December 6, 2012

My latest art boner. Yes, it involves unicorns.

You guys know a lot about me. Like, a crap load about me. Literally. Just read the poop blog I wrote last, and see.  I tell you (and my Facebook readers especially) all about my weird thoughts and happenings, in sentences that ramble on and on like they were written by a psych ward inmate. Yet here I sit, totally free in the world. I don’t know how or why, but I sure am glad I slipped under the radar of the people who make those decisions. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from watching this season of American Horror Story, it’s that I couldn’t handle it in an asylum. At all. And ‘m pretty freakin’ sure that they don’t allow you to have sporks in there. And this girl has gots to have her sporks. I also learned while watching that show, that even when his arm gets ripped off by a scary-ass monster, Adam Levine is still sexy as heck. He’s so sexy that you don’t even notice that he’s screaming and waving a bloody stump around.


I get lots of email. They send me pictures, links, articles, kind words, they tell me their problems and want advice (Yikes!), and they ask me questions. One question that a few people have asked me, is, what would people be surprised to know about you? The answer to that is this: A helluvalot. So much so that I can’t write about it in a blog. I gotta save that stuff for my book.

But one thing that you might not know about me is that I am artsy. Artsy, as in, I used to paint anything I could get my hands on, and people actually paid me to do it. I did canvases, furniture, murals, etc… and I loved it. Then, since I am flighty and fidgety, I got bored. Then I started to write my blog. I guess creativity is creativity and it comes out in different ways at different times. I think I finally found my “thing” though. It’s much easier to sit at my desk and type a stupid story about how I am constipated, than it is to climb ladders and inhale fumes and paint a bunch of stuff on a wall for days and days until you feel like your body is 90-years-old and arthritic.

My mind is a jumble of odd pictures, songs, and stories, and it never really stops working. It’s like some strange, colorful, picture book in there that is almost impossible to keep up with. Some people call that creativity, and I am happy that such a kind word is used to describe it. I have a soft spot for other people who are “creative”, and I also get excited when I see someone come up with something that is so amazing that I hate myself for not thinking of it first. I am in awe of some peoples minds and ideas, and I like artists who make me smile and get a bit jealous of their skillz. Case in point: Sebastien Millon, who designed my new blog header. It’s like he draws what is going on in my head. His talent makes me giddy.

I recently came across another artist that made me mega happy. her name is Serene Bacigalupi. Her stuff is so creative, unique,  and magical that I fell in love with it immediately. She takes vintage paintings and paints things on top of them. Here are a few of my favorites:

I would have done way more Bible reading if this had been in there.

Dear Hollywood, this is better than 90% of your ideas.

I mean, COME ON! It’s a monster sitting in a pond, having a refreshing beverage!

After stalking all her stuff, I totally fan mailed her and basically told her that I was in mad mad love with her, and instead of calling the po po, she was kind enough to write back to me and  I told her that I wanted to share her with you guys ASAP. Well, she liked that genius idea, and she wanted to give you a discount code for her Etsy store as well as 2 prints of some of her most popular pictures to one of you guys. Yay for nice people, right? Nice people give you free stuff. And who doesn’t like free stuff? An idiot, that’s who.

To enter to win the prints, leave a comment with your name and email address in it, and I will draw one of you randomly with the help of computery shit that my pathetic brain can’t even begin to understand. Also, please go like Serene’s FB page HERE and her Etsy store HERE. You can use the code MOMICORN to get 10% off anything in the store. FYI she has some Hall and Oates earrings that are pretty amazingly badass. Seriously. Bad. Ass.

Winner will be announced Monday, 12/10.

Good Luck! 

And P.S. I moderate comments so it might not post right away. Be patient. It will. lease only enter once. xoxo

***Contest ended on 12/10/2012***
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153 Responses to “My latest art boner. Yes, it involves unicorns.”

  1. Kacey Arntz Said:

    OH! This stuff is AMAZING!!!! ANNND I think your blog is kick-ass!

    Kacey
    kaceyscarpa@gmail.com

  2. ilikebeerandbabies.com Said:

    Julie
    Julielynnlay @ gmail

  3. Joseph Irizarry Said:

    Joe
    Jkirizarry4@gmail.com

  4. heather waxler Said:

    You inspire me!!
    Fallenangel420@att.net

  5. Anonymous Said:

    Love reading your rambles… Ramble away!!

