AME 085 How I published my first book and manifested my dream

Manifesting Your Ultimate Goal: AME 085



Do you have a dream that you’ve been working towards? The goal that when accomplished, will fill your bucket list and give you permission to say, I did it?

What if, after working tirelessly for years on this one dream, you decide to abandon it…give up.

What would that say about you?

Are you a quitter?

In this episode of Art Made Easy, I’m sharing my book publishing journey…how it started, what I learned and ultimately, how different my dream looked in the end.

This episode is for anyone who wants to pursue writing a book and how the process looked for me.


– How a childhood passion became the catalyst to my ultimate dream

– Why learning all you can about your chosen path leads you success

– How it feels to let a dream go and allow the universe take over

– How to know if your hard work will pay off

– When to know if you are trying too hard

– Alternative ways to view “giving up”



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My post about my Oprah weekend

Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

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Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

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  • Carmela Marciante

    Hi Patty
    I so enjoyed your podcast about your childhood and how u created these characters in your Greenwood School. As I listened to u I envisioned color forms with all the images of each girl and all their parfinalia that goes with them. With each new character having pamphlets that talks about their life, surroundings and personalities. Or they could be like Barbie doll type dolls but more athletic looking. I think your idea should be a toy for girls. Ever think of that.?. I don’t think Greenwood is dead. -Best Carmela

  • Leah Winters

    Patty! First of all, I’m in love with everything you do- the website, the podcast, can’t wait for your book… it all speaks to me. This episode came to me while I’m reading “The Crossroads of Should and Must,” which I picked up after hearing about it on another of your episodes, and it just really resonates with me on so many levels. I feel like we are very like-minded. I am an art teacher, I always have a million inspirations and creative ideas, and it’s so hard to choose which is the right path! I’m not even sure yet what I’m truly good at or meant to do. I also used to write fiction in my pre-teens and always wanted to pursue that- I’ve sold my art on Etsy and thought about dedicating more energy to that and it just doesn’t feel completely right- a huge part of me wants to quit teaching and stay home with my kids, and maybe pursue my blog about thematic home learning (creativehomeeducation.com)- I was inspired recently by the idea of converting a bus into an art studio at home- the list goes on. This episode was just refreshing- to hear that things will align and the thing that I’m meant to do will come, and it will feel like a compilation of my passions and strengths and it will feel easy- I really believe that. Anyway, thank you so much for sharing your talent and experience and philosophies with the world. I really connect to your ideas and will continue to follow! Can’t wait for the book to be released (on my wedding anniversary, yet another serendipity)!! Take care.

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