INSPIRE

AboutMe

Welcome to my Website, a  forum for my passions - professional and personal. Here's a bit about me:

 

For much of my professional life I was a journalist. I worked in newspapers, magazines, radio and online news. I met and interviewed many interesting, high profile people. My work was often exciting and allowed me to have wonderful lifetime experiences. From floating high in a hot air balloon race to plunging deep into the inky blackness of a working tungsten mine, rubbing elbows with the famous and infamous, covering tragedies and triumphs. I was privileged to interview a number of famous (and some infamous) personalities during these exciting years. And, I was honored with a couple of journalism awards for my reporting, along with a 20-year career that was inspiring, fascinating and energizing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today I am happily obsessed with sculpting for bronze - I've done a few public art pieces, received  "Best in Show" and Blue Ribbon awards for my work - but most gratifying has been creating sculptures for clients who want to memorialize their animal companions in beautiful bronze. It's a privilege to be able to make something so personal and lasting for people. 

Thank you for visiting me!! 

Darby Lee Patterson

 

I particularly enjoyed my experience as the publisher of "Heartland Magazine," a life style, newspaper insert that circulated throughout Central California and the Serra foothills.  Later, I put these publishing skills together to create books, magazines and websites for other people. It was great fun participating in helping someone's dream of publishing come true.

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“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.”

 

― Maya Angelou