    – Kelly Young
    bbg703@yahoo.com

  6. Anonymous Said:

    I’m loving her work. It’s monster friendly for kids 🙂 I want something of hers for over my mantle so when ppl visit my home they’ll instantly hv a clue about the type of household they’re visiting. Niki @message_center@yahoo.com

  7. Carrie Peterson Said:

    Love it!
    Carrie

    carriep1234.cp@gmail.com

  8. Christina Osborne Said:

    I love your blog. I get a kick out of the funny things you post.

    Christina
    christinaosborne2011@gmail.com

  9. Marybeth Said:

    I LOVE her stuff!!! You find some of the coolest people!!!

    Marybeth
    m_eadie78@yahoo.com

  10. Anonymous Said:

    Love it!
    Kasmira
    kazelliot@gmail.com

  11. Shit My Kids Ruined Said:

    Love it madly. And your blog. As you know. 🙂
    Julie
    shitmykidsruined@gmail.com

  12. rlaneew Said:

    Love her stuff and your blog
    Robin Whitehouse rwhitehouse7@gmail.com

  13. ChrisE Said:

    Great lift to my day!
    Christyna

    echardfamily81@gmail.com

  14. nancy rainey Said:

    I want nothing more than to use my discocunt. heheh. You make my day very very often.

  15. LollyM13 Said:

    Serene’s stuff is brilliant! That second picture up there, Unicorn Country, that would be perfect on the wall above our couch! As would the church one on her Etsy page… Awesomesauce.
    Almost as awesome as this blog and your facebook page. Patti, you never fail to make me giggle-snort every single day, and for that I am grateful. Grateful for the giggles, but also for the fact that there is another artsy fartsy woman out there who yaps about random stuff… dry humping garden ornaments… poop… and unicorns. Shunnn the non-believers!!! 🙂

    Laura-May Ward
    lauraward50@gmail.com

  16. pixierosedragon Said:

    You always make me laugh…it’s almost like our brains are connected. I really liked what you said about creativity. Such a nice word for the chaos ricocheting through my brain. I tend to share your blog with my Facebook friends, cause a lot of them have the same creativity issues. You are much appreciated for voicing what we dare not!

    Oh, and Serene’s unicorn art…totally perfect!

  17. Meg Davis Said:

    Meg Davis
    ama_la_notte@yahoo.com

  18. Yony K Said:

    I saw her booth at the Comic Con here in Dallas earlier this year and FREAKED THE SHIT OUT (wait, can I say that on here?). I bought an awesome print and then came home and stalked the crap out of her FB page and shared it all over mine and many times since then, too! I AM OBSESSED WITH HER AWESOME. I hope your computer do-hickey picks me because I NEED ANOTHER PRINT! Squeeeeeeeee!

  19. Anonymous Said:

    Valerie 🙂

    lookatvaleriejo@hotmail.com

  20. Anonymous Said:

    Love Serene’s stuff and she’s sweet to boot!
    Kristy
    Hippiekristy@hotmail.com

  21. Patti Ford Said:

    Winner winner Chicken Dinner!

  22. Kristina Said:

    Congrats!!!!! 🙂

  23. Ericamo Said:

    Amazing!!
    Erica Schatz
    opinionerica@gmail.com

  24. Michael Salvatore Sinatra Said:

    I ran into her in New Orleans and fell in love with her and her art! She even mailed me a sketch of seanicorns! michaelsalvatoresinatra@gmail.com

  25. Heather Slavens Said:

    Awesome!!!
    hiddobug@hotmail.com

    Heather

  26. Courtney Stewart Said:

    Courtney
    Pokeybeary61@gmail.com

  27. Casey Altwies Said:

    She would fit in amazingly in my home. I have a great big empty space on my living room wall, just above the couch that has been waiting for “mr right” in print form. I HAVE FOUND HIM!

