Wednesday, February 25, 2009

What's on my Work table and a Road Trip!!!

It's that ime of year again!!!!! Our annual "Girlfriend Trip" to Virginia!!! We're packing our bags and are headed to the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Fest in Hampton, Virginia. We do lots of shopping, antiquing, eating and of course we have LOTS of fun just being together.


I've been very busy in my studio trying to finish up an order I had from a primitive shop. This is the second half of the order I was working on.....eggs, bunnies, birds, flowers, chickens, birdhouses....all very prim.



Of course, I also was finding some time to do some sculptures!



The "Carrot Boys" are finished and listed in my Etsy Shop. This piece was inspired by our attempt at growing carrots one year in the garden. They looked picture perfect from the top, but when we pulled them....each carrot had divided itself into multiple roots! I should have taken pictures.

The doll in the foreground is my WIP in the Cloth/Clay online workshop....lots of fun learning a new clay technique! Other clay pieces sit in wait until I figure out where I'm going with them......


If you haven't visited the SpookyTimeJingles.com site this month, be sure to get over there and check it out. This is my door prize that you can win......



I've been on a "carrot theme" this month :-}

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

My OWOH gift

A very special package came yesterday...



My ride aboard the One World,One Heart caravan came to an end and this beautiful necklace and earring set is my gift from Gina...I won this in her drawing! THANK YOU, Gina!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

SpookyTimeJingles Update on Friday 13th!!!!

It's Friday the 13th and there are new items from all the talented artists over at SpookyTimeJingles!

Here's a peek at some of what you'll find on my pages....come by and have a look!!!
Don't forget .....with every purchase your name gets entered an additional 10 times for the door prizes!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

and the WINNER is.....

First of all, I'd like to thank Lisa Swifka for putting together this great adventure. When I stumbled upon this event I had no idea what was to come of it.

My One World One Heart adventure on the Gypsy Caravan for 2009 has come to a close and I've come away with some new friends. Thank you to all who visited my blog and left such encouraging comments....and I had no idea that 306 people would enter my little giveaway! Perhaps next year, I'll add an additional piece!

This is my Valentine to all my blog readers.....


With that many entries I had to enlist some help of my side kick, the "Boo Cat" we call Squire to randomly pick a name from the list.......so the winner of.....my OWOH giveaway.....



is............(drumroll).......

*** Zan Asha of Wildatheartart.blogspot.com***

Once again, thank you to all who visited and I hope to see you back again soon!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

some WIP for SpookyTimeJingles - Friday 13th

Be on the look out this week as Friday, Feb. 13th is the update at SpookyTimeJingles.com!!!
Here's a little peek at some of my works in progress ...



ot oh...Friday 13th...SpookyTimeJingles.com --- Marie Patterson Studio --- be sure to check it out!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My 4th photo

This is an easy one....
I was "tagged" by Ginny of Ginny Diezel Studios, and here's the deal.... I'm to pick my 4th folder and then the 4th picture in that folder and post it.
Then, as all these blog tagging things go, you get to pass it on to, you guessed it, 4 more unsuspecting people.

So...here we go...

This is my 4th photo in my 4th folder.....
and it brings back pleasant memories....



This was taken in 2005 at a home that was being prepared for an outdoor wedding in Bristol,RI. I was visiting my youngest daughter at the time and we were exploring this quaint little town of Bristol and spotted this great picture just waiting to be captured. I happend to love the architecture of iron work gates and the bronze horse sculpture was a great bonus as I have a girlfriend who loves horses! The fact that a wedding was about to happen made it even more special.

So now I'm passing this "tag" onto these fellow bloggers:

Sue - Barton Originals

Malissa - Sleepy Hollow Folk Art

Melissa Merrill - Living and Creating

Michelle - The Studio at Crow Haven Farm

O.K. girls......just do what I did....get to your 4th folder and get the 4th picture and post it, then pass it on!!!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

New Fallen Snow

Last night we received the gift of a beautiful snow fall....here are some pictures to share.

Yes....there's even a heart on the front gate.


This is my favorite outdoor space.


doesn't everyone have a kitty in the yard?


snow topped birdhouse


the snowman seems happy


what a beautiful blue sky morning!


Hope you have a great day!

Monday, February 2, 2009

New at Etsy

Just listed today in My Etsy shop.

My "Love Ornament" made of paperclay and 3 spring colored mixed media "Flower Heads". Stop over and have a look.



I've got lots of projects in the works (creative everyday!), so you'll have to keep coming back to see the latest!!!!! I'll be putting the final touches on my SpookyTimeJingle pieces for the February 13th update!