Bloom


Forgot to post this piece for the swap yesterday...It is titled Bloom...and I did it because it was my son's birthday yesterday and he totally blooms for me! He is such a huge joy in my life always with a ready smile and a loving bear hug! My son, Jason is 32 now and I just can't believe that he is all grown up, because in my eyes I still see that wonderful little boy who delighted me...because, he still is delighting me!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

My Heart Is In The Garden Gourd Doll


OK...I am unveiling her here!! This is an art doll made out of a garden gourd! She is all hand painted with acrylic paint...her hat is made out of felt which I stiffened and then tipped with glitter..She sits on a base of a grapevine wreath which has been embellished with greens and a feather and a bird...She has a little wooden heart on her dress..." MY HEART IS IN THE GARDEN" is the title...Now, I consider myself a surface designer...so, give me a surface! This is no exception! I have another one too, but will take pictures tomorrow....Anyhow, she is going to be packed and going off to California tomorrow for an ART CHALLENGE for a national magazine...THIS IS WISH #2! I am putting it out to the universe...Personally she just makes me HAPPY and will be a gift to my mother when she returns because my mother fell in love with her!
Hope the judges do too! Have more to post, but that will be a little later...I am behind today, because my grandson was here for the day...and as much as I love to create, my "play" time with him does my heart so much good!! And that is my wish today, that you know what does your heart good and you honor and dance with it!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Heading toward the sun


Yesterdays swap piece that was drying into the middle of the night!! LOL....This piece is again in the series of doodling and then painting! The paint brush dropped on the paper so I went ahead and did the drips...then turned the piece sideways...and it looked like rays of sunshine to me!! Got to love it when a mistake (or what you think is a mistake) actually turns out to be something that you can use and you like!! That would be my wish for all....that all your mistakes (or what you think are mistakes) turn out to be something that ends up bringing a smile to your face!! A lesson learned!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

The Magic of color linked them..


OK..so I can sit here for a minute and post yesterdays piece...The title speaks for itself and for all of us who just can't get enough color!! We are linked by its magic!
Wishing you magic today!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie
ps: the colors in this painting are much more intense than they show up! The "pink" is actually magenta..very dark orange and light orange...kiwi lime and a green apple green....Far more colorful than it shows!

Growing Colors


Once again I am posting late! Seems to be the ways these days! LOL...Anyhow this is the painting I did for the 6 by 6 swap for the 24th...I am having great fun with random design! Just taking the pencil and letting it do whatever it likes and then seeing what it makes...I tend to like flower designs...I titled this one Growing Colors...It just seems to be bursting open to the universe! Which is a little bit how I am feeling these days..BUSTING OPEN!! And that would be my wish who all who view today, that you let yourself feel your joy and let it bust right out of you onto paper, in the kitchen while cooking, while you are at your desk writing or typing on this beloved machine...Whatever your passion...HONOR IT! It is such a wonderful and exploding, not to mention freeing experience!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Art Goddess


I forgot to post my 31 days of art swap piece from yesterday and found it in the pile on my desk! This is a picture of my art goddess who is with me all day long! Each window shows her...morning...afternoon..early evening and the wee hours of the night!
It is all done with acrylic, but I am going to give it a high gloss medium sealer...however, that does not scan very well....Anyhow here it is...And my wish is that you also have your goddess with you all day long...or at least the favorite part of your day!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie
PS: JUST IN!! I FINISHED MY DEADLINE PROJECT TODAY!! All I need to do now is write a short summary as to how I made it, and take photos and off she is going to Callie!! I am SO VERY PROUD OF MYSELF!

WHY?????

I do not open to many fast forward messages, but this one came across my mail today and I had to open it...Well..I have to say that it gave me a good chuckle...hope you have one too!....artfully yours, pattie

Why, Why, Why
do we press harder on a remote control when we know the batteries are getting dead?

