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2017 SHEEP INCOGNITO CALENDAR Limited Edition

2017 Sheep Incognito calendar #sheepfling
Snag on of my limited edition 2017 Sheep Incognito wall calendars at the lowest price of the year – and, even better, take care of everybody on your christmas list at once, with the awesome flock discounts on them! (3 for $12 each, 6 or more for $10 each!). Valid until  OCTOBER 1, 2016

Don’t miss out on smiles for next year – these have become popular collectors’ items, so make sure you order enough and early on, as we only have limited quantities and will not be reprinting these…

2017 SHEEP INCOGNITO 2017 CALENDAR by artist Conni Togel
Source: 2017 SHEEP INCOGNITO CALENDAR Limited Edition

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OUT WEST IS BEST

The West Side Of This Country Is My Favorite Place To Be – Here My Top Ten Reasons Why:

  1. The Sky: whether dark and gloomy, bright and sunny, stormy or cloudy – usually all of the above at once. One thing is sure: it reminds you how small and insignificant one person can be.
       

        
  2. The grasslands: The prairie part of the US might seem boring – mainly because it is so vast. But looking closer, you begin to notice details: Pronghorn antelopes with their offspring. Fields of sunflowers bobbing in the wind. An old homestead up on the hill, surrounded by big, wind-torn trees. Miles and miles of fences. A few random cows sprinkled amongst the wavy grass patches of all shades of green.
    If you ever feel claustrophobic – this place is the antidote for you.
  3. The Water: Life-force of everthing, water plays a center-stage role in everything out west. Reservoirs for keeping huge metropolitan cities green, or puddles for the cows to slurp out of on hot summer days. My favorite feature of any watery spot out west: it reflects the sky (see 1. above)    
  4. The People: nowhere else in the USA will you find this mix of outdoorsy, politically interested, technology oriented, healthy living, open-minded people from all around the world – seemingly all getting along quite well. And, colorful people they are, too…I love just talking with people at the next table – always something to learn or share (yes, people elsewhere are lovely as well – but out West has my heart)…
  5. The Food: yes, twice. Try Rock Inn in Estes Park, Colorado.Or the Thai Kitchen. Yep, you are welcome again.
     
  6. The Mountains: You knew this already. But did you realize THIS is what you have been missing:


                  



     

  7. The Wildlife: Encounters of the wild sort seem to be the daily standard:
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  2. The Festivals: the West does it best. People come to support whatever the cultural events can throw at them. Great fun!        
  3. It Is Home: After spending 12 years in the Frontrange of Colorado, and after being gone for just as long, it still feels like home to me.
  4.  Inspiring, uplifting, and sunny skies – it makes a pretty good case for being out West at least once a year with my Sheep Incognito flock….
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What We Do When We Aren’t Doing Things

Inspiration for the day

What We Do When We Aren’t Doing Things

As an artist, downtime rarely happens at all – whether we are driving on days between shows, or printing between shows at home, or getting set up for the next show, we hardly ever just sit and contemplate what we might want to be doing with our time.
So what DO we do when we aren’t working?
Working.
But, because work is fun, it has become not only work, but a hobby, a life-style, and the things we love to do most. We usually will walk along the beach looking for findings for jewelry creations. Or look around the desert for some cool rocks to wire-wrap or include in a new mixed-media piece of art. Or we will be looking at other artists’ websites to see how other artists create. Or, we are watching inspiring movies that usually spark new ideas.

It has become a lifestyle to see the little unseen things in the world. A little girl pitching a fit outside our booth becomes a little grumpy flowerfairy from the woodlands. The sunset becomes the color palette for a new landscape painting. The store we are visiting to purchase a clothing item becomes the inspiration for a new texture we want to add to some paintings…so while yes, we will occasionally sit on our behinds, we draw inspiration from everything life surrounds us with.
Happy things that make us smile. Stupid people that make us cringe. Stories that make us laugh. Clothing that transforms the wearing one. All are now part of what makes our downtime into worktime – we never clock out.
Which is why we love being artists.

Inspiration for the day

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He Ain’t Nuthin But A Hound Dog

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A NEW DIGITAL WORK IN PROGRESS ON MY DIGITAL EASEL:

In preparation for the Dublin Irish Festival next week, I started working on this off-kilter fellow – I think he partook of the irish coffee that was left sitting out….. He looks quite “jolly” and slightly slobbery.

Much like the guy I saw tripping out of the pub the other evening.

They might be related somehow….
At any rate, this is one of my digital pet portraits I started offering in January. They have become quite popular, and there is a waiting list in place, that is filling fast ahead of December and the holidays.

To get on the list, place your order on my website at www.charisma-art.com asap – the month before Christmas is busy show time for me, and there will be others trying to get their pets “cutified” by me then as well.

Come see us in Dublin, Ohio in the Emerald Isle Section of the Dublin Irish Festival next week – this guy will be making his official debut there!

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NEW! “GRANDBAAAH” Sheep Incognito

New on the Charisma Art Gallery Website: GRANDMAAAH

For a limited time, get the newest flock addition “Grandmaaah” at a special introductory price. Available as prints on paper and as embellished reproductions on canvas in standard sizes.

Each custom created print is created in Conni’s studio, using only the highest quality, high-density, archival inks. Each print is signed by the artist, and is varnished to protect against dust, and light scratches.
Framing is optional. Grandmaaah PRINT Grand Maaah Print by Conni Togel