off line....

I will be off line till Monday....See you then...but continue to do your art journal....I will!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 25, 2009

This journal page is dedicated....to the BEATLES!!! There was a prompt on the page to do something for the Beatles...and seeing as I am of the generation that was born and raised on them....one of those screaming girls in the living room of my parents house when they were on Ed Sullivan's Show!!! LOL....I am reminded that ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE.....I 'M IN LOVE AND IT'S A SUNNY DAY....and GOOD DAY SUNSHINE!!! Here in upstate NY the sun is out today...the car is full of gas...and it is indeed a very good day!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 24, 2009


To say that my day has been "ALL ABOUT ME" is really an understatement!! LOL....Some days you just have to grind the beans to get the full flavor of your day...and today, was just such a day!
I played in the studio....said NO to a great many things...even to going outside of my house for the majority of the day!...But I said YES to myself....YES to a nap...YES to playing...YES to MYSELF!! So today, I was very aware to make myself a soul vitamin cocktail and for the first time in a very long time....I MADE MYSELF #1.....TRY it ....You just might like it....even if it is only for a short period of time!! I try to give myself ME time daily....but some days it doesn't work out as I had planned....TODAY DID!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 23, 2009

This is a late journal page...can you tell by the chicken scratches!! LOL....Anyhow it has been a day of FIRE and ICE!! But later this evening I took 2 Soul Vitamins and felt the magic when my littlest love came over for dinner.....Simple is better!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 22, 2009

The toast of the day was fresh squeezed orange juice....a little bit of sunshine on this gray day! I am so ready for winter to be over!! Today, I met a friend for coffee...we talked...we listened...so the prompt on friendship was an easy one....And to kick down brick walls....sometimes you just have to wear steel toed boots!!...As for me I have donned my evening gown (fancy name for pj's)
and I am off to watch the Oscars and the red carpet beauties!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 21, 2009

I did not do a thing to my scanner!! Must be magic!! LOL....The toast of the day is to leave my heart open...not to close it up because of fear in any way! There was a prompt to use the word by in a continuing sentence....I go forward by.....And when that asked you why you write....The Mosca Monument....tonight...while enjoying a glass of wine...Is to do a little dance...make a little love...and get down tonight!! LOL....ENJOY!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 20, 2009


I am not sure what is wrong with my scanner...have to work on it tomorrow....I did my journal page very late tonight....and to force myself to write (or be right!!) would be wrong....So I doodled things in 2 from the prompts of Gemini!! A soul vitamin and a shot....and two lines came together as one in this mandala...But...the GOOD thing is I choose NOT to forfeit doing the page!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 19, 2009


I had this journal page done...BUT...LOL...I forgot to post it and left it in the scanner till just now!! I toasted the day to sunshine and blue skies yesterday, even though light snow flurries fluttered all around me...dreaming of a WARM vacation!!! I was aware to be kind to myself even with the things going on around me.....And that "old spunky broad" within me...well...she had some kind words to say too!! LOL.....There are days that that "old broad" IS ME!!! There are other days when she only lurks in the background....and the child in me comes out!! And I guess she might just do some of the same things!! LOL
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 18, 2009

Working on the AWE today was fast and furious....I almost could not pull myself out of bed today, dreaming of being some place WARM...So the AHA-PHRODISIA prompt came easily today...I am feeling a little on the "sad" side of life today...so I toast to being able to see the layers of colors today that lie above that layer of sadness...And I am reminded that I can TURN in any direction today to change my vision...to change my perceptions...to change my feelings....And even though I am making mistakes along the way....(such is life!!) I am giving myself permission to make UNLIMITED amounts of them....for I believe it is true...We DO learn from our mistakes...we may repeat them over and over till the lesson is finally engrained in us....and sometimes we learn them quickly...but they are ALLOWED...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 17, 2009

