Wednesday, November 23, 2011

grateful give-away

 Each and every day I am grateful for many things.
Appreciative.  Blessed.  Grateful.
E-mails come in from past clients thanking me.
Many loyal customers return for more artwork,
 Thankful to have the memories of these illustrations that I have worked on over the years and the many clients who love my work.
Really, folks it cannot get any better than that, doing what I love and feeling the love.
It is a gift to do what one loves.
 Each work of art feels like taking one step in the right direction.
Skipping up the steps, singing, and whistling while I work makes me happy.
 Feeling blessed, thankful, grateful and happy.
Happy Monkey Grass Hill. I can dream about having breakfast there and making jewelry with Julie.
 A floral designer lives here and I would love to knock on her door with a special delivery.
This was a moving gift commission and I wonder who lives here now?  I feel so full of gratitude for all the work, the friends I have made while I work.  I am so very appreciative.  Thanks so much for all your kindness and support.  Happy Thanksgiving to each of you.

Leave a comment and on Thanksgiving day, one of you shall be randomly selected to win a "pve custom house commission!"  All you need to tell me is what you are most thankful for?  If you are a pve follower, thanks so much and if not, take the time to follow me here on my blog journey.

11-25-11  -Update; Winner is "Brooke Giannetti" from Velvet and Linen- randomly selected no.28

49 comments:

Denise Dumont said...

Lindas pinturas!!!!

NancyO. said...

I'm thankful for many aspects of my life, but most thankful for my sons.

julielorusso@gmail.com said...

Beautiful artwork, beautiful houses, beautiful sentiment. You know you are always welcome at Monkey Grass Hill, I would love to have you!

I'm thankful for family, my warm and comfortable home, and being able to be creative via any way I choose!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Janet said...

I'm grateful for good health for family and for myself. Brother-in-law recently came out of a coma, granddaughter, 3 lbs at birth, healthy and (most of the time) happy (2 yrs old - that explains it), elderly parents still doing well, husband on the mend, sons just fine. Thankful for all of it.

Cheryl said...

I am thankful for my children. I am thankful I was blessed with almost 30 years of marriage to a man I adored. I am thankful for whatever life has in store for me as I take my steps without him.

Jen said...

I am most thankful for the new baby we are having...but can't tell anyone about yet!

Caryl said...

Well, I am thankful I found blogging this year--and
blogs like yours. it's given me a new perspective
not only on myself but a community of incredible women . I've already posted what I am most thankful for this year at Secondliveclub.com. I am truly grateful.
Thank you for leading the way online.

Diane said...

I'm thankful for life - it hasn't always been easy or fun, but in the end, I'm grateful to experience it all - the joy, sorrow, challenges, laughter, and pain. And most of all, I'm thankful for the beauty of the natural world that gives comfort above all else.

Ann said...

I am thankful for my husband who still loves me after 25 years together, our three beautiful and relatively well adjusted children and a family and friends who support me daily. I am also very thankful for blogs like yours that inspire me creatively on a daily basis! Happy Thanksgiving!

I Dream Of said...

Thank you for the lovely house tour, each work of art is so charming and says so much about you, and about the lucky folks who call those houses home.

I'm thankful for so many things. My husband, friends and family. A roof over my head on a cold rainy morning. Coffee. And for all the wonderful, inspiring people I've met through blogging -- you for instance!

Have the happiest of Thanksgiving, Patricia! XO

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I am thankful that both my son and husband are home this year for Thanksgiving!

Patricia,
I know I've said it before, but there is something about the beautiful way you illustrate houses that makes me want to peek through every single window! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!
~R

Kwana said...

What a wonderful giveaway. You don't have to enter me since I'm lucky enough to be a friend and live right around the block. And for that I'm so very thankful! Happy Thanksgiving.

Susan said...

I am thankful I have learned to never allow outside circumstances determine my happiness. Happy Thanksgiving!

Amy said...

I am most thankful for my family, close friends and my cozy home. Your artwork is so lovely--this would be a wonderful gift for my parents and their new home!

Genuine Lustre said...

Your drawings inspire us too, pve. I'm most thankful that my eldest son has been mercifully preserved while running special ops missions on his three deployments. Also that his 2yo brother provides a charming distraction while I deal with the older ones leaving the nest.

Patricia Anne McGoldrick said...

Thankful, I am, for a loving family!

two hippos said...

I do hope you have a wonderful day tomorrow. I am thankful daily for my wonderful daughter and health.

Joyce said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Have a blessed and happy thanksgiving my dear friend!!! xo

quintessence said...

I of course follow and am thankful for my family, my health and all the wonderful new friends I have made on my journey throughout the blogosphere!!

Leslie Fehling said...

I'm most grateful for my grandson Nicholas, now 7 months old. He's the light of my life!

Steph said...

I am most grateful that I have a home to live in. I am also grateful for a wonderful husband and my two children, even though one of those kids is driving me to an early grave! ;)
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Diane said...

