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Sheep Incognito Return to Anderson, SC for Holly Jolly Holiday Fair

Sheep Incognito Return to Anderson, SC for Holly Jolly Holiday Fair

Join us this weekend at the Anderson, SC Civic Center for some beautiful sheep art by one of Anderson's most well-known artists, at the premier holiday market in town

This weekend, the internationally collected, award winning "Sheep Incognito" flock of paintings, prints, and sheepishness by Anderson resident Conni Togel returns home to join the group of outstanding vendors for the annual "Holly Jolly Holiday Fair" at the Anderson Civic Center.

Anderson is 45 minutes from Greenville, SC (number #6 on the list of "Fastest Growing Cities in the USA"), home to BMW  USA, Michelin, USA; 20 minutes to Clemson University; 2 hours to Atlanta, GA; 10 minutes to Lake Hartwell; 1 1/2 hours to the Blue Ridge Parkway; 2 hours to Asheville, NC.

This is where the Sheep Incognito Studio has been located since 2005.

This weekend November 17-19, 2017, artists and crafters from the Southeast gather for the annual Holly Jolly Holiday Fair at the Anderson Civic center for a holiday market filled with great gift ideas, holiday ch
eer, and of course, some sheepish humor in Conni's paintings and prints.

Times:
Friday, November 17, 2017:  VIP Night Opening 5 pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 18, 2017: 10 am-6pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017: 1pm – 5 pm

Tickets are available here: https://www.hollyjollyholidayfair.com/tickets

Sheep Incognito by Conni Togel HAULIN' ASS

 

PASSING GAS by Sheep Incognito

 

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Fall is here! And SAFF is, too!

Almost time the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville, NC again!

After last weekend's maaahvelous New York Sheep & Wool Festival, the Sheep Incognito Flock is on to it's next gallery appearance at SAFF/Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair in Asheville/ Fletcher North Carolina at the WNC Ag Center near the airport.

Starts this Friday with a preview, and turns into a fiber fun extravaganza for Saturday and Sunday.
Classes and workshops happen Thursday thru Sunday – signups are on the SAFF website.

On the road through the Shenandoah Valley this morning:

FROG IT ALL, Sheep Incognito mugs, license plates, and Christmaaahs Cards – all available ghrough the Sheep Incognito Shop at charisma-art.com

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

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A Messenger of Peace

Anybody on social media, or even just talking politics with friends has noticed: Peace on Earth seems to be “muchly” a thing of the past…

Bring in the sheep!

They have no trigger fingers. They might be colorblind. They can’t use foul language. They don’t care whether their flock members are kneeling, standing or laying down. They also don”t care much, if the lead sheep has a mind of its own. 

They do, however, care very much for the good things in life.

Bouncing when happy. Eating corn until they are almost sick. Finding a good place to just sit and enjoy life and good memories. Hanging out with their flock. Being at peace.

We definitely should acquire some of their notions – I do think the world would be a much better place for it.

Ewe’s The Missing Peace

Original oils painting on canvas, 16 inches x 20 inches, $895 (frame not included)

https://www.charisma-art.com/ewe’s-the-missing-peace-original-oil-painting


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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

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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