Showing Off

This is the first Winter Solstice in many years that I won’t be sending out my homemade cards.  Partial hospitalization cut into my creation time.  Plus, I had to get ready to show off.


My church, First Unitarian of Des Moines, brings in a different artist every month and displays their work in this lovely gallery-like space—lots of natural light, lots of traffic (it’s the big meeting space outside the sanctuary).  I get to be December’s Artist of the Month.

first-u-show1Yesterday, the curator and her helper got me set up.  They were lovely, interested, detail-oriented ladies who made my cards looks funky and amazing in the space.  I wrote little descriptive blurbs for each set of cards and a general Artist’s Statement to let folks know about me.  Instead of the hoity-toity, deep philosophical art-babble, I basically said my aim was to make folks snort milk out their nose.

first-u-show3I also claimed a little space for my art journals and set out my newly-minted business cards so folks could find this blog and my Etsy shop.

I’ve made cards for our Caring Ministry to send to folks who are suffering, but I’m excited to share more of my art with this community (Since there are kids, I did have to cull the most blatant profanity, but farts and poop definitely made the cut).

first-u-show6The show will be up all month.  For those who live close, the doors are open Wednesday nights and Sundays, otherwise, call the office to see about getting in.  On December 11, there’s a Meet the Artist opportunity between services (10:15-11:00).  It’s not a big deal, just a chance for me to answer questions and be proud.

‘Cause I sorta am.

First Unitarian Church of Des Moines, 1800 Bell Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50315 • (515) 244-8603 •

47 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Susan Reynolds
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 09:43:06

    Congratulations!! That’s simply awesome!!


  2. Michelle at The Green Study
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 10:03:50

    Very cool, Sandy- so glad you get a little limelight!


  3. radiatingblossom
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 10:15:05

    Awww…you SHOULD feel very proud, you’re an amazing artist!


  4. Cate
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 10:27:19



  5. Duane
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 10:40:43

    Very Cool! Congratulations!!


  6. Sawsan
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 11:12:50

    You are… 🙂


  7. Almost Iowa
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 12:58:09

    Instead of the hoity-toity, deep philosophical art-babble, I basically said my aim was to make folks snort milk out their nose.

    I always snort whatever I am drinking through my nose when I read art-babble – but what could be more creative than tossing a bit of humor into the mix?


  8. Nancy
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 13:09:22

    Nice job girl! Hope to get by to see it. Looks amazing. Glad that you are pleased.


  9. Catherine Cheng, MD
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 16:20:23

    YAAAAAAAAAYY Sandy Sue!! 😀 ❤


  10. Marcia
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 16:57:56

    Nice work, Sandy! You deserve to be in the light!


  11. Bradley
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 17:56:32

    I’m sure it feels good to be recognized. We always have artwork displayed at my Unitarian Church too (in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)


  12. Val Boyko
    Nov 30, 2016 @ 21:01:48

    Even better this year! Love your smile 💛


  13. bernecho
    Dec 01, 2016 @ 02:01:28

    Be so proud!!


  14. Elaine GREEN
    Dec 01, 2016 @ 08:32:06

    Tears of joy pouring down my cheeks followed by giggles and love and awe … WOWza… Love and peace to you sweetheart


  15. donnaanddiablo
    Dec 01, 2016 @ 09:46:13

    Oh Sandy, I am *so* thrilled for you!! Having had the pleasure of purchasing a few of your pieces, I know firsthand how *fab* they are. Would that I lived closer so that I could see the show in person, but I know already that it’s ‘da bomb.’ You go girl!! 🙂


  16. Littlesundog
    Dec 03, 2016 @ 11:45:43

    That’s a cool write-up about you on the link you provided. I hope you have a blast on the 11th. I love that photo of you smiling… very hip frames BTW. 🙂


    • Sandy Sue
      Dec 03, 2016 @ 19:24:12

      Thanks, Lori. Actually, the office put TOMORROW as the Meet the Artist date, so I had to get my head wrapped around that. Just a deep breath or two. It’s really no big deal—45 minutes between church services to act like a functioning human being. Oh, wait…


  17. Kathy Tlougan
    Dec 04, 2016 @ 15:49:31



  18. Raeyn
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 05:27:32

    That’s awesome. Congrats!


  19. pegoleg
    Dec 05, 2016 @ 14:21:29

    Wow, that’s fabulous. You have ever right to be proud, Sandy!


  20. Kana Smith
    Dec 06, 2016 @ 23:26:32

    Oooh, art journals! You mentioned an Etsy shop?–where can I find you? 🙂


  21. Robert@65
    Feb 12, 2017 @ 19:47:16

    me too I’m proud of you too……..and very late to the party the rabbit said


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog Stats

  • 184,943 hits
%d bloggers like this: