Posts Tagged ‘Affirmations’


Feel Your Presence

August 10, 2022
Feel Your Presence ~ Photo by Patrice

I feel your presence 

I stand beside of you 

I can’t fail 
there you’ll be 
holding. guiding me 
the way through. 
~ Patrice  

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2022


We All Must Live

June 13, 2016

Diva and Lise Illustration ~ Illustration by Patrice

We all must live
We all must die
The reason is we are all alive.
~ Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2016


Who I Am – Why I’m Here – Part 4.

July 13, 2015

Study of hands and paint brushes ~ Illustration by Patrice for New Chalice Brushes

Months, maybe a year later I can’t recall, a friend was going thru a difficult time. She was lost, spiralling. I felt she needed something to hang onto, get herself steady, stabilized. See her way out of her troubles.

One morning it came to me… Why not post my affirmations, my poetry on my blog, accompanied by my art and photos? This could be a place where my friend could come daily. Maybe to be inspired to find solutions to her troubles, know she wasn’t alone.

So, that’s how my blog began and why I came to be here.

It is my hope my words, my art and photos will bring pleasure, enjoyment and inspiration to your life.

Pen Drawing ~ Illustration by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015


Who I Am – Why I’m Here – Part 2.

July 8, 2015

Sometime around then along with 4 or 5 other ladies, I attended a workshop called, The Artist’s Way. We were using Julia Cameron’s book by the same name.

The Artists Way Book by Julia Cameron

My purpose in going was to unlock the block I was and had been dealing with for years. To start painting again, not just hide, going in circles, accomplishing nothing. Spiralling into self-hate and depression.

To digress a little…

When I was a whole lot younger, I used to do what I called ‘Automatic Writing’. That meant I’d just start writing down whatever words I saw in my head. Not trying to figure out why I needed to write them down or where the thoughts came from. Just write.
My explanation then and now was that the words were coming from somewhere, someone who wanted, needed a voice. I became their channel.

The Artist Way workshop brought all this back and some. Not only showing me how to love myself but to write daily, expressing my feelings in multiple pages and at the end, Affirmations.

Life was good.
~ to be continued

Longhaired Kitty ~ Painting by Patrice

© Patrice Clarkson – 2015


Maya, Maya Angelou

May 29, 2014

Maya, Maya Angelou ~ My Hero.

Maya Angelou was and is my hero, my saviour.
Long before I wrote this blog or anything for that matter, one day, I came across a Daily Affirmation calendar of Maya’s sayings and other affirmations
inspired by her. 

I needed it, no matter the cost.
You see, at that time I had very, very little money to spare and to spend it on a ‘Daily Affirmation’ calendar was well, frowned upon ~ by me.

It was a life preserver, a lifeline to a drowning soul. 

Her writings are magical. They saved me. Made me feel like I was important, had rights, dreams and could dare to dream and accomplish what I desired. This grand lady inspired not only me, but the whole world. I am so grateful for having this wonderful, talented, perceptive lady to guide me in my life.

Adieu great, fine lady, adieu. 
~ Patrice.  

Maya Angelou

Maya, Maya Angelou ~ My Hero.

© Patrice Clarkson – 2014

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