About Me


Hello! My name is Patsy H. Parker. I live in northern California, am married, and have two children who are grown now.

I paint in watercolors, acrylics, mixed media, and also draw in pencil and pen & ink.

I have been growing over the last few years as an artist by taking many online art classes. I love drawing and painting a variety of animals and creating characters for ideas I have for children’s books. One thing I love drawing and painting are what I call “gothic” ballerinas which are basically ballerinas in strange poses with pale skin and sometimes no faces!

I am also a writer. I have had two articles published in a children’s magazine called Skipping Stones. I created the drawings that are in the articles as well. If you would like more information about these or have any questions or comments about my work, you may e-mail me at whitefeatherfloating@Yahoo.com.Β I would love to hear from you!

I hope you enjoy my blog. Thanks for stopping by.

Patsy πŸ™‚

All artwork and photography on this blog are Β©Patsy H. Parker, unless stated otherwise.

  1. christineparkerartblog

    Hi Patsy, Thanks for visiting my blog! I will enjoy seeing what is new on yours!

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  2. Your watercolor rendition of Danny Boy reminds me of a horse we had named Sassy. πŸ™‚ Pam

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  3. You are a great artist! Thank you for sharing your work!

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  4. itsacrazycatladything

    Hi Patsy, love your artwork. I particularly love the ballerinas, they are my fave.

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    • Thank you so much! I really appreciate that. I was just thinking today about ballerinas. I haven’t done all the ones I had planned to do yet. I have so many different things I would like to do, but sometimes I think I need to stick with just one thing long enough to really master it, you know? I will come and check out your blog as well. I love the title!

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  5. I’m so glad we were able to meet through Jill. Since I also love sea turtles, I’ll look forward to your sea turtle book!


    • I am glad to meet you through Jill also! I really need to get back to working on that! I have been so busy with other stuff lately that I haven’t really been doing as much art or writing lately. We have been trying to get all of the clutter out of the house and get rid of all the stuff we don’t need or use anymore! I was feeling too suffocated to work which is not good. So hopefully, in the new year or even over my daughter’s Christmas break I can get back to that! πŸ™‚

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  6. Congratulations, Patsy!

    I have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    More about this nomination is at



  7. Patsy Parker is such a cute name – even if some spell it Pasty. I, on the other hand, am a Patsye, which is the old English way of spelling it. Since it’s a nickname, I assumed I had license to spell it any way I wanted, and this seemed to set it apart. I am really Patricia.

    I too am self-taught, especially to watercolor. I’ve taken a few local classes, and spent more than I should have on DVD’s and books. Next week I am attending a week-long seminar with Charles Reid (you should look him up) and I’m scared silly that everyone will be better than me and I’ll be embarrassed. But so be it. I’m 67 years old and there’s so little left in my life that is capable of turning my cheeks red. I’m going for it.

    So, my question is: Whitefeatherfloating, is there some hidden meaning, or is this a Forest Gump kind of thing? Patsye


    • Thank you very much. I am not a Patricia, though. My mom just liked the name Patsy.

      Hi Patsye. Wow, I have never seen our name spelled this way! πŸ™‚ I came up with “Whitefeatherfloating” when I was reading a lot about Native American tribes in the mid-90’s. This is when we got our first up-to-date computer after being married in 1994. I needed an e-mail name, so that is what it became. No hidden meaning. I just liked the visual of a white feather floating down a river, and it sounded Native American to me.

      I have a lot of books, but no instructional DVD’s. I can’t afford those. I have taken a couple of classes, but am mostly self-taught also. I have never been to an art seminar. Have fun at that!

      Thanks for stopping by my blog!


  8. I Pasty, it’s nice to meet you….thank you for your recent visit.
    I’ve been browsing our blog and decided to follow you.


  9. Behind the Story

    Thank you for your recent visit to Tiger Tail Soup, Behind the Story. I see that we have a couple of things in common: art and writing. Although I don’t paint any more, I used to do Chinese brush painting and batik, and I’ve always loved art.


  10. Wonderful to meet you Patsy and happy that you stopped by my blog because of that I’ve found your blog and look forward to enjoying your art.


  11. Hey Patsy! It is my pleasure to tell you that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award! http://moodsaplenty.wordpress.com/2014/04/24/ich-liebster/

    Very much deserved! πŸ™‚


  12. HI Patsy, thank you for coming over to my blog and for the follow, it’s lovely to meet you! I’m no artist but I do look forward to seeing your watercolour of my photo πŸ™‚


  13. Hi Patsy. I’m amy @ 2me4art. You asked me where I had taken a photograph, but I am unable to answer it the way it came to me. My comments won’t allow me to answer directly & your question doesn’t show under the photograph. May I ask where you saw the image? It is titled ‘rust & weed’. I took the photograph in a garden store that sold large pieces of statues in downtown Birmingham Alabama…the store is named Elegant Earth at the Arbor. I too am a self taught watercolorist! So nice to meet you. πŸ™‚ ~amy


    • I saw it on your blog. I thought my comment would show up there where the picture is?? That’s strange. Anyway, it’s great. I thought maybe it was in your yard. How long have you been doing watercolor? It’s nice to meet you, too! πŸ™‚


      • Now I see you, Patsy! It was strange that day of wordpress. I’ve been watercoloring for about 10 years or so. I’ve tried a lot of media before exclaiming this one is for me! I love that I don’t have total control & if i didn’t give the water its desire to bond with itself, my paintings didn’t turn out as well. After figuring out that water really has a “mind” of its own, I felt a bit like I was working in with it. Crazy? Do you know what I’m trying to say? ~amy


        • I know exactly what you are saying, Amy! Water definitely has a mind of its own. I have to say that when I’m doing really detailed work, I don’t use as much water, but then my paintings don’t always look as “watercolory” (not a word, but it works here) as other people’s. But that is just what I like to do. I’ve been working with watercolor pencils lately also which I am coming to love. I draw with them and then “add water” almost like a powdered drink. But it’s fun!


  14. Hi Patsy. I’m taking a look at your site. I can’t believe how big your children are now; I remember when they were born and very small!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so glad you are putting your talents and gifts to work, and that you are enjoying yourself so much! Jackie


  15. Hi Patsy!

    I love that you are an artist as well as a writer. Me too! I think the two go hand-in-hand really and I wish you all the best in your creativity.

    I’ve enjoyed stopping by your blog and particularly like the sea lion pencil drawings πŸ™‚

    Best wishes x


    • Thank you Marija! I appreciate that very much. I haven’t done quite as much writing lately. I’ve just really wanted to keep drawing and painting right now. I was working on my autobiography, but after awhile I got bored writing about myself! LOL!!! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚


  16. Thank you for your recent visit over to wildsherkin! I can see that we have a lot in common, including the name! I’ll come back for a better look at your blog later. πŸ™‚ P


  17. Welcome to the ‘sphere!


  18. Hey Patsy, this is awesome. I didn’t know that this blog existed until I saw your FB post. Writing is such a rewarding, challenging hobby. I love to write for fun whenever I get the chance. I’ve now got this page bookmarked.


  19. Thank you for your sweetness, Sherri! πŸ™‚


  20. Thank you so much for the link! I really appreciate your kindness and thoughtful words about my sea turtles! πŸ™‚ Have a great day!


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