    Casey
    caltwies@gmail.com

  28. Kirsten Said:

    Kirsten
    Kanthony1004@gmail.com

  29. Andrea Dailey Said:

    I am going to need a sailboat painting with a beautiful sunset and a giant “chocolate pickle” floating like a buoy in the water.

    ajmpeanut@yahoo.com

  30. alwayschangeling Said:

    Zomg! Zomg! Awesome work!

    My name is Robyn – and I’m a blogaholic

    robyn_potticary@hotmail (dot) com

  31. Anonymous Said:

    I don’t know it it already sent this… but here it goes :

    ZOMG! ZOMG! Awesome art ! You always find th best things Patti 🙂

    Hello , my name is Robyn – and I’m a blogaholic..

    Please enter my name.

    My email is : robyn_potticary@hotmail (dot) com

  32. Natalia Ramos Said:

    I love them!
    Natalia
    Nataliacaicedo2007@yahoo.com

  33. Anonymous Said:

    Amazing! I LOVE her stuff too! 🙂
    Felicity
    zephyre.zombii.88@gmail.com

  34. shejustaintright Said:

    I waaaaaant. love love love
    lcampb33@cogeco.ca

  35. Anonymous Said:

    Gary
    droppedinnyc@gmail.com

  36. Anonymous Said:

    I. Love. You. Long. Time!!
    sherismith2007@yahoo.com

  37. Anonymous Said:

    Heather
    crystlshipchic@yahoo.com

  38. Anonymous Said:

    HILARIOUS!!
    My sister Loves unicorns,and Jesus loves unicorns..I want this for her! lol!
    Sandi
    zippygirl5@roadrunner.com

  39. Lara Vos Said:

    Amazing!!!!!!
    lara_voss24@yahoo.com

  40. Adee Shekar Said:

    I love the monster sitting in a pond. So cute!
    Adee Shekar
    adeeshekar@gmail.com

  41. Anonymous Said:

    Reba Wilkie
    rebajeffries@yahoo.com

  42. GinaR316 Said:

    Have a Spork-tacular weekend, folks! ginar316@yahoo.com

  43. Anonymous Said:

    Nathalie
    nat@live.nl

  44. Karen Said:

    Love how your mind works!

  45. Anonymous Said:

    Julie Embring
    Uliumpkin@Hotmail.com

  46. Anonymous Said:

    Even unsporky Germans love this stuff!!!

    Lisa – lmartens@outlook.com

  47. tilleyjewels Said:

    What an awesome shop–she has YETIS!!!
    tilleyjewels@gmail.com

  48. Teresa Browning Said:

    I love these!!

    Teresa Browning
    tnmdrm_0618@yahoo.com

  49. Christina Britt Said:

    Wow, thanks for sharing her with us. Her stuff is like bettleguice…on weed;) Love it!!!

    Christina Britt
    brittchristina@rocketmail.com

  50. Toni Kwasnt Said:

    Toni

    Tkwasny24@sbcglobal.net

    Love this stuff!!

  51. Elizabeth Bennett Said:

    Super cool!
    April Gregory
    lizbennett6@gmail.com

  52. Steph Said:

    Stephanie
    chickadee098@gmail.com

  53. Bethany Said:

    Ahh I’ve seen a couple that will be brilliant in our household, can’t wait for the hubby to see them up! Merry Christmas to us!! I love nice people.
    Bethany
    Blondebarbie88@live.com

    I know my e-mail address is a bit ridiculous, it’s old & I don’t remember the password for the new one I made :/ now the email address totally doesn’t make sense because I have dark dark brown hair, looks black..I get weird looks on my hair every time I give my email address to someone,& I swear the weird looks aren’t because I don’t look like Barbie LMAO.

  54. Steph Said:

    Stephanie
    chickadee098@gmail.com

  55. Teresa Browning Said:

    Teresa Browning

    tnmdrm_0618@yahoo.com

  56. Natasha Miller Said:

    You are amazing!!! Always make me laugh! Finally someone has the same sense of humor!!!
    Natasha
    Nmiller0618@gmail.com

  57. lori rush Said:

    Oh my I love it! Lori Rush rushmama@hotmail.com

  58. Anonymous Said:

    Jessica Hedges
    jess_hedges@hotmail.com

  59. Anonymous Said:

    You always have the funniest post and blogs and the most interesting things 🙂 I love it!!

