2017 SHEEP INCOGNITO CALENDAR Limited Edition
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
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?
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.
Springtime Madness is about to start!
Next weekend we will be hitting the road again for a series of Spring shows – we are more than ready for some warmer temperatures, not having to scrape the windows on the car in the morning, and getting to have a cup of coffee outside in the sunshine.
Which makes it quite a nice thing, that the Spring Craftsmen’s Classic in Columbia is right around the corner. It is always one of our nicer shows to participate in – much like a good family reunion, complete with lots of laughs, a tad of drama, and our favorite stalkers, all in one venue: the SC Fairgrounds.
There will be a huge range of handmade, original, creative artwork and crafts there – some good ole favorites, and some new, cutting edge things.
I will be unleashing some new Sheep Incognito paintings and prints there as well – gotta enlarge the flock, because much like a real flock of sheep, they just keep multiplying.
New kids (or lambs) on the block:
Into The Hills – a rather large landscape in oils, complete with my famous poppies and blue trees.
There might be a few others hanging out for the first time as well – ya just never know, with sheep.
Of course, while we are in Columbia, we will also be checking out the local eateries – our favorite part of any of our tours. From what I remember, there is an incredible sandwich shop with lines out the door in town – and, a brewery that has quite a large range of craft beers to try.
Hotels in town? the Marriott downtown seemed to be a pretty nice place to stay – the price was better than some of the other midrange hotels, they were quite good about customer service (computers down? Free dinner, free drinks while they work on the problem). One downside: the noise level on Saturday night out on the street was a bit distracting after a long day at the show – but then again: maybe we should have joined the party instead.
So if you need something to inspire you next weekend, come visit us at the Sheep Incognito booth at the Craftsmen’s Classics in Columbia, SC – we’d love to introduce you to some new sheepish smiles! (And if we are really lucky, our favorite stalker will be there with his camera again – maybe we can all photobomb together :o)) )
Because sheep seem to be very observant for the most part – unless there is corn involved, then they throw all caution to the wind – they noticed something amiss in the Christmas Story as we know it: the three wise guys. The gifts. They were all wrong for someone who supposedly was just born. Yes, the baby is a king. But in the world of sheep, even kings start out as little lambs. And those generally do not derive any kind of joy or excitement over little bits of gold, myrrh or frankincense…
Of course, nobody later wanted to mention rubber duckies, dinosaur eggs, or the mysterious contents of the box that the flock of sheep brought to the manger that special night. But it might be safe to assume that in fact, those might have been the best gifts of the event.
They just did not have the writing skills to keep records for the generations afterwards…that’s where the wise guys had the advantage: if the marketing guys say it was so, then that is what will be in the history books.
Well. here is your chance to help make this Christmas join the history books in someone’s life: from now until December 20th, 2013, you can save 20% on your entire purchase in the Sheep Incognito shop by entering coupon code SIStNick2013 at checkout.
Sheep know what good gifts look like – don’t be the one with the box of smelly wood bits this year…
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