Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ten Rules For Students and Teachers

 "Be happy whenever you can manage it.
 Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think."
~ John Cage 

John Cage's Rules For Students and Teachers:
  • 1. Find a place you trust, and then try trusting it for awhile.
  • 2. General duties of a student--pull everything out of your teacher;
    pull everything out of your fellow students.
  • 3. General duties of a teacher--pull everything out of your students.
  • 4. Consider everything an experiment.
  • 5. Be self-disciplined--this means finding someone wise or smart and choosing to follow them. To be disciplined is to follow in a good way. To be self-disciplined is to follow in a better way.
  • 6. Nothing is a mistake. There's no win and no fail, there's only make.
  • 7. The only rule is work. If you work it will lead to something. It's the people who do all of the work all of the time who eventually catch on to things.
  • 8. Don't try to create and analyze at the same time. They're different processes.
  • 9. Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It's lighter than you think.
  • 10. Break rules. Even your own rules. Leave plenty of room for X quantities.

To Celebrate 1,000 Likes on Facebook, I'm Having a
Christmas In July Giveaway!

Six Original Alcohol Ink Paintings Are Up For Grabs!

Get Updates About the Online Alcohol Ink Workshop with Me this September!
Learn • Love • Create

X ♥  O

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

A Dream Is A Seed

“A dream is a seed. Vision plants it.
Imagination nurtures growth.
Opportunities create blooms.
Thoughts become things!”

~  Donna McGoff

“Of all the words of mice and men,
the saddest are, "It might have been.”
~ Kurt Vonnegut 

Ever wanted to try watercolor?
Want to try something exciting and new?

Join us for the July 23rd, Summer Symphony Watercolor Workshop on Yupo Paper 

Only 2 spots left! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!! Starter Kits Available.

Get Updates for the Online Alcohol Ink Workshop with Sandy this September!
X ♥  O

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Online Workshop, Discovery and Joy

“Do anything, but let it produce joy.” ~ Walt Whitman

Learn • Love • Create 
Online A.I. Workshop Starts September 2016

Sign up to join the E-Course Special Wait List
And Be The First To Know When the Doors Open For Enrollment
 (You will also get my FREE CMY / RGB Color Wheel  PDFs - 
delivered to your inbox within 24 hours when you sign up!) 

 "People who thrive on their creative energy are 
tapping into something that is innate in the human race;
 the ability to discover something new. 
What makes them different is the
desire and motivation to create."
~ Faith Puleston)

Happy Summer AND Cool Creating Everyone!
X ♥  O

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Way You See It

“No one else has access to the world you carry around within yourself;
you are its custodian and entrance. No one else can see the world the way you see it.
No one else can feel your life the way you feel it. Thus it is impossible to ever 
compare two people because each stands on such different ground. 
When you compare yourself to others, you are inviting envy
into your consciousness; it can be a dangerous and destructive guest.”
~ John O'Donohue

"Buttercup" ~ 4 x 10" alcohol ink on ceramic tile ~ Sold
Framed to 6 x 12" - 10 x 16" outside dimensions

The cat's out of the bag -

The Wait List For The September 2016 Launch Of The Very First
Online Learn.Love.Create Workshop is Now Available Here.

Develop your own voice without the fear of judgement or
preconceived expectations (from yourself or others).
You are spirit, pure and eternal, one of a kind, special and unique.
Lets uncover ways to make your art more powerful and distinctively you.

"The FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink"

Thanks for your friendship and feedback everyone!!
I am grateful for you all.
Happy creating!
X ♥  O

Friday, June 24, 2016

With Spirit Full, I Live

"With arms outstretched I thank.

With heart beating gratefully I love.

With body in health I jump for joy.

With spirit full I live.

~Terri Guillemets

I have been under the weather with a summer cold, turned upper respiratory ailment for the past week or so and haven't had the energy to do much of anything. This morning, I received this wonderful note from one of my June 11th, first time workshop participants, Lynn Pechinski, who owns 1st Straw Marketing and Promotions. I rarely get much feedback from participants. Her card really made me feel great! Lynn clearly knows the power of gratitude and of making people feel special.

You can see amazing art from the last workshop here, where 5 of the 7 inkers were first timers!

The next scheduled "play"shop here is July 23rd. You can see details about the watercolor on Yupo paper "art experience" here. The early bird registration discount ends tomorrow, June 25th. 

It's not just a workshop, it's a full bodied "art experience"!

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that
the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Thanks for your friendship and feedback everyone!!
I am grateful for you all.
X ♥  O

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Jerry's Yard Art at Sandarosa Studio

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely 
upon my imagination.
 Imagination is more important than knowledge. 
 Knowledge is limited. 
 Imagination encircles the world.” 
~ Albert Einstein

Haven't posted here in a few weeks,
so thought I'd post a few snaps from around the yard this morning.
Hubby, Jerry, has been busy beautifying the place.
Thought you might enjoy a peek!

Witchy-Poo is still enjoying the ride!

One of many.

Remember these?

Almost everything traded or found in trash.

New Studio Window - more about that later.

Nice touch Jer!

My new favorite! Jerry's King Crab. :-)
“Logic will get you from A to Z;
imagination will get you everywhere.”
~  Albert Einstein
Happy Summer everyone!!
X ♥  O