    Kathy Williams
    grenfrog28@yahoo.com (and yes that is with 1 “e”)**smiles**

  60. Anonymous Said:

    Too funny.
    Amanda
    gigm98@hotmail.com

  61. Monica Wier Said:

    You are brilliant!
    Monica Wier
    monicawier@msn.com

  62. Beth Eldhardt Said:

    I think it be awesome if she put a hippo in one of her paintings…cuz hippos are almost as cool as unicorns and sporks…

  63. Brandi Carroll Said:

    Brandi
    brnadijcarroll@gmail.com

  64. ooeygooeywasaworm Said:

    Wow, just wow!
    Camille
    cambyrne@gmail.com

  65. Lyndsey Stang Said:

    Lyndsey Stang
    YesdnyL99@gmail.com

  66. Anonymous Said:

    Hi Patti.
    Sorry I spelt ur name wrong on ur fb page yesterday re: my bff Kira Yustak. Wtf was I thinking? Durr.
    Anyways, me likey Serene’s stuff.
    Have a shiny, unicorny day,
    Shannon
    Shannonhallock2010@gmail.com

  67. Valia214 Said:

    Oops..my email is…..Valia214@hotmail.com

  68. eesha Said:

    Lisa Lovelace
    lovelace.lisa9@gmail.com

  69. Anonymous Said:

    Love. Gotta have. Dee. aunt_bea_dee@hotmail.com

  70. Jill Salgado Said:

    Super awesome!!!

    Jill Salgado
    jill.salgado@gmail.com

  71. Anonymous Said:

    THIS IS FABULOUS! Man, I can totally relate to pond monster. That one i would hang in my bathroom so could truly admire it while i “detox” from my 4 kids at the end of the day. I wonder how my hubby would feel about the western themed one? lol I DONT CARE! that one would go next to his John Wayne sketch in the “man cave”. And for Jesus, well of course in the Family room…knowing that him and his flock of baby unicorns are constantly blessing me and my family! Love the creativity
    Christie Ison
    ison.christie@yahoo.com

  72. justjennifer Said:

    *squee* the cat ones! *pulling pigtails with vigor*

    Jennifer Schultze
    jenn.breeze.schultze@gmail.com

  73. Sinnermom Said:

    Oh, I’m the one married to a Unicorn and the Jesus Unicorn would be my profile picture if I wasn’t terrified that some nasty sporkable would steal it and make it their own! I’m heading to Etsy now!

  74. christa Said:

    yo, I’m christa. Your spirit animal.
    utaduta78@yahoo.com

  75. danasinno Said:

    danasinno@hotmail.com

  76. Anonymous Said:

    Tori Wicke
    tori@jans.com

    LOVE Leroy’s place, thanks to you!! LOVE you even more!!

    XOXOX

  77. Kenecia Daniels Said:

    Kenecia
    khood0003@email.vccs.edu

  78. Anonymous Said:

    Jamie @ jamie.benge@yahoo.com

    I love the monster chillin with his drink!

  79. Kristy Kelly Said:

    I love this stuff!

    Kristy Kelly
    kristy.lm.kelly@gmail.com

  80. Misty Said:

    Oh please pick me I need some of this delight!

    Misty
    Missunny1114@yahoo.com

  81. Martha P Said:

    Martha Payne
    welovejavy@sbcglobal.net

  82. JoAnn Roberts Said:

    You make me Smile lady…I love when I see your face on my homepage ’cause I know when I read on and sip my cup of Joe my day can only get more insane!!! Joann.roberts426@gmail.com

  83. JoAnn Roberts Said:

    You make me smile, I love when I see your face on my home page ’cause I know when I read on as I sip my cup of Joe my day can only get more insane. Did I just do this twice? Joann.Roberts426@gmail.com

  84. JoAnn Roberts Said:

    of course i did it twice…. i do everything twice….

  85. Anonymous Said:

    you are awesome and i enjoy your posts SO MUCH!!!
    e-mail katrinajames81@yahoo.com

  86. Scuzzy Mummy Said:

    If I don’t win I think I will have to buy some of her work.

