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

Monday, 28 April 2014

Choosing a title for your Painting...

I had fun titling my mini fruit series!

First, we had the lemon, which I named 'Not an Apple'... then we had the apple, which I named, 'Not a Banana'... and here we have...

'Not a Vauxhall Cavalier!'

Well, after all it isn't a Vauxhall Cavalier, is it??  
  1. Does it have a steering wheel? No! 
  2. Does it go from 0-60 mph in 6 seconds? ... Hmm...well that depends on how hungry I am I suppose...
Hehehe ;0)

Anyway, collectively I have named them...

'Traffic Lights'


And why the bonkers titles? 
Well, I'll be sharing my views on titles in the first of my Quarterly Newsletters, which comes out on the 1st of May. So don't forget to sign up if you haven't already! 
Over the year I'll also be sharing news, studio tips and offering subscribers exclusive discounts. I'll also be linking up to some of my favourite Artists!

Click here to sign up

And don't forget, subscribers will also get three draws in to my 

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Limited Edition Giclee Print GIVEAWAY, worth £70!!

I am SO excited to 'officially' launch my new website!
 I've been as busy as a Bumble Bee, because not only that, but I am now on Etsy too!  
Please feel free to give me a GIANT pat on the back...  I would do it myself if only I could reach! ;0)

Anyway, to celebrate the launch, I'm giving you the chance to win the Limited Edition Giclee Teddy Bear Print of Your Choice, Silk Screen Varnished on Fine Art, Archival Paper,  
worth £70.00!




So, how do you enter?

 Well, everything on the list below is worth between 1-3 draws.
Of course you don't have to do all of them, but the more you do, the more chances you get to win! 
(I'll be using random.org to select the winner)

 Then all you need to do is leave a comment below, confirming which of the things on the list you have done AND which of the bears is your own personal favourite.  
You can see all of them here :0)

So, here is the list....
  1.  Sign up for my quarterly Newsletter - 3 draws (See last post for Newsletter details)
  2.  Like my Facebook Page - 3 - draws
  3.  Like my Website (the Facebook icon is at the very top of the home page) - 2 draws
  4.  Share my blog on Facebook - 2 draws
  5.  Like my Etsy Store - 2 draws
  6.  Like this post on Facebook - 2 draws
  7.  Become a blog follower - 1 draw
  8.  Subscribe to my blog - 1 draw


I will be announcing the winner at the beginning of September :0) 
I hope you all join in... 

Good luck!!!


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...


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