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LOVEBIRDS – An Ode To Weird Couples Everywhere

LOVEBIRDS – A New Sheep Incognito Original Painting In The Flock, and Why Sitting On A Twig With A Rhino Is A Bad Thing.

Love is a strange thing, sometimes.

It does not always follow a logical path, and it most certainly does not always put ewe together with a mirror image of ewe either.

It seems that quite often, love puts two completely different personalities together – it is up to us to keep things in baaaahlance, not shake that branch too much, but stay close to each other to keep hanging in there.
True, with some it is easier than with others – one would not want to share a twig with an angry rhino, if one is just a tiny sparrow, for example. (been there, done that).

That scenario has all kinds of endings – most of them involving a loud crash and fall, often with thorny hindsights, and an even angrier rhino (also: been there, and done that, too).
Instead – something with feathers might be the softer side of good relationships. Something light. Slightly Quacky. And most definitely something sweet and harmless.

Finding that one weird creature landing on your branch might shake your world, but it also might be the start of a whole flock of happy things on that twig.
Look up in those trees – pick the one without a rhino.

Advice from the Sheep Incognito Flock.

Also available as embellished giclée reproductions on canvas in multiple sizes, or as archival prints on paper, matted, in three standard frame sizes.
Call me at the studio to order: (864)634-2150.

via Lovebirds Original Oil Painting

CREATURE COMFORT SHEEP INCOGNITO MUG now available

CREATURE COMFORT SHEEP INCOGNITO MUG

Make your morning coffee smile at ewe – add some “Creature Comfort” to your day.
Wrap your fluffy self into a quilt of warm fuzzy feelings with a cup of coffee or tea…such a cute addition to your mug collection!

11 oz., white ceramic mug with Conni Togel’s quilting related fun Sheep Incognito art “Creature Comfort” printed on both sides, so it can be used left handed or right handed.

The perfect gift for anybody you know that needs a smile to go with their favorite beverage in a mug…

Each individual mug is safely packaged in it’s own styrofoam container, then boxed for it’s journey to your home – multiple items are boxed together.

©conni togel/sheep incognito/charisma art gallery llc
Creature Comfort Sheep Incognito Mug

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NEW! Fellowsheep Of The Ring Mugs!

 The Wanderers Of Maaahem On A Cute Coffee/Tea Mug of “Fellowsheep Of The Ring”

Just added the “Fellowsheep of the Ring” mugs to my website today – many of “ewe” have been asking about these, so here ya go!

These mugs are a great way to get your smile on with your first #cupofjoe in the morning.
They also make fantastic gifts for the nerdy one in your life, or for your own Lord Of the Rings collection – just a little sheepishness for your life!

https://charisma-art.com/nurse-curse-mug

 

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Sheep Incognito Now Available For Wholesale In Yarn Shops!

Knit Happens Knitting Art

Sheep Incognito Now Available For Wholesale In Yarn Shops!

For all you LYS/ Yarn Shops out there, the time has come to “sheepify” your shop contents!
The maaahvelous flock of Sheep Incognito by Conni Tögel is now available for wholesale, to bring smiles, giggles, and whimsical knitting art to your fiber store.

From the popular prints on paper and canvas, to awesome products like mugs, calendars, jewelry, tapestries, license plates, cross stitch charts, and ornaments, the popular sheep art makes a great add-on for your customers that are there for knitting workshops, crochet classes, or just to hang out.
Share the “sheepish smiles” while offering your customers some cute, very collectable Sheep Incognito art to add to their craft stash.

Please email us at the studio at conni at charisma-art.com, or give us a call at (864) 634-2150

 

Knit Happens Knitting Art

Knit Happens
Knitting Art by Sheep Incognito by Conni Togel

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A Natural Home Remedy for Depression

Lessons From A Flock Of Sheep

With the latest developments in the healthcare and insurance dilemma, unless you are on the high-end of income earnings and securely have a safety net in the form of investments, etc. in place, you might find yourself in the same situation millions of other americans find themselves right now:

Scared. Depressed. Sad. Angry. And confused.

Yup, I am right there with you…as a “flock of humans”, we’ve come to rely on our “shepherds” (well, that is quite a misnomer: shepherds actually DO care about their flock usually.) for everything from our safety, to our education, to our food safety, and our healthcare.

As we are seeing now: none of those are guaranteed, nor necessarily place into effect with our best interests at heart.

The gap between the “lead sheep” and the “sacrificial lambs” is becoming larger and larger – with the weakest getting left behind and thrown to the wolves.
Of course that adds to the general depression and sadness in our midst. Why wouldn’t it? Whether you are the one dealing with the hounds, or just watching it in horror from afar: it affects our psyche, and not really in a good way.

But, in taking more lessons from that flock of sheep, we can learn a lot.
What makes the flock continue on? Continue to bounce?
Happiness. In the middle of it all.
So what if one just got rained on? The sun comes out, which is cause to bounce. So what if that last snack was a prickly thistle? The next bite might be a bucket of corn or a patch of sweet clover. Did we get shorn or fleeced? That will grow back in time.

The main thing to do with all the disasters, dramas, and craziness that we’ve been made to believe is important to be panicked about: bounce anyway. Be happy. Celebrate Life. Love. Friends. Celebrations. Good Food. Freedom. Good Music. Kids. Parents.

HAPPINESS II

HAPPINESS II Canvas Reproduction on Canvas

Because, and this is important to remember: a lead sheep is not necessarily just the one at the front of the flock. Anybody ahead of others is called to walk, bounce, and keep an eye on the least of the flock.

