on your calendar!

In other news...

I'm taking a break from teaching painting as I do every year. I'll start back on Jan. 16 at my studio in downtown New Braunfels. I have a few seats open in each class. Contact me if you are interested in learning the basics of acrylic painting. Classes are offer afternoons, after school, evenings and Saturdays for ages 10-adult.

In addition to being an artist and art instructor, now and then I write. If you get the San Antonio Express-News, be watching for my byline (Linda C. Jacobson) on some articles in the SA Life section. The first will run this Saturday (a story on planting poinsettias in the ground). You can also read the stories online at (I'll link the article in posting when it available).

If you haven't visited my website, Casa de Linda, please do so. You can read about my Contemporary Wildflower series and more.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Merry Christmas!

As 2006 comes to close I sincerely hope that love and peace finds a place in your heart. Smile at a stranger, hug a friend, forgive yourself, find some happiness in your soul. I intend to do the same. God's blessings to you and yours!

Saturday, December 09, 2006

Great open house...back to teaching and painting

Had a wonderful week-long open house that ended with Wassailfest Thursday night. Now my studio/gallery is back to "by appointment" and when you catch me there. I'll continue with painting classes on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays through Dec. 23, then break until mid January. Hope to do some serious painting over the break. I'm also enrolling students for painting classes in January. If this is your first visit to my blog, be sure to check out my website,

Friday, December 01, 2006

Open House in Progress!

Had a great opening and first full day of my Holiday Open House. Saw some old friends and made a few new ones. The event continues through Wassailfest, Dec. 7. Come see my gallery and newest works if you are in the area! See previous posts for more information or visit my website.