I bargained with Life for a penny,
And Life would pay no more,
However I begged at evening
When I counted my scanty store;

For Life is a just employer,
He gives you what you ask,
But once you have set the wages,
Why, you must bear the task.

I worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have paid.
Jessie B. Rittenhouse


Here We Go Again

Remember back in April I showed a photo of a young lady and my attempt to drawing her on a 2.5 x 3.5 card.

Well, here is the finish product. Lets say it's my version. Doesn't really look like her but I like it. Guess this means I will not be a portrait artist. You may be surprise at what you look like if I drew you ..giggle..

I did this one on watercolor paper with Prisma color pencils.

I made several attempts at this portrait did some in pencil then accent it with color pencils then I did another one in pencil and use black ink putting dots all over the portrait giving it that Pointillism feel to it. What can I say I'm always experimenting and trying new things out.


Baby Clay Sculpture

Isn't this little baby precious.
This wee little baby is only about 3.5 inches long.

Fits in the palm of my hand.

I had so much fun sculpting this clay baby.
I started with a foil center which I then over lay it with Polymer Clay.

I slowly started shaping this baby using tools to sculpt the figure and body.

Then I needed something to put this baby, thus the crochet hooded baby blanket hand crochet by me.


Animal Fair


I went to the animal fair,
The birds and beasts were there.
The big baboon, by the light of the moon,
Was combing his auburn hair.
The monkey, he got drunk,
And sat on the elephant's trunk.
The elephant sneezed and fell on his knees,
And what became of the monk, the monk?



Non Objective Abstract

Non Objective Abstract
Medium: Acrylic Paint
Size 2.5 x 3.5
by Ranie Patridis


Charming Little Dresses

Charming Little Dresses
Medium: Collage
Size 2.5 x 3.5
by Ranie Patridis