The Art of Sandra Busby...
Painter of Playful Light in Glass and Still Life


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Thursday, 8 November 2012

Sold!



I'm back. Humph :0(
But we had a lovely holiday!

It is very hard to get back in to the swing of things straight away. I've been buried in washing since Tuesday, not to mention trying to catch up with all of my office work. The cupboards are bare so I need to go shopping tonight and I have countless emails and other things to catch up on! All this whilst trying to adjust to the 5hr time difference... yaaaaaaawn....

So forgive me if I have nothing new to show you just yet. 
And doubly forgive me that I haven't had a chance to answer your lovely comments on my last post as I normally would, or catch up with your own blogs while I have been away. But your comments were a joy to read when I got home :0)

Anyway, just so I have something to offer - here is a sneaky progress picture of the latest bear painting, which I took just before we went away... (Click on the photo for a larger image)




 

Some good news...


And the good news is that this painting of the glasses in my previous post...





...SOLD while I was away - Yay!

I was doubly chuffed because it's the first time I have actually displayed one of my original paintings other than on my blog and it sold within a week! 


Other news... 

 

In other news, I also received something very exiting in the post the day after our return.
It was this painting by Tracey Fletcher-King...





...which I was lucky enough to win! I was SO chuffed when I opened it up!


Tracey is completely bonkers - just like me - and if you haven't yet had the fortune to find her blog and read all about her crazy antics down-under, then you really must, because you are missing out on some proper giggling sessions!

Anyway - I find that photographs rarely do art the justice it deserves and this is no exception because when I opened the pears they were even more GORGEOUS than they are here! 
So, my thanks to Tracey. I LOVE them :0)

Anyway - this post is short and sweet so I can catch up on all of that other stuff I spoke about. I just wanted to say hello to you all and let you know that I'm back :0)

My next painting day is on Saturday and I can't wait to get that paint brush in my hand again!
Meanwhile, I'll leave you with a random fact...

Random fact... 

 

Films I watched on the plane:

  • Ted  (Hilarious! Well of course I had to watch a film about a Teddy!)
  • Happy feet (I admit, I enjoyed!)
  • Ice Age, the continental drift (Hmm... It's becoming apparent that I have the mind of a twelve year old???)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Ooh, how cultural! I had never seen it and thought was totally fab. Slightly in love with Mr. Darcy myself, in fact!)    


One more important thing...

We were shocked to see the images from New York whilst we were away. So my thoughts go out to those New Yorkers who have been affected. I really hope everyone is safe now. xxx



34 comments:

  1. Congrats on the sale, though it doesn't surprise me one bit as it is an awesome piece... and so happy the pears have arrived safe and sound... I just have a the kettle on and will make a cuppa and answer you email!!!
    PS glad you are back blogging... now get your work done so you can get back to painting.. I have missed you and your work
    T xx

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    1. Thanks Tracey.
      It is so lovely when somebody buys something you have already painted as apposed to a commission - It takes the pressure clean away :0)

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  2. Hello Sandra:)Short post? Oh? :) Love your new painting. It's becoming very beautiful. Congratulations on the selling of your painting. No surprise:)
    Nooo your not someone with the mind of a 12 year old! I loooovve Ice-age, again and again. And I'm 45!! Uh 46...
    The rest is forgiven:)

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    1. Thank you Renate!
      Hmm - maybe not so short. Oops! ;0)

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  3. Congrats on the sale. Glad you had a good holiday. What happened to the short post? :)

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    1. Oops! I'm not very good at short am I?
      My mind runs away with me! ;0)

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  4. Congratulations, Sandra! It is a fabulous painting, so no surprise!

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  5. Hi Sandra, congratulations for the the sale, I'm not surprised at all, your glasses were so beautiful! Ciao!!

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  6. Welcome home, Sandra. I'm not surprised the glasses sold, it was a very clever painting: the one glass on it's side with its reflection was a master stroke.

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    1. Thank you John! I'm so glad you think so :0)

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  7. Congrats for the sale! Arianna

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  8. Congratulations on the sale Sandra. Your glass paintings are also so exceptionally good, it's no surprise that it's sold. Glad you had a great holiday and nice to have you back.

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    1. Thank you John. I knew you would like this one :0)

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  9. Sandra,
    I could not read your complete post. But happy to learn that you sold a painting. Congratulations. I'll come back and read the post sometime when I have time. :)

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    1. I'm not surprised you didn't have the time Prabal - Looking back, I waffled on for England! :0)

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  10. Welcome back Sandra, glad you had a lovely time. Congrats on selling the glasses painting - can't wait to see the latest bears canvas finished too!

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    1. Thank you Jerry! Just need more hours in the day :0)

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  11. Congrats on the sale! Your post was still interesting and I chuckled when you referenced Ted, the movie.

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  12. Firstly, I'm sooooooo jealous - I totally wanted to win that pear painting of Tracey's!! But am glad it went to such a lovely home! Your glass painting is phenomenal- was it hanging in your local? Just wondered as I remember you saying they'd asked you to do paintings for them?
    Glad you had a wonderful holiday and can I just say your new bear painting looks wonderful - I love the shadown of the window across the one on the right!

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    1. Thanks so much Nicola! yes, it was hanging in the local and I have since sold another so I am chuffed to pieces :0)

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  13. Welcome back, Sandra and thanks for showing us your work in progress. I love seeing the stages of a painting. And, of course, congratualtions on your sale! Its a sparkling piece and I am not surprised that it quickly flew off the wall into the hands of a collector!

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    1. Thanks so much Susan! It's wonderful when somebody buys a painting I have already done as is. It is so much less pressure than commission work :0)

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  14. I had no doubt that the painting of the glasses would sell! It's one of my favorites...SO realistic! So congratulations to you, Sandra!! and I can't wait to see more of your recent bear painting ...its awesome already!!! and lastly, I'm glad you had a wonderful Holiday...you deserve it.!!

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    1. Thanks so much Hilda! The bears have taken a back seat for a while as I'm trying to get as many glass paintings done as I can to make the most of the Christmas period. Also, I have a commissioned portrait to do... But still, it will get there in the end :0)

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  15. To use your own phrase Sandra, I am 'chuffed' for you!!!! Look at all the good things happening in your art life, that is just so awesome. Congrats on all the sales my friend you deserve every single one of them!!! :D I'm beaming for you. I'm glad your back, I missed you! And I think I have the mind of a twelve year old because not much makes me happier than candy and animated films. Heh. :)

    And didn't you LOOOOOOVE Pride and Prejudice?? it's my all time favorite movie. *sigh* that Darcy was so perfect didn't you think?

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  16. Ooh yes - sweets and an animated film? Perfect! Almost as perfect as Mr. dreamy Darcy... Sigh...

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  17. Hello Sandra,
    I liked a lot of windows and I am not surprised to know that it was sold!
    They are beautiful. Bears are great and all indications are that they will be like the others.
    I also have been overly busy, but whenever we get a little time to visit blogs of your friends like.
    A big hug

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    1. Thanks so much Antonio! I'm glad you like them :0)

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