Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last post for 2008

As the evening--and 2008--draws to a close, we would be remiss if we didn't stop to compose a quick post to this blog to send out our best wishes into cyberspace and beyond. All in all, it has been a wonderful year for us and hope that you can say the same. Our best wishes for 2009 to you, our dear readers, friends, students of art, art collectors and fellow artists. Linda and David Jacobson

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Spring 2009 Art enrolling!

For the most current information on classes and camps click on Casa De Linda and then click on classes.

I'm posting a photo today that includes several shots of my students' artwork that was on display during my annual Holiday Open House. I'm so proud of them all! Are you in the New Braunfels area? Are you still looking for that perfect Christmas gift for the "artsy" person in your life? Or maybe you are thinking about your New Year resolutions already and taking up painting is on your list? Then you need to get in touch with me about my Spring 2009 Art Explorations schedule. I have classes for ages 7-adult this coming spring! Here's a quick glimpse:

Thursdays 10-12, 1-3, 3:30-5:30, 6-8; Saturdays 10-12, 1-3
Classes start on or after Jan. 8, 2009
Fee: $60 for 4 classes PLUS starter paint kit for $79

A 4-week course
Wednesdays 6:30-9 Feb 4-25
Fridays 9:30-12 Feb. 6-27
Fee: $125, all supplies included

A 5-week course
Fridays 9-12 April 17-May 15
Fee: $135, all supplie included

4-week courses
Course #1 meets Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. Feb. 4-25 (Topic: Seascapes and Sunsets)
Course #2 meets Wednesdays 4-6 p.m. April 8-29 (Topic: Cats-n-Dogs)
Fee: $75 plus starter paint kit for $79 OR $100 all supplies included

March 23-26, 2009
Half day and Full day camps available. Please contact me for more information.

See something you like? Please e-mail me (linda at casadelinda dot com) with questions or to save a seat! Gift certificates available!

Tuesday, December 09, 2008


What a busy last few weeks we've had! The Casa de Linda Holiday Open House and Student Art Show was great. Had tons of folks visit during Wassailfest and we certainly ended the week on a high note. Then we were in Austin at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for a 2-day gift show. As you can see by the photo I'm posting, I was even interviewed and on TV! Austin's News8 did 2 live shots with me on Sunday morning! As many of you know, I'm always happy to talk about my wildflowers! If you one of the many who dropped by this weekend or came to the Open House...thanks!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Wassailfest in New Braunfels Texas

Yes, its party time in downtown New Braunfels again as they close down the streets to cars and the shops open their doors. The official date for Wassailfest is the first Thursday of December each year. So for 2008 Wassailfest is on December 4th from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. What is wassail? Traditionally, it is a warm spiced punch drink made with an apple cider base often mixed with alcohol. Cinnamon is probably the most used spice in wassail. The variations from there are endless. For this festival there is leaded (with alcohol) and unleaded (non-alcoholic). With upwards of 50 different recipes (most non-alcoholic) being served you’re bound to find one that will become your favorite.

Wassailfest started in 1992 as a small hometown event has become a full-blown regional festival of fun for the whole family. Over 13,000 people attended in 2007, so plan on coming early to find parking outside of the main plaza area. Remember that the streets are closed for several blocks in each direction so if you do park there you are stuck until they open the streets back up after 9 p.m. You will get towed if you park on the streets in the blocked off area so be careful as we all want you to have fun and not have an unpleasant suprise for this festive evening!

Along with more wassail to taste then any one person could possibly want, there are several bands, choir groups, and loads of other activities for young and old alike. The Christmas lights add a wonderful holiday touch. Most stores will have special sales for this festive event to go along with the rest of the fun.

At Casa De Linda Studio and Art Gallery, we will be concluding our Student Art Show and Open House with Wassailfest. We are located above the New Braunfels Art League Gallery at 239 W. San Antonio. It is a great place to get away from the crowds below and enjoy some great wildflower paintings and see what some of Linda’s art students have been painting this year. Linda will be upstairs in the studio and will have all the information on the 2009 art classes. We are having a very special Red Dot Sale as well. There is still some great wildflower art available for a song. A few of Linda’s Abstract and Canyon Lake Gorge paintings are still available...but not for long! There are also Christmas cards, keepsake boxes, coffee mugs, ceramic tiles and even calendars all based on Linda’s wildflower paintings. So if you’re looking for truly unique gifts for friends, family, co-workers or yourself then stop by and have a look. Have fun wassailing and we hope to see you there. On behalf of Linda, we wish you the very best this holiday season — David.