Tuesday, August 30, 2011
What brings folks to this blog varies greatly. Some of you are looking for me, Linda Calvert Jacobson The Wildflower Artist. You found me! I started this blog in November 2005. I can't believe that it's been 6 years now! When I started, I would mostly post about my life as an artist, about my wildflowers paintings, life in the Texas Hill Country and about when and where you could find me and work at various art shows and events. At the same time, I was teaching from my studio in downtown New Braunfels and would sometimes post about classes coming up.
Over the next few years, my wildflower art really took off and I made my way to several licensing shows in New York and, later, California. Signed with an agent from the UK and soon my paintings were being featured on watches being sold on TV in Europe. Many, many of you have found this blog by searching for something like: Linda Calvert Jacobson watches. Thousands of my watches have been sold over the last 4 years and am I'm honored by the fact that my art brings such pleasure and joy to so many people.
Then last September my husband and I decided to expand the studio and rent a second location where we could do more with classes and even add a gallery. That was the beginning for Casa de Linda Art Center. Many of you who happen upon this blog get here by searching for art classes in New Braunfels, or something like that. I try to keep a link in the right column that will take you right to our main business page for Casa de Linda Art Center.
This fall, we are pleased to offer adult classes in stained glass, oil painting, watercolors, acrylics, photography, drawing, Zentangle, paper mache and pastels. For the kids we have several painting class options for ages 5-16.
At the beginning of this year, we introduced our ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties. Hundreds of people have already experienced our fun evenings of painting and socializing, especially designed for adults. We provide everything you need to finish a large painting, you just come and enjoy yourself. It's a BYOB so feel free to bring a bottle of wine and even snacks. We'll provide the napkins and corkscrew, as well as coffee, tea and water. The ART-2-Gogh Painting Parties are held on most Friday and Saturday nights for open seating or can be scheduled as private parties if you have a special occasion to celebrate or just want to share the experience with some special friends.
On September 10, we'll be celebrating our first year for Casa de Linda Art Center with an open house. We are planning to have artists' demos, complimentary refreshments and a few special deals. Plus it will be opening reception for our fall show, "Eyes of Texas," a photography exhibit. If you are in the area and not already on our e-mail list, but would like to be, please click here to sign up so you can keep up with our latest news.
So did you find what you are looking for? Hope so! You can also follow me on Facebook. Click here if you'd like to LIKE my artist page. And/or you can click here for the Casa de Linda Art Center FB page.
Thanks for visiting!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
As they say, better late than never! So many of my students have been patiently waiting for me to publish the Fall 2011 schedule. And here it is! It'll go to press early next week but thanks to the magic of the Internet, here's an e-version.
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
So this is pretty cool! I was interviewed for a member profile by the editor of PORTFOLIO, a magazine published by the Craft and Hobby Association. It ran in the summer issue. I joined CHA two years ago and have found it to be a great resource on so many levels. Just wanted to share this bit of news.