    Sasha
    sa.buchanan@yahoo.co.uk

  87. Anonymous Said:

    Amy Labrador . labrador_amy@yahoo.com

  88. chaka Said:

    I could not live without your daily insights and the other creators that you turn us on to. Sporkitude forever!

    green.charlene@gmail.com

  89. Dawn Said:

    I <3 weird shit!

    Dawn
    dl60429@hotmail.com

  90. Mandi Robinson Said:

    Totally love the concept of Serene’s art. The pond monster is awesome – i am getting my gear off to jump in for a cool beverage or two. It is the unicorns that hit my happy bone. I am printing off *oops, coopyright?* the Jesus pic to frame for Tinfoil’s stable. I mean some of those little girli-corns sre pretty cute right? Corn-porn *with a smidgen of religion*- who would have thought?
    Leroy’s place rocks my sox.

    Mandi Robinson
    embenno@bigpond.com

  91. heidi Said:

    Thank you for the opportunity to win Serene’s work – she’s awesome! You’re awesome! So glad to have found you both! (:

    Heidi
    heidifalk1@gmail.com

  92. Lynn Lathrop Said:

    love this!
    lynn
    arttoons@gmail.com

  93. Anonymous Said:

    fantasmic!!!
    c-hill@comcast.net

  94. casey Said:

    You calling me fat?

    trippamorgan@aol.com

  95. Tj Johnson Said:

    Thelema is my name I’m a newlywed to wonderful man. We would love to have something gorgeous like that to put in our first home of the streets together are email is
    smithfamilycreations@ymail.com

  96. Amanda Bombard Said:

    Unicorns!!!

    Amanda

    mana_lerie(at)msn(dot)com

  97. Anonymous Said:

    Hard to do… but you make me smile.
    Joshw497@gmail.com

  98. Nikki Said:

    I love your blog, I love your FB,I love unicorns,I love art,and I love free stuff 🙂

    Nikki
    Malbozjiaswifey@ymail.com

  99. Anonymous Said:

    what a creative idea!
    Lexi
    lexivengoechea@verizon.net

  100. Anonymous Said:

    Becky Pies
    calsrepair@tnics.com

  101. Anonymous Said:

    Ooh lovely! Thanks Miss P! Unicorn on !

    Mallory Wyatt;

    cm_wyatt@hotmail.com

  102. Nobody you know Said:

    Nobody you know
    Tummyhorse90@gmail.com

    I never win this shit, I don’t even know why I try.

  103. Anonymous Said:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this MADNESS!!!

    Kristi

    klbattes09@yahoo.com

  104. By: Missy J Said:

    MELISSA Payne Johnson
    Mapcollector@gmail.com

  105. Eric Benjamin Said:

    I love this art, very clever.
    call4042771122@gmail.com

  106. Anonymous Said:

    Love. Love. Love.

    Sarah Boyce
    sarah_boyce@ymail.com
    (yes it is Y and not G) 🙂

  107. Anonymous Said:

    love it. susan silver — mojoridin2003@yahoo.com. thank you.

  108. Kylie Said:

    GimmeSomeProzac@msn.com

    (yes, that’s my real email address)

    =)

  109. Anonymous Said:

    kellymcfarland78@gmail.com

  110. Anonymous Said:

    So much awesome!!!
    sr-rose@att.net

  111. Anonymous Said:

    Love it!!!
    kristinhudson07@yahoo.com

  112. Anonymous Said:

    Her stuff is awesome!!
    Niki
    my3girls1976@yahoo.com

  113. Kelly Said:

    Have you seen the titanium sporks on thinkgeek.com?

    Kelly
    kelstimac@gmail.com

  114. Heart on my sleeve...hahaha I said "heart on" Said:

    Omg this is awesomeness.

    Lauren
    LLSmith13@gmail.com

  115. Kelly Said:

    Have you seen the titanium sporks on thinkgeek.com?

    Kelly
    kelstimac@gmail.com

  116. Heart on my sleeve...hahaha I said "heart on" Said:

    Omg this is awesomeness.