Why do banks charge a fee on "insufficient funds" when they know there is not enough money?

Why does someone believe you when you say there are four billion stars, but check when you say the paint is wet?

Why doesn't glue stick to the bottle?

Why do they use sterilized needles for death by lethal injection?

Why doesn't Tarzan have a beard?

Why does Superman stop bullets with his chest, but ducks when you throw a revolver at him?

Why do Kamikaze pilots wear helmets?

Whose idea was it to put an "S" in the word "lisp"?

If people evolved from apes, why are there still apes?

Why is it that no matter what color bubble bath you use the bubbles are always white?

Is there ever a day that mattresses are not on sale?

Why do people constantly return to the refrigerator with hopes that something new to eat will have materialized?

Why do people keep running over a string a dozen times with their vacuum cleaner, then reach down, pick it up, examine it, then put it down to give the vacuum one more chance?

Why is it that no plastic bag will open from the end on your first try?

How do those dead bugs get into those enclosed light fixtures?

When we are in the supermarket and someone rams our ankle with a shopping cart then apologizes for doing so, why do we say, "It's all right?" Well, it isn't all right, so why don't we say, "That hurt, you stupid idiot?"

Why is it that whenever you attempt to catch something that's falling off the table you always manage to knock something else over?

In winter why do we try to keep the house as warm as it was in summer when we complained about the heat?

How come you never hear father-in-law jokes?

And my FAVORITE......
The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four persons is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends -- if they're okay, then it's you. I've done my job and sent this email to you , now it's up to you to send it on.

Deadline!

Just a note to let you know that if you do not see a post from me for a few days, it is not because anything is wrong, or I have nothing to say! (cause I always have something to say, or so I have been told!) I have given myself a challenge this year to submit projects to national magazines! With that being said, like most artists I start out with gusto and then for whatever reason I lose momentum and now the deadline looms in front of me!! Well, I do know that I am also VERY CREATIVE in the 11th hour!! LOL...although that is NOT what I highly recommend to people!! So, I will be finishing up one project that MUST leave my hands and off to California by March 2! I will post a picture of it, if I can get this camera up and running on this machine...So they say to put it out to the universe the things that YOU WANT...because that is the SECRET..
So, this is WISH #1...I WANT THIS PROJECT TO BE ACCEPTED IN THE NATIONAL MAGAZINE! I applied this year to be a presenter at several art retreats...I was not excepted because I was NOT nationally known...WELL....I WILL DO ALL I CAN TO GET THAT RECOGNITION so that I can become a presenter and share some of what I do with others!! Now how is that for POSITIVE THINKING!! I will be with you in spirit, and this machine is somewhat of an addiction so I am NOT saying that I won't be here!! Cause everyone knows you just can't walk by a computer without checking your E mail or posting a note or two, or three or.....
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Blue Funk from the BLUE JOURNAL!


I promised someone that I would post a note page from my BLUE JOURNAL..(this is not a journal that I normally share!) This is a journal that I keep for my SHADOW MUSE! There was a time where I FEARED her so much! Where I would not give her the time or space that she wanted and she would rain all over me! She would keep me down and not allow me to continue on in any direction because I would not honor her! So one day after some sage sound advice from a mentor I decided it was high time that I started to balance her with me instead of against me! So when she has something to say, I give her paper and pens and paint and allow her to journal her thoughts. Thus the BLUE JOURNAL...It is here that she can do whatever she wants to do...even muddy colors and paint with all the black and browns (colors that I do not use as a focal point!! LOL) Anyhow, since I have done this she is so much happier...she is a lot more quiet and the affirmations that she does expose to me don't quite seem as negative anymore, but more like sage advice from the crone inside of me. Once I realized that she was there to HELP not HINDER I was able to bring her home! And that is my wish for all today who venture here..that you too learn that the Shadow Muse is part of the person that you are...that she has many great lessons and advice to give you...Listen, let her show you in her way what the fear is about, where it is coming from...She really is just a part of who you really are and where you are going.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie
ps: this is for you H!

