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being brave

I’ve studied a lot of art history in my time.  Last year, I was fortunate enough to visit Rome and Florence on an anniversary trip with my husband.  Many times over the trip, I got all choked up thinking that

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inspirational valentines

I’ve been having fun making hearts.  I combine patterns, my trademark leaf prints, a little bit of silver, and bible verses about love and hearts. I just finished listing these on Etsy.  Go check them out!! I used a lot

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the sweater project

Some of my close friends and my family know that I have an annual tradition of making my husband a handmade sweater every year for Christmas.  It’s been going on for quite a while and word has even gotten out

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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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On etsy

Yeah!  Though my internet connection has been temperamental this week (joys of near rural living!) I got 5 paintings up on my etsy site.  The images are 5×7″  prints on archival quality cotton paper.  They are presented in 8×10 mats. 

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January cleanup

Well, don’t let that title fool you.  I wish I could report that I’ve spent all of January cleaning up–house, studio, closets–something!  In truth,  I’ve spent most of January vegging out with books and movies (yes, even during parts of

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My TV Debut

This week, I had the pleasure of presenting two projects for taping on the show Beads, Baubles & Jewels.  I was invited just before Thanksgiving to be on the show by the host, Katie Hacker.  The show is produced by

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Precious Text catalog

I’ve just returned from the printer and I’m so excited!  I’ve spent about the last 5 days working very hard on the photos and layout of a new catalog.  It’ will be an 8 page booklet and each page shows

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Water, water everywhere

Please pray for residents in Central Iowa facing flooding.  This is the main thoroughfare at the heart of Ames with campus buildings in the background: More rain fell Tuesday morning, and lots more again overnight and this morning.  The creek

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June 2023
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