the 1st pumpkin spice latte of the season!

Posted in Misc. on September 4, 2013 by Patti

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In my studio every day last week! Yay me!!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 13, 2013 by Patti

Spent last week in my studio and even brought toys home to play with! It feels great to be so excited about making art!

My friend FA came up to play on Monday, and we painted and drew and doodled and collaged. We had a blast!

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*pause for pointing, laughter, and general hilarity*

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I usually find that playing art with friends inspires me, and this was no exception. I brought home pens and sketch book to doodle at home in the evenings, and spent at least several hours up at the studio every day this week puttering and painting and generally making a happy mess of my work space.

I love it when the place is cluttered and messy and covered with pieces at various stages and truly looks like an artist works in it!

I have another play date on Tuesday with Ophelia. I’m excited to get to see her again so soon!  She comments on this one stamp I carved every time she sees it, so I brought home rubber and tools one night last week and made her a present.

photo copy 9I have promised her that we will practice faces when we play on Tuesday, and I’ve got a journal page all ready to go to paint in a face and add a little personality… I can’t wait to play!!photo

practicing faces

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 4, 2013 by Patti

face sketch

Zentangling fun

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 3, 2013 by Patti

Playing with a little pen and ink doodling… strictly for meditational purposes.

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Popped into the studio to play today

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on July 2, 2013 by Patti

It’s been so long since I’ve been drawn to my studio rather than making a plan to go up and try to get something done. I’m just enjoying playing without much purpose these days, experimenting in my journal.

Did some backgrounds today just playing with paints and pens and washi tape, but mostly some lace and stencils and dylusions sprays…

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Amazing what a difference it makes to let myself explore without any expectations. My only goal at the moment is to creative star

Loving Mindy Lacefield these days!

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on June 29, 2013 by Patti

Loving Mindy Lacefield these days!

If anyone had told me I’d be so excited by neon paints back in my walnut ink phase, I would have laughed them out of town… but just look at me now.

Play time at the studio

Posted in Artistic Endeavors on June 20, 2013 by Patti

My friend Ophelia came over for an art play date today. We had a blast playing in our art journals with paints and mists and stencils and stamps and crayons.

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We are both doing a Mindy Lacefield class online, and had a great time experimenting with some of the things we’re learning. Mindy is the bomb!

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It’s always so much fun to play with Ophelia! I come away super excited to make art… and buy new art toys, but that’s a different story.

I made fun things, too!

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It’s good to have an art day.