Monday, December 29, 2008

Beautiful December day



Today was an absoulute beautiful sunny day and my youngest daughter and I took advantage and went on a long walk. We came upon this bird standing beside the roadway soaking up the sun. I just had to take his picture....maybe an inspiration for a future Halloween character.....

After the holidays, I'll be back in the studio to finish my valentine pieces for the SpookyTimeJingles.com update....a "Love Bug" and a "Queen of Hearts" are in progress. I'll post some pictures soon.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Winners have been picked!!!

I'd like to say "Thank You" to all who have participated in my first Gift Give Away! The response was more than I ever expected and I really do appreciate all your kind comments on my artistic endeavors.

Merry Christmas from our house to yours....



The decorating has been done, the handmade gifts are almost finished for family and friends (sorry, I can't show pictures as it would reveal the surprizes!).... here a just a few of my holiday decoration pictures to share with you...

a collection of captured favorites as the centerpiece for the dining table...



my primitive twig tree filled with handmade and whimsical ornaments....



doesn't everyone have a fish or two on their tree?



a doll collection sits under the tree...



and now on to the winners...

with my trusty little helper, Squire donned his elf hat...



all the entries were put into my favorite vintage tin, with Santa and the Angel as witnesses....and the curious Snow Crystals looked on with anticipation...



while the goodies wait to be packaged and make their travel to their new homes....




the drum roll......the winners are......


"The Littlest Snow Angel"........goes to Sandra Evertson *** She writes one of the most beautiful blogs with absoulutely gorgeous photography... always inspiring and it's a must see!


"Mercury Glass Ornament"........goes to Chris of Designs by CK *** He is the "King of Halloween"!!! His attention to detail in his art just astounds me and I'm very proud to own of piece of his work!

Congratulations Sandra and Chris!!! Thank you again for visiting my blog and for all your encouragement. Please contact me with your shipping information and I'll get these gifts sent off to you!

Monday, December 15, 2008

My gift give-away!!!

In the spirit of the season, I'll be gifting the following items as my personal thank you for the support that has been shown to me over this past year. That support has come in many ways, from the encouraging words from my fellow artists and friends, to the customers who have purchased items from my collection on the internet as well as the local shops and shows.

Everyone is invited to participate!
In order to be entered into the drawing, here are the conditions...

* Visit my pages at SpookyTimeJingles and my Etsy Shop --- you're under no obligation to buy, however, I am having a sale :-} If you see something you'd like, I'd like to put it in your hands----make me a reasonable offer! -OR- to my fellow artists, make a reasonable trade offer! It's my way of dealing with this economy ---barter!

* Leave a comment on my blog.... I would really appreciate your critique of my work! Let me know what you'd like to see in 2009!

* Promise to visit my blog often and leave me a comment every now and then. You can even sign up for email delivery of my posts.


I'll put all the names into a bowl and pick 2 winners on Sunday, December 21st!!! Check back here to see the winners.


That's it!!! Now for my gifts...


Sculpted from paperclay, this little cutie fits nicely on a windowsill .... and can be displayed all winter long!!!



This is a flattened glass ornament that I covered with real silver leaf, antiqued and filled with text on velum paper, added a trim of vintage glitter and the finished result looks like the vintage mercury glass ornaments!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

pssst......something special

I'm in the middle of decorating the house, however in a couple days I'm planning on posting a special gift giveaway in the spirit of the season. Keep your eyes on my blog for the details!!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Coming soon....

SpookyTimeJingles.com will update on December 13th --- last update before Christmas!!! Order early to insure delivery before Christmas!

Here's just a little peek at what you'll find on my pages! Be sure to look for "Marie Patterson Studio".



I also have lots of great things at reasonable prices in my Etsy Shop, so come by and have a look! I always ship the same day if your order is placed by 2:00 p.m. (est)!!!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Preview of My Etsy "Red Friday" !!!



Tomorrow is the day for the Etsy update called "Red Friday". This is a sample of some of the things that you'll find in my shop starting tomorrow. I'll be posting all morning (EST) so come by and check it out for some great deals starting at only $10!!!

To see the list of all Etsy artists who are participating, go to HandmadeHullabaloo and you'll have links to take you to each shop!

You can go to my Etsy shop right here!

Remember---each time you "buy handmade", you help to support the arts! Give a handmade gift this year.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Red Friday!!!



A group of Etsy shops will be participating in this special event that was the brainstorm of Tracey (The Vintage Sister)!! We will be updating our Etsy shops on Friday, December 5! Click here to see the list of participating artists!