Welcome to My Red Cape. Long ago in another time my husband Jack and I lived in a little old red house. It was the stuff of dreams to us for the few years that we were there. I live there still a number of hours every day in imagination, with old dolls and paintings and fabrics and feather trees. I draw inspiration and happiness from the memories of that space in time and share some of it here with friends who remember how to step with Alice through the looking glass and take delight in whimsies and antiquities.

For more than sixty years I have studied, collected, repaired, and bought and sold antique dolls. They have been back ground music in my life at every stage, sometimes louder, sometimes subdued, but always there with me. To see only the posts about dolls on this blog, click the banner on the right titled Dolls for My Red Cape. Keep clicking “Older Posts” to see more. Some of the posts featuring rug hooking are gathered under the banner For Cathy. From time to time items are offered for sale under the banner “O’Neill’s Antiques” which was our shop name for many years. ~Edyth O’Neill

Monday, October 12, 2015

Paint Fredericksburg Texas

is the name of a guide book for Plein Air Painters.

Along with three friends,  I have been working on a book for artists. It may also interest visitors to our area. This has been a great project and we are thrilled with it!  Take a glance at it to have a taste of what this area is like.   I have sent previews of it to a few friends earlier for feedback. We turned the final version of it loose just hours ago and I have already heard from one watercolorist in Scotland who has picked it up and plans to be here in Fburg in December.
Press release:
"Fredericksburg is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the state, known for great scenery and a spectacular two-mile downtown historic district full of shops, restaurants, and galleries. Fredericksburg is also recognized as an art destination.  People come here to view art, buy art, study art and also to make art, painting the Hill Country itself.  Having so much to offer, it’s no surprise that Fredericksburg is a destination for plein air (outdoor) painters. Now, there is a free downloadable pdf guide book that can be used by artists either living in or coming to Fredericksburg to assist them in identifying painting locations. 
In this guide, a group of four Fredericksburg artists, Steve Talley, Chuck Mauldin, Barbara Mauldin, and Edyth O’Neill have shared their favorite places to paint in and around Fredericksburg and Gillespie County. This guide offers a list of interesting public locations for plein air painters. The sites have been divided into two groups – those within the city and those in the rural areas. There is also a section on areas where photography is more easily accomplished than painting due to the private ownership of the land. The guide is profusely  illustrated with photographs and paintings accompanied by text describing the location, directions, ease of access and other information pertinent to a plein air painter."  
Our Guide for Plein Air Painters in and around Fredericksburg Texas is now finished. Take a look, it is a free download for any and all to enjoy. e

To see it click on paintfbgtx.com  

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