March 24, 2009

I have been having trouble with my scanner again! Temperamental machine!! LOL ...So, this is yesterdays journal page TODAY!! I took the prompt that wanted you to use titles to movies by Curtis Lee Hanson and made running thoughts..that are about ME!....I toasted the day and took soul vitamins about my dreams....I have been doing that a lot lately...visiting my heart dreams!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 23, 2009

I have been lost today in happiness....my journal page sat on my work desk, underneath so many projects it would make your head spin!! LOL....
Anyhow....I toast to sipping a dream to the very last drop....I am aware from the prompt about writing about the weather as it pertains to your life that I was in a storm but the sun is coming out!! And that I am finding and mending my heart that was lost in the forest of that storm...
Aware NOW of smooth sailing!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 21, 2009

YES...it is my Mother's Birthday today....and she is 83 ...just like my father would of been! It was my Dad's claim to fame that for 1 whole day he was OLDER than she was!! LOL....So I pour a big glass of milk (my mother always told us to drink our milk!) in honor of her birthday and toast to Fabulous Mothers'....Now, as a grown adult I can honestly say there were times that i did not understand my mother....perhaps even ignored my mother....but as a grown adult I know that I have always respected my mother! Once I became a mother I certainly understood her better!! LOL....So if my father gave me my quick wit....then my mother most certainly gave me my quick temper!! (which I am learning to control much better with age!!)
So HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM.....May we all be able to enjoy many more with you!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 20, 2009


HAPPY 1st DAY OF SPRING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can't even begin to tell anyone what this means to me...DEFROSTING!!! Coming out of hibernation....Stretching....planting roots...getting stronger after a long winter...READY to bloom!! So, today I toast to NEW GROWTH...to understanding that this is just my time of year....that winter is there for me to rest a bit...recover from the other 3 seasons!! And I will sip every drop of SUNSHINE from this point forward!! I decided to write from the prompt of subliminal messages....WHY? Because I needed to get it out and remind myself TO ACT on my OWN VISIONS!!!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 19, 2009

Today would of been my Father's 83rd birthday...he passed away when he was 61 years old...some 22 years ago..It seems so long ago when I think of it that way...and yet emotionally it could of been yesterday! I miss my father very much....his laughter...his ways....his cooking...the bigness of him....he was a giant of a man to me....So today...I honor him...today I miss him more than ever....One of the prompts was to revisit a part of our past....I did that for this whole page...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DADDY!! (yes ... a grown woman who still refers to her Father that way...always have....always will)
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 18, 2009

Today I am dreaming BIG...making lists...following paths...figuring out this...and that...working on this and that....doing anything my little heart desires...WHY? Because I took a Soul Vitamin today to Jump Start myself...To Spring myself forward...to write with permanent black ink on a white sheet of paper....WHAT FUN!!!! Growing...forward toward my wildest dreams!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 17, 2009

Happy St.Patrick's Day....I don't believe I am of Irish descent...but then again I have heard that EVERYONE is Irish on St. Patrick's Day!! LOL....So as I did my journal page today it was natural to have a few "lucky" clovers....and I will take 2 soul vitamins for a little bit of good luck!! I choose to do a prompt of a limerick ....(I use to be fairly good at them when playing drinking games in my youth!!...) And some days you just come full circle....And this is what mine says..."there are days when everything i do looks like everything i have already done and yet there are other days when it comes full circle and i am over joyed"...Today...is such a day!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 16, 2009

Today is LIPS APPRECIATION DAY!!! LOL.....Today, I send out kisses from my heart....Sometimes I am very aware that a kiss is the most verbal thing that I can say....Done in many different ways it means so many different things......Today...I GET TO.....finish one project and start another!!! And all of it is SWAK!!!! To me from me!....
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 13, 2009

I have had a rough week in some ways....I haven't been feeling all that well...and today, I slept alot...Must have something to do with National Nap Day yesterday!! LOL....So as I read the prompts my journal page allowed me to be aware that it is all what I make it....now, I suppose I could get on myself for not being productive....but what for!! Instead I take a soul vitamin to take a moment...take a minute...take an hour... take a day to recharge!! And feel warm from the inside out!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 12, 2009

Some days you just have to have a good shot of FIRE to light yourself up....to allow yourself to explode!!! Today, was one of those days, when I just did a little fire swallowing!! LOL....A seed of inspiration when taken daily will help you to grow, but creatively and from within....I took the prompt..."roman candles exploding like spiders across the sky" to do a little doodle....There were several prompts about naps...because it is National Nap Day!! ....I was all over that prompt somewhere around 4:00 this afternoon....giving myself the hour...to be refreshed and ready to go!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 11, 2009

Today, is the day I finally met my own deadlines...you know the ones you put off and off and off...And I finally finished everything that I had on my TO DO list and sent them out in the mail...Now, if I ever clean off my desk I will find the rest of the list!! LOL....So I take a Soul Vitamin today and let my heart shine and sparkle for doing that! And I toast the day to my creative life....One of the prompts was abut windows...and I honor the ones that I opened wide today! And the Juju of how I DO take the time to explore what I have to say to ME every day through my art...my words...my affirmations...my JOY!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 10, 2009

