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Polymer Cafe Profile

I’m honored to be profiled in the December issue of Polymer Cafe magazine. The article was written by Trina Williams, a friend I first met long ago at one of the Ravensdale conferences sponsored by the Northwest Polymer Guild in

Posted in artistic life, polymer clay, silver jewelry

Its launched!

Words of Purpose is official!  It has a website and the order forms are at the printers.  Check it out! Blessings, Patti

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new ventures preview

I’m very excited about a new line I’ve been working on over the last few months. In June, I talked with my husband about my need to move in a new direction in my work and in my business.  We

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no pressure…!

Today, I’m not bragging about me.  I’m bragging about my kid!  And this is a post about the art of food, not jewelry or painting. Many years ago, when we moved to our acreage, my FIL brought us 6 bred

Posted in artistic life

blogging at

I’m blogging at this month.  Here’s a reprint of this week’s offering: crossing media and coming back Like many artists, I like to try other media occassionally.  I came to polymer clay from textiles, so I took lots of

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Evolution of a painting

My paintings are mixed media.  The media include oil, acrylic, pencil, paper collage, and stamping.  This week, I set myself a new challenge…  my first male face.  My victim?  My graduating senior son. Here’s his senior picture pose that I

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Beads Baubles and Jewels

A little more than a year ago, I went to Cleveland to do my first ever craft TV spots.  I was on camera with Katie Hacker for two projects that were included in Series 14 of Beads, Baubles, and Jewels,

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Last weekend, I showed two of my good friends the paintings I’d been doing.  These two ladies have 3 daughters graduating from HS and college this spring.  Both of them asked me to paint their daughters.  I was a little

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give me grace

I finished 3 paintings this week and I like two of them.  Not bad, I suppose.  I posted the first one here.  Here’s today’s attempt.  I had a hard time choosing a verse for this face, I don’t know why…

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a return to painting

It’s been almost a year since I painted a face.  I’ve been wanting to get back to it for quite some time.  I’m so happy to finally do something new. My usual pattern is to paint the face, add the

Posted in artistic life, painting
October 2022
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