Just Around the Corner.....

Spring is just around the corner. I can feel it.
This framed original painting is newly listed in my Etsy shop

This is a nice little photo of a mushroom amongst the burning bush foliage in our garden this past fall.


My little muse...

While scrolling through Facebook one day a few months ago I spotted a post from our local animal control. A puppy who had been dropped off and mistreated, needed a home. I have always had kitties and never thought about having a dog. We are in the midst of renovating an old house and it's always a little crazy and undone in here! However I fell in love with this little face as soon as I saw it. I showed the post to Jason and he said "when are you going to pick him up"?  Yes! Jason is awesome! Applications, home visits and lots of vet stuff later I went to pick up Oliver. He was very scared and other than Jason wanted nothing to do with men or children. Immediately though he was my right hand puppy! He follows me everywhere and is the best studio puppy there ever was. So be on the lookout for lots of little dogs in my upcoming work. 

Oliver <3

Oliver and a little whale I painted


Big Ideas- Group Show

Bird Remembers....Be happy, Be Kind, Time Flies. Acrylic on canvas by Patti Backer


New in the Shop

These prints are now available from my online shop. There are blank note cards and original paintings too! PatriciaMonkey.com

Thank you so much for looking,
xo Patti


Animals Traveling at Night With Owls

The opening Reception is Friday May 8th at 5 and the show will be hanging all month.
Please come out and say hello.


Neurotic Little Birds

Hello! Happy Spring!
Neurotic little Bird would like to be friends with you on facebook and instagram.
Thank you! I'm going to be doing a giveaway of one of the little paintings. Stay tuned!


Happy 2015!

Hi! Better late than ever. I wanted to share my first painting of the year with you. Nest Under the Sea is for a group show that opens tonight at The Globe here in town. The show is titled Medium and there's some really great local art. I'm still recovering from the flu, so I'm not sure I'll be there, but go and have fun! It'll be a good party.


allll of the cards!

i am getting organized! I have photographed my card designs. i need to redo the pics at some point, but for now here's what's available...

in my etsy shop! If you live near Berlin you can get these boys at Bungalow Love.


NEW stuff in da shop

Finally! I'm adding my new chalkware designs to my Etsy store. Please go have a look! To celebrate and as a little gift to you for reading my blog......use happyaugust when checking out and get 20% off your order of $20 or more. I will be adding more all day. Cards, original paintings, modern chalkware,  ornaments, prints....everything PatriciaMonkey!

Totoro is always a big help.

Thank you ever so much!
Patti B


thinking out loud....

So today I'm getting ready to make a delivery to Rehoboth Beach, DE.....and I have to unload my car from my trip to Asheville.....by the way! THANK YOU Asheville. I love that city! I'm already craving the Early Girl......but back to what I was thinking about....I think I'm actually going to load all my available paintings online! So many people ask me to do that, but i'm always getting ready for something and things sell. I'm not sure if it will be on etsy or something different? I will let you know! Thanks for listening to my rambling thoughts :)
Here is a picture of a very happy bear.....