Sandra Haynes is a diarist, full time visual artist and master handweaver. Her conceptual creations sometimes wander into the performance arts. Before the pandemic, she cajoled her friends to perform with her at NECCA beta nights, as well as been put on the spot by her son, NECCA Cyr Wheel coach Casey Haynes. (video proof here!)
Promoting personal and collective creativity and weaving connections between the artistic disciplines is the core mission of her business, Aliens Read My Diary. She teaches bookbinding classes at the Hill Institute in Florence, MA and at LaunchSpace in Orange, MA, as well as private art lessons in her studio at Leverett Crafts & Arts in Leverett, MA. By focusing on diaries as a personal and private, mixed-media art practice, she encourages everyone to explore their own creative potential freely, away from and beyond the scrutiny of our online lives.
Haynes also has a Bachelors of Science in Accounting from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and specializes in nonprofit cost accounting. She has over fifteen years of grants financial compliance and reporting experience for nonprofits in North Carolina and Western Massachusetts.