Friday, November 30, 2007


This is one of the paintings I'll have on exhibit at the 17th Annual Holiday Shopping Event at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin this weekend. It's titled SPLASHES OF YELLOW AND WHITE and was inspired by fields of wildflowers blooming between Stockdale and Floresville this past Spring. I'll also have a good selection of great gift items from my online store, including my newest edition, my 2008 calendar! So if you are in Austin, come see me! And remember, my Casa de Linda Art Studio and Gallery Annual Open House and Student Art Show is Dec. 6-9 so mark you calendar!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007


Been working on my schedule for Jan-April of 2008. I'll be offering my on-going acrylic painting classes as well as a 5-week drawing course and a 5-week experimental painting class. It all starts in January. If you are interested, please e-mail me at You can also visit a special page I have set up for my classes at

Mid-week pick-me-up

OK, this is a totally corny, old joke but I bet you'll still smile as you read it...

Vincent's relatives
After much careful research, it has been discovered that the artist Vincent Van Gogh had many relatives. Among them were:

His dizzy aunt: Verti Gogh
The brother who ate prunes: Gotta Gogh
The brother who worked at a convenience store: Stopn Gogh
The brother who bleached his clothes white: Hue Gogh
The cousin from Illinois: Chica Gogh
His magician uncle: Wherediddy Gogh
His Mexican cousin: Amee Gogh
The nephew who drove a stage coach: Wellsfar Gogh
The constipated uncle: Can't Gogh
The ballroom dancing aunt: Tan Gogh
The bird lover uncle: Flamin Gogh
His nephew psychoanalyst: E Gogh
The fruit loving cousin: Man Gogh
An aunt who taught positive thinking: Wayto Gogh
The little bouncy nephew: Poe Gogh
A sister who loved disco: Go Gogh
And his niece who travels the country in a van: Winnie Bay Gogh

Friday, November 23, 2007

2008 Wildflower Calendars Available!

I've finished designing a wall calendar featuring 12 of my wildflower paintings and it is now available in my online store. Check it out!

Thursday, November 22, 2007


I celebrated Thanksgiving with family and friends a few days early so I've spent today planning an upcoming art show for my students. It will be held during my Casa de Linda Art Studio Annual Open House December 6-9. My studio/gallery is located in downtown New Braunfels (Texas), above the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. So, if you are in the area, please mark your calendar and plan to drop in! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I know that some of you have been wanting to order throw pillows from my online store featuring my wildflowers. But they have been out of stock for some time now. Well...they are back in stock! Check them out by clicking here!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007


A sale...
If you are "local" and are so inclined, shops in downtown New Braunfels (Texas) will have a sidewalk sale on Thursday, Nov. 8. The New Braunfels Art League Gallery will be participating and I'm sharing a space with 2 other some of my work will be in the sale as well. Come down and check out the bargains!

Writing update...

I've started my novel! I'm about 2,000 words into the story with a goal of completing it by the end of the month as part of National Novel Writing Month (see previous post).

Thursday, November 01, 2007


"National Novel Writing Month is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing November 1. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight, November 30," states the official NaNoWriMo website. Yes, I've signed up. As if I didn't have enough to do already but I've had this book swimming around in the back of my mind and I think it might be time to get it out (or let it out?). Only challenge is that I'm packing up and heading for a show this weekend (see the postcard in the next post), but I'm sure there will be "slow" times when I can at least jot some notes. Obviously, I can't imagine actually "writing" as opposing typing the novel. Of course, the novel with have something to do with wildflowers. According to the NaNoWriMo site, 16 of the novelists last year actually got published. I'll post notes about my progress here as I go through the month. Wish me luck!