Thursday, May 29, 2014

Standing Room Only

"An inconvenience is an
adventure wrongly considered."
~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

It was a rough start to the first in a series of painting demonstrations in New York City yesterday. After our train died somewhere south of Newark, NJ, we eventually had to be rescued by another Amtrak Train which put us over an hour and a half off schedule. There was mostly standing room only as the train we embarked was already 3/4 full. I was pleasantly surprised though about how well most people handled the situation.

So after leaving my house and making reservations with plenty of time to spare, I arrived at the art store over an hour late and proceeded to demonstrate at full throttle. If nothing else, I learned most people handle inconvenience with grace. I also realized that I was taking way too much stuff! I spent the afternoon seriously reorganizing, downsizing and streamlining my YIPPEE 4 YUPO presentation and I am good to go again!

Part of my demo captured on iPhone
by Page from Legion Paper.
Tomorrow  is Number Two of 

Yesterday's Demo ~ Blooming Cherry Tree

6.5 x 8.8" Watercolor on Translucent Yupo paper

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
As always, your friendship and comments
are most appreciated.

X ♥  O


Monday, May 19, 2014

Life Is Growth

"Life is growth. If we stop growing,
technically and spiritually,
we are as good as dead." 
~ Morihei Ueshiba

Life Is Growth

"Everything is blooming most recklessly;
 if it were voices instead of colors, 
there would be an unbelievable 
shrieking into the heart of the night." 
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

May Marches On!

"Those who dwell among the
beauties and mysteries of the earth
are never alone or weary of life."  
~ Rachel Carson

Alcohol Ink Painting on Yupo paper by Sandy Sandy Spiritartist
Deep Purple

Purchase Information here

I hope your spring has been enjoyable so far. 
May has been a very busy month here at Sandarosa Studio. 
I finished up and published my new and improved website: 
Please check it out. I'd love to hear your feedback.

Preparing presentations for 
Five Spring Yupo Demonstrations in New York City 
has also been one of the tasks at hand.

Yupo Artist, Sandy Sandy Spiritartist

I'm happy to announce that the first in a series of 
new slideshows on YouTube  is ready to be viewed:
We Love Trees.

We Love Trees Slideshow

Thanks so much for stopping by. 
As always, your comments are appreciated 
and your friendship is treasured.

X ♥  O

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Inspired By Wine

"I cook with wine,
sometimes I even add it to the food."
~ W. C. Fields

Yikes! It's been ten days since I posted here. I've been so busy painting, doing commissions, preparing for my Legion PaperDick Blick Yupo Demos and  spending way too much time on facebook!

I was surprised when this painting hit a home run and broke my personal records for traffic, likes and comments on facebook this week. It's not that I'm keeping score, but I can't help but notice. Facebook has become a good barometer for me as far as people's preferences go. I'm still not 100% sure if this was so popular because folks just like the idea of wine, the quote or the painting.☺

This piece started as a flower a while ago and had been set aside. Every time I saw it, I thought of grapes. So after some major surgery "Inspired by Wine" was born. Now, can you guess what I'm thinking of painting at my May and June NYC Demos?! 

BTW,  I just set up two new facebook groups; Yupo Artists and Watercolor on Yupo Paper. Come on over and join in the fun!



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