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The Abstract Artist

Welcome to my blog on all things arty, and some other stuff about me.

<p>Adding the next couple of layers to my submission for The Hansel Art Exhibition & Sale which hopefully will be held in November, all being well.</p>

<p>Given how the world is right now, wanted to stick to uplifting colours of turquoise & gold.</p>

<p>More layers to follow, but wanted to share the journey with you.</p>

<p>#artbysandi #hansel #charityauction #artsupportingcommunity #abstractart #texturedart #turquoise #turquoiseandgold #wiltshireartist #luxury #loveandgratitude #appreciation  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-rrdNjn49n/?igshid=1uz7heekau1lg">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-rrdNjn49n/?igshid=1uz7heekau1lg</a></p>

Adding the next couple of layers to my submission for The Hansel Art Exhibition & Sale which hopefully will be held in November, all being well.

Given how the world is right now, wanted to stick to uplifting colours of turquoise & gold.

More layers to follow, but wanted to share the journey with you.

#artbysandi #hansel #charityauction #artsupportingcommunity #abstractart #texturedart #turquoise #turquoiseandgold #wiltshireartist #luxury #loveandgratitude #appreciation (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-rrdNjn49n/?igshid=1uz7heekau1lg

Posted 3 days ago
<p>Finally! I have managed to get back in the studio for enough time to lay down some textures on a new canvas.</p>

<p>Not been in there since last Wednesday 😔<br/>
30 mins was my maximum.. but at least I did it! Fingers crossed for more time tomorrow!</p>

<p>Stay safe everyone!</p>

<p>#artbysandi #wip #texture #sand #wetglue #backinthestudio #sciatica #loveandgratitude #appreciation #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #calne <br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pG3-EnEAC/?igshid=9zqrhi5qrm6g">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pG3-EnEAC/?igshid=9zqrhi5qrm6g</a></p>

Finally! I have managed to get back in the studio for enough time to lay down some textures on a new canvas.

Not been in there since last Wednesday 😔
30 mins was my maximum.. but at least I did it! Fingers crossed for more time tomorrow!

Stay safe everyone!

#artbysandi #wip #texture #sand #wetglue #backinthestudio #sciatica #loveandgratitude #appreciation #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #calne
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-pG3-EnEAC/?igshid=9zqrhi5qrm6g

Posted 4 days ago
<p>This has been my view for the last 3 days… *sigh*</p>

<p>I spent the start of the week earnestly updating my website and Etsy etc etc… Which meant hours sat on my arse …</p>

<p>Now my back is telling me off with a Sciatica attack 😔😭😭</p>

<p>3 days of doing nothing and all I can say is thank god for having the most amazing husband and the Internet.</p>

<p>Hope you guys are well and safe.</p>

<p>Hope to be back in the arty saddle soon.</p>

<p>X</p>

<p>#artbysandi #loveandgratitude #sciatica #backproblems #notdoingmuch #restingup  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-hdAx8n3Gq/?igshid=h9l0ummfbbiz">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-hdAx8n3Gq/?igshid=h9l0ummfbbiz</a></p>

This has been my view for the last 3 days… *sigh*

I spent the start of the week earnestly updating my website and Etsy etc etc… Which meant hours sat on my arse …

Now my back is telling me off with a Sciatica attack 😔😭😭

3 days of doing nothing and all I can say is thank god for having the most amazing husband and the Internet.

Hope you guys are well and safe.

Hope to be back in the arty saddle soon.

X

#artbysandi #loveandgratitude #sciatica #backproblems #notdoingmuch #restingup (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-hdAx8n3Gq/?igshid=h9l0ummfbbiz

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Day 31 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨FAQs✨</p>

<p>Wow! I really can’t believe I made it… I posted everyday for #marchmeetthemaker2020 and it’s been a fabulous and insightful challenge!<br/>
… & all of 👆🏻 during the weirdest time ever!</p>

<p><br/>
Thank you @joannehawker for creating this fab journey for us all.</p>

<p>So here is your opportunity…</p>

<p>✨Do you have any questions about:<br/>
me, my art, my business?✨</p>

<p>Drop me a message below 👇🏻</p>

<p>& Thank you so much for sticking with me and “Hello” to all my new followers!</p>

