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Fill Your Life With Love

Love. I don't think anything exists that's more powerful than love.  Love empowers. Love gives hope to the hopeless. Love strengthens the weak. Love softens the hardened heart. Love encourages. Love pushes away fears. Love heals wounded hearts. Love sh ...

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2018 PattyD Christmas Tree

THE TREE I was so inspired by the artists I follow online and the ornaments they were creating for this Christmas season I wanted to design something myself; something that really represented my work and significance of this season to me. Intr ...

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My Handmade Canvas Part 3

More Than Just A Canvas I did indeed get that plastic 'stretched' over a wood frame. There was some trial and error. There were adjustments and solve-fors and as I continued to work at it, I started to understand a deeper meaning behind my handmade can ...

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My Handmade Canvas Part 2

The Fusion of Ideas It was such a long time ago and I never thought things would progress this far or I would have documented the trail of this discovery but basically, it goes something like this: As I did some research about plastic bags I came ac ...

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Blank Canvas

I just love that expanse of white! I get so excited about all the potential! That first stroke, that first mark, that first drop of paint hits the pristine, perfectly prepped canvas - and we’re off.  We begin a journey, the ideas unfold some of it bea ...

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My Handmade Canvas Part 1

The process for creating my canvas is pretty involved so I thought it deserved a post all its own or 3 :) - Part 1 - The History Several years ago I was developing some creative projects for my high school studio art class. I wanted something fun an ...