There is something about that morning coffee...the first cup that gets me going!! I can be alone with it in the silence of the studio or I can be sharing it with someone...What it does is gets me moving...gets my thoughts flowing...makes me aware of what is going on around me as I sip slowly the hot liquid...So here I am this morning...With my:

(or questions for a journal while sipping coffee or having a cup with someone)

1. This morning I am aware that I have had 5 days of JOY! Of getting to know and discovering more about myself and others over many cups of coffee...
2. How can you hold onto the present moment without jumping so far into the future (the dreams...the hopes) that you miss what is right in front of you as the coffee brews?
3. How much of yourself do you...can you...should you..would you...really share of yourself? I mean, do you expose yourself to the bone making yourself vulnerable even to yourself?
4. Can you capture a moment from each day to make a memory? Can you etch that memory into yourself so that it becomes a part of you?

Seeing as this is the first time I have actually done this...These are my thoughts this morning without struggling to make myself come up with anything...Perhaps some Saturdays the thoughts will be many...perhaps thoughts at all!! certainly starts my morning off...
Artfully Yours,

PS: What thoughts do you have this morning??


You just have to love it when something wonderful comes your way just because you left a comment on a blog...that you would of left anyway....I am the very lucky winner of this cool purse by Susan at Wild Onion Studio...Plus the magazine!! Now how cool is that!!!
Got to love it...So remember dear lurkers...Leave comments...You never know what you might receive...not to mention that it will do your heart good!!
Artfully Yours,


“… It’s all about women…their work, play, families, creativity, style, health and wealth, bodies and souls. skirt! is an attitude…spirited, independent, outspoken, serious, playful and irreverent, sometimes controversial, always passionate.”

Have you been to this site??? Go ahead and click the link or the badge on the sidebar...there is just so much going on there...Not to mention that I am writing a blog for them on Monday...Wednesday...and Friday in their National Skirt.
Regardless of that...lots of fun articles...great writings...I think you might like it!!
Artfully Yours,

Let's Play...

I have a few personal things that I am attending to, so please be patient with me as I work through some of it. In order to sometimes pull myself purposely in a different direction...I have to play!! I have to run...jump...shout...but most of all laugh to spin myself in a different direction. SO....with that being said...I saw a really fun thing to do on google!!..It is sort of a little meme....but different!!
Once you are on google...type in your first name and then type in a word after it...(here is a list of words that I used: needs, looks like, does, goes, loves, eats, has, will...but feel free to use any words you want) HAVE FUN....Here are my answers...

Patricia needs: a full service hotel that includes room service...(now, this is so true!!! LOL)
Patricia looks like: a stalker in this picture..(I am guessing that I had a bad hair day and was peeking over the top of my glasses)
Patricia does: A spot of Irish dancing at her Aunt Betty's Birthday Party. (I really don't have an Aunt Betty, but I would enjoy the party!!...let's crash it!!)
Patricia goes: to the president and says "there's a frog named Kermit Jagger out here who wants a home loan"...(now I can only say....Yes, I watch a lot of Sesame Street with my grandson!! )
Patricia loves: to do anything that require being out of doors..(I would not go so far as to say ANYTHING!!)
Patricia eats: a lollipop (wish it could of been I am a bit hungry!!)
Patricia has: merged a variety of spiritual and creative arts (now, this just might be about me!!)
Patricia will: be driving herself...(and with that I will be leaving the building!!)

No matter how your day is doesn't take very much (at least for me) to smile at give your self a moment to laugh...and to find that life is just to short to dwell to long in the negative!! Have fun....go google your name and see what you can find that makes you laugh....Me...I think I will go and eat a lollipop!!
Artfully Yours,

Creature Comforts USA - Art

This is just laugh out loud funny!!

Yippee!! Got it loaded...sometimes I even amaze myself!!

What is Art...
For whatever reason YOU TUBE will not let me download the video...
But, do your self a favor and press the link to watch this...
It is laugh right out loud funny...especially for us artsy fartsy type!!
Artfully Yours,

5 Things I am grateful for today

5 Things I am grateful for today....

1. Forgiveness....the journey of being able to forgive myself and others.
2. Trust...Being able to trust that I am on a path of growth that comes from the very core of who I am meant to be.
3. Love...the knowledge that I am loved and I do love.
4. Truth...knowing that being truthful with myself and with others is the only way to build a strong and firm foundation.
5. Support...the knowledge that there are so many who support who I am...what I do...and allow me to continue down my path of dreams.