<p>Take care if yourselves</p>

<p>#artbysandi #wiltshireartist #wiltshirebusiness #calne #calnebusiness #workingartist #loveandgratitude #gold #goldart #texturedart #faq  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ZrFcbHbce/?igshid=1r9cjt988xap">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ZrFcbHbce/?igshid=1r9cjt988xap</a></p>

Day 31 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨FAQs✨

Wow! I really can’t believe I made it… I posted everyday for #marchmeetthemaker2020 and it’s been a fabulous and insightful challenge!
… & all of 👆🏻 during the weirdest time ever!


Thank you @joannehawker for creating this fab journey for us all.

So here is your opportunity…

✨Do you have any questions about:
me, my art, my business?✨

Drop me a message below 👇🏻

& Thank you so much for sticking with me and “Hello” to all my new followers!

Take care if yourselves

#artbysandi #wiltshireartist #wiltshirebusiness #calne #calnebusiness #workingartist #loveandgratitude #gold #goldart #texturedart #faq (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-ZrFcbHbce/?igshid=1r9cjt988xap

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Day 30 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨Work Life Balance ✨</p>

<p>I have certainly learnt this one the hard way!</p>

<p>It is very easy to be pulled into work when you allow it to be top priority.</p>

<p> That can be through emotional blackmail of bosses, company expectations, being a sole trader.<br/>
Yes, I have been victim to all of them.</p>

<p>Today it’s very different.</p>

<p>Yes I work bloody hard, but downtime, sleep, fun, living your life is vital!</p>

<p>Especially now, when it’s so easy to lose the structure of a working day or week. You can easily work all the hours god sends…</p>

<p>I’ve been at my PC all day working on my website and #Etsy, it’s time now to get a G

Take care all.
See ya tomorrow 😘

#artbysandi #worklifebalance #marchmeetthemaker2020 #workhardplayhard #gratitude #loveandgratitude #appreciation #calnebusiness #wiltshireartist #abstractart #blueabstract
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-XR-6HngKt/?igshid=1pxftjfofyk02

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Day 30 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨Work Life Balance ✨

I have certainly learnt this one the hard way!

It is very easy to be pulled into work when you allow it to be top priority.

That can be through emotional blackmail of bosses, company expectations, being a sole trader.
Yes, I have been victim to all of them.

Today it’s very different.

Yes I work bloody hard, but downtime, sleep, fun, living your life is vital!

Especially now, when it’s so easy to lose the structure of a working day or week. You can easily work all the hours god sends…

I’ve been at my PC all day working on my website and #Etsy, it’s time now to get a G'n’t and chill for the rest of the day.

Take care all.
See ya tomorrow 😘

#artbysandi #worklifebalance #marchmeetthemaker2020 #workhardplayhard #gratitude #loveandgratitude #appreciation #calnebusiness #wiltshireartist #abstractart #blueabstract
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-XR-6HngKt/?igshid=1pxftjfofyk02

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Day 29 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨Self Promotion ✨</p>

<p>I have absolutely loved this challenge set by the insanely talented @joannehawker!</p>

<p>Self promotion is definitely not a strong point of mine.</p>

<p>I am more than happy to talk about my art, my cards, my sculptured flowers, with regards to techniques, inspiration, my story etc etc. </p>

<p>However,  when I have to promote my work…. eek!</p>

<p>There is certainly an art to promoting and selling without feeling icky about it all. I am slowly trying to exercise those particular muscles…</p>

<p>I just find it hard to switch from artist to business owner.</p>

<p>So to help you along the way, without me feeling weird.. why not pop over to <a href="http://www.artbysandi.co.uk">www.artbysandi.co.uk</a> and take at look at my shopping page!</p>

<p>Thank you! 🥰</p>

<p>Stay safe and see you all tomorrow! </p>

<p>#artbysandi #marchmeetthemaker2020 #promoting #selfpromotion #gratitude #loveandgratitude #appreciation #calne #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #artforsalebyartist #artist #supportsmallbusiness  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-UtOq4HNoo/?igshid=m5fu34c16o4t">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-UtOq4HNoo/?igshid=m5fu34c16o4t</a></p>

Day 29 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨Self Promotion ✨

I have absolutely loved this challenge set by the insanely talented @joannehawker!

