Thursday, January 8, 2009

Sandy Mastroni Art: A Must See!

Here's a link to a really interesting artist: Sandy Mastroni

Sandy is a multi talented artist/craftsperson. She goes by the title "folk artist," but there's something deep and vaguely disturbing (in a good way!) about her art--that doesn't really classify as "folk." She paints (one of her paintings was accepted into the '08 Small Works North America Greenwich Show) does paper mache, builds clocks, figurines and makes bookmarks. She's licensed her art for some really neat and funky embroidered pillows too!

She held a raffle for the bookmark on your left and I won it!! (: (Thanks Sandy!) She has a most awesome collection of toys, I wish she would send them all to me, so I could paint them. (: She shares pictures of all on her blog.

Sandy's one of a kind original items can be found on Etsy, here. She's doing very well there. Check her out!!!


  1. Congratulations, and how generous of you to share her with all of us! You should paint her paintings - how cool would THAT be?

  2. Thank you Diane for writing this !
    wow .... you lifted my spirit.
    this just made me smile and
    laugh [ in a good way ! ]ha ha
    I hope I will meet some of your blog friends !
    Thank you again !!!!!

  3. I'll second that. Sandy is a unique jewel.
    Congrats on the new etsy shop, Diane.

  4. An endorsement from Diane is like a Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Can't beat that!

  5. hi diane!
    it is so nice to meet you. i love sandy's work too!
    your etsy store is wonderful. i love your work!
    :) melissa

  6. Congratulations on the new Etsy shop and for winning Sandy's bookmark. I too share your love for Sandy's work. Your art is beautiful too... I especially love your toy paintings. The little ducks are so incredibly sweet. :)



  7. I am the proud owner of some of Sandy's wonderful art and I agree with your description of this amazing lady! Also, I found out about your blog through hers, so want to welcome you to Etsy; I love your style and have favorited your shop. :)


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