DO YOU LIKE COW FACES? ME, TOO! Let’s meet Glenn Lyles and his artwork!






Last year, Hubby took me on an “I’m always out of town so let’s go on a trip together just you and me using my rewards miles” vacation to Austin, TX.

We had a great time!

While there, we had heard about the great wines in Fredericksburg.  Being from California, we were very familiar with wine tasting and thought it would be fun to try Texas wines from the ‘hill country’ of Texas.

(As an aside, the hill country of Texas is very beautiful, but not really very hilly… kinda hilly… “moundish” would fit better.)

Since we arrived rather late, our wine tour options were limited… But, the galleries were open!  I was excited and Hubby was groaning… I am always dragging Hubby into art galleries – totally against his will.

This is my cow face by Glenn Lyles.  It is titled "Cover Girl" and it is 5"x7"

This is my cow face by Glenn Lyles. It is titled “Cover Girl” and it is 5″x7″

NEW FUN FIND:  GLENN LYLES!

I knew that one of my favorite artists, Teresa Elliott, showed in a gallery there.  So, when I saw that marquee, I pulled Hubby even faster!

Unfortunately, the gallery had only one of Teresa’s pieces left.  Figures.  But, it was a thrill to see it anyway…

Of course, that left us plenty of time to walk around and view other galleries (me cajoling Hubby and promising beer).

And that was when I stumbled upon The Fredericksburg Gallery.

Why did I stumble upon it?

Because in the front window were these adorable, smallish cow faces on tiny canvases.  Adorable!  Perfectly sized for all of those areas where regular art won’t fit.  Like on my desk…

My favorite were the tryptychs.  Three sweet, different and engaging little cow faces.

They had doubles, too… and singles.

I had to go in.

This is Glenn Lyles. He is famous for his larger cow oil paintings... but I am very pleased that he created little cow painting for those of us on a budget.

This is Glenn Lyles. He is famous for his larger cow oil paintings… but I am very pleased that he created little cow painting for those of us on a budget.

ONCE INSIDE…

Once inside, I had the lovely store owner pull all the tiny cow canvases up to the front counter so I could muse over them and decide on which one I wanted (They were affordable!  The best part!)

Unfortunately, Hubby heard a beer calling and wanted to get outta there before he had to buy a cow face for me.

So, we left.

LYLES also paints horses... but not in singles like he does the cows.

LYLES also paints horses… but not in singles like he does the cows.

BUT… I CALLED THEM..

I couldn’t get the little cow faces off my mind so I called the gallery and they sent a photo of the remaining cow faces.  I circled the one I wanted and they sent it to me!

Now it sits on my desk and I admire it every day!

This morning, I was admiring it again and I thought I would tell you all about Glenn and the mini works of art that delight me daily!  Mine is 5″ x 7″!

This is the photo the gallery sent to me a year ago. You can see I circled the one I wanted and it arrived safe and sound! (No affiliation) I did ponder the one with the hay in its mouth. I liked that one, too! Actually, I liked them all.

HERE ARE THE COW FACES AVAILABLE TODAY!    (No affiliation – I wish…)

These are the Glenn Lyles small cow faces that are available today!  The Fredericksburg Gallery sent over this photo today!

These are the Glenn Lyles small cow faces that are AVAILABLE NOW!   I asked the gallery if they had any available since I knew I was writing about Glenn and they sent this over TODAY!  (No affiliation)

CONTACT INFO! – Fredericksburg Gallery

  • Address:

    314 East Main Street, Fredericksburg, TX, 78624

  • Email:

    Info@FbgArtGallery.com

  • Phone:

    830.990.2707

GLENN LYLES

I found this video about Glenn Lyles and thought you might like to find out why he paints cows and how he went from ranching to painting!

CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT GLENN LYLES, the almost rancher who ended up becoming an artist instead!

CLICK IMAGE TO WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT GLENN LYLES, the almost rancher who ended up becoming an artist instead!

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MAMA TESS’ TREASURE CHEST IS BUBBLING OVER WITH DONATED JEWELS!

Click image to see more jewels that were made for MT from the UK, Poland and the US!

Click image to see more jewels that were made for MT from the UK, Poland and the US!

If you purchase any of the jewelry listed on this website or the FB page, 100% of the proceeds go towards MT’s medical bills!  CLICK HERE to see more!

NEW TODAY!

Large Aventurine pendant with handmade eco-friendly tin and bronze encasement – handmade in the UK for Mama Tess’ expenses!  This piece is quite lovely and a STATEMENT piece for sure!  The chain is 32″ and the stone is 2.5″ long.  Very, very trendy and great alone or for layering!  $68!

SOLD (ALREADY!)  REALLY QUICK TRIGGER PULL, MARSHA, THANK YOU!! 

There are lots more AVAILABLE jewelry pieces, here!

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COULD MY HORSE BE REFLECTING MY ILLNESS?


Saturday, July 26th, 2014 | Filed under Musings




I sit here writing this – on a hunch.

I really don’t have a conclusion and I’m not even sure what I’m going to say or what any of it means – if any of it mean anything at all…

But, I think my horse, Tess,  and I are connected in many glorious ways … but also in an unhealthy way.

I think she is carrying my illness or I’m carrying hers.  Or, we are supporting each other in our illnesses or taking on each others illnesses or something unhealthy like that.

Why?…

I’ll tell you.  As crazy as it sounds, I think I’m onto something.

COULD IT BE?

As you all know, I have Chronic Lymes Disease and Tess has Chronic Feet issues from her Founder episode last year.

I’m getting better and she’s getting better.

But we both have our off days.

What has become increasingly interesting, odd and scary is that we have good days and bad days – at the same time.

I’ve been keeping a log.

IS IT ME OR HER?

So then I got to thinking… could I be influencing her or could she be influencing me?

If she is having a good day, that makes me happy and I have a better day.  When she has a bad day, I feel badly, too.

But could she be picking up on my pain and taking it on herself?

Does she anticipate my bad days coming on?

How did this cycle start?  Where is the beginning?  How do I end it?

…A crazy, amazing and scary concept.

But, for certain, I do not want to be making my horse ill.

I want us both to get better – independently.

WHAT AM I GOING TO DO?

I’m actually seeking help.

I want to make sure that our dynamic is healthy – not dependent or co-dependent.

I want to open the Road of Recovery for the both of us.

Mama Tess this evening... eating in front of her misting fan.

Mama Tess this evening… eating in front of her misting fan.

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MAMA TESS’ VAULT IS OPEN!  SOME NEW ITEMS LISTED TODAY!  CLICK IMAGE TO SEE!

Click image to see more jewels that were made for MT from the UK, Poland and the US!

Click image to see more jewels that were made for MT from the UK, Poland and the US!

 

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