Flip side....Today, I did my journal page early!! SO I FLIPPED!! as I was reminded to give myself a fresh bowl of water....Give myself a bone and bark joyfully....Some days you just have to honor yourself with what YOU want TO DO!! And this morning has just been one of those days, here it is almost noon and I am still in my pj's happily creating here in the studio since 8 this morning!!! My kitties surround me....always were I am they are there to sit on my lap...walk in my paint...get fur over everything and drink from my brush water even though I leave a fresh bowl of water out for them....guess they want to be just like ME! LOL....sometimes in dirty water...sometimes in fresh! I am very aware of my animal totems....the guides I have....the fish that allows me to swim....The cat that allows me to love unconditionally....the bunny that allows me to hop from one thing to the next....and the bird...the sweet bird that allows me to fly!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

march 9, 2009

I did my journal page late tonight....My little one was here for a visit...and anytime I can spend with him is a GOOD TIME! But I am very aware today...that GOOD ENOUGH....is GOOD ENOUGH! As long as I put my ALL into it! So today, I am remembering that all it takes is a cup of kindness for myself...and a SOUL vitamin .....And today, I did get to paint and write and draw and create....I remembered that the other night when I was out I had missed the exit to my house...how does one do that except when one is lost in thought.....and then I remembered that instead of beating myself up about that...and about other exits I miss....I must remember to look around me...listen closely and see much better the second time around!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 8, 2009


Feeling as if I am back in the groove today with my journal page....So, I toast to riding the ebb and flow of life successfully....sometimes it just takes longer than others!! And I will not forget (or at least I will try not to forget, especially if I am riding a wave!) where I came from and where I am off to...to listen to my heart....to honor the smallest of steps...and to remember that there are NO MISTAKES...allowing myself to be ME!.....I am a fairly shy person (I know ...hard to believe) but I am in person....this machine allows for so many things to feel so much easier to express....and I am happy for the opportunities it has allowed me....And we all know that Uppity Woman break the rules...which is what I did with that prompt....I used all the words as a word pool instead of writing about JUST ONE!! LOL....Yup!! She is feeling better!! LOL
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 7, 2009

I remind myself today, to take a shot of sunshine regardless of the weather....to drink in something that makes me happy...something that makes me smile....something that warms me!
I have always been aware of being a little bit left of center...not knowing until later in life that it was my creative side!! But I see things differently...I do not follow the norm...and it is certainly OK to be like that....the square peg in the round hole as my friend, Karen would say!! LOL....As I did this journal page I was thinking that regardless of anything one should always be semi prepared for the things that are going on around me...Perhaps that means that I should always have my hip boots ready to wade through the high waters...but most of all I should wear that smile that comes from my heart that I readily pin on my sleeve!!! I have a beautiful bouquet of flowers in my living room that welcome me each day with there fragrance and beauty....and they have lasted now for weeks....as I clip off the fallen ones and remove the leaves that no longer are nourished so that the buds may bloom and they remind me to take care of myself as I have taken care of them in order to grow...
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 6, 2009

So, I am late with posting my journal page from yesterday...but I have a really good excuse for myself.....I WAS SLEEPING!!! LOL....Have you ever had one of those weeks when you were so filled with emotion that all you really could do was SLEEP!! Well....that is the week I have had...but yesterday, I felt a movement....I woke up with the Sun and a spoon full of Sugar!! I took a prompt from the day before to celebrate a ceremony for myself....of lighting my candle in my studio for the first time in a week and breathing....quieting myself...and once again listening to the beating of my own heart....I am aware that regardless of what is going on around me....I DO deserve all the good and wonderful things that come my way....I should not feel guilty about that...and I should not dismiss or push them aside....And my soul vitamins are now dripping back within and a hug is two arms wrapped around U!!! (or myself in this case!)
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 5, 2009

I am all over the board lately....I have been up and down and over and under...so the prompt today was a good one for me about breaks...when to put your foot on the brake and when to take your foot off the brake!! So, I toast myself to seeing these things a little more clearly....and I will take a soul vitamin tonight to keep my dreams going.....and as I sit in this moment....reminding myself of my day....I breathe in the freshness...the beauty and the love with my foot firmly on the brake! (giving myself a break!!)
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 4, 2009

Today, as I journal from the prompts in the Awe-Manac....I toast the day...with admitting with love that I have been wrong about some things...I have acted badly...And So I take a soul vitamin knowing that nothing is so impossible that I can not overcome it by admitting my weakness and my strength.....Today, some of the prompts had to do with marching...and I am aware that if I keep on moving...even if it seems like I am moving in place I am marching to the beat of my heart....And looking out a window at the different seasons I see the message that each one gives to me as I march into this spring of the year.
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

March 3, 2009

The prompts today had a lot to do with the invention of the telephone....And my writings have a lot to do with the love/hate relationship I have with that phone!! LOL....I am an owner of a cell phone...BUT...are you ready...I rarely use it....I rarely have it on me...And it is rarely turned on!
Go figure....I just can't seem to step into 2009!! I like the quiet time in the car...in the store...when walking...no phones!! Time alone...to THINK!
Artfully Yours,
Pattie

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