Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happiness Is An Ongoing Journey

"We act as though comfort and luxury 
were the chief requirements in life, 
when all we need to make us really happy 
is something to be enthusiastic about." 
~ Charles Kingsley

"Growing Under Your Feet"
16 x 20" Matted Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.
 “Foolish people seek happiness in the distance;
while the wise grow it under their feet.”

~ James Openheim

Simply stated, happiness is when you are not troubled with pain in your body or worry in your mind.  It exists through the harmony created by something to do, something to love and something to hope for.  Learning to accept what is and focusing on the positive, no matter how bad things may seem, is also important. Remember, happiness is not a destination, but an ongoing daily journey.

My younger sister, Gaile, was diagnosed with breast cancer and is scheduled for surgery (Bilateral mastectomy and chemo port) this Thursday. I spoke with her last night and she continues to be positive and happy. She is an inspiration and a testament to what the Dalai Lama said; "It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come." Please keep her in your thoughts and prayers during her challenging ordeal, thank you friends.

There are only two spots left for my May 9th Alcohol Ink Workshop.
Don't miss out. Please sign up today!

"Joy is not in things, it is in us."
~Richard Wagner


X ♥  O

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

DRINK and INK - Something Different on the Paint Party Scene

Spring is nature's way of saying, 
"Let's party!" 
~ Robin Williams

More Information & Tickets Here:

And some exciting news ...
I spotted our first hummingbird yesterday!
I think he was just a traveler, but our resident cuties can't be far behind.


"Spotted In My Yard!"
~~~~~4 x 4"" Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile~~~~~
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.

Happy Spring everyone!

X ♥  O

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

They've Been Sighted In Jersey!

“I pray to the birds 
because they remind me 
of what I love 
rather than
what I fear.”
~ Terry T. Williams 


"Spotted in NJ!"
~~~~~~~4 x 4"" Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile~~~~~~~
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.

Our sweet hummingbirds will be home soon!
There has been a sighting in Cape May NJ!! 
Check out the 2015 migration map here.
I put up two feeders on Sunday and am so ready!


Thanks for stopping by.
As always, your comments are greatly appreciated.

Happy Spring everyone!

X ♥  O

Monday, March 30, 2015

They're On Their Way!

 “Never forget that anticipation 
is an important part of life. 
Work's important, family's important, 
but without excitement, you have nothing. 
You're cheating yourself if you 
refuse to enjoy what's coming.”
 ~ Nicholas Spark

"On Their Way!" ~ SOLD
~~~~~~~4 x 4"" Alcohol Ink on Ceramic Tile~~~~~~~
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.

 Spring has been very elusive this year. When we woke up, we had a dusting of snow on the ground this morning.

Our hummingbirds will be home soon though.
They have been spotted as far north as Virginia!! 
Check out the 2015 migration map here.
I am so excited!

“The idea of waiting for something
makes it more exciting.”
~  Andy Warhol

Thanks for stopping by.
As always, your comments are greatly appreciated.

Happy Spring everyone!


X ♥  O

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Art Of Teaching

"I tried to stir the imagination  and
 enthusiasms of students to take risks, 
to do what they were most afraid of doing, 
to widen their horizons of action. " 
~ James Broughton





"The Circle Game"
~~~~~~~~~~~8 x 10" Dbl. Matted Alcohol Ink Collage on Yupo paper~~~~~~~~~~~
email: sandy@sandysandy.com for purchase info.


We had another snow storm and got 6" here in Southern NJ
on Friday, "the first day of Spring". 





By yesterday, Sunday, there was hardly any trace of it though.
I truly hope that's the last we see of it until Christmas time.




I have been getting ready for more Alcohol Ink Classes, Workshops and Drink & Ink events. Enthusiasm is spreading as more and more people discover the magic of alcohol inks. I am enjoying teaching, meeting like minded folks and making lots of new art friends in the process. 




I took my flyers and tiles down to the local high school craft show on Saturday and talked so much I nearly lost my voice. Of course, I ran out of flyers, but next time I'll be more prepared. I sat and inked and let a few others try their hand at it too. It was fun because everyone was quite impressed and amazed with them.

Have you created yet today?

As always, thanks for stopping by.
Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Have a wonderful day!


X ♥  O

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Color Brightens The Day


"The whole world, 
as we experience it visually, 
comes to us through the 
mystic realm of color." 
~ Hans Hofman





"Orange You Glad?"
~~~~~~~8 x 10" Dbl. Matted Alcohol Ink Collage on Yupo paper~~~~~~~


It's another grey day here in Southern NJ, even though the weather forecast originally called for sun. The snow from ten days ago is barely visible now. All that remains are some brownish white clumps here and there, left over from the plowing. Although it's officially Spring, it still looks like winter outside my window.

I've been busy inking, organizing and planning a couple of new art ventures. I will share them with you here when some of the final details are ironed out.

It's still not too late to sign up for this coming week's studio play date!

And be sure to check out my May 9th - Center For The Arts Event!
Space is limited, so don't wait until the last minute.

As always, thanks for stopping by.
Your comments are greatly appreciated.

Happy creating everyone!

X ♥  O