Poetic Pastries Studio
Family Lineage: I want to pay homage to my family from another time…to my maternal grandmother’s lineage from Mathenay France…a quaint country village nestled in the eastern region, whose ancestors served in knighthood, whose female ancestors fought along side in battle, to those brave young women that were shipped to ‘New France” ~ to my grandfather whose line reaches to Charles the Hammer, a great military leader and grandfather of Charlemagne ~
to my paternal line of Ó Duinn of Ireland, whose family war cry and motto “mullach abú” (people of the hill forever), resonates in my soul and whose line holds tether to Gillananaomh Ó Duinn, historian and poet ~ my paternal grandmother whose lines follow Niall, the Daohertys, Dohertys (sept/clan) are one of Europe’s longest descent lines ~ for the Buckners of Prussia who helped forge an empire ~
to a “laughing maiden’, Eahawea, an American Indian of the Sioux tribe that gave herself to a Scottish frontiersman, named Ian, during the years of Col Custer ~ to tender hearts that left their native land to forge this country ~ to souls who fought and loved, in good times and in bad ~ to those of my husband’s line, from England, Germany and Holland, cartographers, farmers, frontiersmen, military soldiers / sailors and explorers ~
In honor of each and every ‘memory’ that was scratched upon a rock, drawn in the sand, etched in stone, quilled upon parchment, or penned by hand…to all, I offer poetic sweetness in your wake ~ (muse)
I am a vintage creation enjoying the winter of my life (some might call me old … although I prefer to say ‘seasoned’). My friends call me Muse. Like the mythological muses, my interests are varied; each day becomes an opportunity to greet life with gusto! The style of Poetic Pastries cannot be pegged exactly ~ most people have come to call it simply Musey-ness ~ a term I welcome warmly. This website has been created to spread a little artistic, confectionery joy to others; my quill and brush thank you for visiting ~ Pansylee VanMeteren (aka: Muse)
My work consists of designs licensed to international manufacturing companies and are available as print on demand art with a myriad of product options. Illustration, design, as well as poetry, become ingredients in my imaginative kitchen. Specializing in creating graphics for unique gifts, home decor, holiday accessories, greeting cards and apparel, Poetic Pastries is a visionary bakery offering ‘Sweet Treats for Mind and Soul’.
As a military veteran, I embrace ‘art therapy’ for wounded warriors; offering workshops for my fellow brothers and sisters who wore the uniform. Classes are held through online forums and in conjunction with nationally recognized groups; DAV (Disabled American Veterans), WWP (Wounded Warrior Project) and the VA (United States Veteran’s Administration).
Each review the Studio receives presents an opportunity for growth, along with a chance to build a connection of trust. Over the years, Poetic Pastries clientele have become more than simply “repeat customers” ~ a tether has developed, friendships have bloomed. Loyalty of brand, enchantment of style and an expectation of being whimsically nourished through the many designs and illustrations of Muse are all measures of what the Studio calls ‘Success Souffle’.
The portfolio of Pansylee VanMeteren (alias The Muse…and other pseudonyms) is a collection of unabashed whimsy. Gifted in a variety of media, her portfolio showcases industrial, medical, military, and business applications. Pansylee’s works display her abilities in clay, graphite, illustration, digital, tint (inking), oil, and watercolors. She brings an unexpected twist to each creation and has an innate sensibility in blending form and function. Pansylee’s generosity can be found throughout the internet creating information templates, vectors, icons and other graphic clip-art illustrations as freeware (stock). Pansylee VanMeteren’s pro bono work highlights her continued commitment to service. (Gerald Parker Hodge – 1990)
She’ll always know just what to wear with this versatile T-shirt by LAT. This super-soft ribbed collar shirt features a slightly longer silhouette to flatter any figure. Choose a design from our marketplace or create a one-of-a-kind style for her.
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