I am a craft and decorating fanatic. I love to paint anything: on canvas, on walls, on the house (inside and out). Only the cat is safe. I am most happy when I am dreaming up my next art project.
For about fifteen years, I made a living as a craft teacher and author. (Google my books- they are still available on Amazon). I also designed rubberstamps for Judikins and Stamp Oasis. Then I decided that I’d better get some health and retirement benefits going so I took a full-time job with the post office.
The creative muse is calling me again, so my latest project is my ETSY shop. I named it “Arthouse 525” because my husband and I always say that we live in an Art-house and our street number is 525.
How did you get started?
mmmm…do you mean, specifically how did I get started on ETSY or on all things creative?
Tell about your favorite piece.
Here are some of Sandy's other wonderfully unique pieces from her shop!
What inspires you?
Everything inspires me. Seriously. I wake up and see shapes, colors and textures. I close my eyes and I see full paintings that I can’t wait to get started on. BUT, I will say that cruising around ETSY and Pinterest boards is really inspiring. There are so many amazing artists in the world that it can actually be overwhelming at times.
I've been working on my blog too. That also generates inspiration. Thinking about ideas for my blog and then writing them down makes me think of things that I want to paint. I often have to stop typing to make notes about the next project. Again, "One thing leads to another." You've just got to start- anywhere. Just start.
Thank you so much Sandy for sharing your incredible shop!
I would like to add that I love that you used to make things for other kids while you were still in school! That is truly remarkable!
Find more on Arthouse 525 and Sandra here!