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


Tuesday, 8 April 2014

What's the point of a Newsletter?

Sigh.... Recently I came across this photograph of a section of one of my bear paintings. 
It was the one I destroyed a couple of years ago. Somehow the composition just wasn't working and I got SO frustrated with it, that in the end I put my foot through it!   
Of course I regret it now - I'm sure there must have been something I could have done.
Ah well, perhaps I should do it again...?

Meanwhile, I now have the perfect excuse to use this photo, because today I am talking about Newsletters!  
Okay, so it's not 'Newspapers', but it's close enough!
From this coming May, I will be sending a Quarterly Newsletter to those of you 
 who would like to sign up
 Personally, I don't like my inbox being clogged up with weekly newsletters.
For this reason, I have opted to send mine quarterly, around the 1st day of February, May, August and November. 

So - Why sign up? What's the point? 

  • Well, over the year, I'll be sharing studio tips, reviewing tools and showing work in progress
  • I'll also be sharing tips on framing, gift ideas and newest available work
  • I 'll be featuring a piece of work by another Artist in each Newsletter - and if you are an Artist, then there is a chance that one of them might even be you!
  • You will be offered exclusive discounts on selected pieces of my work for as long as you remain subscribed.
  • You will also get three entries in to my Limited Edition Teddy Bear Print Giveaway, which I will be posting about soon. 
My aim is that my Newsletter will be something that you will want to read, because there will be something in it I hope, for both Artists and collectors alike.
 So, if you would like to sign up, CLICK HERE
 (Please be assured that if you choose to sign up, your details will never be shared!)

Meanwhile, if you want to see the other snippets from the bear that never saw the light of day, 
Makes me quite sad looking at it now...


  1. Your note made me smile. Once upon a time, I did a lot of knitting. I had almost finished a big cardigan, but the edging, done in crochet, wasn't working. So I threw it in the fireplace - with fire! Yes, I once had a horrible, short temper. :)
    And of course, I am signing up for your newsletter!!!
    Kathryn XX

    1. Thanks Kathryn... I'm glad I am not the only one who loses the plot sometimes, lol!
      So glad you signed up! for my newsletter too. Now I just need to work out how to actually format it!!! Could be a fairly amusing start ;0)

  2. All the best Sandra.. May lot and lots of people sign up for this so that you can easily share your art and experience with them..

  3. first of all i love the new look of your blog! lovely and so befitting your work! and secondly of course, i already signed up, what a marvelous idea. and thirdly, thank you my friend for you kind and thoughtful words, they help more than you can know.

    and i just put the duds away for future finding. i'm usually surprised and happy that i saved them, i can be so harsh and not see. this looks as though it would have been wonderful!

    1. Thanks Suzanne! I'm so glad you noticed the change and you like it!
      I haven't had the notification that you signed up yet, which is odd... I wonder if something went wrong? Nope, you're definitely not on the list! I'm thinking that the first one could be quite funny because I've never sent one before... who knows how it will look, lol!
      Anyway - yes, you are so right! Put them away for another day! That's what I would do if it happened again :0)

  4. I wish you luck and success with this initiative Sandra
    Hugs from Barcelona

  5. Good luck with it Sandra! It sounds very well thought-out : )

    1. Lol! Well, let's hope you think so when you get the first one! I am having a fight with html at the moment... Wish me luck!!

  6. You're so clever doing all these technical things, I've signed up already :) I was nearly in tears reading the post about the teddy painting. Such a shame as it was a beautiful teddy. I've got a ton of canvasses I've given up on but I've never destroyed one.
    I'm really looking forward to getting my very first newsletter from you.

    1. Thanks for signing up! though I've yet to get my head around formatting it, so I hope the first one actually works! Yes, I'm sad about it too... ah well... a lesson learned :0)

  7. I signed up already!!! I wouldn't want to miss anything you put out there!! Next time you want to throw something out...breathe in ...breathe out!!! I wouldn't want to have a fight with you!!! LOL

    1. Thanks so much Hilda!
      Yes, I agree... breeeeeeeeeeeeeeathe.... :0)

  8. Good luck Sandra with this initiative. I am signing up for your newsletter, I do not want to risk losing any of your works. Hugs.

    1. Well thank you Tito! You are very kind to say that!
      I hope it doesn't disappoint! ;0)


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