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Popular Sheep Incognito Art Returning to Richmond, VA for the Spring Craftsmen’s Classics

Once again, the popular flock of Sheep Incognito paintings by american contemporary artist Conni Togel is returning to the International Raceway in Richmond for the annual Spring Craftsmen’s Classics Arts & Crafts Festival this weekend.

Dates and hours:

March 13, 2015– Fri. (Hours: 10am – 8pm)
March 14, 2015– Sat. (Hours: 10am – 6pm)
March 15, 2015– Sun. (Hours: 11am – 5pm)

New paintings in her hugely successful series of whacky sheep painting include “THREE SHEEPS TO THE WIND”, “HORSE FLY”, “STILTED KILTS” and others.

In addition to the popular prints in standard sizes, there will be more merchandise in the booth, including mugs, t-shirts, calendars, and necklaces.

The artist can be contacted here:
sheep Incognito by Conni Togel

 
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Check the calendar for New Sheep Incognito Events Added for 2015

I just added a few new events to our lineup for 2015 – among them some of the nation’s largest Irish Festivals…

 

here is the link to my Event Calendar:

http://www.sheepincognito.com/calendar/

Prices at the shows are a bit lower than on my website, and, you won’t have to pay for shipping on items we have at the mobile gallery.

Also, the mobile Gallery is pretty much the only place where you can snag the newest collector’s cards – we only print a small batch of each card, and they will not be re-printed. They fit neatly into a standard collecting album, so you can start your own mini flock of Sheep Incognito to carry around for a smile on the go.

Come on by for a visit – the Sheep Incognito flock is sure to be somewhere near ewe soon!

 

 
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SHEEP INCOGNITO IN ALPHARETTA, GA FOR ARTS STREETFEST 2015

 

We just got a note that we have been accepted into the Alpharetta Arts Streetfest for 2015 – so come visit one of Atlanta area’s sweet gems of a town, and get your smile on with the Sheep Incognito flock!

Mark the dates:

April 18 and 19, 2015, on South Main, Alpharetta, GA

 

 
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We’ve added a few new shows this year’s lineup in 2015 – because sheep like to be in new pastures occasionally.

And this year, we decided to give some Irish/Scottish/Celtic Festivals a shot – after all, sheep are historically the most important animal for all those cultures.

For the sheep, those cultures are very important as well – it keeps them in high demand wherever they go. They just keep on being the best mowers for hilly, grassy areas. The ones that produce the best tasting butter, cheese, and milk. The creatures that provide warm, fuzzy clothes and warm, fuzzy feelings around the world.

So keep checking back for the updated show schedule, because we keep adding new events as the year progresses – we just might be right around the corner with some Sheep Incognito to make ewe smile!

 

Of course, sometimes you might need a bit of smiley Sheep Incognito artwork between shows in your area – we have just the right thing for you: Stop by the Sheep Incognito Sheep Shop at charisma-art.com, and find prints, t-shirts, mugs, calendars, and jewelry to keep you happy until we see each other in person again.

 
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Office view

View from the Sheep Incognito Office

<strong>Walls – Things That Constrain Or Liberate</strong>

We just spent a weekend in Virginia Beach – but “spent” seems the wrong word for <!–more–>
the time we were
awarded here. We gained a weekend here might be more appropriate.

We did not come to enjoy the nightlife.
We did not stop by to visit relatives.
And we did not intend to just sit by the beach and fry our white, slightly overweight, beyond youthful beautiful selves.

We came to work.

And so we did.
We set up the walls to house my paintings in my booth in a slight drizzle and wind – but once we had the walls in place, the drizzle and wind became merely a background sound that blended in with the sound of the waves.

It was peaceful, despite the blusteriness outside.

Nighttime found us in a nicer hotel – perfect beds – with Great Sheets this time! – in close walking distance from our office for the weekend.

We discovered that the walls keep out the sounds of partying teenagers, belligerent drunks, and emergency vehicles beeping through town.

As we were meeting and greeting all the lovely people during the Neptune Festival that meandered into our booth, it occurred to me, that most seem to have enclosed themselves in walls of some sort: social status to be upheld, protective walls to avoid others from seeing the real person or to protect against more pain, walls to ensure safety by keeping others out, others with walls that were pocked with hurt inflicted on them by others.

But then there were some, that walked in – those that were open to life, other humans, and emotions, and all the “dangers” interacting with other humans entails.
Their walls were either paper thin, more like rice-paper screens, or the walls were wildly decorated with wild colors – either way, they left an impression with me:

Life is so much more than what we experience in our little cubicle in life.
It pays to stand on the wobbly office chair and peer over the partition into the next person’s life – they might have a circus going on there!
Or, they might have fallen under the weight of life, and need a helping hand to get back on their feet.

As I was sitting in my cubicle for the weekend – on the boardwalk, warm breeze in my hair, warm smell of bolitas rising up through the air, up away in the distance, I saw a shimmering light, my head grew heavy and might sight grew dim, ….wait, wrong song…

Anyway: as I was in fact sitting in my cubicle at the beach, with a warm breeze in my hair, sun sparkling on the water just a few yards away, and smiling people in my booth, i realized that the lower, thinner and crumblier our personal walls are, the more we expose ourselves to the real purpose of life: living life together, seeing each others real life going on, hearing the other’s pain, reaching out to help each other past what once kept us all apart and isolated.

So, here, let me knock this panel out of my cubicle wall – welcome to an artist’s life of maaahem, incredible office locations, weird food choices, strange painting ideas, and thought processes that may be nearly impossible to follow. It’s where I live…

And, though our pyrpose here at the beach was quite different from everybody ele’s, we still enjoyed the same effects from sharing airspace here in VA Beach:
We did enjoy a lovely night-time dinner at our favorite cuban place.
We did meet more than relatives – we met friends. New ones, old ones, and some we’ve known for a long time. A lovely reunion day.

And, we did sit by the beach, and fry our flabby selves – it’s the effect of not having cubicle walls to hide behind.

 

 
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<strong>New Fun Sheep Incognito Art, fresh off the easel </strong>

Meet the newest addition to my Sheep incognito painting  series:

<strong>Title:</strong> <em>Grass Hopper</em>
<strong>Size:</strong> <em>24″ x 48″</em>
<strong>Media</strong> <em>Oils on Canvas</em>

<strong>Price:</strong> <em>3500</em>

Prints will be available at <strong><a href=”http://www.charisma-art.com”>the Sheep Incognito Sheep Shop</a></strong> soon.

Send me a message if you want to offer the original painting a good home to hang out in.