Quarantine Home Office Improvement

After my first week working from home in my art studio, I realized my makeshift home office in the corner of my studio was not going to cut it. A little Spring cleaning and online shopping was necessary to turn things around. Now Im ready to hunker down for however long I need to be sequestered at home.

Hand Held DustBuster

In my office, the cleaning ladies slay any crumbs and dried flower petals strewn on my desk. Under quarantine a investment in a handheld vac was necessary, hence BLACK+DECKER dusbuster Handheld Vacuum, Cordless, Flexi Blue (HHVI315JO42) It arrives this week.

Tripod Selfie Ring Light

I have been on a never ending parade of ZOOM calls since I have been working from home. Lighting is everything so I invested in 10″ Selfie Ring Light with 50″ Extendable Tripod Stand & Flexible Phone Holder features 3 light colors (Warm, Cool White, Daylight) and 11 levels brightness in each color. The tripod extends from 16″ to 50″, and even comes with comes with a Bluetooth remote.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses

Non stop video conference calls and mass influx of email means, eye strain from the computer screen. I noticed my co-worker wearing a cool pair of glasses, turns out they are Blue Light Blocking Glasses. I ordered the Snow Fleck pair, they arrive this week. If they work, i’m going to get a pairs for my staff.


There are never enough USB Ports available when needing to plug in all my devices. So I broke down and ordered this 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub with Individual LED Power Switches.

Chair Mat

My desk chair and area rug were dueling. I tripped three times my first day working from home. Yeah, that wasn’t going to work, so I got this 46″x 60″ Clear Rectangle Office Chair Mat For Low Pile Carpet and i’ve been golden ever since.


I stole the good office guest chair, second HDMI monitor, hand held calculator and stapler from McCarty’s Sky Garden Gallery’s office.

IG Livestream Happy Hour

I miss YOU, my community…

I’m opening my studio virtually on Instagram Live for Happy Hour.

Friday April 3rd at 5pm-6pm ET.

Follow me on Instagram @MissTheda and join the Livestream for a tour of my studio, wine drinking, works in progress and Q&A.

#IGTVLive #live #HappyHour #ThedaSandifordArt #quarantineartclub  #clubQuarantine #QuarantineandChill #SocialDistancing #TogetherAtHome #VirtualStudioVisit #StayHomeStaySafe #quarantineart #ArtCanHelp

Virtual Tour of Wonder Women

Take of virtual tour of Wonder Women exhibition at Bridget Arts Gallery …

This is me and my series Wonder Women

Learn about my creative process…

FIBER 2020

McCarty Just dropped off my piece, Caribbean Friendship Bracelet in Connecticut for the FIBER 2020 show. This exhibition will showcase the best of contemporary fiber art and will reflect a breadth of functional and non-functional works that use natural fiber and/ or high tech materials in traditional or innovative ways.

The opening has been postponed due to Corona Virus. Watch this space for more detail on a virtual way to see the show.

EXHIBITION DATES: April 4- May 15, 2020

LOCATION: 1037 Silvermine Rd, New Canaan, CT 06840

SPRING/BREAK Art Show 2020

Please come out to see my work at SPRING/BREAK Art Show! @apc.ny (625 Madison Ave.) March 3 – 9 Featured in “Loss of consciousness in Five Acts” curated by Imlay Gallery.



Tuesday, March 3rd
11am – 8:30pm

March 4 – 9, 2020
11am – 8pm daily

Ultra Violet explores the notion of overwhelm by questioning ideas of permission, protection, aesthetics, trauma and identity as a black woman living in a world encoded with “Universal truths” determined by whiteness.

Join Me for Greenville Art Walk March 1st

The Greenville Section of Jersey City celebrates Women’s History Month with a March Greenville Art Walk that focuses on women-owned businesses and showcases mostly female artists. This monthly neighborhood stroll – where artists, venues, businesses, residents and visitors come together in one of the oldest urban neighborhoods in New Jersey –

Greenville Art Walk: Women’s History Month

Sunday March 1, 1:00pm – 5:00pm

“Big Mouth” will be posted up at BRICK STREET REALTY at 520 Ocean Avenue in Jersey City, NJ. I will be there hosting “I Am My Hair” Yarn Wrapping Workshop.

Register here to participate 

“Wakanda Forever” Theda Sandiford Golden High Flow acrylic, Golden Soft Gel Gloss acrylic skin, Tulip dimensional fabric paint, gesso, Montana Gold spray paint, recycled envelops, fabric squares from a quilt, tissue paper, felt from post consumer recycled fibers, glitter stars on canvas. 20″x20″x1″

Theda’s February Exhibitions

Expressive Creative Soul

LOCATION: Bridge Art Gallery – 199 Broadway, Bayonne, NJ 07002.

The Opening Reception is on Saturday, February 8th: 4:00pm – 8:00pm.


14C Art Fair

My work will be on display in exhibition room 843 and in the Juried Exhibition at the Hyatt Regency, Exchange Place in Jersey City NJ from February 21st – 23rd.

Join me for a Yarn Wrapping Workshop in room, 843

Saturday, February 22nd 1:00-3:00pm

Sunday, February 23rd 1:00-3:00pm

I have a 75% off promo code for tickets for my guests. Promo code is

Here is the direct link with the discount already applied:

Upcoming Yarn Wrapping: I Am My Hair Workshop Dates

Saturday, February 8th 12:00-3:00pm at Sky Garden Gallery; 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City NJ RSVP Free admission, no experience necessary

Friday, February 21st 5:00-7:00pm at 14C Art Fair, Room 843 Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson; 2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ  TICKETS

Saturday, February 22nd 1:00-3:00pm at 14C Art Fair, Room 843 Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson; 2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ TICKETS

Sunday, February 23rd 1:00-3:00pm at 14C Art Fair, Room 843 Hyatt Regency Jersey City On The Hudson; 2 Exchange Pl, Jersey City, NJ TICKETS

Saturday, March 7th 1:00-4:00pm at Sky Garden Gallery; 150 Bay Street, PH9, Jersey City NJ RSVP Free admission, no experience necessary

Saturday, May 30th 1:00-3:00pm at BSB Gallery,143 E State St, Trenton, NJ. RSVP Free admission, no experience necessary