Sunday, 7 October 2012

Missy, Piggy ~ and some news

Today I've been visiting your blogs and such talent all across the world. It makes me feel quite humble in this community of artists.
I had quite a lot of visiting to do, because I've been a little busy here.
I've been writing a lot since I took part on the creative writing course for short stories. The tutor's end of course critique told me I should be writing novels - so that's what I've been doing. I've even entered a competition and am awaiting the results. (Due in Nov) .

I haven't totally abandoned painting. Here is one I did in art club just last week.

Piggy


Now I had this on my dining table on Thurs (day after art club) because I'd just signed and photographed it.  Then I had to start work - and the first person in saw it and wanted it, to give as a Christmas present to her auntie, who collects pigs. (let's hope she doesn't read this blog!) Because the lady involved was a friend, I didn't want to charge her, but she wasn't comfortable just taking it to give away, so we came to an agreement - and she is sponsoring a kennel for a year, at the shelter from whence Missy came HERE

Missy of course is never far from my heart ~ or feet ~ though when she sees me get the netbook out to start writing, this is where she heads for :) 




Hope you've enjoyed this post, as I've enjoyed all your blogs and friendship.
xx

27 comments:

  1. How exciting, Pat, a novel!! Love your piggy and I'm sure the lady who gets it loves it too! Lots of success with your writing!

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  2. Hi, Pat,
    First, thank you for the lovely post and remembering us.
    Publishing indsutry is very competitive and hard to crack in. Your talent is shining. So, keep up and go on!
    Best wishes, Sadami

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  3. I was drawn to your delightful pig...until I saw Missy. That is exactly how "Harley" helps me with my art (and I couldn't do it with out him).

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  4. What a wonderful and fanciful painting - love it! And you sold it for such a noble price. :)
    Good luck with the novel!!!

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  5. Oh, Pat, I love, love, love the pink piggy! You made a great deal with your friend, too.

    Missy looks so sweet all curled up. I enjoy getting a glimpse of your life.

    Good luck on the writing competition! A novel - how exciting!

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  6. The piggy is wonderful and is obviously going to a good home which must be a very good feeling and to know the home is benefitting from it too is brilliant. Very exciting about the novel - any idea what your first will be about, maybe you could post some snippets on your blog for us to read!

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  7. Miss Piggy is gorgeous, Pat, as is Missy. I wish you every success with your writing but don't put your brushes away! :)

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  8. Piggy is very nice, original painting! And Missy sleeps...adorable! Arianna xo

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  9. an artist and a novelist, wow. I look forward to hearing more about it.
    Your painting is adorable, no surprise it sold so quickly. What a great arrangement for payment on it also.

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  10. What a funny watercolor!
    I like it.
    :)

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  11. I can't wait to hear more about the novel, Pat! Congratulations on the thoughtful you arranged "payment" for your cute piggy.

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  12. Oh my, a writer too! Good luck on the competition.

    I think the little pig is adorable!

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  13. I have my fingers crossed for you in the competition! Please let us know! I’m sure you are getting good mojo from all corners of the globe! PS Cute piggy!

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  14. great humour and painting pat ..fingercrossed with your novel !

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  15. Well what a FUN painting Pat! it really made me chuckle! And I think we all feel like that when we look at all of the amazing blogs out there :0)

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  16. Hola Pat :) Es un post encantador tanto por lo que nos dices como por el dulce cerdito. Te deseo éxito con tu relato. ¡Feliz semana!

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  17. A writer as well as an artist ... you're multi-talented for sure. Good luck with the competition. The pig painting is fabulous.

    In my next life I want to come back as Missy. ;)

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  18. Dear Pat just now catching up on visiting my favorite blogs. This is super news. Please do not stop painting though because you have a gift there as well. So many times though one gift leads us to another. Missy is just too cute. Thanks for sharing. God Bless you!

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  19. Hi Pat, your painting looks a little bit fun to me, it is beautiful and very well painted. I wish you a great success with your novel! Hug.

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  20. Ooh, that's what I love about making art... when you can make somebody else happy. And look at all the happiness that is going to spread to others because of you. What a great idea to have her sponsor the shelter instead of paying you! It's a sweet painting and very well composed. You can be so proud of the artwork and the outcome!

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  21. Piggy really made me giggle, love her

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  22. Hi Pat:) Your piggy painting is adorable! Love it:) Also love your sweet Missy. Very adorable too!

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  23. Thanks for the chuckle Pat, an adorable painting! Congratulations on the saleof it!

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  24. Hi Pat,

    Love the whimsical piggy painting! And a novel... how exciting! Oh boy... looking forward to reading that.

    Hope you had a good summer and are enjoying a nice Autumn.

    Teresa

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  25. so much talent, Pat. I hope to read your creative writing. And I LOVE the piggy swinging. fantastic illustrative piece. Give Missy a little pat on the head for me. :)

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