Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Award of Merit for Pet Portrait~Forgiven

Forgiven, Award of Merit, 2nd Place Winner!


After a dance around the studio with Rusty, my dog subject matter for Forgiven, I decided to share the good news with my family and friends who voted in this past spring's Animal Art Contest. I tied for 2nd place and received the Award of Merit. I will receive a $50 certificate and a membership to the International Art Market Gallery and Members Gallery. Here's the link if you want to see the Best of Show winner and the one who tied with me: http://www.guestgallery.com/101Animal.htm


*PS: Thanks again for voting and inquiring about the contest results! I appreciate your support of my art!!!


Pet Portrait Painting

Mockingbird Studio


Saturday, July 24, 2010

San Antonio Summer Art Show at The Rim

Wine Styles Happy Hour in June

It's a Texas Thang! Schertz July Art Show Reception

A Hundred Acres
Recent Rural Landscape Painting by Cindy Morawski
New Summer Art Show at The RIM
Featuring the Paintings of Cindy Morawski
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Located at ~~Wine Styles
17503 LaCantera Pkwy. Ste. 115
San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: (210)558-6788
Ladies Happy Hour from 6 to 8 p.m.
Includes Drink Specials with Low Half-off Prices
Jazz Band entertainment all evening!
Please join me for my ART Show featuring some of my most recent work and a relaxing evening with Friends at Wine Styles this Wednesday evening.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Nature Photo Album, Celebrating the outdoors on Waldon Heights

Sophia, the neighborhood cat, keeping an eye on the doves

White-Wing Doves sharing some breakfast seeds

Our Crepe Myrtles greeting the summer sky

Rain, rain bring me vivid colors everywhere!

Mr. McNutty, my squirrel friend and frequent backyard visitor

Texas Hydrangea standing tall by the front fence in my yard
Celebrating the Outdoors on Waldon Heights!

Blooms and Neighborhood Buddies
What would summer be like this year in 2010 without celebrating the outdoors in San Antonio? Yes, it's getting hotter, but unlike last summer with its drought and excessive heat, we have had beautiful flowers and shrubs blooming and green grass everywhere! Due to the gentle rains and easy spring, summer tiptoed in with lots of benefits. I have been thrilled with the local color, and I don't want to forget the beauty all around me. That's why I wanted to share my photos of critters and flowers that I snapped this summer in my yard in Braun Station West.
Sometimes, we take for granted the wonders of nature. But, if we're lucky enough to have a yard in the suburbs or city, there is hum of life, a web of life, and a dazzle of life right under our noses. Just last night, I heard our little front pond's resident toad doing his croaking mating call. This morning during a coffee break, I witnessed a green hummingbird whiz by my red geraniums. And, this afternoon, I felt almost lulled into a meditative moment by the cooing of the backyard doves' call.
I'll need to get busy painting some of the good things in my life. Look for flowers, squirrels, birds, and more in my future paintings. I'll keep you posted.
Sending my Summer Best,
Cindy Morawski
Mockingbird Studio and Gallery
8603 Waldon Hts.
San Antonio, TX 78254

87th Nesbitt Reunion, July 9 - 11, 2010

Above, left to right: Greetings in the Nesbitt Room at the Best Western Hotel in Harrisburg, PA: Harry Rodriguez, President Marylou Nesbitt, and Secretary & Family Historian Audrey Nesbitt Rodriguez

Right: Welcome to Hershey and Chocolate World! Saturday, July 10th, a tour of Hershey with the Family

87th Nesbitt Reunion 2010 at the Cassel Farm in Elizabethtown, PA
After returning to Texas from our Nesbitt Reunion this past weekend, I just wanted to say, "Wow! What an amazing weekend!" I also just wanted to say Thanks to the planning committee of Nesbitts that made this possible~~ Marylou Nesbitt, President, Audrey Nesbitt Rodriguez, Secretary/Treasurer/ Family Historian, and Amy Reichert Kennedy, local coordinator and planner. From greetings and registration on Friday, July 9th to breakfast on Sunday, July 11th, I experienced a whirlwind of wonderful activities and visiting that made the time fly by much too quickly. Personal highlights for me included exploring the Nesbitt Archives, swapping stories with my cousins, aunts, and uncles, plus, singing along with the family on the entertaining trolley ride at Hershey. The unforgettable Saturday night Picnic Dinner at the Cassel Farm in Elizabethtown also was not only delicious but filled with fun because of the accompanying silent auction fundraiser after dinner.
Our business meeting revealed the possibility of an 88th reunion in Erie, PA in 2012. I hope to see you all again at the next reunion if not before the 2012 gathering! Again, thanks for the clarity of our family tree, Audrey, and the planning and communications from both Audrey and Marylou! In closing, thanks to all of you for the great memories from another successful family reunion!!
Best regards,
Cindy Morawski


Saturday, July 3, 2010

America, It's going to take a Revolution... Happy Birthday!

It's going to take a Revolution!
Happy Birthday!!!
Love ya,

Photos taken in the Washington, D.C. area by Cindy Morawski


While you're watching the holiday fireworks this 4th of July and eating your picnic's hot dogs, please take a second and think about how far we've come from our Revolutionary War beginnings. After touring our country's capital in Washington, D. C., a few years ago, I had an epiphany. Fireworks went off in my brain! I live in a country that allows me free movement and travel, free enterprise, and freedom to pursue happiness in about a million different ways. Gratitude washed over me. I was rooted to the spot. In this case, I was standing next to the Lincoln Memorial gazing up at my favorite president Abraham Lincoln. Lots of people have helped us accomplish this. Soldiers fighting to keep us free, government leaders making wise choices along the way, and private citizens doing ordinary and extraordinary things that have paved the way for an American such as me. I felt uplifted by the inspiration, toil, and sacrifices of millions of Americans before me.

********************************************************************************************* This year we wouldn't be celebrating the birth of our country in 2010 if it hadn't been for so many good people and positive events along the way. Living outside the country for three years in the eighties, I realized how very lucky I was. Traveling outside the United States in the past also made me appreciate America when I returned to this wonderful place. After spending a month one summer in the Middle East and then returning to the states and landing on American soil, I came off the plane and kissed the tarmac in front of my fellow passengers. I wasn't embarrassed. I didn't care what anyone thought. I was happy to be back in my country. My country. This is truly the land that I LOVE. God Bless the USA!!!!

Hope you all have a red, white, and blue celebration!