Here’s the clean, shiny version:
Sandy Steen Bartholomew is an author, illustrator, mixed-media artist, cartoonist, and a Certified Zentangle® Teacher, creative single mom, grown-up gifted-kid and major introvert. She graduated from RISD, ’92/IL and recently got her MFA in Applied Cartooning from the Center for Cartoon Studies. She runs an art studio (Beez Ink) and an Etsy shop (Bumblebat). Her life looks like a Zentangle!
Sandy lives with her two kids and a cat in their colorful, mixed-media house in New Hampshire.
Visit her website for samples of her work and inspiration: www.SandySteenBartholomew.com
or her blog: www.BeezInTheBelfry.com
to see what she is up to lately.
And here is the grungier reality:
Although I intended to be Indiana Jones when I grew up, I dropped out of archaeology when I discovered I’d have to learn not only French, German and Arabic, but hieratic, demotic hierogyphics and 1920’s scholarly British.
I really just liked to draw the glyphs! So I went to art school. Two art schools. Where I learned to draw like other people and completely forgot who I was or wanted to be. I did freelance illustration for years, started and sold a rubber stamp company. Started another one. Started a very cool store called Wingdoodle. Got certified to teach Zentangle. Taught Zentangle. Wrote a whole bunch of books. And now I am starting over completely – I’m going back to school for my Masters in Applied Cartooning.