Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Happy Winter Solstice

"The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness
that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination,
a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable,
like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon,
bursting forth into unexpected glory."
~ Gary Zukav

Winter Solstice ~ Alcohol Ink on Yupo
"Of winter's lifeless world each tree

Now seems a perfect part;

Yet each one holds summer's secret

Deep down within its heart."
~ Charles G. Stater

Saturday, December 17, 2016

At The End Of Your Comfort Zone

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it,
move with it, and join the dance.”
 ~ Alan W. Watts
1996 -2016 ~ is now over twenty years old! I created it in 1996 and have updated and maintained it since then. Long story short, I moved the site, over to a new web hosting site. The old hosting site, where I still have my domains registered, is merging with another company, so everything is in transition there. After days of talking to over a dozen and a half different technical support reps., in the four separate companies that are involved, I am still unable to hook up my main emails; or I don't know if or when this - finally admitted "known issue" will be resolved, so I am notifying all friends, family and companies that I have used those emails with (99% - for the last 20 years) that my email address has now been changed to: Ugh! So please update your records everyone!

Hugs and Happy Creating, xo Sandy

“The comfort zone is a psychological state in which one feels familiar, safe, at ease, and secure. You never change your life until you step out of your comfort zone; change begins at the end of your comfort zone.” ~ Roy T. Bennett

Friday, December 16, 2016

Learning Is A Treasure

"You don’t understand anything
until you learn it more than one way."
~ Marvin Minsky
The FUNdamentals of Alcohol Ink - January 2017
The FUNdamentals videos are short and to the point. There are no long, boring demos or lectures on theory. Through various demos, you'll see that there is no one way to paint or one style. The lessons presented here encourage you to find your own way, your own voice and your own joy in painting what you love. Registration for the January 2017 Session closes December 18, 2016!

• Learn How To Create A Variety Of Backgrounds From Smooth and Varied To Abstract.

View My Last Pre-Course Sample Demo Video here.
"Learning is like rowing upstream: not to advance is to drop back."
 ~ Chinese Proverb

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Removing Oil Spots on Yupo Paper

"A teacher is one who makes herself progressively unnecessary."
~ Thomas Carruthers
Use Dawn Dish Soap to remove grease spots

Thanks so much for your friendship,
X ♥  O

Happy Creating!