It started as a blog.
It morphed into an identity.
Welcome to MrsPadillys.com, a place where I come to connect with other artists, writers, travelers, and friends by sharing my passions for travel, gardens, creative writing, art, design, and photography.
In addition to being my personal blog, MrsPadillys.com also includes several galleries of my work. While some of the work in these galleries were created for clients, most were created for my blogs, family, friends, or me. I include them only to share with you my style and interests.
This blog is an informal place, and I have no routine schedule for posting. I post only when inspiration strikes, which is how I approach the other passions of my life.
One thing I have learned about myself over these many years, I cannot force creativity. This may sound strange for some who know me, after all I taught in the field of visual communication for almost two decades, but it is true.
While I’d love to say I always live creatively, the truth is most days are routine, which makes those sparks of creativity more exciting and inspiring for me.
I’m also inspired by others, and love to hear how others come up with the concepts behind their creativity, which is why I have this blog.
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The long story behind Mrs. Padilly:
MrsPadillys.com originally launched in 2012 as a simple road-tripping travel blog. At that time, I needed a new creative outlet after early retirement from a 17 year teaching career in the field of visual communication, so I turned to blogging, and took on the pen name Mrs. Padilly.
As a new blogger, I began sharing photos and stories of my trips around Texas — mostly with other bloggers. It was a great time, and I made many blogging friends (a few I’m still connected to at this time).
But everything changed in 2014 when I purchased a new-to-me 2006 Casita travel trailer. I started a new blog, MrsPadillysTravels.com, to expand the travel scope of this original blog with camping and boating — and glamping, and put MrsPadilllys.com into semi-retirement.
Also at that time, I did a complete makeover on the interior of my Casita (it was worn and tired), and decided to write a few articles on that transformation.
Suddenly my camping-boating-travel blog turned into a how-to blog, or what I call “a glamp-campy artsy-craftsy lifestyle and travel blog for living life in the outdoors ~ Texas Style!”
While I continued to write travel articles, 95% of my readers were coming to MrsPadillysTravels.com to read my how-to makeover articles for ideas on glamping their own travel trailers. Since that is what my readers want, that is what I give them.
My newest series on MrsPadillysTravels.com is the makeover of my Shasta Airflyte reissue. Once those articles are complete, I’ll put that website on autopilot for a while.
Which brings me back to this blog; my creative space. If you are interested in getting to a Texan who calls herself Mrs. Padilly, I’d be honored to have you follow along, and given the chance to meet you, too.
Other Blogs by Mrs. Padilly:
MrsPadillysTravels.com ~ A glampy-campy artsy-craftsy lifestyle and travel blog for “Living Life in the Outdoors ~ Texas Style.” (Since 2014)
svBeautifulDreamer.com ~ A blog about the sailing life, and preparing our Tayana 37′ sailboat to be moved from her home in Kemah, Texas to Tampa, Florida. (New for 2019!)
(last updated March 5, 2019)
*Mrs. Padilly and the Texas Padilly logo is a trademark of the MrsPadillysTravels.com, a division of studioDMJ.