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 I’m Sandy, and I believe you can achieve far more in your art than you think you can.
I’m living proof. If I can do it, you can, too!



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What i do

I make things. With markers, paints, pencils, pretty much anything that makes marks. And on all kinds of surfaces. I’m not afraid to try out crazy ideas!

Online Classes

 100= classes await you, from beginner to advanced in a variety of mediums! Jump in where you’re most comfortable and learn at your own pace.

Free Art Tutorials

I’ve created over 1200 tutorials since 2007! Each is in a blog post here with a guide to help you sort through it all. Tap the arrow above to get inspired.

Hex Charts and Printables

Tap the arrow for Hex Charts for markers and pencils —plus some free color charts and printable images too!

My book

I wrote Bible journaling Made Simple… the workbook is going out of print soon; best place to find them is searching my name on Amazon.

Artventure Community

Want a creative community in your pocket? Join Artventure inside Mighty Networks. Share, learn, and grow along with artists around the world!


Have I made something you’d love to frame? Window shop the galleries or  pick out a painting from the shop to give a home to or to give as a gift.

My mission

I exist to see people released into the creativity they were born with.

Most Recent Tutorial


Countdown to Christmas

Welcome to my little stop on the Colorado Craft Company bloghop!  I'm embarking on my usual winter sabbatical - taking off til the end of the year from big tutorials. But I do have a little "short" to show you, as well as step by step photos for one of my two cards....

Watercolor fiesta (my last video!)

It's GIVING TUESDAY! Ever since I ran Operation Write Home as a charity years ago, I've appreciated giving so much more than ever. I mean, I always knew organizations needed money. But the idea of running on a shoestring really hit me hard back then—and anything I can...

Eggnog lady sweetened the Black Friday deal!

So tell me, did Eggnog Lady crack you up too? By the comments she received, I think she served her purpose! ha! She's not making another appearance, but she DID whisper an idea that was a good one: ADD TO the goodies we're giving away this weekend! First, there's the...

Artist Gift Guide for 2023

My Artist Gift Guide for 2023 isn't on my's over HERE! 

COMPARISON: Watercolor vs Gouache / Atmospheric Perspective Paintings

Cue the battle music and the smoke machines: IT'S A DUEL! It's time for a head-to-head comparison between gouache and watercolor!! In the video I'll be showing you the same painting in both, showing how to create an effect in one medium then in the other.  Tutorial:...



I created the hex chart system first for Copic markers – ironically out of a rather lazy attitude! I wanted to continue my art without stopping to re-ink pens, so I scribbled colors next to each other to see what was the closest I could get away with. Then needed to sort all those scraps into something I could relocate….and a chart was born.

That led to creating charts for Prismacolor, Polychromos, and Luminance Pencils, too! They’re for sale so everyone can skip the pain I went through.

I can’t afford all the brands though…I need full sets to make charts. Sorry, no watercolor media since few printers can print with waterproof ink.

Community LAUGHS

I love my community…they get me! Say something hilarious
and you might end up here!

“Oh Sandy, just when I need a pick me up, you post a video of painting a guinea pig in a space helmet!”


“If you ever want to give up art, I’m sure you could make a go at being a comedian…a standup comedian!”


 “Refreshing light hearted humor removes the stress of thinking art is hard! Never boring  -one of my favorites on Instagram🙃😋

Shelly Lindsay

“Sandy’s talent is so strong, pickle jars open themselves in her presence.”


Let’s get creative…
Say Hello!

Drop me a line and let me know what you’re working on, what you want to learn, or maybe what your favorite snack is in your studio!

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