Does the road wind up-hill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole long day?
From morn to night, my friend.
But is there for the night a resting-place?
A roof for when the slow dark hours begin.
May not the darkness hide it from my face?
You cannot miss that inn.
Shall I meet other wayfarers at night?
Those who have gone before.
Then must I knock, or call when just in sight?
They will not keep you standing at that door.
Shall I find comfort, travel-sore and weak?
Of labour you shall find the sum.
Will there be beds for me and all who seek?
Yea, beds for all you come.
~christina georgina rossetti


Dancing Butterfly Dance

A few days ago I received an PM from a DariRose over at ATCsforAll asking me to do a blind trade with her. I agreed. I was still on the butterfly thread so I decided to one for her. As I worked on her card I decided I needed to make me one.
dancing butterfly dance
~Ranie Patridis
The back ground of this card was done in Acrylic Paints several different colors giving it a abstract look. I then once the back ground was dried I then painted the butterflies in with Watercolor and Ink. Here I choose to have 2 different size of butterflies. The one I did for DariRose her butterflies were all the same size. This was so much letting loose playing with the colors.


Zentangles with a Twist

I just love making these zens to me it is doodling made into an art form now adays.
Over at ATCsforALL I have open up a Society group. This group of artist are there just to have fun, giving us a reason to keep practicing. 
butterfly delight
~Ranie Patridis



What we love to do we find time to do.
~John Lancaster Spalding
Time stays long enough for anyone who will use it.
There is time for everything.
~Thomas A. Edison
Make time in your day to pray be in communion with your Lord.
~Ranie Patridis



My 2nd card in the set title
innocent of halloween
 ~Ranie Patridis
The innocent of trick or treat running from home to home asking for treats. Not realizing as we grow up what the true meaning of Halloween is. Most think of it as just a night of spooks n tricks getting the daylights scared out of ya or the one day of the year you get lots of candy. Do a seach for the history of Halloween then decided is this what you really want to be part of.



When we are small the season come and go. As the seasons are passing through we have these Holidays along the way. Halloween is one of them. Over at ATCsforALL they have a monthly contest. This month contest Title: Halloween
What else would it be. I decided to particpate keeping a mind on the Innocent of Halloween. So many children who even grow up to be adults do not realize the history of Halloween or how it all came about.
innocent of halloween
 ~Ranie Patridis
I made a set of 2 only enter this one in the contest.  
Tomorrow I shall share with you all the 2nd part of this set.



I'd rather be the ship that sails
And rides the billows wild and free;
Than to be the ship that always fails
To leave its port and go to sea.
I'd rather feel the sting of strife,
Where gales are born and tempests roar;
Than to settle down to useless life
And rot in dry dock on the shore.
I'd rather fight some mighty wave
With honor in supreme command;
And fill at last a well-earned grave,
Than die in ease upon the sand
I'd rather drive where sea storms blow,
And be the ship that always failed.
To make the ports where it would go,
Than be the ship that never sailed.
~Author Unknown