Friday, April 20, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Week 6, Year 2 Check In Featured Artist: Patsy Paterno

image courtesy of Patsy Paterno

Welcome to Week 6 of Paint Party Friday (Year 2) and to the next edition of our Featured Artist Series! (Would you like to be a PPF Featured Artist? Please click here for details!) This week we are featuring an artist all the way from the Philippines whose heartfelt and charming paintings have been delighting us regularly at PPF. Please welcome Patsy Paterno!

1) Please tell us a bit about your personal history with painting. (When did you start painting? How has your painting evolved since you first started?)
My whole family is artistic! We've been drawing, painting, sculpting and doing other crafts since we were young. Sometimes all together. We have a family business named papemelroti and we sell our designs there.
I really got into painting on canvases only recently. I think a lot of it had to do with my blog and all the positive feedback I was getting! And also because to make a post, you had to CREATE something! So I got the push I needed!

2) What are your favorite techniques, media, and tools to use in creating your paintings?
I love using found materials, making collages out of painted bookpaper, sewing on buttons from old dresses, etc. I don't like buying expensive materials so I try to find alternatives, like wall putty instead of gesso, transferring images using white glue instead of gel transfer, acrylic paint instead of buying so many stamp pads!

3) What is your favorite thing to paint? Why?
I love painting the Word of God, so that it will embed itself in my heart! I also love to do this so I can inspire and encourage others! I draw and paint in my Faith Journal every day. I started my journal in 2006. Before I just used collage because I wasn't very confident with my drawing skills, but I've noticed that I've improved with all the practice!

"Delight" image courtesy of Patsy Paterno

4) What is your proudest painting moment and/or greatest painting achievement so far?
I suppose I am proudest that people want to buy my paintings! A congresswoman in our country commissioned me to make two paintings for her to reprint and give away last Christmas! She gave the prints to her fellow Congressmen and to the children in her gift list.

"Gandijji" image courtesy of Patsy Paterno

5) What's next in your painting future?
I'm writing a book on Creativity, and have been giving workshops. I want to share what I have learned and I want to encourage others to find their creative heart!

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Thank you so much, Patsy! Writing a book is a major and challenging goal. We wish you great success with that effort. To learn even more about Patsy and see more of her art, please visit her at:
http://www.papemelroti.com

**Would you like to be a PPF Featured Artist? Click here for details!**

Another great party last week at PPF! So many wonderful paintings! Now, here is our check-in for this week's party:

Please make sure to use your post URL address NOT your blog home page URL address as there are many late visitors who get confused as to which post is for PPF when they arrive (after Friday) at your website. If you are unfamiliar with Mr. Linky, an explanation of how this tool works can be found on Week 1 and Week 2 Check-Ins.


Hope everyone has fun at the party and a painting-filled week!

35 comments:

  1. Wonderful interview, Patsy!
    Congratulations and best wishes on writing your book!

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  2. Happy PPF everyone. Congratulations to Patsy! Also good luck on the book Patsy. Love your work and like that you find ways to save on art materials. Congrats also on the commission. Have a great weekend everyone.

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  3. Great interview. You know you have made it when someone wants to buy your Art to give as gifts. Enjoy writing that book. Happy PPF.

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  4. Good luck with your book Patsy, your work is beautiful.
    Von :)

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  5. Hi Patsy I also like that you are unique and imaginative and resourceful in your art work. I'm like that too sometimes. I plan to take a better look at your blog tomorrow since it is midnight and I better get some rest now. I was so excited about PPf this week because I have great wonderful news to tell after my downer week last week. - KAT -

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  6. I enjoyed Patsy's art and story! Thanks for featuring artists here. Would be fun to join them one day.

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  7. It's so nice to see Patsy featured here this week. Your work is such an inspiration. Good luck with your book and upcoming projects!

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  8. What a beautiful feature!
    Thank you for everything,
    Kristin xo

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  9. HI Everyone Happy PPF!

    Wonderful interview..congrats on everything Patsy..gorgeous work!
    Victoria

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  10. Hello artists! I love these paintings! My brothers and I used to hang out in the apple tree at my grandmother's house when we were young and the middle painting brought the memories rushing back...great job and thanks for sharing!
    Renee
    xoxo
    www.fussitup.blogspot.com

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  11. Good to be back Will check everyone out over the weekend.

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  12. Hi, this is the first time I've joined in with the Paint Party Friday, I'm looking forward to see all the lovely paintiness this week! Kim

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  13. I just LOVE the flowers! I can't wait to see your book Patsy! Happy PPF. :)

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  14. I do love this artist feature you're doing every week. It's wonderful to find out more about all the artists and sneak a peek into their lives.

    I might have to get my act together and send you something!!

    I'm thrilled you're writing a book Patsy - can't wait to see it on the shelves!!

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  15. Another terrific interview. Its great to learn more about the artist and Patsy certainly is a very talented artist. Happy PPF, Annette x

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  16. Beautiful paintings! Happy PPF!

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  17. Thanks for introducing me to this amazing artist. I wojld so love to see more of her work!

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  18. Hello everyone, after this intermediate length again to meet you and I like the new section dedicated to cononcer better to a solo artist of the congratulations to Patsy community, he is a great artist.

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  19. I really love the articles on various artists. It is so interesting to see how varied and wonderful their work is. This is my first week participating rather than lurking.

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  20. HI,

    I am new on this blogpost. I like the idea very much.
    I hope more people will see and buy my watercolors. Thank you for the opportunity to show my watercolors.
    Greetings from Geri Meftah

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  21. wonderful interview from talented Patsy! Thanks for sharing.

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  22. Love Patsy's artwork! That's so cool that she got into art through her creative family. Having a supportive family makes all the difference in the world.

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  23. Hello Kristin and Eva, it's wonderful to be back here amongst you all and share all our creativity of the moment!

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  24. Great interview, thank you so much for sharing! Love your pieces Patsy, the idea of recycling stuff in your art is cool! <3

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  25. I love hearing about your economical use of products that many of us have in our homes. Saving money and creating beautiful art, you can't beat that!

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  26. Patsy is a wonderful and exciting artist, thanks Eva and Kristin for sharing today, I love these interviews,

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  27. So excited to have another painting to post! Happy PPF!

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  28. really great concepts! love to hear about you-good luck.

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  29. what great flowers and trees! I love the insight into process & progress. thanks, Eva and Kristin!

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  30. Beautiful work! Love the colors! Happy PPF! Thanks for another fun link up!

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  31. I love your art, Patsy(my sisters name!)
    I used my favorite color palette, brights!
    Can't seem to get away form them!
    have a bright weekend!!!

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  32. A really cool interview! Nice artworks here, Patsy...
    To hear what other artists do and how they create is always an inspiration...what you said about God and the inexpensive materials is really sweet :)

    Thanks Eva & Kristin!

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  33. Wonderful- as always!! So grateful to be a part of this wonderful community of artist's! Many thanks to Eva and Kristin, our hosts!!

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  34. Happy PPF :) Great creative energy.

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  35. Hi all - lovely work Patsy! Thank you EVA & Kristin for hosting PPF and also for taking the time to do this Featured Artisit edition - cheers!

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