Mandala..A Burst from Within...


Once again it is the wee hours of the morning..almost 2am...and I just finished the piece of swap art for yesterday...I know it is late, but actually I love the quiet of the night and my creative powers seem to jump at me with bliss and freedom! I do mandalas to nice soothing music...I draw a circle on the paper...close my eyes an allow my vision to come..then I draw the image on with pencil and paint it like a coloring book page...sometimes I outline them, but this one did not speak to me in that way...I do like the black background because it makes the mandala just seem to float on the paper the way it did in my mind....Enjoy! I did!! I bid you who enter here sweet dreams on this night...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Lemons!


I was reading a newsletter from a sister Muse today and she had a great little article on lemons...how, sometimes life gets in the way of your art because it is the "unsweet" things that hold us down...It reminded me of a piece that I did in an ABC art journal that I did and here it is....Lemons remind me of going for the ZEST of life...the little card at the bottom goes in the pocket next to the lemon picture...all the pages in this journal were made like this with a little ATC card in a pocket that was art work or words to go with the letter...I will share all another time..But for now, I am thankful just to have been reminded to keep striving and keeping going with my creative life with ALL THE ZEST of a ripe lemon!! That is my wish for all who venture here today, that you let the "unsweet" things have there moment (cause they will even if you don't like it!!) but take the bitterness out and go for the Zest! You will be happier for it!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

O Say Can You See


This is the swap piece that was to be posted for Wednesday, February 21 but it is now after 12:00 so it comes up as Thursday....BECAUSE....
Alright I will admit it...I am a LOST junkie!! Yes, gave up art to sit and watch the tv (or as my father use to fondly refer to it as "the idiot box") but it is over and I have done my swap piece for today...Today, my good husband had to make an eye appointment and that prompted this piece of art...I have used the eye icon before in other pieces and I enjoy the look of it...I did not try anything new with this piece, but used acrylic, sharpie and water color...Tomorrow I will venture a bit deeper with perhaps some new medium...for now, I think I am lucky to have completed this...I am working on something that has a deadline, so that has required most of my time! But with that being said...happy creating and good night!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

THE MEETING!

I have a poem published in the Daily Muse Newspaper today!The title of it is: THE MEETING.. What a joy!! And it was so unexpected...You have to just love that! If you have not yet had the pleasure of reading this online treasure you can get a couple days of it for free by going to:
www.artelladailymuse.com ....You might have to scan that in to get there, but it is well worth the trip! Not just because I write for them on Tuesday and Thursday but because it is the only online newspaper on the net that is totally committed to artists, writers and dreamers! And did I mention that they also put on the BEST retreats and this year it is in SEDONA! WOW!! I have not done my swap piece yet today, but will post again later with that...Until then may you have a wonderfully creative day!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Limbo


Here is the piece that I did today! I have always been fascinated with Australian art...and this is my attempt at it...all the little dots and swirls..no animals however, just design work..I am not sure where the name came from, but it just seemed to want to be called that! It is all done with acrylic paint, as I am sit not sitting to long at my work station. I am managing to stay on track however! PHEW! I had a remarkably wonderful day today because my grandson was here...WHAT A JOY!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Fly On The Wings of Your Dreams!


Just finished the piece for Monday, Feb. 19th! This is acrylic outlined in fat sharpie! The heart has texture magic on it and then it was painted...I am going to do a few more with the texture to see what I can come up with. I was a little leery about putting this on, but it dries hard and is easy to paint over...I will try again tomorrow to add more texture...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Watch for open windows!


