Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Great Gift Ideas and Shows

  These copper pendants are great for the Texas Longhorn Fans!  They are printed on copper with wire choker.  Really great gifts and the price has gone down for my copper pendant necklaces!  Only $ order now for your Christmas gifts!
  Other pendants that I now have are roosters, tiger, and my favorite zebra.  I also still have the different elephant pendants.
  I will be showing these pendants as well as art at two upcoming shows. If you can't make one, I hope you can make the other.
 Don't forget the show on Nov. 13 at  the home of my friend, right across from Trinity University. Unique handcrafted gifts for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
Scroll down to see that invitation. 
 If you can't make that one, there is another one  this coming Sunday in Converse.  See the invitaion below : Art Across the Americas Exhibit on Sunday Nov7th. from 3 to 7.  Exhibit includes Peruvian and local Artists! 
  Don't forget I also have cards and prints of many of my paintings!
  I also do commissions of pets and animals. They make wonderful Christmas gifts!


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Art Shows and More Art Shows-Holiday Gift & Art Sale

This flier is for the upcoming show on Nov. 13, Saturday.  Come on out! Lots of great gift ideas!

Coming up this November 13 is a wonderful show at Jan Longfellow's home right across from Trinity University.   We set up outside at  a beautiful location.  The address is 111 Mt. Erin Pass, right off  Hildebrand Ave.  Easy!                                                                                                             
See the above attached flier for details... it is on a Saturday, Nov.13  from 10 am to 5 pm.(Rain date is the following Sat. Nov.20) There are 8 people showing their handcrafted gifts/art  for your holiday shopping or
just for you.  I will have my original pastel paintings, prints, and cards. I also have copper pendants with images from original paintings printed on them. They all make great Christmas and holiday gifts, so come on out for some
great buys!

Texas Sunset bought by Carolyn

This seems to be the season for art shows!  We had a great time at the Wine Styles show  Thanks to my college friend, Carolyn, who helped me set it up (and drink some wine) and to my other college friend, Becky, who was able to come since she was visiting family. As usual, Becky is always a good spender!  Thanks Beck!  Thanks to my other friends who showed up,drank some wine, visited, and supported me.   Muchas Gracias!  You are all wonderful friends!

Last weekend was the Fire Museum Fall Art Show and benefit for the Fire Museum!  It was a beautiful day!  Wonderful entertainment from the Noche del Rio dancers and singers,  the Texas Clogger, jazz band, visit from the mayor, flute player....etc.  It was great entertainment at the Barrera Estate!  Thanks to all that participated!      

Noche del Rio dancers  at the Fire Museum Show

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Two More Paintings for Upcoming Shows

I wasn't happy with the last sunset so I tried it again. This one was done on watercolor paper with an acrylic wash and then painted over with pastel.  I think I am happier with this "Texas Sunset". 
 The second painting is titled "Top of the Morning to You".  It is pastel on sanded paper.  A little impressionistic in the background.  I think I am happy wtih this one too.  Love the colors!
I will probably frame them both and have them for the two shows that I talk about in my previous blog.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


WINE STYLES HAPPY HOUR AT THE RIM October 13 from 6 to 10!    Please come join me for the "Ladies Night Out" at Wine Styles. (Its not just for ladies though!) It's a cute little bar that specializes in all kinds of wines, beers and sangria.  I will be showing my art and hopefully drinking some wine with my friends!  Two recent paintings were done just for this event!
Love That Sangria Wine
9 by 12 Framed Original Pastel

Texas Wines
9 by 12 matted and framed pastel painting.
Painting is in an 11 by 14 frame.
    Wine Stlyes is located at 17503 La Cantera,
Ste 115  You can visit their website at

 I will also be showing many other paintings, cards and prints. Prints can be made from any of my paintings. They are matted with a backing board and ready for framing.  Great inexpensive gifts! So check out my to see if you want to order any cards or prints.
 I have groupings of cards that make great holiday, Texas scenes, Zoo animals, Eagles, etc.  They cost less than a card you would buy at the store too! What a deal! You can also buy individual cards with the prints of  almost any of my original paintings.

 FALL ARTS EXPO & FAIR      OCTOBER 17, Sunday from 2-7 pm.   Villa del Carmen Estate

This is a free family event   Come enjoy food, refreshments, music, dance and original works of art by San Antonio's great artists! I hear the mayor may even pay a visit along with local news stations.

This show is benefiting the SA Fire Department and building of a new fire station.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Summers Almost Over and the Heat is On! Time for Some Art!

  After several months of household repairs, I am finally getting the painting bug again!  Just took two paintings to Inspire Fine Art Center for their Inspire's On Fire Juried Show!  Last year I won an award for my rooster, so keep your fingers crossed for this one!  I took in my baby longhorn and calf lounging in the grass.  I'm trying to get a good name....Peaceful Companionship?  The Grass is Aways Greener....?  Friends on Both Sides of the Fence?  Any ideas?  It is 16 by 20 and I also am getting some prints made.
Mark your calendars for Oct 13 Wednesday night happy hour at Wine Styles at the Rim. I will be showing my art, cards, and prints along with wine, beer, Sangria and fun!  It's a happy hour for women, but along with women, come men!  So come on over....I know it's two months  away, but I will send out reminders!
Remember that I do animal commissions....make great presents and the holidays are around the corner!