As I sat down and read the prompts today...drinking my morning coffee....I toast the day....I allow myself to be present and in the moment...not rushing ahead of myself and not lingering behind....Still intact! When I think of the people I most admire...several words come to mind and I listed some of them that were presented quickly....As I look in the mirror I have yet to see them shine through to me this morning...but then again, it is still early!! LOL.....One of the prompts on this page was to REMEMBER WHO YOU TRULY ARE.....and some days it is difficult for me to focus on myself (although I suppose I have this morning, because...heck, I have taken time to do my journal page and my affirmation page (FROM THE INSIDE OUT) and that is a very good thing!! So I am reminded that even if I only take 5 minutes (or in this case an hour!) than I am ahead of the game!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 16, 2009

Today, as I toast the day to believing in the future...I also realize that some days you just have to have a GOOD WHINE to go along with the day...to get it out of you and to get on with things!! LOL There were several prompts about bumper cars...one with a word pool of sorts...and another that asked if you were a bumper car what would you be bumping into today....I realize that I am bumping into walls of questions in order to knocked them down to find the path I am suppose to be on!!....And the Martini Bird....is for a friend who loves martini's...the perfect "stem glass" drink!! Not to mention Warm weather!! LOL....
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

Happy Valentine's Day...


I may not be the most important person in your LIFE.
I just hope that when you hear my name you smile and say
THAT'S MY FRIEND!
Give this heart to everyone you care about .
Try to collect 5. It's not easy


I received this from a friend of mine.....It touched my heart....Send it on to friends of your own and let it touch theirs....
Happy HEART day!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 13, 2009

I did this journal page late this afternoon....after receiving some news that concerns my future and that of my family....So the toast of the day is a SHOT of COURAGE!! One of the prompts on this page was to delete things from your computer....(clean house!!) I find that difficult to do...not only here in my studio...but also here on the machine...You never know when you might need it...but I looked at some things that I have had since beginning this adventure in 1999...and although I rarely go to them anymore...there is a sort of comfort knowing they are there...Same with the things in boxes that have been unopened for 20 years....BUT....I NEED TO DO THAT!!
Another prompt was to change your name and write as if you were now someone else...although the thought of being someone else (the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence!!) I just know in my heart that I can not nor would I even like to do that....BUT...just don't call me PAT!!! (it is a long story...but I just don't like to be called that!!)...And today...as I journal...I am very aware that TODAY is the beginning of yet another chapter in my life....
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 12, 2009

I had the great pleasure of spending the morning with the littlest of loves in my life, my grandson, today!! We went together to build a bear and he made a puppy and picked out a iron man suit for the puppy to wear...We laughed and hugged and kissed and went for lunch...talking away as much as a 4 year old can do!! What a joyous day!!! So, i learned many important things...to make more time to play....that little ones make the world a better place...laughter brings huge smiles to your face and heart...and everything can look better when viewed from the positive side of life.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 11, 2009

Today, I am turning on my light!!! I am finally doing something that I said I was going to do for a long time!!.....Making me aware that as long as I continue to listen ...to pay attention...to trust myself....I will continue forward....I use to be caught up in the fact that I was not quite like others....that I did not fit into a mold of sorts....as the stars shine down and all around me...I am very much aware that I have been allowing myself just to BE ME more and more and more over the past several years...and I am very happy about that!!...And of all the things that electrify me
THE CREATIVE PROCESS just sends lightening bolts my way!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 10, 2009

Sometimes you've just got to do it....bake something gooey!! And then wait a minute and eat them hot from the oven....I just love that!! So full of joy and comfort for me!!! I imagine my hips aren't that happy, but who cares!! The prompts today...gave me food for thought too...If I had a fire extinguisher I would put OUT all the STRESS in my life!! WOW!! That would be something!!
And the messages that I would LOVE to hear from myself every day....Going to keep these in the fore front now....Jimmy Durante...CHA_CHA_CHA....just made me giggle....and we all know that water helps everything to grow...So why not me too!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 9, 2009

As I sat in the office this morning I did my journal page...passing time....I toast the day with making lemon-aide out of the lemons!! And as long as I am at it might as well make that PURPLE lemon-aide!! (because PURPLE was the prompt!)...Today, I will paint and make imaginary flowers to celebrate the past year...Because I am finally getting now...what I did not get then...I am beginning to learn the lessons of life ...more and more each day!! (heck it only took 57 years!!! Better late than never I say!! LOL)
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 8, 2009


