Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Life Goes On...

thought it might be time for a “what’s shakin’” type post....

where to start?
well, we are back in major home improvement mode over here, but this time it’s outside.  it’s still noisy, dirty and kinda crazy all the way around, but nothing like the inconvenience of our last project, which was the kitchen!  hopefully i will have some “after” pics soon!

i’m gearing up for bailey’s barn sale up on palomar mountain this coming weekend.  not only am I selling mixed media pieces and cards (many with a palomar theme) but my contemplative photography group is coming up for a photoshoot.  Should be fun!

"Wonder Washer" photo taken at Bailey's Resort

Oregon Barn

 i’m so enjoying working with my “inside out” group.  these women have been through so much – yet they are open, ready to share from the heart and appreciative of the time that i spend with them.  it’s challenging finding just the right activities each week, but they seem to be thriving, so it’s all worthwhile. loving the work they are creating!!

Creating Art Journal pages

 i’m (supposedly) taking 2 online classes…. one is all about teaching – teach now with jen louden and michele christensen (really good stuff!) and the other is sketchbook delight  with alisa burke (very fun!) – a gift for retreat participants.  i say “supposedly” because i can’t seem to find the time to get into them in a big way.  still trying….

i’m involved in organizing a very special art exhibit at artbeat which will be coming in the fall….details to follow.

My Little Wall at ArtBeat

 trying to get into my studio when i can to create new art.  kind of a challenge sometimes… 

 still doing my photowalks every morning.  a chance to breathe and reflect before the day begins…

we likely won’t be doing any major travel until august – that’s when we’ll want to escape the heat.  then there will be 3 trips in a row (again) just because of family stuff, timing, etc.  oh well – it’s all good.  look forward to catching up with each of you!


  1. you are one busy person!!! but it all sounds like fun!! i love that first flower photograph...beautiful!!

  2. I LOVE it! And you were worried you wouldn't have anything interesting to do when you stopped teaching. HA! Look what you have created, Patty ... a very beautifully interesting life. xoDonna

  3. busy busy you are, your work is so beautiful and calming, thats what I feel when I come here. I want to thank you for the kind words on my blog today, gosh I have missed my visits here, I have lots of catching up to do! The display of your work looks beautiful, the eye is drawn up and down to all its beauty!

  4. Life DOES go on...doesn't it? I - too - am taking Jen's 'Teach Now' class (altho I'm way far behind...:-))!


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