I'm delighted to formally introduce you all to our newest member Pat McNally, alias Ooglebloops (is that not just the best name ever!!)
Pat is hails from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia (cue song!) and describes herself as "a country girl wannabe who got to be 2 years ago"! She is married with 2 children, Katie and Michael.
Pat is a very talented lady and creates original pieces in various media including altered art, quilting, totes, pin cushions, and polymer sculpted dolls. She loves to work with re-cycled items, and she has a particular fondness for old china.
Below is one of her own favorite pieces, "Yuli of the Forest".
I think Yuli is actually my favourite too, though the lovely "Elisabetta", with her gorgeous red hair, is a close second -
I'm sure you're wondering about the name! I'll let Pat explain -
"The name "ooglebloops" came from my uncle - he used to call me that when I was little - eons ago - he claimed that was the noise I would make, before I could talk!!! After going thru many metamorphoses in creating and thru as many names - this one came to me, and stuck! Thanks, Uncle Bob!!!"
Pat's etsy shop is Ooglebloop's Treasures - here you can find all her creative work and the occasional vintage piece.
She has two blogs -one that focuses on her arty side -Artfully Ooglebloops
and also Ooglebloop's World which focuses on her adventures in the country.
Pat has a Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/Ooglebloops and she is also on Twitter - http://twitter.com/ooglebloop.
Pat - a huge welcome hug from all the team, we're all looking forward to getting to know more about you and your work!