COME OVER AND PLAY!

This is my completed project for the challenge that I put on THE BUCK STARTS HERE blog that I just started. COME ON OVER AND PLAY.... (you will be able to see what the note pad looked like before and after altering) I will be finding things at the Dollar Store to alter and challenging everyone to play along....IT IS A DOLLAR AND A CREATIVE DREAM!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

THE NAME GAME!!






What Patricia Means

You are influential and persuasive. You tend to have a lot of power over people.
Generally, you use your powers for good. You excel at solving other people's problems.
Occasionally, you do get a little selfish and persuade people to do things that are only in your interest.

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless - and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You're most comfortable when you're far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

You tend to be pretty tightly wound. It's easy to get you excited... which can be a good or bad thing.
You have a lot of enthusiasm, but it fades rather quickly. You don't stick with any one thing for very long.
You have the drive to accomplish a lot in a short amount of time. Your biggest problem is making sure you finish the projects you start.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.
What's Your Name's Hidden Meaning?

I came across this site while visiting Joanna...Do yourself a favor and go to both!
I was also HAPPY to find out that Patricia and Pattie mean the exact same thing..
HAVE FUN!

Blogging Gone Wild!

What is it about blogging that has such a strong pull for me? I post every day to at least one of my blogs..and we all know I have a few!! It keeps me in check with myself .. with my art...with my soul. It allows me to connect with YOU who come to visit...who leave comments or e mail me. It is a virtual journal of life...a feeling of being connected as I sit alone in my studio, the solitary area of an artist. It is here that I can post something and hope that someone will read it, or see a piece of art and know what I was feeling. Or that it might evoke a feeling in them that speaks to their core. It is being able to meet and make friends in place I have only dreamed of traveling to...people that I will probably never meet in my life time, but who I have formed friendships and bonds with that time and space cannot hinder. What is it about blogging that has such a strong pull for me? It is as simple as typing a word or posting a picture and being heard...even if no one else is there. I ask you today...What is it about blogging that brings you here today for a visit...and won't you take a moment and introduce yourself as you read these lines....WELCOME...take a look at the side bar..I have a couple more too!! LOL...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie
PS: If you like to alter things...I just started a new blog: The Buck STARTS Here. It is a challenge for all those who like to alter or are new to it (like I am!) where I will be purchasing things from the dollar store to alter and challenge you to do the same! Come on over...it could be fun and you never know who you might meet!!

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Artella Daily Muse

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Following Your Heart’s Desire!


In this case, 'it' is a Clock.
You know what it is! It calls to you during your waking hours, comes to you in your dreams and haunts you when you do not acknowledge it


Following Your Heart’s Desire!

by Pattie Mosca



In 1998 after reading SARK’s book, “SUCCULENT WILD WOMAN” I decided that it was TIME! Time to get back to my hearts desire! I had raised my children, and they had flown the nest. The new cat had filled a void, but something was still missing! That piece of ME that I had given up on as a young adult. And now, I was going back, starting over, beginning once again and allowing myself to do ART!

I started designing clocks out of a 4-inch square box that I had received a gift in. Where someone else just saw a brown paper box, I saw a KOOL KLOX in a BOX! I designed, I spent hours painting and assembling. I did this with a friend of mine, who worked out of her home as I was working out of mine. One day we finally got together to show each other what we had accomplished. AHHHHHHH…she had made the most beautiful clocks and mine looked, well at best, childish! I beat myself up, gave up, and decided whom was I kidding! But, then I came to the realization (after many days of tears) that my clocks were just different! We had committed to doing a festival, so I had no choice but to continue making my clock, Red hot chili pepper clocks that had festive sombreros on them, frog clock with lip prints exclaiming, “JUST HOW MANY OF THEM DO I HAVE TO KISS IN A DAY?” and the “Queen for a Day” clock. At the festival people laughed at my clocks and smiled and to my delight bought!! I sold almost all my clocks! It was after this festival that I decided that my art was my art!! Childish, whimsical, and most of all made people smile. I designed a clock for SARK, but never made or sent it!

This year, I attended the WILD CHILD WISDOM RETREAT! Mostly I was called to it because of Marney and my Muse, Jill Badonsky, were going to be doing it! But, to my excitement SARK was going to be the keynote speaker. I met her, told her about the clock and the inspiration that she had given me. She said “YOU MUST MAKE IT AND SEND IT TO ME!” After returning home I did just that!

There is always a moral at the end of a good story. Something that you walk away with, that you know to be true. The moral here is to FOLLOW YOUR HEART’S DESIRE.

You know what it is! It calls to you during your waking hours, comes to you in your dreams and haunts you when you do not acknowledge it. Start today! Allow yourself to take a few minutes and do what has been calling to you. It will truly make your heart soar! Although I have long since grown past the clocks and now do furniture and murals, one clock remains on my drawing table to remind me of where I started. How my wings have grown and how high I can actually fly!


I am hoping that I will be giving you a little inspiration to follow your heart!

With all that being said: FLY ON THE WINGS OF YOUR DREAMS!



Pattie Mosca is a true believer in the power of creativity and listening to her inner spirit for happiness and bliss! As a surface designer, she does original and custom pieces that are collected by clients worldwide. Pattie paints furniture and other objects, as well as mixed media and art journals. She has the honor of doing her creativity daily! You can join her affirmation journaling at:
www.writingaffirmations.blogspot.com

Photo above: Pattie, left, and SARK at Artella’s 2005 WildChild Wisdom Retreat

This clock now is on SARK's night stand...SO ...DREAMS DO COME TRUE! I am still on my journey of discovery... As you can see I went to this retreat in 2005 . but I am still in contact with a many of the members of this retreat and HOPE with all my heart that I will be able to host one myself...FOLLOW YOUR OWN DREAMS
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

7 WEIRD THINGS ABOUT ME!!

My friend Sheila, tagged me to give you and insight into my weirdness!! LOL...
ONLY 7 things!! So here goes:
1. I can clean my studio, but I ACTUALLY am more creative if it is a mess!

