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Monday, December 5, 2016

Handbeaded "Pathways" Bracelets For Sale...


As of now I have completed five "Pathways" beaded bracelets. 
They are for sale! 
They would make a lovely Christmas gift for some special lady in your life. 

There is a choice of different colorways.
The center bracelet is made withTILA beads instead of
the SUPERDUO beads. 
The feel and the drape upon one's wrist with these beaded bracelets is fabulous!

"PATHWAYS" hand-beaded bracelets by Sandie Luck

A Healing Thought to Live By...


Deb Wolf, on her blog..."Counting My Blessings ~ at the intersection of faith and life",
shared this thought that touched my heart today...

“Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control
 of all the details of my life, 
 the quiet confidence that ultimately 
everything is going to be alright, 
 and the determined choice to 
praise God in every situation.” ~Kay Warren

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.
 Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—
not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love . . . 
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.      Romans 8:37–39

Friday, June 3, 2016

Strathmore/Steve Mitchell Watercolor Painting Tutorial

What delight I have in finding the many watercolor painting tutorials available online. Strathmore recently offered some "classes" by current artists that are such a great help for me in learning the many wonderful facets of watercolor painting. Be sure to check out Strathmore's website and that of Steve Mitchell's! Here's what I recently learned and created following Steve's instruction for painting a botanical rose... (Mine is a peony picked fresh from my garden!)

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Sandie's Hand-Beaded Cuff

What fun to complete this hand-beaded cuff this past month!  It has such a lovely drape yet holds it's form so well.  A pleasure to have it adorn my wrist!  
Pattern and beads come from artbeads.com. 

Sandie's Hand-Beaded Cuff 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Time For Learning Watercolor Techniques....




From October 2014 'til now my life has been ever so busy with many other activities(such as enjoying my sweet 3 year old grandson as much as possible) ~ alas my blog has been VERY quiet!  I'm still here...alive and well!

My quiet time has found me using a few spare moments to learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting!  Soon I will share from my stash of practice pages.  Love the experimentation & being able to use it in my mixed media projects!!  

The following are little snippets of birds from Dina Wakley's "Scribbly Birds" ~ stamped images with Tim Holtz's Distress Ink on 140# coldpress paper and then I watercolored the images.  SO FUN!!!  One can color each bird in any way one's heart desires ~ realistic or not!

YouTube has so many talented watercolor artists that willingly share video tutorials for watercolor painting techniques.  As if you have your very own personal instructor!  AMAZING!!!

With today being a celebration of my birth 63 years ago, I am SO VERY EXCITED to have this opportunity to apply many things I have artistically learned over my lifetime to this recent endeavor!  Truly one is never too old to learn!  OH YAY!!!
Sweet blessings to each who read my infrequent & quirky posts....Joyfully, ~Sandie

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Accordian-Hinged Autumn Journal


Warm Autumn greetings, my friends!


AUTUMN has moved in so quickly it seems!!  God shared some of his glory today in the clear azure  sky, trees and shrubs in a multitude of glorious colors all around, with leaves drifting on the breeze, and a crunch under foot.   A sweet warmth to the air made the day so lovely!  MAGNIFICENT!!

After enjoying some time out of doors I couldn't resist playing with a lovely autumn-hued papercrafting kit from ClubScrap that a dear friend gifted me earlier today.  WHAT FUN to receive and to have a hand in creating something special from it....





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Using Tim Holtz Wallflower Vellum for the front cover helped to coordinate the 
four pre-cut 
colored cardstocks used.


Accordion Hinge With Beaded Cord Added
Autumn Journal Interior Pages


Truly it was an enjoyable and quick way of completing a photo journal.  New ways of creating the spine of a journal always fascinates me!  This one is particularly fun.  It does require one to be accurate in your folding.


Now I'm off to decorate the
multitude of interior pages.....

Monday, September 1, 2014

SUMMER BOUQUET COLLAGE

"SUMMER BOUQUET" collage by Sandie Luck




"SUMMER BOUQUET" collage by Sandie Luck


Here in Minnesota my gardens have been filled to overflowing with vibrant colors and textures during our cool summer!  So thrilling!  This collage brings to mind my memories of the pleasure I have enjoyed in my gardens.  Hopefully we will continue to enjoy them a while longer before winter's chilling temps put everything to sleep!