Oh that Sangria Wine!  (this one is framed 9 by 13) Those who know me, are well aware of my Sangria Wine!!
Here are a couple others I have been working on.  Not quite finished with the Sunset, but working on it.
"Just Another year! "  Framed 8 by 10 in a rustic frame
"Hill Country Apples"
5 by 7 framed in a beautiful frame
" Texas Sunset"  painted on a textured board and measures 10 by 20
"Garden Peppers" 8 by 10 on textured board

Wednesday, June 23, 2010


I am finally coming up for breath after 2 months of work at my home in San Antonio that was flooded from a pipe leak, and then roof and garage door damage from the big storm we had a few weeks ago! 
Plus, I  just took my sister to the airport after a wonderful week of non stop going and visiting!  Lots of fun! See the picture of Serengetti Resort!  We were almost eaten by wild animals! :)

 Time to refocus and think about art again!

Don't forget to visit the New Braunfels Art League before the National Juried Show ends on June 29th!  There is some beautiful art to see and lots of inspiration.

 Come visit the June ARTarama tent and backyard ART sale featuring 4 artists  this weekend Saturday thru Sunday June 26 the 27th.  Address is 8603 Waldon Sts. San Antonio, 78254.  I will be showing some original art, prints, cards, and copper pendants.  The yard is shaded with a tent, so hopefully we will all survive the June weather!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


COME TO HISTORIC BOERNE  this weekend for the Parade of Artists.  I know it will finally be a beautiful weekend to take a drive to the country!  It's a self guided tour of galleries, studios and "other walls". I will be at the visitors center when you first come into Boerne off I-10...(.near Walmart parking lot.)  Please stop by!
There are 12 galleries to visit;  preview and sale of art;  and Boerne restaurants are catering food and wine!
The times are Friday April 23 from 6:00 to 9:00:
Saturday April 24 from 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday April 25 from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Join us for Sunday Brunch at participating galleries and "other walls".
For more information visit

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Spring is Finally Here!!

  Love this spring time weather!  I've been busy painting during this cold winter so thought I might post a few paintings.  They are all available and for sale, so please call me with any questions and prices. 
  I was accepted into the BPA (Boerne Professional Artists) group and am excited about an upcoming show the end of April. It's called the Parade of Art and there are some absolutely awesome artists in the group. I hope you can come visit. I'll send more information later.
This one is named "Hill Country Apples".  It is matted in an acid free beige mat and framed with a reddish brown frame that measures 10 by 20.  It looks great in the frame (if I don't say so myself).

As I was taking a walk around the area, I saw a beautiful agave plant and took a  picture.... Loved the lights filtering through the plant. This one is 16 by 20.  It is not framed yet but I would be happy to put it in a black or brown, or whatever frame you want.  Love the colors!
This painting has two panels with the wild flower,Texas Star Hibiscus, and the Ruby Throated Hummingbird that are making their way through the hill country right now.  This pastel is painted on a textured board and measures 10 by 20 each.  I love the bright reds.
I hope you all have a wonderful spring and get out and enjoy our beautiful wildlife and plants! 

Sunday, January 24, 2010

February "Love" Specials

 Valentine's Day is right around the corner so  I am offering a special discount on all art, art pendants, and commissions.  If you buy or order before or during the month of February, you will get a 15% discount on  all art in my studio and any commissions during that month.
  Prices as of January 1 for pet portrait commisions are: $150 for 8 by 10: $180 for 11 by 14: and $250 for 16 by 20.  Take 15% off that price!
  I will post some recent paintings.

Longhorns were imported from Spain around 1493. They are tough, hardy, endure through all kinds of weather, sometimes mean and have a strong survival instinct!  Go Texas Longhorns!
  This particular painting is 11 by 14 on textured board.  It can be framed that size or matted and framed to 16 by 20. Unframed it's $170. I offer the best price on matting and framing as well!

 I's kinda weird, but this really struck me!
 This painting is 11 by 14 and can be matted and framed to 16 by 20. If it doesn't sell in the next couple weeks, I am taking it to a Republican Dinner in Schertz in mid February.  Price is $170 unframed.

Paintings on copper pendants are classy and unusual jewelry.  These are available now, and I also have roosters, tigers, elephants  and any other paintings that can be printed onto the copper.  They come in ribbon, rope, or chains...your choice.  They sell for $40, but right now it's a great deal with the 15% discount!  You can even have your pet portrait on a copper pendant!

I have many more paintings available....from eagles to hummingbirds to flowers and sunsets!  Feel free to contact me with any questions. 
 Thanks and have a wonderful Valentine month!