Self promotion is definitely not a strong point of mine.

I am more than happy to talk about my art, my cards, my sculptured flowers, with regards to techniques, inspiration, my story etc etc.

However, when I have to promote my work…. eek!

There is certainly an art to promoting and selling without feeling icky about it all. I am slowly trying to exercise those particular muscles…

I just find it hard to switch from artist to business owner.

So to help you along the way, without me feeling weird.. why not pop over to www.artbysandi.co.uk and take at look at my shopping page!

Thank you! 🥰

Stay safe and see you all tomorrow!

#artbysandi #marchmeetthemaker2020 #promoting #selfpromotion #gratitude #loveandgratitude #appreciation #calne #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #artforsalebyartist #artist #supportsmallbusiness (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-UtOq4HNoo/?igshid=m5fu34c16o4t

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Day 28 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨Planning ✨</p>

<p>Given the circumstances for the whole planet, I seem to have a pretty empty diary right now! </p>

<p>I usually do my weekly plan on a Sunday.</p>

<p>I am actually looking forward to it tomorrow.</p>

<p>Planning is going to take on a different vibe for me now.</p>

<p>It is going to push me into thinking about things differently and I have no idea where that is going to take me - so after feeling a bit in a funk on Thursday, I am back to my old self and feeling positive and excited.</p>

<p>Let’s see where this blip in the road will take me?!</p>

<p>#artbysandi #selfemployed #working #positivevibes #planning #loveandgratitude #appreciation #excitingtimes #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #calne  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-R_cB-HuDS/?igshid=17y8hgukp92an">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-R_cB-HuDS/?igshid=17y8hgukp92an</a></p>

Day 28 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨Planning ✨

Given the circumstances for the whole planet, I seem to have a pretty empty diary right now!

I usually do my weekly plan on a Sunday.

I am actually looking forward to it tomorrow.

Planning is going to take on a different vibe for me now.

It is going to push me into thinking about things differently and I have no idea where that is going to take me - so after feeling a bit in a funk on Thursday, I am back to my old self and feeling positive and excited.

Let’s see where this blip in the road will take me?!

#artbysandi #selfemployed #working #positivevibes #planning #loveandgratitude #appreciation #excitingtimes #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #calne (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-R_cB-HuDS/?igshid=17y8hgukp92an

Posted 1 week ago
<p>Day 27 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨Future Goals✨</p>

<p>I have a couple of goals I would like to reach in the next 12-18 months. One is a personal goal and the other is a business one.</p>

<p>I am not such a big believer in goal setting as I used to be.  However, it’s good for me to have a few things to focus on… I’m always working on becoming a better version of myself.</p>

<p>I hope in a years time when Instagram reminds me of today, I will nod to myself and know those goals have been reached.</p>

<p>What are they you ask? 😁<br/>
You’ll know when I’ve reached them… Trust me 😀</p>

<p>#artbysandi #goalsetting #marchmeetthemaker2020 #loveandgratitude #workingartist  #abstractart #redpainting #appreciation #texturedart #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-PUXQmHa2p/?igshid=1869dvc88b7b3">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-PUXQmHa2p/?igshid=1869dvc88b7b3</a></p>

Day 27 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨Future Goals✨

I have a couple of goals I would like to reach in the next 12-18 months. One is a personal goal and the other is a business one.

I am not such a big believer in goal setting as I used to be. However, it’s good for me to have a few things to focus on… I’m always working on becoming a better version of myself.

I hope in a years time when Instagram reminds me of today, I will nod to myself and know those goals have been reached.