2. I am a collector of sorts, and when I use to do counted cross stitch I would buy a pattern
the material and all the threads....I have so many in bags (that I probably will never do!)
that I could more than likely set up a small store!

3. I am very shy!! I guess that is why doing this machine is a bit easier for me that a face to
face....I get to expose much more of myself!

4. My house is devoid of color....Yes, the girl who dreams in color, paints in color, and visualizes
in color has beige walls!!

5. I spend a lot of my time in my pj's!! On a good day I don't get dressed till noon and then I get
back into my pj's around 4! Needless to say, all my pj's and bathrobes have paint all over
them!

6. I did not learn to drive till I was 30 years old! Yes, you read that correctly...I was a single mom barely making ends meet, so I couldn't afford a car and insurance! My kids and I walked
everywhere, took buses, and relied on good friends! (actually it was a GREAT life!)


AND A DRUM ROLL PLEASE!

7. I really LOVE certain cartoon programs...and I am so glad that I have a grandson so I get to
watch them whenever he is over....Sesame Street/ the Count/Cookie Monster...LOVE THEM!

So...I pass this on to anyone who would loved to be TAGGED for 7 WEIRD THINGS BOUT THEM SELF...Just post back here and we will all come and see just how Weird YOU ARE!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Something FUN to do....



A little piece of my art to put together!! Have fun!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Altered Couture

I have just received word from Altered Couture that my submission of an altered raincoat and umbrella will be published in the May issue....I now have to write an 800 word article to go along with it...I am so excited and honored to once again be part of this on going community of artists. Altering clothing with my art work is a new medium for me and this is the second time that I will be published in this magazine! Perhaps I should think more about this altering clothing!! LOL..Hey, just one more thing to add to the list of "THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR"!! I can't show you any pictures of it because....well....in my haste to send it out at the 11th hour....I didn't take any...which is fairly normal for me! (NOTE TO SELF...REMEMBER TO PHOTOGRAPH THINGS!!) Ok, so I guess I have to add that to the list too!! Have a delightfully creative day...I am flying!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

DE-LURK WEEK!


Ok...here I am smiling at you!! LOL ...I have just visited Janet's blog and found out that it is DE-LURKER week....So give a shout...leave a note...let me know you have been here! And do the same for all the blogs you visit...It is nice to know you!! See I am not as scary as my tattoo profile page!! LOL....
Have a deliciously creative day!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

HELP BERNIE...HELP THE ANIMALS!

Change the world... for animals! Six Degrees has partnered with the Case Foundation to invite you to take part in America's Giving Challenge sponsored by Parade.

It's your chance to get $50,000 for your favorite charity. Here's our opportunity to help Bernie at A Place to Bark build the shelter that she needs!

Bernie last year saved over 500 dogs and cats from death and are all in happy new homes. Determination and hard work!

How It Works:
The four charity badges with the most unique donations through America's Giving Challenge will get $50,000 for their cause. America's Giving Challenge runs until January 31st.

What we need to do:
Put this 6 Degrees Badge on your blog and help spread the word.

Donate:
If you are able donate , please donate via the badge a $10 tax deductible donation. We need the most people possible to each donate $10 to A Place to Bark. In order to win the grant she needs to have the most amount of donors, not necessarily the amount of money donated.

It gets better!
All donations made to A Place to Bark's Six Degrees Badge, will be matched by the "Zoline Foundation" up to $25,000.00!!! All donations up to June 1st will be counted for the matching donation from the Zoline Foundation. It's a win-win!

About A Place to Bark:
"A Place to Bark" is a private no kill rescue run solely by Bernie Berlin. All animals come from high kill shelters in the south and are on death row. Combining health care, rehabilitation, and working with animal welfare organizations A Place to Bark provides a true no kill vision. Registered 501c3 non-profit. Visit A Place to Bark's web site.


Artfully Yours,
Pattie
PS: Right now I think she is in 4th place!! And the badge is up here twice...So please have at it!!

January 31st is approaching!

Do you know what January 31st is?????????????
IT IS..... INSPIRE YOUR HEART WITH ART DAY...
So lets see how many of us out there can do at least one piece of art with a heart on it!!
Up for the challenge????? I DARE YOU! Come back on the 31st and post your link to your
blog for everyone to view....DOES IT SOUND LIKE FUN?????
I'm in!! Hope you are too!


I was honored to receive this award from Lisa..(actually for my new blog. FROM THE INSIDE OUT) and now I am honored to pass it along!
Chantal
Cheryl
Sheila
Goddess
Karen
Laura
Now wear your crowns ladies...but pass the sceptre!
Artfully Yours.
Pattie

Fishful Thinking

The Goldfish® brand believes in the power of a little smile and remains committed to making a difference in kid’s lives. We’ve partnered with Dr. Karen Reivich, Ph.D., an expert in the field of positive psychology in children and adolescents and a mother of four, to create Fishful ThinkingSM, a program to increase awareness among parents and teachers about the power of Optimism. Fishful ThinkingSM offers the tools to teach Optimism and how to use positive thinking to overcome life’s obstacles. Goldfish wants to help kids reach their full potential and become the successes they were born to be.

Sincerely,
The Goldfish® Team

This is pretty cool...Learn More at: http://www.fishfulthinking.com/tools/staf.aspx

Artfully Yours,

Pattie

Mary Oliver Poem....

The Summer Day

Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean--
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down--
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?

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