Monday, March 20, 2017

Free Painting Demonstration Event Tomorrow - March 21st!

“Engagement with creative activities has the potential to
 contribute toward reducing stress and depression 
and can serve as a vehicle for alleviating 
the burden of chronic disease.”
~ Heather L. Stuckey
Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo paper by Sandy Sandy
 
Live Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper Demo - Open to the Public
Where - One Medford Leas Way, Medford, NJ 08055
In the Holly Room - Across from The Art Gallery
When - 11am - Noon  / on March 21st 2017

I will be demonstrating the new, exciting, fine art medium - Alcohol Ink
on this amazing substrate! Sponsored by artist paper distributors, Legion Paper.

Free Yupo Paper Samples to the first 30 attendees!

"Sandy's down-to- earth, warm, generous and inspiring style
created the most enjoyable and delightful atmosphere." ~ Chris P.

"I learned so much in such a short time.

Sandy provides a wealth of information!" ~ Steve L.
See more about Sandy's Demonstrations here.
About Sandy - Experimenting and playing with alcohol inks has brought more fun into life, turbocharged the imagination and sparked my creative soul. My wish is that through learning, loving and creating, it will do the same for you! The launch of my e-course ushered in new beginnings and adventures. My advice to the artists I teach is to lighten up, be your own best friend, enjoy your art and focus on the process of creating. As Emerson said; "Scatter joy!" See more about Sandy here:
and receive special offers to subscribers only. Feel Free to contact me about my art
 or services at: 609.268.9106 or by email at: ssandyssan@gmail.com

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Spring Is In The Air!

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries
of the earth are never alone or weary of life."
  ~ Rachel Carson
April 9th- Sandarosa Studio Workshop

Early Bird Discount Ends March 9th or until Class is Filled.

"Nature is my medicine."  ~ Sara Moss-Wolfe

Thanks for stopping by and
Happy Creating!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Believe In Magic


“The world is full of magic things, 
patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” 
~ W.B. Yeats

Magical Things by Sandy Sandy SpiritArtist

Testing out some new (for me) paper. Stonehenge Aqua Cold Press 140# from Legion Paper. I mostly work on Yupo these days, but have also exclusively used Arches for over 4 decades. Really feel rusty working on the cotton, but liked the soft, forgiving, absorbent quality of this sheet. Trying the same image on the Hot Press Stonehenge next. Of course, after using Yupo, these colors really look washed out to me, but I'm getting used to it. This was done wet-in-wet, first wetting both sides of the paper. Your comments and any recommendations for improvements and for working on the HP paper is appreciated.

Have a great weekend and happy creating!!
Thanks for stopping by.
X ♥  O

Monday, January 30, 2017

The Trees Are Not Serious

“Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious, these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
Watch existence, listen to the existence 
and become part of it.”
― Osho
30 Paintings in Alcohol Ink by Sandy Sandy - Jan. 2017

As some of you who follow my work already know, I've been knee deep this month in creating #30paintingsin30days. I decided to revisit the theme of my very first 30 in 30 back in January of 2013 - Paintings Inspired by Quotes About Trees.

You can see each one of my 2017 alcohol ink paintings close-up on my website blog.
And some of my favorites have already sold, YAY! 

The 30 in30 is a great way to jump start the year! This is the 9th one and 
I highly recommend it if you're not afraid of a little pressure!

Now I'm looking forward to painting something other than trees!
Happy creating!
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and Happiness!
X ♥  O

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Yupo Demo Opportunity

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY - We are looking for someone who's somewhat accomplished with watercolor and/or alcohol ink on YUPO paper who lives in the Salt Lake City, UT area. If you are interested in a paid demo opportunity, at the NAMTA (National Art Materials Trade Show), please send a few samples of your work to me at: ssandyssan@gmail.com. Thanks.

Alcohol Ink on Yupo paper by Sandy Sandy
Day 25 - 30 Paintings In 30 Days - Only 5 days to go! 
See all images for the January 2017 Challenge here.

There are still two spots open for my Feb. 5th Alcohol Ink Studio Workshop.
See details here.

“We often miss opportunity because
it's dressed in overalls and looks like work”
― Thomas A. Edison
Thanks for stopping by. Hugs and Happiness!
X ♥  O