*updated 13 November 2009*

“Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in”

~Leonard Cohen

Thank you very much for stopping by and for taking the time to look around … comments are always welcome and most appreciated!

A couple of years ago I entered the land of blog which was a totally new and different adventure for me

Creating is a passion of mine and has been since I was a young girl

I am a self taught mixed media artist

Playing with paper, scissors, glue, paint,  rusty bits of this and that … and then there’s fabric!!!

So many exciting things to try out in the mixed media realm

***please accept this blessing … from me to you***

May the long time sun shine upon you

All Love surround you and

The pure Light within you

Guide your way on…..

Feel free to download anything marked “Free Download” and have fun creating something with it

All art creations and photographs that you find here are mine, unless otherwise noted

They are NOT up for grabs = no copies or  downloads without asking first …  you can easily contact me at         ~*~ Patty Szymkowicz ~*~

with any questions or requests

thanks again for stopping by

28 responses to “ABOUT

  1. Hi Patty
    I found you!!


  2. Patty, sorry my spelling’s atrocious… I love your blog and shall haunt you!! (only joking!)


  3. Hi Patty –

    I love what you’re doing with the cutlery … as soon as I saw that article I thought, OOH, I have to try that. I’m so impressed that you already did!



  4. Hello!
    I found your blog after a Google search for altered art blogs. I’m just beginning the fascinating journey into the world of altered art, altered books and journals, mail art, and altered clothing.
    I’m quite inspired by your creations. Thanks for the wonderful blog, links, and pictures of your creations.
    Take care,


  5. Fabulous!! Your blog is beautiful and draws you into the fun! I love the quotes and inspiration behind each art piece! Keep up the fun!! Linda


  6. Thank you for everything Patty. Love the Leonard Cohen quote and your philosophy.


  7. You have a lovely and inspiring blog and I would love to add it to my blog roll.


  8. Patty, I love that song! We used the last part of it for the Christmas card we made last year.

    It reminds me of wabi sabi.



  9. I was listening to Leonard this afternoon…let the light shine in. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart


  10. Glad I found your work!


  11. in here are so many pretty things
    keep posting, sharing and inspiring
    and oh i am taking the blessing
    i assure you it will keep on spreading 🙂


  12. Yay, Patty, you got the ABOUT to work! I like what you’ve added.


  13. oops, i didnt read far enough. I’ll be crossing my fingers for Thursday!:)


  14. Hello Patty, thanks I hope that you mine the drawing and not the text, but that is very sad. The drawing is a Mandala, You know?
    And sorry for my English. I am Dutch.
    greatings Viola


  15. kathleen aka kitty

    Don’t know HOW I found you…jst stumbles upon you while searching Zen tangles I think. Anyhoo, happy I did. Curious to know WERE you are. I’m in Indiana……Love your things and will happily continue reading back posts and catching up!!!!


  16. Susan George

    Hi Patti! Your art blog is beautiful and very inspiring. I am so glad to have met you in Switzerland and wish you all the best. Take care, Susan…..


  17. Hi, this is the first time I am visiting your blog and just happened upon it. I am excited to look around and have enjoyed what I see so far. Thanks for sharing your art.


  18. hi patty,
    slowly catching up with “stacks” participants. thank you for visiting …….your art is amazing!


  19. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Track: Unknown! I love everything you are doing here, it is truly beautiful.


  20. Hi, Patty,
    I am speechless – spent already one hour on your blog – what you create is amazing!


  21. Thank you for your lovely words and I an glad you are sharing so much ;o) xox


  22. craftymadre

    That is one of my favorite quotes. I love Leonard Cohen and I love your blog. Thank you so much for sharing.


  23. Hi there, I surfed in today after looking for a flower photo I had taken at Meadowlark Gardens, and your blog popped up. Really glad it did because I love it! I have put you on my blogroll so that I can stop by again. Thank you, your blog is great!


  24. I wonder if my comment will come through – something strange happened.


  25. Thank you for visiting — I love your blog and am following!


  26. Hi Patty

    Congratulations on winning the Q & L challenge. Please let me have your email address so I can send your your winning voucher.

    Sharon x


  27. WordPress works a little differently than blogspot so it took me a minute to find a comment place. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I, too, thought we would receive each other’s cards – A would get B’s and B would get A’s – the way some other swaps work, but no matter, it was all fun! The card you made for the swap is gorgeous! Love your photographs – you must be quite the traveler……


  28. You have a very pretty blog. I look forward to visiting and reading more. Thank you for sharing your talents.


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