Monday, August 22, 2011


There's a movie by that name. I haven't seen it. I won't see it. I overheard that it was about some psychopath that chains people up and makes them "saw" through a limb to get free.
I don't understand why anyone would want to watch that. But then I don't understand a lot of things.
So, the title of this post has nothing to do with some grizzly horror movie. Nope it has to do with 2 amazing artists.
The first one most of you might know. I think I originally saw her "cat face" on a comment somewhere but I don't remember where exactly. I just thank my lucky stars that I found her. But if you haven't been so fortunate, here she is!
Sandy Mastroni
OK, that's not Sandy herself. That's one of her creations. She is super talented and creates just the coolest and sometimes eeriest pieces of work. Sometimes it's painted cloth dolls.
Or sculpture
Or paintings

Or creations mounted on cut-out pieces of wood. That she's cut with her scroll SAW.
 I own Ella and Isabella. They are happy in my kitchen and make me happy everyday seeing them there.

After seeing her work, I wanted a saw too! Not that the SAW itself had anything to do with the awesomeness of her art. But still....I wanted one.
Here's a clock that she made!
Check out Sandy's Blog
and her Etsy shop -
then one day, I'm leaving her a comment and I see a comment from someone else who is talking about HER saw.
What?! She has a SAW too! I had to check out this Robin Kent.
Can you believe this? Another fabulous artist!
She SAWS up wood and creates fantastic art
or she paints really great paintings.
check out her blog!-
Now I wanted  a SAW more than ever!
Then a couple of months ago, my step-grandfather had to go into a nursing home. He is elderly and has many health issues. He can no longer care for himself so my step-mom decided to clean out his home and put it on the market. She told me that she didn't want to mess with a garage sale and that she was going to drop everything off at Goodwill. So....I said, "Does he have a scroll saw that you are getting rid of?" Well, ofcourse she didn't know what a scroll saw was but her husband said- Yes there was one! So I asked how much they wanted for it and she said it was FREE.
Yep, just the right price for my budget!
They dropped it off the other day.
I put it inside my front porch...I don't really want to work in the drab basement, but I don't think it would be a good idea to run it in my room. Maybe I'll take it to the backyard and set it up on the picnic table and work out there!
And what am I going to create?
I have no idea.
But - I got me a saw and that's a start.


Sandy Mastroni said...

there you go with your Baby you can drive my car stuff again
if you lived near me ,,,, I would have sang Baby you can use my saw ! You could have used my saw Cindi
I am so happy you got one !
it's fun !!!!
Thank you SO SO much for writing about me .... I love it , I love attention [ ha ha ].
I LOVE Robin's art . She is wonderful and creative and funny
this was quite a compliment !!!! thank you again !
I'm going now to watch another installment on YouTube of The Beatles Anthology
thank you Cindi

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Robin Kent said...

I'm so happy to be in your post with Sandy! Thank you Cindi; really makes my day.
Yesterday was a see/saw of a day. I had to do major surgery on my bandsaw. Wasn't sure if I could get that frozen bearing off... but I'm back now. (Loved talking to the grizzled southern man in tech support; probably doesn't hear from that many women.)
Enjoy your saw. It's amazing how mine has introduced me to such cutting-edge artist friends.

momamama said...

What fun!

Lurena Sheary Williamson said...

LOL! Love the read! I SAW Sandy's post about your blog and came to check it out. Fabulous read. - I hope your out making some dust!

sassypackrat said...

So nice to see fun creative things made with a saw! My teens loved that freaky movie and I was pretty horrified by it!

Georgina said...

Ok Cindi, I'm a bad girl, but I have watched all the "Saw" movies...I can't help it, I'm just that strange!! LOL

I love Sandy's work...have clippings from magazines from years back...don't know from what mag or maybe it was some Internet sites...don't know, but I've been an admirer for a long time and thanks to you, became a follower on her blog.

Thanks for introducing Robin to your readers...I shall forth hence go to her blog and check her work out...looks kind of stuff.

Sorry I missed you last night. I had never tried that chat thingy...hope I didn't frighten you...we do need to chat a bit soon!!

Well my friend, need to run back to the kitchen and check the beans...making "mucho" beans for the family, especially my mom...she's home from the hospital, but I'm over there practically every day to care for her...told her today I had to stay home and make the beans!! LOL So hopefully, I can do some studio work...haven't been in there in over a week and I'm getting very grouchy as a result. Have fun with that scroll saw...I had one, but the ex got it in the divorce!! Oh well, I got his screw drivers, sander and hammers!! LOLOLOL


thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I like all the paintings today! My taste exactly :-) and I would love to have a saw like that :-)

Have a great day!

Robin Kent said...

Hey Cindi! Got backatcha re: saws on my blog! What comes around goes around and all that...but I've been meaning to ask (and I'm sure others what to know also) how is Rosie doing? Have thought of her off and on ever since your post. Inquiring minds want to know!

Mundo Mundaca said...

Thank you for introducing us to these fabulous artists.
I'm going to see more of their work It really is beautiful.
Absence so forgive me, dear friend.
I was with some problems.
But gradually I'll read everything you write .. because you are light in my day.