Sunday, June 14, 2009


In honor of my Daddy who's birthday is today. I have created this digital collage. I lost my Daddy in 1957. I was only 7 years old and he was only 34 years old. He would have been 88 years old today.

This was his favorite song.
So in honor of his birthday and Father's Day on Sunday ....

Love you Daddy and I miss you!


Anonymous said...

Such a wonderful collage Patti! The layers are just wonderful. You've gotten so good at this. I'm sure your father would be impressed. Thanks for stopping by. I'm hanging in there but that's been about it. I don't seem motivated to do much. Hopefully I feel creative soon. Thanks for asking.

readingsully2 said...

Oh Patti...I love this and you brought tears to my eyes. I had my Dad for 94 years. I feel very lucky.

Lydia said...

Memoral Eternal !

You lost your Dad the year I was born. I had my Dad till he was 52, a little bit longer, but not long enough. I am so sorry for your early loss. He sounds like a wonderful man and father.

I now know that when we lose these precious gifts so early, that it is for a reason. Your heart is so big Patti, because of what you lost. But, I am sure that you had way more than others do for a whole lifetime. I know that I certainly did.

xo Lydia

Lydia said...

ps- I loved Billie Holiday when a teenager, because of Lady Sings the Blues, I got into her. I can sing most of the songs, thanks to Diana Ross' versions.

kimberly said...

such a young man, patti....makes us appreciate the time we have/had with our mom's and dad's. we share the same birthday!
thinking of you,

readingsully2 said...

Have you stopped by my blog today? Today was the drawing for the 15th.
You won!!! Congrats. Go there for details.

readingsully2 said...

Patti, Etsy went down. I went in and reserved your purchase but I am not sure it took yet. When I tried to convo you with the explanation, it said the site was down for repairs.

Basically, here is what I did. By etsy rules you have to sell something for no less than .20, so the item was 10.00 and gift cert. was $10 so I priced it at .20 and reduced the shipping from $2.00 to $1.80.

So if you go in and it says reserved for you, you can go ahead and purchase it. If it is not marked as reserved....let me know and I will redo it for you.

Thanks, Carole

Diva Kreszl said...

What a beautiful tribute to your Dad...I lost my Dad at 15 and it's proven to be a tough void to fill, I'm 53 and still feel it. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work with all of us!

Salzanos said...

what a handsome man he was! I miss my dad too. He died two years ago this march. Dad's fill a very important part of our lives.

You honor him not only in this great piece of art, but who you are today. Your a very precious friend to me. Your kindess, and gentle nature is a honor to your dad. How great that day when you see him and give him a big hug !

Lori Garbarino said...

This is so beautiful! I love it!!! Beautiful Post! Happy Birthday Grandpa!!

whymsicalmusings said...

What a lovely way to honor your father. He was a lucky man to have you as his daughter.


That is some great digital collage work Patti :)
So sad you lost your Dad so early in life, what a loving tribute. Hope your feeling well, happy creating dear friend.

Mica said...

What a wonderful post for your Daddy. The neat thing is that your son Tony ( my hubby) looks so much like him it is pretty amazing. I am sure he was a wonderful man...wish we could have known him. Love ya Mama Chickki !!! Your daughter, Mica

Anonymous said...

Hi Patti,
I am so sorry for not being around, but I have been so busy with ART and family!
What a beautiful tribute to your father. He is very handsome!
That had to be extremely difficult to loose him at such an impressionable age! I lost my father when I was 34, an the void is always there.. but his memories last forever!
Hope you are feeling well and ready to rumble! hugs, love you, xo, Darlene xo