I consider Sunday, the beginning of a new week...Not sure why that is...as most people think Monday is...well, I guess I just have to be different!! Anyhow, I did not post my pages toward the end of the week as I wanted to HIGHLIGHT SHEILA!! If you did not get a chance to read her interview here...JUST PRESS RIGHT HERE!! And make sure you visit her at her blog!
Today, I am recovering from a well deserved R & R...and to top the day off I indulged in some COMFORT FOOD (to honor the little kid in me!)...Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chocolate milk (I am the first to admit that I do not usually drink milk unless it is fresh and very...very cold!! Today, it was!!)
As I pondered how to make my creative time MORE FUN...I made a small list...And my SUPER HERO persona!! LUMINOSITY....a name given to me by my mentor Jill several years ago!! This day has been all about PLAYING!!! A great day indeed!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

INTRODUCING: Sheila Earhart of Halo Hill...

This is a photo of just a sampling of what Sheila Earhart of Halo Hill does as an artist. Now, I can't remember exactly what pointed me to Sheila's blog last year...perhaps it was a friend...a link...a group...but I left her a comment (yes, it is nice to let people know that you visited!) and we have become great internet friends since. Sheila lives in Oregon, and makes these beautiful charms, not to mention that she collects and sells antiques, has a family life, works outside of her home, blogs, has an etsy store front, keeps in contact, sends out love, and is a simply amazing woman.... I would like to take this moment to introduce her to you! Sit back...grab a cup of coffee and learn a little more about her...I think you will see that she is just one of the SPECIAL ones!! I know I feel that way!

Good Morning Sheila...Thanks for joining me here at ARTFULLY YOURS...All of us on the net have a wonderful life connecting with others, and even though we may never meet each other in real life, there is a certain bond that we share and one of them is the creative process...So, that is what I would like to talk with you about today....

Pattie:. Where do you create and when?
Sheila: If I'm doing collaging for my charms, I do that in my easy chair with my green bucket full of watercolor pencils (can't get enough). When I get to the glittering and gluing, and soldering, I am at the kitchen table. I am slowly getting my studio created, de-cluttered and squared away. When I do journaling/doodling/coloring, trying out new things, I usually sit in my favorite chair, with a pillow propped on my lap as a "table". When I'm painting backgrounds for journaling or collage I do it on the kitchen counter.

Pattie:. Where do you really wish that you could create? And why do you think that would be a better environment?
Sheila: I want to be in my new studio. Of course, I would like it to be PRETTY first, but I am not going to wait until then. I've started today. It is taking shape. I wish I had one of those cute little shed/workshop/studio places out back with windows and a coffee pot, nice tables and tons of storage, mostly in the form of old cabinets with tiny drawers. I would have billowy sheets hanging everywhere to cover things and divide areas. The colors would be everything from bright white to cream, beige and all they way to brown. No other colors to distract me, as my art work tends to be bright for the most part. This would be awesome because I think I would feel organized, and it sounds like such a haven. Ahhhh, I can see it now! White roses with pink tips in silver pieces everywhere.

Pattie:. What gets your creative energy flowing?
Sheila: I've been thinking of this question a lot lately. For me, there seem to be so many answers to that question. Earlier I was folding a freshly laundered vintage tablecloth straight from the dryer. The colors were beautiful and bright, and you guessed it... so are my journal pages this evening. I get inspiration from magazines, from a word, a book, vintage sheet music, words ripped from old books to collage with. I say a little prayer right before I do a custom charm, and it has really unleashed something, I can't explain it. I have had so many people email or call me to tell me "there is no way you could have known this but..." I put a number or 2 on each tiny collage for charms, as visual interest, or design. I had a lady tell me last month, that her son had been in a terrible accident and she was praying for a sign he would be okay. She went to the mailbox, had received the charm and the number I had glued there was her son's birth year. She said it really helped her. A friend of mine had her son pass away last year, and I of course prayed before I started, and a saying ripped from an old book of prose fell into my lap as I was working. It didn't make any sense to me, because it was a butterfly, so I called to ask her, and she started crying. They had decided that would be their sign when he had gone. Another phrase "fell" into my lap and I made an extra charm for her with it. It spoke to her and blessed her a lot. I'm not saying I'm special "that" way, but I am very happy and blessed that these meaningful things happen and I get to hear about it!