    Lauren
    LLSmith13@gmail.com

  117. Your dinner companion Said:

    Wowza!
    Monica
    L.monicabrock@gmail.com

  118. Anonymous Said:

    Awesome!!!!!!!
    Jen Lewis
    Jlewis2214@gmail.com

  119. Anonymous Said:

    <3 Michelle Gabriel
    Thegabriel6@yahoo.com

  120. Anonymous Said:

    Becky
    robinsb@live.com

  121. shannon Said:

    Shannon! sfeatheringill@gmail.com

  122. Unknown Said:

    Emily

    Emilywilliams337@gmail.com

  123. LJDsMommy Said:

    Amber Kittle
    Lokijamesmommy@gmail.com

    Love reading your posts everyday, it’s one of the reasons I get on Facebook. 🙂

  124. Unknown Said:

    Emily

    Emilywilliams337@gmail.com

  125. amanda grablin Said:

    In love with all of these pieces! Sweet baby jeebus…I want.
    Amanda Grablin
    amandagrablin@yahoo.com

  126. Mrs. Myers Said:

    I <3 these
    Amanda
    felynzyne@gmail.com

  127. Cayla Said:

    Freakin awesome!
    Cayla
    caylahamm@yahoo.com

  128. carrie coburn Said:

    Totally tubular! Well if the lochness was floating in a tube, either way fantastic!

    Carrie Coburn
    carrie.coburn@gmail.com

  129. Anonymous Said:

    mainestar80@yahoo.com

    Lauren 🙂

  130. Anonymous Said:

    Name: Crystal Neiley
    Email: crystaldawn115@gmail.com
    Fingers n toes crossed, love ya Patti!!! 😀

  131. Anonymous Said:

    Charity
    charity.thegreat@yahoo.com

  132. Samantha Turney Said:

    Long time reader first time commenter. Love you personality and love the art work!

  133. Gary Johnson Said:

    Becky
    eyeluvmikyds@yahoo.com

  134. Anonymous Said:

    Those prints would be a great early Bday gift to myself…well, not really to myself since you would be the one sending them to me 🙂
    From one December baby to another!
    Heather
    hunkahunkabg@hotmail.com

  135. Anonymous Said:

    OMG!!! Love anything with a Unicorn….I still have some of my Unicorn collection from my childhood 🙂 denisealong@hotmail.com

  136. Anonymous Said:

    Awesome. Andrea Clark
    Asweetness40@gmail.com

  137. Chelsealeigh Said:

    ChelseA chelsea_leigh18@yahoo.com

  138. Amanda Clark Said:

    Amanda
    aclark0911.ac@gmail.com

  139. Darla Said:

    Cool stuff!
    Darla Morgan
    dardee68@gmail.com

  140. Melissa Dove Said:

    ERMAGERD!! UNICERNS!!
    awesome!
    LoVE iT!

  141. Anonymous Said:

    Smashing art!!

    Julie
    perryme2000@yahoo.com

  142. Anonymous Said:

    So clever. The world needs more of both of you! Lterbo@yahoo.com

  143. Katy Brown, Your Corner of the World Said:

    Superfantastic #1 Sexy Besty Blog!
    Katy Brown
    crazydoglady72@yahoo.com

  144. Anonymous Said:

    This makes me heart happy! L~
    lm.powers@yahoo.com

  145. Anonymous Said:

    this is so cool dont normally do this but im gonna enter
    Rachael Johnson
    rachaeljohnson69@gmail.com

  146. Anonymous Said:

    Lauren

    mamaolive1027@yahoo.com

  147. Anonymous Said:

    That art rocks. Totally stalking her fb page ASAP! 🙂

    Heather Giuliano
    heather.giuliano@rocketmail.com

  148. Anonymous Said:

    Emma
    emma10678@gmail.com

  149. Anonymous Said:

    Is that monster sipping some tequila? Whahaha!
    Annalies
    a.moris@varendonck.nl

  150. Diana James Said:

    Blah, i forgot,
    dianajames85@hotmail.com

  151. Anonymous Said:

    Kendal
    kendalgreer25@gmail.com
    Thank you!!!

  152. Lacey S Said:

    I NEED the jugband print! frayedknot79@yahoo.com

  153. Stacey Swafford Said:

    love love love
    Stacey
    bntyhuntress@gmail.com

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