Whatever it takes to put that smile back on your face, or the bounce back in your step: your best chance at getting “un-depressed” is focussing not on what is ahead of  you, or behind you, but to be in that clover patch you are currently standing in. That’s where the good stuff is.
And, you will inspire others that look to you for guidance to do the same!

GRASSHOPPER

GRASSHOPPER PRINT

 

So, here is the Sheep Incognito Flock’s contribution to your Natural Healthcare Plan today:
Eat Where Ewe Are Standing. Bloom Where You Are Planted. It might just be the happiest place on earth…

Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom Where You Are Planted
Limited Edition Prints

Would love to hear about your “natural anti-depressant” that makes you happy in the face of drama – I think there are plenty of recipes for happiness out there that many others in our flock would benefit from!

 

A Drop of Tennessee

Currently I am working on a rather large commission piece for some friends of mine.

I am trying to override my whimsical style for a more “grown up” flavor – it’s a challenge.

Here are a few work-in-progress pictures – would love some feedback on them.


This is where it’s currently at:


Oils on canvas, 24″x48″

Call me to inquire about commissioning your own piece of memories for your home or office! (864)634-2150

To see more of my “serious work”, visit my gallery shop under the “no sheep” section.

Encouragement for Your Day!

Today has been tedious so far – trying to set up at Tulsa International Mayfest since this morning, but strong winds have kept us at a complete standstill.


Waiting for the kings of great waterbarrels to work their magic to save the booth from flying down Mainstreet in Tulsa.

So this is my inspirational “Keep Flying Anyway” post for you – everybody needs one of those occasionally!

Title: “EWE CAN FLY!” (Which today is more accurate than we’ve had it in a while…)

Available here: SHOP NOW for “Ewe Can Fly”

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Knit Happens!

Why Knitting on the Road Might be Bad for Ewe

Yesterday I rummaged through some of my unfinished knitting projects – which, yeah….none of them are finished. There are a lot of them.

And mostly, it seems my giving up point seems to be about a quarter of the way to the finishing point.

I am not sure what the psychologists say about that – I just consider it a new scientific discovery: my therapy   has a side effect of making me uneffective. Yup.

On this trip, I brought along one of my UFOs, just in case I find myself in the passenger seat on the road through Kansas again. ALWAYS bring something to look at while driving through Kansas (because: storm watching just makes you get caught in bad Kansas weather).

This painting is my prediction about how that will go for me this year – based on my experiences with watching the weather, and getting caught in it, I rather think the knitting in Kansas might wind up like this for me:

TITLE: KNIT HAPPENS 

Oils on canvas, 11″x16″, framed, $495

New Category: Inspirational Sheep Art

New categories of smiles are waiting for ewe on the Sheep Incognito website!

To make it easier to find what “Ewe” are searching for on the Sheep Incognito website, we’ve added a new category structure to the site.

Whether you are looking for baby/nursery sheep art, something for your office, or some inspirational sheep art for someone that is down, it is now easier to find what you are looking for on the Charisma Art Gallery website.

We currently have our #SheepFling happening in the Sheep Incognito Web Shop as well: snag a flock at 15% off until May 15th!

 

via Inspirational Sheep Art

Dare to be Different Today!

Today is the day to change the world!

Sitting on the Metro in D.C. yesterday, I noticed that nobody on the train made eye-contact with anybody else. Nobody paid attention to the others. Nobody struck up a conversation. Nobody smiled.

And yet, there we were, only inches from each other, in a drab, cold, dirty environment – sharing the same breathing space, passing through each other’s lives for those few moments shared in time.

Of course, the argument could be made, that people are obnoxious, rude, cold, unfriendly, etc.
To me though, it seems that people are afraid – afraid of each other, afraid to smile, afraid to connect, afraid to step out of the comfort zone, afraid that maybe the other person might not smile back, might scowl at being engaged in a conversation, or and interaction of any kind.

Each in their own world. Each world lived in that same cold, dirty, bouncy tube running through tunnels of concrete.

A very sad, and very lonely world.

The whole ride, I was imagining the interior of the train transformed by happy colors – a beautiful sky painted on the ceiling. The handrails decorated with polka-dots and happy colors. The carpets replaced by something resembling a field of flowers. Happy music playing. The gaudy neon lights replaced with warm daylight bulbs. The cars clean, and fresh smelling. And the people, happy to ride home to their loved ones, carrying on conversations about their days at the jobs they love, or with people they enjoy being around.
Smiling at each other. Caring about the one girl that sits there all alone with a sad look on her face. Caring about the two girls from “The Hood”, whose parents obviously don’t care to know where they are or what they are doing. Caring about the young yuppie professional, with the new wedding band on his finger, and his new laptop case on his shoulder, with a nervous look on his face.

We have become so accustomed to being afraid of each other, that we have forgotten very much how much alike we are with all our fears, our concerns, and our lives in general.

It’s time to make a difference – act different – Dare to be Different!

Smile at someone.
Talk with someone.
Care about someone.

The world is never changed for the better when we don’t make the effort to make it better, each individual in their own living space.

So – put on your superhero cape, don the mask, and go fly!
You might be the only person that has smiled at that other person for the past few weeks. You might be surprised at what this does for them – and you!

Dare To Be Different Sheep Art Print
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New Sheep Painting!

There’s a new Sheep Incognito Hanging Out! (and he has pie!)

It’s Sprintime! And it means the trees have spring into bloom – and apparently, my sheep have decided to make a leap to the trees as well….wait! …this one has apple pie!

Title:” APPLE PIE IN THE SKY

Size: 12″ x 16″

Media: acrylics on canvas

Price: $450

contact my studio to purchase the original painting, or to order a custom sized, hand-embellished giclée reproduction on canvas of this one.

©conni tögel/ www.charisma-art.com

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