BLOG LAND GIVE AWAY!!!!!!!

THE DRAWING HAS TAKEN PLACE AND THE WINNER WILL BE POSTED HERE TOMORROW....

Here is a post of a little 4 by 4 altered canvas that I am giving away for my BIRTHDAY! A gift for all who enter here....for all who leave comments...and for all who leave a feeling of their presence! All you have to do to be eligible for this is leave me a COMMENT. On September 4th I will have my good husband, Mr. Mike, draw a name and this little piece will be sent their way. This is my way of saying THANK YOU to all who enter here, and to wish you all creative blessings. So go ahead, LEAVE A COMMENT....LEAVE YOUR MARK HERE....ONLY 5 DAYS TO DO SO!!!!!!!!!!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie
PS: Please check back on September 6 for the announcement of the WINNER!! And GOOD LUCK!

YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE FRIENDS!

So I have been elbow deep in the paint...trying to finish up the bench for the breast cancer coalition auction that is due at the end of the week. Now, I was feeling a bit down and out...having a small poor pattie pity party...(Do you know the feeling?)I did not get something that I had hoped for...heck I even had it on my dream board...but alas...
When you get those "rejections" it is very difficult NOT to take it personally...when I know in my heart that I shouldn't...So I have had to take time to digest it...work with it..figure out what I want and how I want to go about it from here...when I received some kind and wonderful words from a friend...AND BANG ...BAM...BOOM...POW! It hit me right in the heart today...so I thought I would share what she said....cause boy did the words ever hit home....and made me so aware of the the blessings of friends and their support....THANK YOU CHERYL!!

"Sorry about the disappointment w/the teaching gig... hey...they're doing you a favor...know why?... 'cause they're causing you to create/seek a venue, that is more "you"... that's what it all boils down to Pattie! You didn't get it 'cause it's wasn't' IDEAL for you... so now you get to find/create what IS ideal for you... the entire..who, what, where, when how...on your terms!.. you get to play in the field of possibilities more than you have!...Sounds so good.. there's ideas that have just been waiting for an opp. to pop!...I can't wait to see what they will be! Now... go do it!! Folks are waiting for what you have to give! Fly dragonfly girl....fly!!-- and reacquaint w/dragonfly energy...i believe it's about adapting and changing flight "on a dime"... 'cause they're so adaptable ???"

I have my dragon fly gratitude beads in front of me...and I am counting ALL OF MY BLESSINGS...And I am waiting for the OPP to POP!! Take a moment today and send a friend a note of encouragement..a note of praise...a note of friendship....IT WILL MAKE THEIR DAY....and YOURS!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

IT'S NOW OPEN!

So many requests have come my way for ART FOR SALE! Well, the store front is now OPEN for business. I am very honored to be able to offer to you a few of the things that I have been making. I also do custom work, so do not be afraid to E-mail me with special requests. I will be sharing more as time goes on.
But for now I have some things hanging in the store here.
Thanks for all the support from everyone who has helped to guide me as I fly on the wings of my dreams.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Art Doll Quarterly!



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The pages of the magazine do not scan well on my machine, so I have downloaded pictures I took of them before I sent them off to Art Doll Quarterly...BUT RIGHT NOW
I am floating! I am excited and happy! I finally have an issue of Art Doll Quarterly and there I am in print....Page 95 and page 124! And no little thumb nail picture...HECK they are FULL page pictures........MY heart is racing...my happiness is difficult to contain....I will proudly display MY BIG GIRL AWARD!!!!!! FLYING is a beautiful thing!Let me say that this issue is full of wonderful doll artists, and I am honored to be placed among them. I have personally seen some of the work of Christopher Malone and his masterpieces are magnificent. I own several books by the talented Sandra Evertson, so her paper witch hat is a joy to behold. There are witches and pumpkins and fairies to feast your eyes on! This magazine is top quality and would still be even if I wasn't in it..but seeing as I am, what better way to toot the horn for this Stampington & Company publication. Thanks to everyone who has supported me in all I have been working so hard to do...for standing by me, putting up with me, and listening to me as I dream and cry, and then dream some more. And for all the love each and everyone of you show me every day I thank you with all my heart.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

BIG GIRL AWARD!


This year I have been making it a point to expose myself more...both to my true self and to others. I have been fairly shy all my life so this is a completely new adventure for me. I have given way to walking up to the edge and jumping! And guess what?!?! I didn't fall...I FLEW! I have come a long way in a year! And I truly am happier than I ever have been with this new found exposure...So, I decided that I would REWARD myself. I have made these BIG GIRL AWARDS for friends, but I have finally made one for myself! So here it is ... the Oscar of all the girl awards! THE BIG GIRL AWARD for putting them on and pulling them up! ENJOY!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Hitting News Stands...


The new Art Doll Quarterly is hitting the news stands and I have 2 Gourd Dolls in it!
ME! PUBLISHED...When I receive my copy I will post the pages and the pictures. I am so excited...and I will be published in another magazine in the fall! So I thought I would share my excitement with all today!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Trying to make Sense!


Here I am this morning trying with all of my heart to make sense out of a reckless act. My son, who is 32, was leaving a local pub to cross the street to his house, when 3 guys decided that they were going to jump him. Now they did not steal his wallet, they did not say anything to him..they just started beating him up...as luck would have it several people came out of the bar and scared them off...someone called 911..someone followed the guys to the house they went to (so the police do know who they are, but it is up to my son to press charges)...My son, was left unconscious and bleeding in the street! He has bruised ribs...a fractured nose...a lip split so wide open that it took some 28 stitches both inside and out to put back together...He has a black eye and scraps where they pulled him along the sidewalk and hit and kicked him....Even as I write this tears come to my eyes....I am thankful that this is all that happened to him...I am thankful that he has a winning personality and insists that they are battle wounds and girls like scars!...I am thankful for those who called 911 and for those who stayed at the hospital with him. What I do not understand is WHY!? Why would anyone do this to anyone else? What would make anyone think that this is a FUN thing to do on a Friday night? What type of person does something like this? Now, my son, for whatever reason does not think that he will press charges...(it would take to much time out of his life...what really would be the good in this...all those "nice" things) And yet, my gentle heart cries...and I think that there must be some kind of consequence that one must pay...that you should have to be responsible for your actions weather they are good or bad...I am trying to make sense of such a senseless act. And I am just not sure where to put this today...Thanks for listening...it is helping...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Rockin Girl Blogger Award!


What a wonderful honor that Chantal has passed on to me! I am totally blown away by the support of this blogging family! So, now I will pass it on to: Royce...Cheryl F ...Cheryl B...Bae...and Lise!
Thank you all for the inspiration!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

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