Artfully Yours,

PS: All of my gratitude today comes from my emotional side....I am very aware of my connection to connection to my own life. Though at times we often do not want to acknowledge our deepest, I am very much aware of, I am grateful!

Daycare 101...Except better!!

Every Friday, I have the GREAT pleasure to play ALL DAY with my 3.5 year old grandson!! This Friday because it was raining we had to stay was actually to cold to even put on our boots and splash in the puddles (yes..."moma's" are allowed to do that...this is what my little love calls me!! A name he made up for me...somewhere between mommy and grandma I think!!)
Anyhow, we set up a tent (small little IKEA pup tent) in the living room and had our breakfast and lunch in there...We told each other made up stories while lying in bed with the sheet covering our heads and a flashlight on!! And we painted!! Now he always picks the same colors every time he paints...He starts with red...adds blue ...then green...then orange...and finally yellow...he loves to use the brush but his hands work so much better once the paint is finally on!! The joy of watching him create is beyond words....And when completed he will say...MOMA...ARE YOU SO PROUD OF ME? Now, what is not to be proud of I ask you!!! This little mirror which measures 10 by 10 will hang in his new bedroom at eye level for him...because every little one loves to make faces in mirrors!! Here's to making faces...loving life...and living with great creative freedom!!
Artfully Yours,

A word pool!

Art mandala by: Patricia J. Mosca

A word pool is a group of randomly chosen words you begin with and add others to make prose or poetry or really whatever it wants to be. In the interest of poetic freedom: you don't have to use all of words and grammar, punctuation and even making sense is optional.

Be adventurous. Before you read the following poem, do your own word pool with these words: engulf, midnight, gesture, simmer, collect, morning, testify, electricity, actually, carry, argue, seven, handful, detective, size, hat, listen, scrawl, alley


The midnight witching hour arrives
Filled with electricity...
Allowing me to clothe myself in the darkness.
Donning my detective hat
I feel blanketed by the
mystery of the night...
The mystery of ME.

Approaching an alley of my mind...
I find seven signs that testify that
I have been here many times before.
I collect the gestures of ME
that remain from the
previous day.

I find that I
with my inner self...
Did I learn nothing?
Did I grow in size and form?
Did I listen to the scrawl that was written
on the walls of my heart?

Morning rapidly approaches....
I am actually
in the shimmer of it...
Knowing that this is a new dawn...
A new day to start
over again.

I gather my handful of messages...
I gather my gestures...
I gather my seven signs..
I gather my heart.

I take off my detective hat and I
Breathe deeply...
as I carry myself forward
into this slice of a new day...
of learning more
about ME.

Artfully Yours,

PS: this prompt is brought to you by the creative mind of Jill Badonsky...Do yourself a HUGE favor and run over to her website and sign up for her unbelievable newsletter!!

Count down...

According to Gallagher and Ventura, the most important words of personal responsibility are as follows:

The 10 most important words:
I won't wait for others to take the first step.

The 9 most important words:
If it is to be, it's up to me.

The 8 most important words:
If not me, who? If not now, when?

The 7 most important words:
Let me take a shot at it.

The 6 most important words:
I will not pass the buck.

The 5 most important words:
You can count on me.

The 4 most important words:
It IS my job!

The 3 most important words:
Just do it!

The 2 most important words:
I will.

The most important word:
Frank Tyger said it best...


This wonderful little post came from one enlightened goddess!!
Artfully Yours,

5 Things I am grateful for today

5 things I am grateful for today...

1. The beauty of an English Thistle...and the wonderment and joy of walking in a garden.
2. Touching and being touched by love.
3. The comfort of a sacred circle.
4. The discovery of a new voice that I need to hear.
5. The value of the smallest of things that touch my soul.

My wish for all who venture here today, is that you can hold your gratitude close to you today, and it makes your heart smile.
Artfully Yours,

Let's Get This Party Started!!

This party has officially started....Run your little fingers over to view the LOVE SQUARED doll that is up for grabs with a donation...along with many donated items that you are in line to be able to be in a drawing for with your donation also...Visit MONICA's site...Not only will it do your heart good to donate...but you are about to see some pretty amazing art..from the hearts of some pretty amazing and giving artists....
Artfully Yours,