Monday, December 19, 2011

My Moon, Your Moon: Cold Moon

The final installment of My Moon, Your Moon is ready for your reading pleasure.

For our final moon, I was inspired by the memory of my nephew Brady who passed away last year.  The night of this month's full moon fell on the one year anniversary of his death.  That night, I remembered the precious time I got to spend with him and how suddenly it seemed to end.  I was away on a business trip when I received the news that he had passed.  That was a hard pill to swallow.  I felt so helpless and so far away.  I cried for my nephew.  I cried for my sister and her family.  I cried for the pain I felt in my heart.  In the days that followed, I tried to be there for my sister as best as I could, but how do you ease the pain of something like that?  A year later, it still stings.

But there are still miracles to be had.  A few short days ago, my sister gave birth to a second daughter, Piper Quinn.  And I am happy to report that mother and baby are doing wonderfully.

These two events, juxtaposed, inspired this full moon winter scene.  Barren trees on a cold night made beautiful by the magic of soft falling snow, giving wonder and appreciation to a scene that was once desolate and cold.

Moon #12

"No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow."

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-nineth and Thirtieth Entries

Here are my final entries into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 29 - Before


Nov. 29 - After


Nov. 30 - Before


Nov. 30 - After


I present to you a happy stingray and a goofy dog... Now that December is right around the corner, what ever shall I do with my time?  Just kidding!  A Patten family Christmas card is already underway!  Yippee!

Nov. 29 - BeforeNov. 29 - After

Nov. 30 - BeforeNov. 30 - After

Craft Night!

It had so long since I hosted a craft night, so when my best friend, Angela, suggested that we have one, I was in!  I did a few before Izzy was born, and, now that she's getting older and I'm getting a hang of this whole mommy thing, I couldn't wait to get them started again.  A recent trip to Dillard's inspired our craft for the night -- feather headbands.  The one I fancied at Dillard's was $88!  Surely, we could make some equally as stylish for the fraction of the cost.

To set us up for success, I gathered the appropriate materials:

Craft Night Treats!

Ample Snacks and Wine

Craft Night Headbands!

Plenty of Feathers and Headbands

There is just something to be said about gathering around a table full of craft supplies and envisioning the possibilities for creating something new and fun.  Plus, it's just nice to relax, sip wine, and create with a friend.

Angela Crafting

My Feather Headband

After we made our feather headbands, we began making flower headbands and pins, too.  We were on a roll!

My Flower Headband

Aw Yeah!


Feather Pin

Feather Pin II

Ribbon Pin

Flower Pin

Flower Pin

At the end of the night, we had so many new goodies to wear.  It was just what the doctor ordered.

Our Crafts

"Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop."
- Ovid

Monday, November 28, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-eighth Entry

Here is my twenty-eighth entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 28 - Before


Nov. 28 - After


I give you sad old dog with no teeth... Depressing, I know, but it's the thing I saw.  Life ain't always pretty, my friends.

Nov. 28 - BeforeNov. 28 - After

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-seventh Entry

Here is my twenty-seventh entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 27 - Before


Nov. 27 - After


I present to you a seahorse roaming the ocean floor.  Aren't seahorses just amazing?  I saw the most amazing ones in Tennessee at the Ripley's Aquarium:

Dragon Fish

Fascinating creatures, no?

Nov. 27 - BeforeNov. 27 - After

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-sixth Entry

Here is my twenty-sixth entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 26 - Before


Nov. 26 - After


I was wondering when I'd start to see any faces in these...

Nov. 26 - BeforeNov. 26 - After

Friday, November 25, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-fifth Entry

Here is my twenty-fifth entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 25 - Before


Nov. 25 - After


This scribble reminded me of the cover art for the musical Wicked.  (If you haven't seen the musical, it's fabulous!  In fact, I am taking my husband to see it in May 2012 when it comes to the DPAC.  Can't wait!)

Nov. 25 - BeforeNov. 25 - After

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-fourth Entry

Here is my twenty-fourth entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 24 - Before


Nov. 24 - After


Just a lowly mushroom in a hole... It was either this or a hedgehog... Maybe I should have drawn the hedgehog.  Oh well. I'm going to blame this on my overdose of pumpkin pie for the evening.

Nov. 24 - BeforeNov. 24 - After

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-third Entry

Here is my twenty-third entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 23 - Before


Nov. 23 - After


This scribble was done by a guest scribbler -- my wonderful mother-in-law, Joyce Irene.  She's one cool chick... Hence, the drawing.

Nov. 23 - BeforeNov. 23 - After

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Art Every Day Month - Twenty-second Entry

Here is my twenty-second entry into the Art Every Day Month Challenge:

Nov. 22 - Before


Nov. 22 - After


I present to you a mermaid wearing a Madonna-esque top (or is it more Lady Gaga-esque?).  I just adore mermaids.  Have I ever mentioned that I have a mermaid collection?  Well... I do.

Nov. 22 - BeforeNov. 22 - After


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