And so it finally begins…..My very first Post!

I have been waiting for this day for a very long time now.  I finally did IT! I jumped in with both feet and landed in the Blogosphere!  I have to tell you I would not be here if it were not for The Blog Class, by Emily & Ryan over at one of my very favorite blogs, Jones Design Company.  I did the class and here it is.  My very own blog, Patina House and Studio.  The name is full of meaning to me.  First of all, I LOVE patina on any surface.  Brass, copper, an aged window, fence post, etc.  I love the natural beauty of time worn things.  When I was thinking of a blog name I kept thinking about the word patina and the beauty that it represents.  One day out of the blue it just all came full circle.  Patina! Yes, Patina House & Studio! The way it applied to me so deeply was the word described “me”, the way I see myself in this amazing season of my life.  You see, who I am today is a result of years and years gone by of heartache, joy, disappointment, happiness, growth, and the list could go on.  It represents the myriad of life experiences and lessons that have brought me to who I am today.  Hence the layers.  The patina.  I am who I am because of the beautiful layers of life that have occurred.  So, with that being said, my hopes are to expose the beauty of a worn and weathered life!  What I share comes from my experiences, my past.  Even though some of my layers are not so pretty, they contribute to my patina.

I do hope you will come back regularly and see what I have going on.  I will be featuring DIY tutorials, projects, sharing things I love, offering stories of how my FAITH carries me and slowly but surely unveiling my story as an artist and sharing with you my work.  Hopefully before too long, I will have selected pieces of my artwork for sale on here! This is so exciting to me! My hopes are to post regularly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday’s.  Please subscribe over on the right hand side so you will not miss a post.

Jeremiah 29-11

source- Trish Jones, Etsy


In the meantime I want you to remember that God has a beautiful purpose for your life! A unique story written just for YOU!

Cherish your days! -g


9 Responses to And so it finally begins…..My very first Post!

  1. Carly August 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    I am SO VERY proud of you my precious sister! This is such an exciting chapter in life and I’m so very anxious to see what HIS plans are. This is so well written and also very accurate. I love you BIG!

  2. Leanne August 27, 2013 at 6:32 pm #

    Wow! Such a beautiful start of a blog! These words u have expressed are so true! I look forward to reading ur posts & seeing ur growth as a Blogster & artist! I love u big time little sister!

  3. G@patina August 27, 2013 at 7:54 pm #

    Thank you so much my two precious sisters!! I would not be brave enough if it weren’t for my CHEERLEADERS!! Yall are the BEST!! I love you!

  4. Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. September 3, 2013 at 9:15 pm #

    Yay for being fearless and jumping in with both feet! And your blog design is just beautiful! Wishing you much success!

    • G@patina September 3, 2013 at 9:47 pm #

      Sharon you are too kind. Thank you for your sweet comments. I changed the design 100 times I think and finally had to just stop and go with something. I appreciate you commenting on liking it. Oh, by the way…..I am a huge fan of your blog!!

  5. Trish @TheOldPostRoad September 11, 2013 at 8:03 am #

    Gretchen –
    Thanks for using my art! Best wishes for your new blog! I LOVE your art! Keep your spirits up in New Orleans. “No” is not the end of the world – and I doubt you will hear that, anyway – your pieces are lovely!
    I enjoy reading Jones Design Company and was wondering how her class was. (I don’t often have time to blog – as my art and regular job take up so much time.)
    Thanks, again, for the shout out!

  6. Trish @TheOldPostRoad September 11, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    By the way – which online art classes do you recommend I take? Would love to know where to invest. I struggle with self-esteem when it comes to my art. I am not brave enough. I find myself thinking it is embarrassing to make something that someone might ridicule – but then, again, that is what art is all about. I need confidence. Would love to hear your suggestions.

    • G@patina September 11, 2013 at 12:34 pm #

      Oh Trish I loved that piece of yours that I used! It captured my heart that morning!! So happy you saw it! I am putting final coats on all of my pieces to take in the morning to New Orleans, and while I am working I will be thinking about the classes that have benefited me most!! I cant wait to talk to you about everything. I have and had those same exact feelings you have!! Much, Much, Much to talk about. I will email you this evening!!!

  7. April 27, 2014 at 7:18 pm #

    Highly energetic article, I loved that a lot. Will there be
    a part 2?

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