Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Texas Wildflowers are blooming...for real!

You know how much I love wildflowers. While I'm proud of my interpretation, nothing beats Mother Nature this time of year. One of the best displays of color I've seen in the area is on the stretch of State Highway 97 between Floresville and Stockdale. Superb! If you are in the area and can find the time, grab your camera and take the drive. You'll be glad you did!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Canyon Lake Art Guild Show

My artist friends at the Canyon Lake (Texas) Art Guild will have their annual show during April at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. I'll have some work in the show as well! If you are in New Braunfels during April, be sure to stop in to see "ART IN THE HEART OF TEXAS." Plus, you are invited to come for the opening reception on Sunday, April 1, from 2-4 p.m., at which time awards are presented. Then the gallery, as well as many of the businesses in Historic Downtown New Braunfels, will be open late on Thursday, April 12, from 5-8 p.m. for late night shopping.

I'll be posting more information during April, but you may want to save the date on your calendar for April 28-29. I'll have my 3rd Annual Anniversary Open House and Sale-A-Bration at my studio/gallery, located on the 2nd floor at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery.

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Congratulating my artists friends; my Garden Clubs article

Joseph Hammer's Mixed Media Collage...
David and I went to an opening reception last night at Blue Goat Gourmet in San Marcos (Texas) for our friend Joseph Hammer. Joe is a mixed media/collage artist, using old book covers to create interesting works of art. The exhibit continues through June 21. Blue Goat Gourmet is a charming breakfast/lunch/dessert cafe located at 310 Mary Street (ph. 392-GOAT for hours and directions--be sure to mention that you read about them here :-). Joe also shows at Davis Gallery in Austin and 1550 Gallery in Kerrville.

Susan Carlin's Pastels...
Our good friend Susan Carlin won honors at the Austin Pastel Show recently. Read about it and see the winning "Caldo" at her blog.

Another San Antonio Express-News article...
Also wanted to let you know that I have another byline in the San Antonio Express-News today (Saturday, March 24). This time I've written about garden clubs and the local Master Gardeners programs. You can read it online at, go to SA Life, then Home and Garden. This link should take you right to it for the next few days after this posting. Enjoy!

Monday, March 19, 2007

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Show

Had a great weekend at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center. Saturday was especially busy with people there to look and buy. Sunday's traffic was lighter with more lookers. A total of 8 of my wildflower paintings found new homes. Also sold 52 notecards featuring my paintings! Had several friends come out to visit and that was wonderful! Thanks to all for a successful weekend!

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Listed with Simply Licensed

I'm happy to report that my work is now featured on the website, Simply Licensed. This is a portal showcasing artists for manufacturers who are looking for work to license. You'll find me listed as one of the artists under my full professional name, Linda Calvert Jacobson.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Wildflowers at New Braunfels Starbucks, Artisans Festival at Wildflower Center

If you are in the New Braunfels area and haven't seen my wildflowers hanging at Starbucks, this is your last chance! I'll be de-hanging on Friday. Which is perfect timing since I'll be taking some of the paintings with me to the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for the Artisans Festival this weekend, March 17-18. Come see me! And don't forget, I'm hanging at Gallery on the Square in Wimberley and I'm one of the artists featured in the Art in Bloom show at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery.


My life as a freelance writer: Had another article run in the San Antonio Express-News this past Saturday. You can read it online at:
Click on "Pride of Lions"

My husband has finally joined the world of blogging. He'll be posting thoughts and information about gardening in the Texas Hill Country. Visit his blog at:

Listed with Internet ArtResources

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I just got word that my listing for Casa de Linda has been approved with Internet ArtResources. Click on the link above to check them out (I'm listed under galleries as Casa de Linda Art Studio and Gallery). I continue to look for ways to use the Internet to promote my art.

Friday, March 02, 2007

ART IN BLOOM at New Braunfels Art League Gallery

Ah...the Redbud trees are starting to pop and I saw some yellow Lady Banks roses blooming in New Braunfels today. Spring is just around the corner! We are in for some freezing weather this weekend but the end of winter is near. In the meantime, enjoy Spring through art:

"Art in Bloom" is the theme for the March special show at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery and three of my wildflower paintings are in the exhibit. SPRING SPLENDOR, DANCING WITH BLUEBONNETS, and, my most recent painting, TEXAS WILDFLOWER BOUQUET. I was also invited, along with about 4 other artists, to display one of my large contemporary wildflowers in the window at Color Express, located down the street, to promote the special show. I choose WILDFLOWER TAPESTRY, my huge 5-foot-by-4-foot floral (shown above). It looks fabulous from the street!

The reception for "Art in Bloom" is 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, March 8. Downtown New Braunfels will be open late and will be hosting a sidewalk sale. Since I teach that evening, I'll be upstairs in my studio. If you are in the area, drop by to see the show, have a glass of wine and come up to say hi!

If this is your first visit, please be sure to check out my Casa de Linda homepage and my online gallery!