I have been evolving from a psychologist to a writer, photographer and mixed media artist in fits and starts for many years. This blog has an archive beginning in 2008 and won a writing award in 2009 and then after changing its name and focus to creativity and not commentary, I arrived here to its current state of blend: creativity & commentary. Brilliant. Took me five years to figure this out. Oh, and PS. I also host a weekly podcast at another venture Art of the Diet which began in 2015.
The Photo Gardener is a website with many of my still life photographs, a creativity habit as well as my secret health plan: if I photograph fruits and vegetables, I eat them. It is a garden that blooms 12 months a year with the help of local farmer’s markets and grocery stores in the winter and for an agin’ Irish girl, the thought of blooming in the dead of winter is a welcome balm. Warning, though. Photographing fruits and veggies may be beneficial to your health and developing a daily creativity habit tailored to your own talents may be better than a therapist. Somehow or other I’m going to merge these websites into one in the near future. I’ve been saying that for two years.
If you enjoy watching someone dig themselves into a hole and then try to get themselves out, week in and week out, subscribe to my podcast where I document days in the life of folks, including myself, who successfully (though not effortlessly) maintain a significant weight loss, year after year, much to everyone’s surprise. Somehow or other I’m going to merge all these websites into one in the near future.
If you’d like to look at my shop on Etsy, PatCoakleyGifts, click on any of the items below. These are a a line of coasters I’ve listed that make great Hostess gifts, Housewarming gifts, Gifts for those who love gardens and gardening or simply gifts for Art Lovers who drink. I was going to name my shop “The Art of Drinking” but the name was already taken!
That’s all of us, right? Coasters are my niché for 2017.
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