This is the picture I did for the swap for the 18th. I started it this afternoon but finished it up late tonight (or is it early morning!) Anyhow, it is done with Acrylics and oil pastel..I have never used oil pastels before so I only used it on the background. I am going to have my daughter show me how to better utilize them into my art as they are fun to play with. And that is my wish for all who venture here today, that you look at some of the new things that I am playing with and you try your hand at some different things to! I see that in my stash of supplies that I have water color crayons, and plaster, and ..... well, if you are anything like I am you have a room full of unused supplies!! Now is the time to try some of them...you just might have as much fun discovering things as I am!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

YES! This is ME!


I was looking thru an old box and what did I come across! Senior pictures! I looked at friends who had passed thru my life at a different time...and the notes that they wrote on the back of their picture..."lets always be friends" "stay as sweet as you are"..."best of luck with Bob"...Now, I do not look like this anymore, and most of the pictures are just that..pictures, no longer have we kept in touch, no longer are we friends (and I really do not know why that is except for time and space!) and well, Bob has long since been out of my life, although I must admit that he frequents my thought every fall for a reason known to us! But, no matter what has happened in these 38 years since graduation (yes, you read that correctly!!) I know that I am following my heart more now than any other time in my life...Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks! So as I gaze at the picture before me and remember that 17 year old girl who had so much creative talent hidden so deeply inside, I honor her strength and endurance for allowing me to catch up with her on this creative path. So that is my wish for all who enter here today...that no matter where you are in your life, know that you have an inner child who is waiting for you to come out and play!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

ENERGY!


This piece is titled ENERGY and is the second piece I did with this theme...It is a combination of acrylic paint, watercolor paint and fine tipped sharpie! I feel the energy when I am doing this type of painting...A swirl of excitement and the belief of my hearts dreams....I did a similar piece for my daily affirmation the other day and liked the feelings that it provoked in me, so I have altered it and done it again...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Dream The Impossible Dream!


Day 3...Prismacolors colored pencils and Acrylic paint! This inspiration came from a bench that I did for the birthday of Susan B. Anthony! I love how the colors pop off the black background....The bench is posted on the blog in an earlier post for 2006!
It was auctioned off to fund the Susan B. Anthony House here in Rochester! I was honored to among 50 women artist who were invited to make a piece of art for this auction....I was among some very wonderful artists!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

GROWING DREAMS!


This piece is done with Prismacolor Colored Pencils...It is an on going theme of mine of growing your dreams..reaching for the stars..stretching yourself to new heights. I try to follow my own advice as much as possible...Some days are better than others!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

31 Days of Art...


Ok...I threw my back out a few days ago making it difficult to sit for very long at this machine...But "SHE'S BACK" ..well at least for a moment or two! I have joined in a swap where we will be doing 6 by 6 pieces of art every day for 31 days...then off to NYC they will go and Melissa will make the swaps and one special piece will go in a Zine...I will try different things here...Right now I am doing things I am comfortable with because I cannot sit for very long...but, watch new things will appear! Different mediums for me...This is a raw art swap so no stamps, no embellishments...so I will be working with acrylic paint, colored pencils, crayons, wax, chalk and oil pastels! I will post them...Have 3 days that I will post here now..Happy eye candy and inspiration!! I started on 2-14 and this first one is titled: FALLING IN LOVE!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Try it..It is FUN!




Your Personality Profile



You are dependable, popular, and observant.

Deep and thoughtful, you are prone to moodiness.

In fact, your emotions tend to influence everything you do.



You are unique, creative, and expressive.


Click the link below and try this test for yourself! WHAT FUN!! This is pretty much me! LOL
Artfully Yours,
Pattie
You don't mind waving your freak flag every once and a while.

And lucky for you, most people find your weird ways charming!

BACK ON LINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yippee!!!! My computer has come home to rest! I am so happy today that I have been up all night downloading things..tweeking things ...This is a blog I will be working on today, but for anyone who knows me, or wants to see what I have been up to for this month you can see things at the art by luminsoity blog spot! Yes, as my friend Debs says: I AM A BLOG-A-HOLIC!!!!!! See you soon on the blog!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

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