The Parish Priest
Of austerity,
Climbed up in a high church steeple
To be nearer God,
So that he might hand
His word down to His people.

When the sun was high,
When the sun was low,
The good man sat unheeding
Sublunary things.
From transcendency
Was he forever reading.

And now and again
When he heard the creak
Of the weather vane a-tuning,
He closed his eyes
And said, "Of a truth
From God I now am learning."

And in sermon script
He daily wrote
What he thought was sent from heaven,
And he dropped this down
On his people's heads
Two times one day in seven.

In his age God said,
"Come down and die!"
And he cried out from the steeple,
"Where are thou, Lord?"
And the Lord replied,
"Down here among my people."

William Croswell Doane



Meet Lilac fairy
design by
Ranie Patridis

This doll is made from plain muslin fabric and stuff with polyester stuffing. Then the body and wings of this doll became my canvas which I then painted with acrylic paints. The only thing I added was the wool hair. ..*smile*..

photograph by ranie patridis



I am a little acorn passing through
You will find me in the most unusual places
I may drop from a tree and roll around
Then maybe a squirrel has decided to bury me
in your flower bed
Where ever I land if in a good spot
be sure to know
that I'll root and grow into a beautiful Oak Tree

photography by ranie patridis



I hailed me a woman from the street,
Shameless, but oh, so fair!
I bade her sit in the model's seat
And I painted her sitting there.

I hid all trace of her heart unclean;
I painted a babe at her breast;
I painted her as she might have been
If the Worst had been the Best.

She laughed at my picture and went away
Then came with a knowing nod,
A connoisseur, and I heard him say;
"Tis Mary, the Mother of God."

So I painted a halo round her hair,
And I sold her and took my fee,
And she hangs in the church of Saint Hilaire,
Where you and all may see.

Robert W. Service



Zetti Girls here they come!

Not sure what a Zetti Girls is they seem to love to wear strips mostly black n white. In a way they are cute a tad different but very unique.

Watch out you just might see a Zetti girl walking down the road.

Don't be surprise!

Hand drawn and photograph by ranie patridis



Over at ATCsforALL I have gotten involved Altered Dominoes. Hey, it's a blast. This one I first did the background with Alcohol Inks then I started layering for this is a collage. Well, the first layer I didn't care for but what to do it was already glue to it. So I took some gold acrylic paint and painted it then I cut out a very small fairy and added it after I accented it with Inks. Then comes the sealing. I was introduce to Diamond Glaze, I love it! I put several coats of Diamond Glaze over it letting each layer dry. Then once completely done I made the key chain with beads n wire.

Back View
This is the back view, I tried writing on it but wasn't happy with the out come. So I made a label add it on the Diamond glaze over it. Turn out quiet nice I may say.



I love to bead, it is so addicting. Right now I'm working on a Bead Sampler Doll. I should be doing other things, but, when I see that plate of beads I just automatically sit down and start adding beads. It is so addicting!

This cabochon was another one of those classes I did over in Weaverville with Seti. This one has a picture stone in it. I took the colors from inside the stone to match my beads too. I love working with size 11 and 15 beads. In this piece I even added some fresh water pearls. Of course those beads were a tad larger.

hand beaded and photograph by ranie patridis