Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


For the Three Muses Challenge this week

Background from my private collection
Image of the skull and violin are from the internet


For the Take A Word Challenge this week

Background and image of the women are from my private collection

Saturday, September 26, 2015


This is for my challenge on Digital Whisper this week
Please feel free to come join the fun!

Background and elements from Foxeysqurriel's numerous kits
Gold Fish from the internet
Photoshop brushes and filters

Thursday, September 24, 2015


This is for the challenge at Take A Word this week

This is a photo of me at age 6, my brother at age 3 and my precious Daddy on our farm where we raised chickens.
I used some techniques I learned in the Photoshop Grunge Class.


I have sort of let this blog go as far as personal things. I already have an art blot at
Digital Whisper but I also am a member of two other fantastic art blogs and the challenges there are so much fun so I post the artwork I have done for them here. Some of my artwork is also on Flickr and I have my own website of some of my better pieces Patricia Creations

But I don't want to lose the personal side of this blog so I need to post here more often.
As most of you know, my husband has had a very hard time since March after he contacted Shingles and was in so much pain and numerous ER visits and doctors appointments and medication did nothing to help.

The last ER visit in April was gruesome. The doctor that night treated us like we were just looking for drugs . My husband was not himself and had been vomiting all morning and was incoherent with a high fever of 104 and when we arrived at the ER we had to wait for 30 minutes to see the doctor. I was concerned and tried to explain all that had gone on over the past two months and that he was in terrible pain but nothing was helping. I know that doctor (I won't mention names) thought we were wanting "drugs". He said to me " you know, he is not going to be without pain for awhile since he has shingles and it can take up to two months if not longer to go away" he sent us home and in less than 8 hours we were back because my poor husband was so confused and could hardly get out of bed and was still in pain and still had a fever.

When we arrived back at the ER they finally did some tests. MRI, CAT Scan of his brain and blood work and found that he had encephalitis. The took him via ambulance to Portland, 4 hours away and he was there and eventually in a coma and on life support for two weeks. I was so upset about the way that doctor treated us the night before that I filed a complaint with the hospital and I think he got dismissed because I haven't seen him there since.

While he was in Portland his B/P was really high and his heart rate was off the charts and his kidneys were shutting down. I was there alone and scared to death! They didn't know what was causing the coma or any of the other symptoms that were happening. They called me into the conference room which you know is NOT a good sign. They ask me if I wanted them to preform CPR or do everything possible to save him if necessary. Of course I said YES! This man is strong minded, willed and physically he would want to have the opportunity to fight and he did.

I prayed so hard day and night in the chapel for God to spare my husband and the next few days he started to improve. He had three teams of doctors round the clock working on a solution and finally after numerous MRI's Cat Scans and blood work they found that he had a lesions on his brain caused by SHINGLES!! They were able to take him off life support and he woke up and we were able to come home.

 A week after this happened I had a GI bleed and was in the hospital for three days. That was scary also.

Two weeks later he ended up back in the hospital with pneumonia and then in June he had that horrific accident and God was with him for eles could anyone survive this..

 Sadly this was caused from the medication he was on for the encephalitis. He fell asleep. His license was suspended. Since then he has it has been reinstated with a perfect report from the doctor. He has had some injections in his back for the after pain of Shingles (hepatic neuralgia) and they haven't completely worked but it is better. This man is so strong he says "I will just keep busy and work though it"

I have had no more problems with the GI bleed and things are calming down and getting back to normal. It feels good :)

Bottom line my friends....go get your shingles shot ASAP.
Hugs to you all


For the challenge at Three Muses this week

Backgrounds and scrap by Foxeysquirrel
Overlay by me
Apples from the internet
Image of the little girl and her duck from my vintage image file
Photoshop brushes finished the piece

Sunday, September 20, 2015


For the Digital Whisper Challenge this week

You are all welcome to join

The background photo is one of my many barn photos. I love barns!
Vintage images of the children and the Little Red Wagon with the chickens I found on Pinterest
Photoshop brushes and filters

Thursday, September 17, 2015


For the Three Muses Challenge this week

A Vintage image of two sweet little girls in Shades of White


This is for the Take A Word Challenge this week

Watercolor background by Foxeysquirrel
Photoshop and Anaka Von Holt Brushes

Sunday, September 13, 2015


For my challenge at Digital Whisper this week.
You are invited to participate.

Background is from Lil Owl
Overlay from Cheryl Tarrant
Waterdrops from Emento Magical Moments kit
Image of the girl is vintage
Photoshop brushes and filters

Wednesday, September 9, 2015


This is for the challenge at Three Muses this week.

Backkground from Foxeysquirrel's watercolor backgrounds
face from Rebecca McMeen
Butterfly from Itkupilli
Leaves and the upper left corner are Photoshop brushes


This is for the challenge at Take A Word this week.

Background from Itkupilli
Scrap strip from Foxeysquirrel
Little girl and the polkadotsand the faded paper from Rebecca McMeen's Carson kit
Butterfly from Emento's Magical kit

Saturday, September 5, 2015


This is for the challenge at Digital Whisper this week.

As always, you are welcome to join the fun!

Credits :
Background from my collection
Lady from Pinterest
Wire and flowers from Foxysquirrel
Photoshop brushes