Pattie:. What is the BIGGEST hurdle that you have over come?
Sheila: Really, the biggest hurdle for me was being able to call myself an "artist" I mentioned that at a class I was in during Art Fest a few years ago and the ladies there made me say it. The most encouraging person was Hope of Paper Relics. I must tell her what a profound effect that had on me. I am an artist!

Ok, one more... I was told Photoshop was too hard to learn on "one's own" reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, I thought! Of course I stayed at it a few evenings, and I'm really getting there! I just created my own line of journals and postcards and have some listed in my Etsy shop!

Pattie:. Do you have a "special" time or place where you get your inspiration? (ie: the shower...upon waking...a walk).
Sheila: It seems I don't have a specific place or time, it can happen anywhere... in the shower, seeing someone on the street on my way into work, the huge leaves on the ground when I walk into work, a song. I LOVE the song "Life Uncommon" by Jewel. It speaks to me so strongly, I love the music, and the words are so very powerful. It inspires me so much! I hear it is kind of against blog etiquette to put a song on your blog, but I think I may have to do this one. It may speak to someone else who may visit my blog!

Pattie:. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Sheila: GOSH, can I have two favorites? Butter Pecan and Tin Roof Sundae!
My Etsy Shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5094432

Thanks for visiting with us today Sheila....May you continue to FLY ON THE WINGS OF YOUR CREATIVE DREAM! And inspire others here to do so also....I am the proud owner of one of your wonderful charms and wear it when I need to be reminded of my own dreams...As for me...well...even though it is still morning here....I think I will just have to go and get a hot fudge sundae...chocolate ice cream covered in hot fudge and stawberries....and partake in it while I dream about my next creative project!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie


February 3, 2009

Today, it was a beautiful day out...almost 40 degrees!! LOL...well, for upstate NY that is a beautiful day in the middle of winter...AND the sun was shining...another thing to be thankful for!
As I toasted the day, I was reminded to see things more clearly....not thinking that the glass was half empty...but rather half full!! Reminding myself that I am half way to Spring...(6 more weeks of winter according to the ground hog yesterday!!) And prompted to ask the question...what age am I???? I am reminded to PLAY...TO LAUGH...TO ENJOY....for that makes me ageless!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 2, 2009

With this journal page I wrote from my Shadow Muse....She likes to follow me everywhere... I have found that if I let her play with paints and pens she has a lot of wisdom to tell me...she likes to whisper so I sometimes don't hear her so she has to trip me sometimes to get my attention...
I use to be a little afraid of her...I use to think she was a negative in my life....I know now, that she is just a part of me, that I sometimes just don't pay enough attention to....Now, I listen.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

February 1, 2009

It is a new month....a short month...getting me that much closer to Spring!! Today, I have a feeling of a new beginning and I toast the day with flight! Today, I get to dream a little more about my future...my passions...I just love Sunday's ...they are so lazy...no where really to go and the break in routine....I did the word pool today....and I just love what they end up teaching me....today, I wrap my heart melodies in blue-cloud cloth.....(don't you just love that line!)
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

January 31, 2009

I did not have the opportunity to post this yesterday....But the journal page was done!! I toasted the day knowing that I would be starting a new month...with new views...with new ideas...with new dreams...I am aware that I have been walking around with my heart more open lately...willing to give and take a little more freely....And of course my dose of mirth is my favorite of all quotes...I never seem to waver from it....My greatest hits....Just a short list but one that I do not give myself NEAR as much credit for as I should....And so now it is in writing.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

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