Friday, July 29, 2011

Neighborhood Dining and Shopping

Cia Vino Reception
with Friends
Linda and Cheri 
 ~~Morawski Fine Art News~~
August Shows and Flower Me Gifts

If you're looking for a tasty restaurant with an art show setting, I have a suggestion for you.  Ciao Lavanderia and Ciao Vino, located at 226 E. Olmos Drive in San Antonio, feature fine Italian cuisine and wine/spirits, along with my free art show~Seasons.  My summer show includes 18 paintings exhibited in Olmos Village Park until August 16th.

The reception last Thursday evening was fun due to good food and fun conversation with friends. Want to escape for lunch or dinner without leaving San Antonio, plus, take in an art show?  Consider Ciao Lavanderia/Vino for a little get-away! 

Tezel and Mainland,
Flower Me Florist & Gifts

One of the best-kept secrets for a place to do some multi-tasking and shopping in the 1604/Guilbeau/Tezel area of San Antonio is a wonderful neighborhood place called Flower Me Florist & Gifts.  It is also an official post office too.  If you need to buy stamps or mail a package, it's only a few minutes away from my community of Braun Station off Tezel and Guilbeau.  Located at 7729 Tezel Road at Mainland, it's open Monday through Friday from 9 to 6 and on Saturday from 9 to 2.  Owner Gail Folk offers not only postal services, but her shop also includes ready made flower arrangements or made to order ones as well.  Gifts for every occasion along with a wonderful selection of antique furniture make this a convenient and helpful neighborhood stop.  
Flower Me Gifts has recently added some of my framed art prints to this gift shop's inventory.  The shop's friendly felines will also greet you as you browse. (Look for Tawny and Jewel in the photos below.)  Hope you'll check it out soon!

Jewel, the shop cat, showing the way to the Post Office

Kitty-Cat Tawny helping Rebecca at the P.O.

Welcome to Great Shopping!

Stained Glass Gift

Looking for some shopping advice?

Cheryl working on a flower arrangement
You've Got Mail!
Flowers for all occasions
Mirror image at the gift shop

*Photo Credits:  Cindy Morawski & Rebecca Blayney
August Art Shows:

Land and Sea Show, New Braunfels Art Gallery, 239 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels, for the month of August

Old Town Helotes Fine Art Show
August 20, 21, 2010

San Antonio Galleries:

River Art Gallery at LaVillita

SAVA Gallery at the River Center Mall on Commerce

Hill Country Shopping:

Comfort Crockery, Fine & Useful Original Arts
402 Seventh Street, Comfort, TX

Saturday, July 16, 2011

2011 Texas Summer Art Shows ~~ Cindy Morawski

Texas Mockingbird

By the Lake



Four New Paintings

by Cindy Morawski

New Featured Artist of the Month Show

~~Landscape Artist,
Cindy Morawski~~

in Olmos Park

at Ciao Lavanderia/Ciao Vino

226 E. Olmos Drive
San Antonio, TX


You're invited to a reception this Thursday, July 21st, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., featuring delicious Italian appetizers from Ciao Lavanderia's Chef David Walker and his wife Marie! 

Third Thursday Art Show Reception will include my 2011 Summer SEASONS Show

The show runs from July 21 through August 17, 20111


More Shows . . .

New Braunfels Art League Gallery
239 West San Antonio Street
New Braunfels, TX

Special Show for July

Coming in August . . .

Old Town Helotes Fine Art Show
Helotes, Texas
August 20, 21, 2011


San Antonio Galleries:

  •   River Art Gallery in LaVillita on the SA Riverwalk
  •   SAVA Gallery at the River Center Mall on Commerce Street in San Antonio
Hill Country Gallery:

Comfort Crockery, Fine & Useful Original Arts
402 Seventh Street
Comfort, Texas


Red Barn near the County Line Road

Tiger Swallowtail with Lilacs

Hope you're having a great summer!



Studio:  210.522.0706

Monday, July 4, 2011

TEXAS~~Special July Show!

You're invited to the reception this Friday, July 8, 2011, from 5 to 8 p.m.

I'm participating in the Texas Show with 3 paintings:  Texas Homestead, Hill Country Revival, and Daybreak at the Alamo

The show runs through July at the New Braunfels Art League Gallery. 

See you there!


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Happy 4th of July! Feeling Grateful in 2011

American Flag Flying High
Feeling Grateful in 2011
by Cindy Morawski

Military Tatoo in Washington DC
Thinking about the 4th of July can include picnics, parades, and fireworks.  But, thinking about the 4th might also include some gratitude for the American Dream.  If you have ever talked to someone who has recently become a citizen of the United States or someone who has lived apart from the U.S. for awhile, you might see some common threads~~Appreciation for what we're doing right.  I'm not saying America is fault-free.  Just like its citizens, Americans are a blend of good and bad, right and wrong.  However, I still see our country as a place founded on solid and shining values and common sense. 

Our Capitol
What other place has "the pursuit of happiness" in its constitution?  When I stayed for a month in Turkey over a decade ago, I kept getting asked, "Where is your husband?"  Traveling as a woman alone is definitely frowned upon in some countries.  When I returned to the United States and pursued more traveling later, I couldn't help but notice that that question was no longer asked.  Freedom to move around, freedom to pursue happiness, and freedom to write this.  All that and more moves me to say "yes" . . . yes, I want to celebrate the birth of our country!  Red, white, and blue . . . stars and stripes forever . . . I pledge allegiance to the flag . . . I have a holiday, and it reminds me to be grateful.  What a country!

Lovin' America!

Paul, the Patriot, pictured in Colonial Williamsburg
Colorful Patriotic American Home


~~ Cindy