Tuesday, October 31, 2006

ring top bell

ring top bell, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

so far 0 children , 1 softie

I'm Ready

ok,I am ready for the trick or treaters. They best be quick or else I am going to eat the whole bowl. I already had some for breakfast. I decided my costume will be a stressed out freelancer in polka dot pajama pants.

Monday, October 30, 2006

M & S' Tri-State Adventure

We started off in Brooklyn and the goal was to check out New Hope, PA. We heard it was a cute town and it was. Unfortunately, the shops catered mostly to tourists and we didn't see much original art or objects in the numerous galleries and shops. Although we were disappointed at first the architecture and landscape of the town was definitely worth the 90 min++ trip. On the way to New Hope we stopped at Ikea (the cultural institution)in Elizabeth, NJ and purchased an aluminiumesque countertop that I've been eyeing over the internet. Then we traveled (with the giant countertop in the passenger seat) Southwest towards Pennsylvania. We accidentally took the "scenic route" and we happened upon a Pfaltzgraff shop which I got very excited about. Before I entered the shop I had fantasies of stacks of Marimekko/Pfaltzgraff mugs that I've seen online. But no, none of that inside, it was just a traditional, Macy's Cellarish kitchen shop. About a half hour later we arrived at our destination and spent the rest of the day exploring New Hope and briefly walked over the bridge to visit Lambertville, NJ. Below are some photos from the trip:


dorkin' it up at ikea, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

dorkin' it up at ikea

patrizio competition

patrizio competition, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I found another painter named m. patrizio at IKEA! The heat is on m.p. #2


hey hay!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

I was seriously excited to see this hay. Not much hay in my hood and yes, I don't get out often.


lost, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

*this is the "we are lost in the middle of New Jersey why the F are you taking pictures of hay?" face.


three and three, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

cute New Hope houses. This scene would make a nice painting minus the cars in front.


vintage sock animals, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Vintage sock animals in a window of an antique shop in Lambertville,NJ. This is the first sock squirrel I've ever seen!

glass mushrooms

glass mushrooms, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

at a shop in New Hope,PA


yellow house, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

New Hope, PA

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Elizabeth Star's Mushroom Collection

Mushroom Collection, originally uploaded by elizabeth star.


some thrifted vintage,some Japanese,all gooooooood.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

hot bunz for breakfast

cinnamon bun, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

It looks better than it tasted but it was hot and sugary and that's what really matters.

i heart giant soap

i heart giant soap, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

handmade plum soap

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

For Halloween...

Dreamer got me thinkin', I can go as Piper from Charmed. Does anyone else dislike Halloween or is it just me? I am scared everyday just walking around New York City, I don't need a special day designated to scare me even more and possibly get an egg targeted at my head.

Monday, October 23, 2006

Could we be any hotter?

could we be any hotter?, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

no, i dont think so ;)

A pic from my friend's wedding last Saturday. I was a bride's maid. I am very proud of myself that I didn't throw myself on the floor crying uncontrollably, which is what I usually do. I looked up ways to prevent crying on the internet the night before, and I must say the technique I found worked pretty well. The "no crying" technique I used was to look around the room and in your head name all the colors you see.

Thursday, October 19, 2006


I just saw this on the reprodepot site and had to post it. I love that it says,"have a smell of this. You will feel refreshed."

Studio Montage

Here are some pics from my studio. As you can see I like painting portraits the best! As you can also tell from this image I need to find a better way to organize them because I am starting to get buried a bit.

(click image to enlarge)

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


german matchbox label, originally uploaded by maraid.

Maraid's (from flickr) collection of vintage eastern european matchbox covers! Check them out they are so fun and beautiful! I love this illustration style!

i'm a little teapot

i'm a little teapot, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Monday, October 16, 2006


The labels I ordered from here finally arrived after 6 weeks. I would love to have some labels with my own illustrations on them. Does anyone know of a good (good meaning cheap and fast)place to have custom embroidered labels made? anyone?
*cricket sfx*

brain occupation: mushroom jars

kookii's beautiful find-

and these containing Italian Caffarel chocolates-

decole othello!

decole othello!, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

Thanks to Ana for letting me know it was for sale on Ebay!

My boyfriend and I played a few rounds last night and it is fun! He won...but the smiling apple faces soothed my pain of defeat.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

oh twine, you are so fine

oh twine, you are so fine, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

red, white and blue paper twine from Japan. Soon to appear on packages exiting my shop!

Monday, October 09, 2006

big benny

big benny, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

16 inches of squeezability.

Available at www.mpatrizio.etsy.com


Sunday, October 08, 2006

Introducing Patrick the Purple Doggy!

Available in my etsy shop!


Saturday, October 07, 2006

Breaking news!

Baby fat butt crocodile found in Brooklyn!

Friday, October 06, 2006

Plush You II Show!!

Plush You logo, originally uploaded by schmancytoys.

If you are in the Seattle area go check out the Plush You II show at Schmancy! I have 3 of my softies in the show. Stop by, tell them I said HI and pat them on the head for me.

The opening is tonight October 6 at 1932 Second Ave.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

mushroom calendar

mushroom calendar, originally uploaded by m patrizio.

wood + mushroom = love

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Sir Piggly Wiggly arrives in his new home!

Here he is seen being introduced to Pico.

photo by: his new mommy Twittering Bird. More cute pics here!

Thanks Rachel and Cassie!

Cast-iron apple pot