Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring's the Thing! Celebrating with Two More Paintings

Spring Fling Paintings!
Spring's the Thing
I heard a coach say one time, "First we make our habits and then our habits make us." I recently thought about this and how it could make my life better. One habit I want to include in my life is the habit of celebrating life. Feeling joy is a win-win situation. It's a great mental and physical health tool, plus a positive way to spend your time. It just feels good!
Participating in last weekend's Fiesta Art Show sponsored by the Randolph Art League at Alamo Plaza on April 9th and 10th, not only helped me show and sell my art, but it also allowed me to celebrate Fiesta and to meet lots of wonderful people at the show. It gave me great joy to visit with all those folks who came by my tent. In fact, I took a survey and discovered that there were Fiesta visitors from as many as 30 different states in the U. S. and from 6 different countries. States ranged from the east to west coasts and the countries did as well with a range from Liverpool, England to Sydney, Australia. It was fun to not only find out where they were from, but to get to know them a little better. That part was priceless!
Another part of my experience that delighted me was my setting. I pitched my tent under the shade of a huge oak tree across from the Alamo, the Menger Hotel, and Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum. Everytime I looked up and saw the title under Ripley's--Odditorium, I couldn't help but giggle. I also enjoyed watching all the activities with the double-decker tourist buses, horse-led carriages, and stretch limos. They parked right behind me so I had a chance to watch the comings and goings of a city whose festival kept things movin' and shakin.' The Alamo's official gun salutes gave me a pause to Remember the Alamo and to keep in mind that it was time to Fiesta!
Besides Fiesta, another spring thing of joy for me is my yard. Even with our Stage I watering development, my roses are blooming and their scent wafts over the garden, giving me a reason to stop and smell them, while enjoying their color and perfume; it manages to lift my spirits in seconds flat.
More JOY comes from my pets. Rusty and Phineas, my dogs, love to play in our community greenbelt. I love watching them run through the wildflowers when we go for a hike. Their abandon is contagious! It helps me forget the drudgery of daily chores and work-a-day problems. It's all good.
With Spring this year, I will choose to feel joy. Choose to look for a reason to celebrate life. My above two recent paintings are all about spring and celebrations. If you'd like to see more, please check out my website:


2011 Texas Pastel Society's "Celebrate Texas"

2010 Best of Show
Gypsy Shawl by Eunice Hundley
"Celebrate Texas"
Regional Juried Competition/Exhibition
May 6 -- June 18, 2011
San Antonio Central Library Gallery
600 Soledad St.
San Antonio, Texas
Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony
Thursday, May 5, 2011, 6 to 8 p.m.
Awards at 7:00 p.m.
Library Gallery Hours:
Mon. - Thurs., 9 to 9,
Fri. & Sat., 9 to 5,
Sun., 11 to 5

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Remember the Alamo and the Alamo Plaza Art Show!

Remember the Alamo!

also . . .

Fiesta 2011 is Here!

With Fiesta activities kicking off later this week, there will be lots of exciting and fun-filled choices for everyone. One choice that I hope you'll consider is the FIESTA ART SHOW sponsored by the Randolph Art League. It's located right in front of the ALAMO in Alamo Plaza. It officially gets started this Friday. I'll have my white tent set up this weekend on Saturday and Sunday, April 9th and 10th, from 10 to 5. My newest landscapes and animal paintings, prints, and art cards will be available with affordable show prices. Hope you'll come and check it out!

Another event coming up this week is the opening of the SAVA Co-op Gallery at River Center Mall on Commerce Street in downtown San Antonio. SAVA stands for San Antonio Visual Artists if you've never heard of it before. Our new gallery officially opens this Friday, April 8th, 11 to 4, when I'll also be working. Hope you'll come and visit. Days of operation include Thursday through Sunday each week. Paintings, photography, sculptures, jewelry, and more await you. Plus, check us out on Facebook for our promo video clips. Our Grand Opening Reception is open to the public next Thursday, April 14, 2011, 6 - 8 p.m. Awesome Art, Refreshments, and Great Conversation will all be a part of our reception. Don't forget to mark your calendar for next Thursday evening!



Cindy Morawski