Thursday, October 14, 2010

BSW Community Sale & Fall Fest & Holiday Art Sale

Strange Pals of Halloween (Photo),
Featuring my cat, Mattie

Fun Faces of Halloween, (Photo)

Halloween Phantom Cat, (Photo)
BSW is having its Community Garage Sale this Saturday, October 16, 2010. The BSW Women's Club is also doing a fundraiser now for a spring college scholarship regarding a deserving resident high school student. Garage Sale Donations can be dropped off at the Tezel Road Clubhouse tomorrow or Friday, October 15th. They will be having a huge sale in the Clubhouse parking lot on Saturday.
My FALL & HOLIDAY Backyard ART SALE will also take place this Saturday, October 16th, from 9 to 3 at 8603 Waldon Heights in Braun Station West off Braun Road in San Antonio. Look for my neighborhood signs and display. Original art, reproductions, photography, and holiday and fall art cards will all be available at affordable prices. If you're looking for a Halloween card or a Thinking of You Autumn card, I have photo and art cards priced at $3.00 each or 2 for $5.00. If you're thinking about Christmas early, I can also make you Original Art Christmas Cards. You can put in your order early and beat the rush. Hope you'll drop by on Saturday!
You're also Invited to San Antonio's
Fall Arts Expo & Fair
"Fall in Love with Your Fire Museum"
Sunday, October 17th, 2-7 PM
11354 Vance Jackson Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78230
  • Performances by Patsy Torres, West Kings Highway Jazz Band
  • Refreshments
  • Local Artists (Look for my booth!)
  • Fire Museum Artifacts
  • Free Admission
  • See you Sunday!!!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Art Bloggin' and Photo Postin'~~Girls Just Want to Have Fun!

ARToberfest Award at the NBAL Gala last night

Buda Fine Arts Festival October Booth Display

Folk Singers at the Buda Fine Arts Festival

Under the Big Top Tent in Buda last weekend

Comfort Crockery, Home for some of my ART

September Comfort Art Walk Demo:
Fall Landscape

Inspire's On Fire 2010 Celebration & September Reception

New Braunfels Heist Art Fest~~ Hot August Art!!!

Looking at Both Sides~~ My Recent ART Festivals, Receptions, and Demos
In the '80's, Cindy Lauper once or twice sang her heart out with the song "Girls Just Want to Have Fun!" I remember havin' fun and dancin' to those lyrics. When you're following a path that makes you happy, it is like a dance and it certainly is fun! Creating and sharing art for me is one great big Cindy Lauper dance. At least, most of the time. The festivals, receptions, and galas' mix of people, music, refreshments, and ART are certainly intoxicating for me. The moment of inspiration, the creative process, and the kudos for a painting's completion give off a celebratory vibe too. It all reinforces the equation of : ART = Life is Good!
On the otherhand, there are moments of martyrdom when the outdoor festivals' and demos' temps dip into the freezing 30's, and the summer's equinox reaches a heat index of way over 100 degrees. As a result, the weather can have a huge negative impact on the life of a traveling artist. Sometimes, experiencing the aftermath of a long weekend festival rivals with all the symptoms of a bad hangover or a lousy flu bug. The exhaustion from all that organizing, packing, driving, repacking, selling, number- crunching, and greasy food - on - the - run takes its toll. Sunburn, heartburn . . . it's sometimes the flip-side of the record. In fact, the other side of the vinyl should be called "Land of Confusion" by Phin Collins and Genesis.

For me though, life is about the balance. The ying and the yang. Give me both sides. After a long ride back from an exhausting art show, I can't help but hang on to the smile and comment of a recent patron who bought one of my pieces. "I'm going to go on a relaxing vacation when I look at your landscape in my living room. I really like your art!"


Autumn ART News

Look for me in the following Fall Places & Events:

  • New River Art Group Membership in September~~ Look for my art at the Gallery by the Little Church in Lavillita on the Riverwalk. Come visit the gallery and shop on the first Monday of the month when I'll be working.
  • Georgetown's Art Hop 2010~~ Come see my juried painting in Abbey's Home Furnishings this month during October.
  • ARToberfest, an NBAL Juried Exhbition~~ On October 8th, I won an Honorable Mention Award for my recent painting, "Turquoise Door." The show runs now through November 10th at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery, 239 west San Antonio Street. Two of my paintings were accepted.
  • San Antonio Fall Arts Expo & Fair~~You're invited! Sunday, Oct. 17th, 2 to 7 p.m., 11354 Vance Jackson Rd.~~San Antonio Fire Museum Society Fundraiser, "Fall in Love with Your Fire Museum." Come enjoy food, refreshments, music, dance, and Original Works of Art by San Antonio's Artists~~ FREE Admission!
  • Local Artists' Slap Down! US Martial Arts Training Center in Converse~~ Opening reception of the Art Across the Americas Exhibit on Sunday, Nov. 7th from 3 to 7 p.m. Local artists will do demos at 4 pm followed by a silent auction.
  • Spirits & Demons! Fall and Halloween Art Exhibit with the Schertz Area Art Council, now through Nov. 18th at the Schertz Civic Center. Halloween Party Reception, Public invited . . . 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 21st~~Square Dancing, Refreshments, and Costume Contest.