putting yourself out there


I have been working like crazy getting ready for Blush Market hand made craft show in May.  My art studio is a beautiful mess of mixed media journals and notebooks, specialty papers and hand painted canvas totes and pouches.  It's always scary putting yourself out there artistically, never knowing whether or not your art will appeal to the shows audience but I am getting better at it.

I am feeling good about the direction of my art right now, feeling like I've finally found my sweet spot so to speak creatively.  I think I spent so many years following the trends that I lost myself artistically for a while.  Now I am just painting from the heart.  Making sure each piece makes my heart sing.

I know it won't be everyone's cup of tea and that's okay.  There is no way we can please everyone and the more we try the less happy we will be about what we are doing and who we are for that matter.

I love this handwritten sign I bought from a friend.  It reminds me daily that I am God's masterpiece and that makes my authentic self worth everything.

If you are local to Southern California I would love for you to come by, take a look at all the artisans there and stop by and say hello.

I will be listing a few pieces in my Etsy shop soon as well.

Happy Friday my friends!

xo, Patty


  1. You are sooo smart. I think the very best art pieces are those that come from the heart and don't follow any trends except the inner voice of the artist's spirit! Good luck-you are gonna do great! xo Diana

  2. Patty, what you are is good enough for anyone.

    Speaking of studios, I have been in mine all day....redoing. Crafting is over for me...took me years to come to terms with that fact.

    Your work comes from your soul....what else is there? Stay true to yourself.

    Barb :-)

  3. I will try to come Patty!!
    XO Kris

  4. Looks like a very busy two days. Enjoy, and have fun looking around before they let the crowds in. I'll bet you'll be too busy after that.


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