Tuesday, October 29, 2013


“Never put your faith in a Prince.
When you require a miracle, trust in a Witch.”
~ Catherynne M. Valente

Witch with a Crow in Hand
Whimsical Witch #1
8" x 10" original watercolor

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See My
on Pinterest.

(Only 1 Day to go you know!)

And Remember Dearie -

“Keep the Magic Alive!”

Yee Hee Hee Hee!

X ♥  O

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Getting Into the Halloween Spirit Yet ? !

“The first time I called myself a 'Witch'
was the most magical moment of my life.” 
~ Margot Adler

Merry Meet, Merry Part and Merry Meet Again

Sisters' Merry Magick
Transparent watercolor on 140lb Arches - 8 x 10" Framed

Have Some Halloween Fun!
Feel free to print out this festive drawing for yourself, a friend, your children or grandchildren! Follow my color scheme or create your own. Have some coloring fun! It fits nicely on a standard 8.5 x 11" sheet. I'd love to see some pics if you give it a go! If you have trouble downloading it, email me and I'll send you the file!

“Just because I'm on a different path
doesn't mean I'm lost.” 

X ♥  O

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Back From A Whirlwind of Activities

“Inaction breeds doubt and fear.
Action breeds confidence and courage.
If you want to conquer fear,
do not sit home and think about it.
Go out and get busy.”
~ Dale Carnegie

Guess what!? I'm baaack!

So much has happened in the past two weeks since my last post here!

Our Client Appreciation Event was a huge success last weekend.
On the first day, two dozen original paintings found new homes!

Here are some highlights from Saturday.

New collectors, Steve and Cocoa from
Green Thumb Garden Center in Hammonton, NJ
acquired three new pieces.

Green Thumb is where we get most of our flowers.
We love their plants, service and prices.

I loved this set-up.

We had over 300 paintings
on display in the studio and outside.

Happy collector, Dorrie shows her newest additions.

Kathy D. showed up with cookies for humans
and stud muffins for the ponies.

Coming soon in my next posts . . . 
a surprise visit from an old classmate and
a five day whirlwind visit from my Florida sister, Gaile. 
Happy Fall And Thanks For Stopping By!

X ♥  O

Friday, October 11, 2013

Love Grows By Sharing

“Love only grows by sharing.
You can only have more for yourself
by giving it away to others.”

~ Brian Tracy

I LOVE GIVING PEOPLE GIFTS! Don't you? I am feeling pretty amazing after talking to one of my collectors yesterday. Let the giving season begin! Looking forward to seeing many old friends and making some new ones here next weekend. And I'm getting excited about all the gifts I'll be giving!


When you purchase a print or a painting (online or in person) during my 
Client Appreciation Event, I will give you another one of your choice of equal value as my gift! I am allowing collectors to put paintings from my gallery on HOLD until 12:00 Noon EST on Oct. 19th for my BOGO offer! Just call, send me a fb message or an email. (PAINTINGS ON HOLD WILL BE MOVED TO THE TOP OF MY GALLERY.) It feels really good to offer my collectors and friends this present because I know that for many of you, it will also be your gift to someone you love. Someone who will not only treasure it in the present, but also into the future. Art is very intimate and personal. It's something you live with everyday. It is my job to give you a picture worthy of being a part of your day. I hope my images are more than just decoration and help to soothe, enliven and inspire you to imagine more of life's endless possibilities.

X ♥  O

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Buy One And Get One Free! - Client Appreciation Event!

My biggest and most exciting news this year
is that Jerry and I will be hosting our first ever
Client Appreciation Event here at The Sandarosa!

It's all happening in 2 weeks,
on Saturday and Sunday, October 19th and 20th!

There will be a painting demonstration
on Yupo paper from 2-3pm both days!

See all the details here:

Unable to attend this event in person?
I am extending this special
offer to my online friends for two days only!
(From 9:30am EST on Oct. 19th to 4:00pm EST on Oct. 20th)

How to Purchase?
Follow the Buy Now link under each painting
to purchase your first painting.

Then give me a date, title, link and description
of your gift (equal value) painting in an email
to me at: Sandy@ SandySandy.com.

