Thursday, April 30, 2009

Trick or Treat

I know that Halloween is months away, however, I am an artist on "" and we do Halloween all year long!!! So if you are a blogger and would like to receive a "treat" from me (Marie Patterson), then read on!!!

I am one of the lucky five that has received a special treat from Michelle Rae Schafer over at
Studio at Crow Haven Farm. Make sure you check out her fantastic blog with all kinds of spooky, creepy cool things going on other there.

NOW FOR THE RULES... please read carefully as this does get passed on!

Now YOU can receive a treat from ME! All you have to do is be one of the FIRST FIVE (5) to leave a comment on this post, and I will send you a surprise!
I'd love to make more, but that would be too big a task.

However, you must know that it will then be YOUR TURN to do the same. Re-post this on your blog, with a link back to MY blog, and send your treats to the first five to respond to your blog post. Your prizes may be ANYTHING that you wish to give and can be very simple.

This is my treat that I received from Michelle today. It's one of her whimsical ornaments!!!

P.S. Even if you're not within the first five responses, you can still leave me a comment...I love hearing from you! LOL!!!
AND...oh yes, for the first five commentors, I'll have to ask for your shipping info.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A new artist to discover

The world of Art Dolls is huge and full of extremely talented artists. I had the opportunity to discover this talented artist, Denise of Dlynne Art Dolls, and her dolls and I'm honored to have her as part of my art group. I don't often stand upon the soapbox, however, this artist deserves recognization.

Today, I purchased one of her "Spirit Dolls", which are new to her Etsy Shop.

My Spirit Doll is called "Raven Dream Spirit Woman". With each spirit doll, Denise includes a tag with the name and also there is a small story with each doll.
Each doll is so creative, from the detail of the sculpted face to the hand dyed cloth used to make the clothing.

I hope that you'll take a moment and go to Denise's Etsy Shop and/or her blog and make a discovery of your own.

Friday, April 24, 2009

On this day.....

On this day, back in 1981, my first daughter was born!!!! Happy Birthday my dear Laura!!!!

This is one of your first pictures of you and were 5 weeks old!!! In your baby book I wrote, "she has slept thru the night until 5:30 a.m."!!! And is able to hold her head up without the "wobbles"!!!

The years have flown by in what seems like a blink of an eye and here you are now with your little black kitten baby, Mur-Mur!!

{{Happy Birthday HUGS}} from your Mom & Dad!!! xoxo

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

WIP - of a different kind

YES, I'm still here!!! I've just been busy in the studio.....

Wearing my dust mask..... (very fashionable...LOL!)

and doing LOTS of sanding on my "reclaimed desk"....

And putting together storage cabinets...

My new studio space is almost complete....that is with the exception of trying to organize over 20 years of collected supplies, artwork and other "had to have" treasures in this space. Pictures will be coming!

Also, I've worked on my new banners for my pages....these will be ready for the May update!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009


This month only on SpookyTimeJingles you can enter to win this original and one-of-a-kind painting done me (Marie Patterson)!!!
This painting is drawing lots of attention on Flickr....I was even asked for my permission by a group adminstrator if it could be used as the "icon" for the group known as BooHoo Halloween!!!
I painted it as a door prize giveaway for the SpookyTimeJingle update this month, so go check out the site and maybe YOU could WIN free original art!!! How cool is that?

While you're at the site, please check my Halloween page. I've sold the "Mummy", however, "Count" and "Frankie" are still available and ready to travel!

Friday, April 10, 2009

April 13th is coming....

and will be updating with new and exciting treasures

In between doing the house renovations, I did manage to get some new creations ready. These are my "Spooky Trio" ornaments!

So, on Monday, April 13th, come by and have a look!!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Recognitions and awards for me!!!

Recently I was awarded the following blog awards....

from Zan Asha I received this award.....

and from Sue Barton I received......

The description as to what this award represents is as follows:

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers!”

AND....that's not all.....if you remember reading a previous post, I was part of the One World,One Heart blog giveaway and jumped aboard the Gypsy Caravan. Well I met some very talented people out there and they have continued to read my blog as i have read theirs. I joined in the Creative Everyday Challenge and Leah has featured on of my pieces on her blog ...."Twisted Love"

also, I was contacted thru Etsy that one of my pieces was featured at "Found Handmade" "Carrot Boys"!!!'s the link....

I thank each and every one of you for giving me these recognitions.
This has been a great boost to my self confidence!!!