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Thankyou for being a friend

Through this difficult time for us all. I hope you have coped well with all the trials and tribulations that this pandemic has brought to your door. I hope soon you can get out and meet up with family and friends and maybe new pals you’ve made via the internet, community support or front line workers.
Like most families we have lost loved ones and friends. We have missed sharing the celebrations of birthdays, we’ve missed work colleagues and weirdly… work.
The pace of life has for most folk, slowed down. For others it has just continued at the same pace. I hope you have found a way to fill your days. I hope you joy just now and for every day of your future.
Let’s hope we open up to a better world. Let’s hope we can help others… have a better day.

Friends

If it’s partners, neighbours, friends or just being good to yourself. I hope you find more joy than you need and have smiles and laughter to spare at the end of each day.
Wee Wummin
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Covid-19 I hope you are coping well

We find ourselves in interesting times. A coronavirus pandemic has changed our lives. The worlds environment has started to recover some of the damage we have done to it. We can’t revert to kind and continue as we did before.

We have a real opportunity to do things differently. I hope world governments will see the opportunities from this very dark period of time.

Individually, we should use some of this time to simply enjoy being you. We are all unique… except Davie and Harry. They are twins🤔. Seriously, take the time to be you. You are awesome.

The days are long but the years are short. Shorten your days by enjoying your life.

This wee chimp lives next door.
I’ve never been a fan of selling originals but occasionally I do do it🤔👍🏻
The sausage dog.
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OorPatts Wee Wummin adventures

I had a thought. I know, very worrying. How many illustrations of my wee Wummin are there? I’ve add some pics here but not all. Not bad for 1 guy in lesss than 20 months of business.

The picture of the wee old boy holding the large pen and ink cartoon… is yer man himself and the art was in the gallery of modern art Glasgow. Not to shabby for a guy not working as an artist.

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Oor Bobs passing

I am sad to say that a huge part of our lives has passed away on Wednesday morning. Oor Bob was a rescue dog and became one of us 15 years ago. Bob was the most awesome of wee dogs. Over the years we have had many fun times. He was loved by everyone who met him. Even the tall folk that he would bark at.

It is hard to believe that he won’t be here in our lives. Many of Our illustrations include Bob and many more future illustrations will have him in pride of place.

Wee man, we will all miss you. Thanks for all the great times. From the very first day we met you. A frail wee guy with kennel cough. Scared of the big world. It didn’t take long for you to find your place in the family. Loved by all.

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The Wee folk continued #OorPatts

With my wee one man company now over a year old. Built on the ashes of a redundancy at the age of 50. I am very proud to look back and see what I have achieved over that time. From a standing start with only an idea to produce art that would make people smile, laugh, reminisce or a mix of all 3. I think I’ve done ” No bad” as they say in Scotland.

I now have over a hundred designs for prints and greetings cards. I have established my base in Glasgow’s Merchant city craft fair ( every weekend ) I’ve built my website http://www.OorPatts.com as well as building the brand ‘ I love Us’ and many others.

It has been a rollercoaster of a journey and has brought many interesting and awesome people into my life. I can see why big companies need so many different departments to make their businesses work. Most days for me are like spinning plates. Everything from the initial image idea, to production, the sale of the finished product, finding new outlets and everything else that completes the circle.

The most important person in http://www.OorPatts.com journey is… Mrs Patt . Without the support this beautiful person has given me, There would be no OorPatts. Thank you Mrs Patt.

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Christmas with OorPatts

Like everyone else…I am looking forward to Christmas. It has been a pleasure to produce some great products to help you celebrate Christmas. My Christmas cards are ideal to send to the people you love, as are our many prints.

If you find yourself in Glasgow at the weekend. Then why not pop down to the Merchant city craft fair. Here you can meet the artist and buy the products in person.

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The Anniversary

As OorPatts has reached its first anniversary. It is clear that I have enjoyed the journey. Building a business from a standing start and relying on a single mans talents to produce a whole range of prints and greetings cards has been exhausting, exhilarating, a joy, hard work, fun and most of all a pleasure.

From the early days of OorPatts, when I spent months trying to find out what people wanted to buy and how to setup my stall at Glasgow’s Merchant city, Right down to thinking of product ideas, producing the illustrations, making the products and eventually selling them face to face to the public ( my favourite part ) and now online here at http://www.OorPatts.com .It has been a rollercoaster and during this journey I have produced over 100 products. From the initial Wee Glesga wummin to the iconic celebration of the worlds redheads with ‘Ginger’ and the other ginger.

My ‘I love us’ brand started with my valentines card to Mrs Patt. Where I drew a wee couple walking hand in hand. He had a bunch of roses and she carries a bag with the words ‘ I love us’ on it. This image lead to a full brand that celebrates the love couples share and has now become the ideal anniversary gift for the people special to you.

I have also built a brand that celebrates friendship. In this life building friendships and sharing activities with others is helpful in enjoying this journey that wee all are on, Life. A picnic in the park, a holiday or a day at the seaside. Sharing your time with likeminded friends, helps build moments of joy that live in our memories forever.