I will send you a confirmation email as soon as I can
after I receive your order.

Artwork makes a great, memorable gift
for yourself or your loved ones!

(Personalized gift certificates are also available!)

Please contact me with your questions or concerns.

10-11-13- Update - I LOVE GIVING PEOPLE GIFTS! Don't you? I am feeling pretty amazing after talking to one of my collectors yesterday. Let the giving season begin! Looking forward to seeing many old friends here next weekend. And I'm getting excited about all the gifts I'll be giving! 

I am allowing paintings to be put on HOLD until 12:00 Noon EST on Sat., Oct. 19th for my BOGO offer! Just call, send me a fb message or an email.(PAINTINGS ON HOLD WILL BE MOVED TO THE TOP OF MY DPW GALLERY.)

Thanks for your friendship and interest in my work!
Wishing you many blessings always, xo Sandy

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

30 Days of Myths, Legends and Folk Tales ~ In Watercolor on Yupo Paper

“It has been said that next to hunger and thirst,
our most basic human need is for storytelling.” 
~ Khalil Gibran

Myths, Folk Tales and Legends Collection

Watercolors On Yupo Paper In Varied Sizes

This is a collage of artwork done for the 2nd 2013 30 Paintings In 30 Days Challenge. Each number and title links to a larger view with painting details and the story that inspired each piece. 

              1. Kokopelli's Magic      2. Sing A Song Of Sixpence      3. Magical Unicorn

“Stories make us more alive, more human,
more courageous, more loving.”
~ Madeleine L’Engle

See my first 30 Paintings in 30 Days Series,
"Paintings Inspired By Quotes About Trees" January 2013.

I hope you can find one or two that resonate with you!

X ♥  O

The Creation of the Butterflies ~ Local Lenni Lenape Legend ~ # 30 of 30

"Myth opens the world to the dimension of mystery,
to the realization of the mystery that underlies all forms."
~ Joseph Campbell

I was delighted to discover another legend from a local Native American tribe, the Lenni Lenape. "How Butterfy Came to Betells of how Creator made butterflies from a sack filled with all the colors of nature. As an afterthought, he took the songs from the winged ones and added them to the mix. Upon opening his sack, thousands of beautiful singing butterflies filled the air. The people rejoiced but the songbirds were not happy. Creator agreed that it wasn't fair to take away the one thing that set the birds apart from the rest of creation. So that is why the butterflies carry their beauty in silence today.

#30 of 30 -
Myths, Fables, Folk Tales and Legends

The Creation of Butterfly

11.5" x 14" hand painted original watercolor painting on Yupo paper

20" x 24" matted - $369. / framed - $399. / art only - $319.

acid free white core mat -  foam core backing
solid burl-wood frame

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I really struggled with the challenge this time. I am sure some of you other participants can relate! Yikes, I got behind a couple of times and had to do two "keepers" in one day. I really WAS painting everyday, sometimes more than one - sometimes repainting a piece two or three times before I was happy with "showing it in puiblic". That's the luxury of not being in a challenge☻ I made sure I never got more than one day behind though, because if I did, that would mean doing three paintings in one day just to catch up! Daily posting has been very time consuming for me too. I was relieved to have finished this last painting yesterday on time! After two attempts of getting a decent photo of it though, I decided to wait, reshoot and post it today. I gave a private Yupo lesson this morning, so time was spent organizing piles of books, files and supplies and "de-challenging" my mind and studio.

There were times this past month, when I wasn't so sure I could do it this time. I'm very competitive with myself and quitting or not meeting my goal would have been more painful than pushing aside everything else in my life to finish. I feel like a kid who has had awful growing pains and has just gone through a major growth spurt. Yes, growth can be uncomfortable, even painful at times. Now that it's over, I can whole heartedly say," I am really glad I took and met Leslie's Saeta's 30 Paintings in 30 Days challenge for the second time this year"! Woo Hoo! Time for a celebration!

 Honestly, I'll say it again; I don't think I could have done it
without all you guys cheering me on.Thanks so sooo much!

X ♥  O