That's what I've been doing a lot of lately. I'm in the middle of some big decision making. It involves expanding and I don't know if I'm ready for it. There are a lot of doubts and questions. So, while the production work I'm doing is rhythmic, my mind is going crazy. It doesn't help that I'm coughing every 2 minutes (so over it!).

I was thinking that flowers will help calm the mood around here. Before you ask, you can learn how to make this flower in my book. Can you tell I'm dying to show more of it?

In other news I've registered for Mom 2.0 Summit which will take place here in Houston. I'm looking forward to meeting lots of people and learning whatever I can. Anyone else going?

And totally random... How cool are all these? Love them all.

Have a great weekend everyone!


  1. I hope you feel better soon. I love the notepaper trays!

  2. the flower is so beautiful! can't wait to see your book!

  3. What a lovely flower. You are so creative!

    That Mom Summit sounds interesting, but I am not a mama, so I can't go :(.

    LOVE the notebook looking trays! This is the best link I have seen this week! Thanks! I am going to go offload some of my money on that site now!

  4. Your flower is beautiful!
    I really enjoyed the link as well, Thanks for that.
    Hope your feeling better soon.

  5. Thanks everyone!

    You can always just go to the social events Dionne! :)

  6. Patricia, that flower certainly did brighten my day! I can't wait to read your book!

    Have a lovely weekend!

  7. Hey, my cousin Sara designed those Fishes Eddy wares- they've been a big success. She's so talented!

    I am also thinking about expansion and whether I'm ready for it. It's a pretty big deal, right? Well, I'm sure it will all work out wonderfully, we just have to get the confidence up and then nothing will stop us! Woo!

  8. Patricia,
    I cannot wait to get a copy of your book! Papercrafts are definitely one of my first loves since I started making handmade papers 15 years ago or so. I cannot wait to have more space to do it though, my husband gets a little cranky when I have every inch of floor space taken up with drying papers!

  9. Michelle - Your cousin!? I love it all! It seems like lots of talent runs in your family.

    Expansion is scary and these economic times just give me great pause. It’s scary and exciting at the same time.

  10. I love the flower. Thanks for the link to those notebook dishes as well! Too cool!

  11. What a beautiful harbinger of spring! I'm a big fan of flowers myself! :) Beautiful, beautiful.

  12. Dear Patricia,

    I love your new Patricia Zapata site, and your book cover is gorgeous - I know it will be a hit, how exciting!

    I have taken your lead and created a separate site for the "artists who blog" interviews, with all of the older and newer interviews (including yours of course).

    It would be great if you could drop by and check it out at

    Happy 2009 and it's always great to hear from you.
    All of your sites are a big inspiration to me!

    Take care,

  13. By the way, I love that black and white photo of you - very cool!

  14. I can't wait for your book to come out. It's on my "list" of what I can get when I finish what I have...

  15. Can't wait to see your book! I love the flower, and the cover...oh my!

    Amanda @ &

  16. The flower is so pretty! I'm looking forward to your book. Also, the random link is delish, I must have those trays!

  17. I'm looking forward to your book!
    The flower is gorgeous!

  18. I just found your blog today. I must have your book. I'll be counting the days until August (August?!!) and I can have a copy of my very own.

  19. Those notebook plates are amazing. Thanks for sharing those!

  20. Beautiful flower. Congratulations on your book!