Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Tis the Season for Giving!

Hello out there in blogland! Looooong time since my last blog post, but I've been busy on YouTube, Ustream and my Inky Obsessions FaceBook page. Lots going on besides my usual schedule and a BIG announcement coming. Did I say...


As with most BIG announcements, you have to wait until just the right time. We are almost there, just not quite, but please do stay tuned and trust me, as soon as I can spill the beans, you'll hear it shouted from the rooftops! BIG!!!

In the meantime, and in the spirit of giving, what's say we have a little giveaway? Cheri at iStencils has very generously agreed to offer two $50 iStencil Gift Certificates to my subscribers! If you follow iStencils on FaceBook you already know they've been running a 20% discount storewide. I'll plan to do a Ustream video and invite Cheri to join. I'll demo a bunch of my favorites of their 2,600+ designs -- YES -- 2,600+ designs. I'll advise the date and time of the Ustream very soon. For those of you who cannot stream, I'll be uploading the recording to YouTube as soon as the Ustream concludes. I'll randomly pick two lucky subscribers for the $50 gift certificates. Those I choose from will be subbies on YouTube and Ustream and follow my art FaceBook page Inky Obsessions. I feel that its the least I can do to pick from those of you who faithfully follow me everywhere. So if you're not yet following me everywhere, sign up soon so you don't lose your chance to win! 

Here are a few pics of some of my recent projects.

This is a mixed media painted collage that I was working on during my latest Ustream. The video is available on Ustream and YouTube now. I added some final layer marks after the stream shut down. I like this one.

I was trying to channel Jane Davies while I was doing this one. She has such a free, loose, easy style that I thought it would be easier to replicate some of her techniques into my own projects. Don't let her ease fool you. She's just really, really good! 

This one is a work in progress, but I really like the bright colors so far. Who knows how it will end up. 

This is a canvas a friend asked me to make for her. She gave me an idea of the colors she wanted and free reign to take it any direction. Here's where I landed. She loves it. I used a couple Dyan Revealey tips with some Donna Downey thrown in with my hand and marks.


Stay tuned for the announcement of the Ustream for my iStencils $50 gift certificate giveaway! The best way to stay up to date with everything I'm doing is to follow me on my FaceBook art page, Inky Obsessions. That's the quickest and easiest way for me to reach the majority of people and I post everything I do on that page first. Hope you'll join me there too! 

Enjoy the holiday season and I hope you all feel the warm spirit of giving all year! 

Happy Arting, 



  1. So sad...... i only blog.... Have to draw the line somewhere......

    1. I understand Jinx. Just not enough hours in the day sometime. There will be other giveaways in the future, so stay tuned.

  2. Woot! Putting the words "gift certificate" and "stencils" in the same sentence makes me very happy. Looking forward to the Ustream, will try to make it live.

    1. I know, right? Two of my favorite words! Hope you can join us live!

  3. I'm a subscriber and follower, pick me!!! Patti, your work is always so fun to see, your videos amazing to watch, your personality sparkles!!! I'm looking forward to hearing the BIG news!!!

    1. Hi Ruth! Thanks for the nice note. I can't wait to share the news too! Thanks for following me everywhere!