Monday, May 31, 2010

Happy Memorial Day! June Art News from Morawski Fine Art

Summertime and Old Glory
Photography by Cindy Morawski
June is busting out all over! Here's the Art Scoop from Morawski Fine Art and
Mockingbird Studios:
Come see my juried artwork this month with the Texas Pastel Society National Juried Competition/Exhibition June 2 -- 29, 2010. Check it out at the New Braunfels Art League, 239 W. San Antonio Street, New Braunfels, Texas. The Elaine Felder Gallery is open daily.
You're also invited to the Opening Reception this Friday, June 4th from 5 to 9 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Plus, awards and prizes will be presented at 7:00 p.m. with master artist Alan Flattmann, our Juror, in attendance.
Another art event later this month will be my June Art-a-rama tent summer show and sale. Look for the big white tent in my backyard. I invited 3 of my artist friends to participate: Cathy Geib, pastelist, Marie Asbell, watercolorist, and Kathy Montgomery, jewelry. It will take place on June 26th from 9 to 4 at my home in Braun Heights, 8603 Waldon Hts., San Antonio, TX 78254. We'll have a tent and backporch exhibit and sale in my yard. Come early for coffee and cookies! I also plan on having some great 4th of July sales! Red, white, and blue = savings galore!!! Look for the neighborhood signs. If you're looking for the unique and perfect gift, think ART.
Hope you all have a wonderful summer!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Cats! Cats! Cats!

Cats! Cats! Cats!
right: Mattie May, one of the Girls,
a pet portrait painting
Cough! I think I'm getting brown lung from all that kitty litter that I'm using for all my indoor cats. Yeap, it's the cheap kind that has lots of dust in it. When the cats use it, it looks reminiscent of the Depression's Dust Bowl! What I wouldn't give for some outdoor cats. Phew! Besides the dust; there's the obvious smell. Hey, I love my cats, but sometimes it is more than a labor of love; it's just a horrible experience.
When I grew up on my family farm a long time ago, we had barn cats and a few cats that hung around the back porch. However, there were no vet visits for shots and maintenance that costs as much as your mortgage payment. We didn't buy Fancy Feast and cat toys and diversions to entertain the canine troops. Their entertainment was pure and simple; it involved hunting mice and trying to survive moving farm machinery in the fields.
No matter. When I look at my cats, Mattie, Birdy, and Zoe, I just don't think of mere animals, I think: Furry Family. I feel responsible for them. That's why when I moved onto a busier street about 10 years ago, they became shut-ins so they wouldn't be "road--kill" in the neighborhood. I do buy them toys. In fact, I also buy them catnip. One of them likes it so much, I probably should consider kitty rehab for her. I can just hear the public service announcement by a man with a nice, caring voice-- if you don't talk to your cat about catnip, who will? Yes, I'm ultimately responsible for my 'girls.' When they meow once, I jump. When they meow twice, I'm ready to serve.

Click on for a short cat video: We are the Champions!

So, if you ever want to commission a pet portrait, I'm your girl! I'll not only treat the job seriously, I'll consider them almost human. I wouldn't do any less for my pets.

~~~Cat Woman, aka, Cindy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Who Let the Dogs Out? Vote for your favorite!

Sadie and Trooper, Hamlet, and Forgiven (my Rusty), left to right

Who let the dogs out?
A-a-r-r-ff! Recently, I entered an Animal Art contest. This online contest is very democratic; it gives the online viewers a chance to vote for the winner. Sort of like what they do with tv shows, Dancing with the Stars and American Idol.
I entered 6 paintings of some of my animal friends in Guests Gallery's contest. I would appreciate it if you would take time out to vote for one of my critters. Here's the gallery link: If you click on the previous link, you will see several choices. Please scroll down to look for my name and entries. The voting is located at the bottom with 1st and 2nd choices. I would appreciate your votes very much!!!

BIG Thanks!


Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Carver Theatre's Hosting theTXPS 3rd Annual All-Member Art Show

Stopping by Reichert's Woods
Landscape by Cindy Morawski
Featured in the
Texas Pastel Society's All -Member Art Show Exhibit
You are cordially invited to the
May 4 - 30, 2010
Carver Theatre
226 N. Hackberry, San Antonio, TX
Opening Reception: May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Lobby Hours: Monday- Wednesday and Friday, 8:00 to 4:30 ,
Thursday, 8:00 - 8:00 p.m
Please join us for an evening of fine pastel art, delicious refreshments, and great conversations!
Hope to see you there!