Monday, January 10, 2011

drawing board

image - Chardin
Back to the drawing board. Head down. Nose to the grindstone.
image -Hockney
There is nothing like the journey of creating and being inspired by other great artists.
Fresh water at my side for drinking and another container for cleaning my brush.
Fresh clean water is essential.
Everything is alright in the world when I am at my drawing board.
I close my eyes and I give thanks for this gift.
The light of the day warms my soul.

Do you draw? Why not take a little time each day to draw something when you find yourself bored? Care to share your work with me?
I never imagined that part of my mission would actually inspire anyone to create or design an artful life, but it is working.

I love knowing that I have helped to inspire....others to the drawing board.

Winners of Friday and Saturdays giveaway are
Mary Jo Trust your style


Purple Flowers said...

Congratulations to the winners - and indeed you are. Enjoy those beautiful treasures!

Unknown said...

Some lovely inspiration here to start my week! (don't forget which water is which!);)

Unknown said...

Oh to have just a little time each day at the drawing board! Reading your post this morning HAS inspired me to do just that! I have been following your blog for some time now and just wanted to let you know that your blog has been an inspiration to me in more ways than I can express :)

The Buzz Blog said...

Not much of an artist myself but am always inspired by your beautiful work! Happy Monday!

Joyce said...

Congrats to the winners and thanks for hosting.

I count my blessings that I am able to see the beauty you create.

quintessence said...

Lovely thought - I can see you happily working away - inspired by Chardin and Hockney!

Jessica Thor-Miller said...

I did not get the drawing gene in my family but I do like to express myself creatively in other areas - specifically writing. I completely understand the security one feels when they are creating and doing what they love. I only wish I had your talent!!


Bruce Barone said...

Funny you should ask.

I took three books out of the library last week about teaching yourself to draw!

Formerly known as Frau said...

Congrats winners! I wish I had a artistic talent but I enjoy the talents of others. Have a wonderful Monday!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

I always enjoy seeing what the artist/bloggers are doing and their thought processes, so inspiring in every way!

LiveLikeYou said...

Amazing image by Hockney. I want to design a room around that painting!

Unknown said...

Though I don't think I can draw - you indeed inspire me to lead a more artful life! I love knowing that each day, I can check in with you and feel your grace.

I'm sure you're finding some wonderful inspriration this week - all the snow!

xo Elizabeth

preppyplayer said...

Even though I am not a talented artist I so appreciate other's talents- such as yours!
I do think that "back to the drawing board" inspires me to get to work!

Unknown said...

Thank you Patricia, I'm so surprised and excited to win! I love her cards, so this is quite a treat. Hope you are enjoying a lovely morning at your drawing board!

{I will email you with my address}

xo Mary Jo

Pat McIntosh said...

Thank you again Patricia for highlighting Lulalina and for such great support. I can't tell you how much everyone's comments meant to me and how fun it was to visit their own blogs. There is SUCH talent out there in the world! Let me know who to send the box of note cards to and I will get them off this week. Have a wonderfully creative week in all that you do!
Pat ~ Lulalina

Gretchen O. said...

You ARE so inspiring! Please keep it up! Can't wait to see what is next!

Hill House Ramblings said...

Thank you for the inspiration Patricia. I do need to pick up my brushes again (I used to do watercolors once upon a time)...Lovely images all!


kayce hughes said...

Hmmmmm, I might take you up on that challange.

24 Corners said...

Drawing and teaching drawing (especially that), are my very special escapes. I completely forget all and become one with the moment, as if in a very fun and beautiful dream...sometimes though, when I "wake up", I'm a bit bummed that it's back to reality time.

Congrats to the lucky winners...and thank you Patricia, for 'always' inspiring, on so many levels!
xo J~

LPC said...

Congratulations to the winners. And thank you for your continued inspiration. I don't draw, but writing fills that space in my life.

designchic said...

What a true gift you have...such a talent!!


I do not draw, but I also love and pursue a creative purposeful life. And it is usually in very simple things ~ the way I make my bed, write a letter, invite someone to tea, hang a curtain etc. But the creativity behind it is similiar.

Enjoy your drawing board today.


SnackQueen15 said...

I love the David Hockney artwork. Very Inspiring!