Just dropped in to say Happy Thanksgiving and enjoyed your post and beautiful artwork! I know what you mean about the feeling of taking one step in the right direction... like you are doing what you are meant to be doing, and it is a true and happy feeling. I am very thankful, always, for our family, friends and good health -- blessings abound though, just looking around, and we thank God every night for them all and pray that we are truly grateful!

julia said...

I am most thankful for my family and the friends that have chosen me to be their family too!

The 5 Bickies said...

I think your drawings are beautiful and always seem to show what is possible!

I am thankful for my husband and children and especially that I am able to be home with them.

Meg said...

I am grateful for the wonderful world of blogs that has exposed me to so many inspirational woman!!

(Along with all those blessings I can not take for granted: health, family, home, etc....)

Mystica said...

Just grateful for my faith and my family and friends.

jacqueline said...

I am thankful for the delicious abundance of love in my life.

Velvet and Linen said...

Your artwork always puts a smile on my face. I am grateful to you for sharing it with all of us.
Happy Thanksgiving.

xo
Brooke

Legal Preppy said...

What a lovely giveaway. I would absolutely love a custom design of my family home. I just adore your work.
This year, I am thankful for all of the blessings I have had, from academic success to finding a job to my wonderful family and friends. I am truly seeing my dreams come true.

Lynn Osborne said...

I am thankful for another year with a full table of family members around the table. One of my dreams is to be able to give my mother one of your beautiful illustrations of her home which sits on the same property on which she was born. Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing gift!!

lulu said...

Love you artwork. I am so very
thankful for three wonderful
daughters, two precious granddaughters, and another
little angel on the way!

VictoriaArt said...

Oh, what a sweet give- away! Happy Thanksgiving dear friend, to you and yours!

I am so grateful for the life I can live with my family and friends around me! We are healthy and happy together, how can I ask for more?

Wishing you a blissful day with all your loves!
xoxo

ann chamberlain said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love the pictures of the homes. They all have stories to tell.

margo said...

I am thankful for leading a rich live. This past week I spent time with women in my community who arrived in the U.S. from their war torn and dangerous countries---from Somalia and Burma. Life is difficult for them, but they are working hard to be in America (it is not always easy- some of the women were not allowed to go to school in their country and a few of the women did not know how to write anything---even their names!) AND to be safe, to have a future for themselves and their children. I am enriched by these experiences and committed to find a solution to help these women create the life they wish for. Happy Thanksgiving to you. i enjoy your blog.

Preppy Pink Crocodile said...

I am ever so thankful for my best friends who are as close as I can get to sisters. They know me inside and out and still love me to bits. Knowing you are loved is such a blessing!

KK

Summer is a Verb said...

I am most thankful for my family. Everything else is just icing on the cake. Chocolate cake, natch ;)
Happy Thankgiving!!! XXOO

Emily said...

I'm thankful for art. I wish I could express myself with pencil and paint; but I'm thankful for those who can.

Happy Thanksgiving Patricia!

onnery said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
I am grateful for life because it is so easy to take for granted. Family and friends mean so much. I am so grateful for the kind and loving husband I have and we adore our daughters! My husband always says: "win the lotto? ...we already have.

Ideezine said...

PVE,

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours and may the joy be reflected in the eyes of all who surround you.

I'm thankful for every breath I take and each step I make as it expands my world in ways I could not have imagined. Living is truly Thanksgiving.

Bette

Rebecca said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!!!
I am counting all my blessings today as I look forward to being with my family and celebrating both My Mom's 80th birthday and Thanksgiving.

Dana said...

I have been a follower of your blog for a while but I never get a moment to comment! Luckily today is a holiday! I adore your style, and wish I'd been on the NY trip when my friend Jeanne (I Dream Of)met you....would love to have met you as well! :)
I am thankful for my family, the hugs my small children provide, the strength and love my husband provides, and the laughs and bonds i have with my friends. We are a lucky crew.
Best wishes to you for the holiday, Dana

Britt Van Deusen said...

I am thankful to have hiked the Grand Canyon one year ago. I am thankful for my husband and best friends who made that hike with me. I am thankful for the "blue rocks" that I got to see.
I am thankful for you, pve, for inspiring me!

Ailene said...

I am thankful to have my mother and mother-in-law able to have Thanksgiving with us this year.

Victoria said...

Your paintings are charming. I am most grateful for a loving family.
Best...Victoria

Maman de trois petit rois said...

Thankful for my husband, children and our health!
Happy Thanksgiving to your family!

Jennifer C. Webb said...

"There are only two worthwhile things to leave behind in the this world of ours: children and art"-Stephen Sondheim

I'm thankful to have both in my life! Happy Thanksgiving

traci zeller designs said...

I am beyond thankful for my twin boys. I never thought I would be a "boy mom," but I am ... and I couldn't be prouder. Happy Thanksgiving!!

Trish said...

I'm thankful for my three wonderful sons, my home, job, and the best sweetie in the world.

Tekun said...

nice picture. i like it