2018 PattyD Christmas 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.

Introducing The 1st edition of the PattyD Christmas Tree!

The PattyD Christmas Tree is an original work of art crafted into a 15″ (approx.) tree to add to your Christmas decor.  Each tree starts with an individually painted work using recycled grocery bags as my canvas. Each tree is meticulously hand crafted and sealed with varnish. For more info on my process using plastic bags read this blog post My Handmade Canvas Part 1

Ordering is limitedI will close all ordering for this edition on Thursday, December 13th 2018.  Once closed – that’s it! I will only fulfill those orders and this edition will never be offered again!


To order your 1st Edition 2018 PattyD Christmas Tree visit my shop here Patty D Original Art on Etsy

PS- all shipping is free through December 10th!


I am celebrating the launch of my 1st edition PattyD Christmas Tree Christmas Tree by giving away 3!



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Easy peasy 🙂


  • Winners will be drawn and announced Monday December 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM Eastern time. I will post all 3 winners to Facebook & Instagram.
  • Each winner has 24 hours to reply to me or another winner will be drawn.
  • The 2018 PattyD Christmas Tree will be shipped within 2 business days of hearing from each winner.

*Prize does not include car ornament in photo


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Merry Christmas,

Patty D




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 canvas.

I take the plastic bag and make something all together new with it. I work with it, I shape it and stretch it, give it a foundation. Then I prepare it to become something that didn’t exist before.  Completely transformed into something new.

The marking and texture of each individual canvas is unique, no two are ever alike nor can they be if I tried. That uniqueness and individuality is precious and special and becomes part of the piece. Each mark, crease and wrinkle – every ‘flaw’ is invited into the work.

That was the real discovery – that gave me my why.

It isn’t just about recycling, or being green. It isn’t strictly about stewardship, though I do believe it’s important.

It’s about the significance of transformation, how we all need it, and where lasting and beautiful transformation comes from.

It symbolizes how a loving God uses the all of our bumps and bruises, our flaws and mistakes and transforms all of it into what He intended from the beginning.

It’s a testimony, my testimony and each piece is a testimony of what He’s done in me.