Thursday, May 30, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
"Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end.
It's not a day when you lounge around doing nothing.
It's when you've had everything to do, and you've done it."
~ Margaret Thatcher
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ATTENTION ALL SANDY SANDY ART FACEBOOK FANS ...
(To become a fan follow the link above and click on "like" at the top right of the page.)
Win any two of my matted 8" x 10" signed and numbered lithograph prints of your choice from my Etsy shop! (This is a 47 dollar value including the shipping.) Comment below and tell me which titles you would like to win. Then go to facebook and 'Share' this post with your friends and your name will be added to my drawing. I will be giving away two 8" x 10" prints (can be a set or not) from my Etsy shop at 200 Facebook Business Page 'Likes'.
Matted 8" x 10" Signed and numbered lithograph print
ready to fit into an 8" x 10" frame
(Contest open to residents of the US and Canada)
Good luck and thanks for your interest in my work!
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to all you Moms!
(animal families included!)
"A mom's hug lasts long after she lets go."
My folks are visiting from Florida
and I am really enjoying
I gave mom a manicure and did her hair this afternoon.
Now we're getting ready to head over to my sister's house for a
Mother's Day Bash.
Wishing everyone a joyful day
whatever you have planned!
Thanks for stopping by!
X ♥ O
Monday, May 6, 2013
“Never put your faith in a Prince.
When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.”
~ Catherynne M. Valente
Here it is, the first week of May and I'm already
thinking about Halloween!
Last year, I was decorating in August and even now,
there are witches hanging on my walls.
|Witch with a Crow in Hand|
Whimsical Witch #1
8" x 10" original watercolor
|Full Moon Witch and Cats|
Whimsical Witch #2
|A Witchy Welcome|
Whimsical Witches #3
(Only 177 Days to go you know!)
And Remember Dearie -
“Keep the Magic Alive!”
Saturday, May 4, 2013
"Experiment, experiment, experiment -
until it finally flows from within you.
It is a hard road. But the result is also
a deep inner satisfaction."
~ Jack Dickerson
Today's transparent watercolor was painted while standing, like my first experiment, directly on Yupo paper without any preliminary pencil lines or even a rough sketch. It was started with a pretty good idea of the desired subject and composition, but I remained flexible while working, listening to what the painting asked for and allowing the piece to evolve without too many preconceived boundaries or restrictions. I am finding this direct approach rather exciting and satisfying.
The weather here is gorgeous!
Snacking On: Sour Crawlers / Listening To: Blondie
Now Headed Out To Play With Horses!
What are you up to today? ...
X ♥ O
Thursday, May 2, 2013
A Gift From Spirit
Whitetail Fawn Painting
16" x 20" ~ Double Matted and Framed
silver level ~ original watercolor ~ $399.00
This was painted while recovering from my injury and is very symbolic in content, design and colors. The green symbolizes growth, abundance and a fresh approach to life. The purple antlers symbolize spiritual development, power and wisdom.
That morning while out taking care of the horses, I was presented with two large matching antler sheds at the edge of the woods. They were gifted to me side by side in a most unusual and deliberate placement.They were found on the East side of my property, symbolizing new beginnings. They were facing North which represents wisdom. The number two represents patience and as in all antlered species,the deer's rack is symbolic of antennae which provide heightened perception and a connection to the divine. It was not until my healing got under way that I could see that my accident was truly a powerful gift from spirit.