What are they you ask? 😁
You’ll know when I’ve reached them… Trust me 😀

#artbysandi #goalsetting #marchmeetthemaker2020 #loveandgratitude #workingartist #abstractart #redpainting #appreciation #texturedart #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-PUXQmHa2p/?igshid=1869dvc88b7b3

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Day 25 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨This or That✨</p>

<p>Well I had planned to do something completely different for this post, but after the announcement from the Chancellor this afternoon it’s going to be this…</p>

<p>This or that is more do with the business, my business.</p>

<p>Do I carry on, or do I stop and go back to the corporate world? </p>

<p>Currently for myself and everyone in the same self employed boat, it’s all a bit pants. At best people will get some financial support but not till June, at worst you’ll get nowt like me. </p>

<p>My heart says keep on girl.. You can do this. My head says… Hmmm maybe you should hang up the paint brushes for awhile…</p>

<p>This or That?</p>

<p>Tough times.</p>

<p>#artbysandi<br/>
#marchmeetthemaker2020<br/>
#artist<br/>
#wiltshirebusiness  #calne  #calnebusiness #loveandgratitude #appreciation  #hanginthere #thisorthat #supportsmallbusines  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-NZ0zuH0zO/?igshid=1rvxbk6hmfyfq">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-NZ0zuH0zO/?igshid=1rvxbk6hmfyfq</a></p>

Day 25 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨This or That✨

Well I had planned to do something completely different for this post, but after the announcement from the Chancellor this afternoon it’s going to be this…

This or that is more do with the business, my business.

Do I carry on, or do I stop and go back to the corporate world?

Currently for myself and everyone in the same self employed boat, it’s all a bit pants. At best people will get some financial support but not till June, at worst you’ll get nowt like me.

My heart says keep on girl.. You can do this. My head says… Hmmm maybe you should hang up the paint brushes for awhile…

This or That?

Tough times.

#artbysandi
#marchmeetthemaker2020
#artist
#wiltshirebusiness #calne #calnebusiness #loveandgratitude #appreciation #hanginthere #thisorthat #supportsmallbusines (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-NZ0zuH0zO/?igshid=1rvxbk6hmfyfq

Posted 2 weeks ago
<p>Day 25 of #marchmeetthemaker<br/>
✨How it’s made✨</p>

<p>So here is a glimpse behind the scenes of how I create my textured abstracts.<br/>
This photo session was for a diptych commission.</p>

<p>Photo 1<br/>
Blank canvases</p>

<p>Photo 2<br/>
Textures added with waterproof glue, sand, paper.. and a little molding paste.</p>

<p>Photo 3<br/>
One of several layers of gold acrylic paint</p>

<p>Photo 4<br/>
One of several layers of phthalo turquoise acrylic paint</p>

<p>Photo 5<br/>
Adding gold leaf</p>

<p>Photo 6<br/>
Final artwork</p>

<p>Photo 7<br/>
Gift wrapped and ready to go to its new home! </p>

<p>#artbysandi #howitsmade #marchmeetthemaker2020 #goldandturquoise #abstractart #commissionart #loveandgratitude #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #texture #turquoiseart  (at Calne)<br/>
<a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B-KbK0EnTrL/?igshid=1s2t1yd5t1tgn">https://www.instagram.com/p/B-KbK0EnTrL/?igshid=1s2t1yd5t1tgn</a></p>

Day 25 of #marchmeetthemaker
✨How it’s made✨

So here is a glimpse behind the scenes of how I create my textured abstracts.
This photo session was for a diptych commission.

Photo 1
Blank canvases

Photo 2
Textures added with waterproof glue, sand, paper.. and a little molding paste.

Photo 3
One of several layers of gold acrylic paint

Photo 4
One of several layers of phthalo turquoise acrylic paint

Photo 5
Adding gold leaf

Photo 6
Final artwork

Photo 7
Gift wrapped and ready to go to its new home!

#artbysandi #howitsmade #marchmeetthemaker2020 #goldandturquoise #abstractart #commissionart #loveandgratitude #wiltshireartist #calnebusiness #texture #turquoiseart (at Calne)
https://www.instagram.com/p/B-KbK0EnTrL/?igshid=1s2t1yd5t1tgn

Posted 2 weeks ago