Meet Patrick

Patrick Ross 2012 b&w compressedAward-winning creative writer Patrick Ross is the author of Committed: A Memoir of the Artist’s Road (October 2014). He has been a professional writer for more than 25 years, and has chronicled the challenges and rewards of living an art-committed life on The Artist’s Road since the fall of 2010. For more information, visit his website.

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58 Responses to “Meet Patrick”

  1. I saw you commented on a post on my writing group website, so I followed your link to this site. As a writer and artist who never really left the art-committed life, I congratulate you on your new endeavor. Happy travels!

  2. Thank you, Necee! Yes, I discovered your blog recently and have it in my RSS. It looks like you have a really great writer network there, congrats.

  3. I always wanted to commit to an art-centered life but didn’t until mid-life. Although that first attempt didn’t work, I recommitted 15 years later, took quite a tumble to restructure a life going in the wrong direction, and have finally achieved it. It was worth it. Now I aim to encourage others to commit early on. Congratulations!

    • I’m committing at mid-life as well, not allowing myself to regret doing it earlier. I’m so glad you survived your stumble and are in the right place. I’m fortunate to have a wife and children who are supportive, but I’m realizing there are many challenges, some expected, some not so. Thanks for your encouragement!

  4. Hi Patrick,

    Good to see you!

    Sam

  5. I have enjoyed journeying around you site. i shall look forward to coming back for more.

  6. Wow… it must be nice to be so loved. And I love your road trip idea and even as I type am thinking of doing a Canadian version thereof… or even a Mexican version, where I am right now. Congrats on your Top 10 recognition.

    • Thank you, PJ. I view the love as gratitude for my effort to bring something to my readers, but it’s really a conversation, because while I may start a discussion it’s the commenters who bring it to life. I’d love to read about a trip across Canada or Mexico, countries I’ve visited but would love to know more about, the land and the people.

  7. Patrick,

    Just wanted to let you know that I gave you a shout out in my latest post. I’ve passed on the Sunshine Blogger award to you, and there is NO pressure to pass it along. Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog!

    http://lisahayesblog.com/2012/04/23/i-got-your-sunshine-here/

    Lisa

  8. I stopped by because I so enjoy the title of your blog. It is indeed a road, and a special one at that. Artists experience the world so differently than left-brainers – and yet are expected, for the most part, to be in the left-brain world nonetheless. I love finding others who are clued into this, and doing what they can to be in the world but not of it! Best to you – julianna

  9. One day this blog was featured on one of my Creativity FB groups and provided the impetus for me to start my own blog. Months later I am still thrashing about learning about \’sticky notes\’ and what not but can truthfully say If it wasn\’t for \”The Artist\’s Road\” I would not be blogging at all.
    The whole experience is massively satisfying and to connect with like-minded people is the icing on the cake. Thank you Patrick!
    Candace

  10. Oh yes, I had to come back in via the WP account to invite you to http://www.plainvanilladesign.com/
    Like I said earlier, I am a blogging babe in the woods.
    Candace

  11. Patrick,

    I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award on my blog, Story & History, http://mthupp.wordpress.com. Your blog has enriched my writing and my life, and I wanted you to know how important your posts are to me.

    I hope you will pass along the award to other bloggers, as outlined in my November 28 post, http://mthupp.wordpress.com/2012/11/28/nominated-for-one-lovely-blog-award/ .

    Thank you.

    Theresa Hupp

    • Wow, Theresa, thank you so much! It really means a lot to me that you chose to do this, and that the blog speaks to you the way it does.

      I do not as a rule pass on these chain blog awards, but I am always touched to receive them. Please don’ t take my decision not to award others as in any way a reflecton on you.

  12. Hi Patrick,
    Inspiring story. Thanks for visiting and liking my article – and for creating the article I referenced in the first place.
    It’s great to see a creative person with such calm determination and professionalism.
    Best wishes,
    Amaya

  13. Hi Patrick – congrats on being “Freshly Pressed.” Looks like you have filled many shoes in your life and now have come to the place of committing to your art. Seems like some of us have to reach midlife first to make that decision…. if not now, when? I went through the same process recently, even quit my job to dedicate myself to art & creativity (and organic gardening – you gotta eat, right?).

  14. Hello Patrick,
    After reading a snippet of your life and the shoes you use to dance in, I look forward to reading your work to keep me focused on my own writing. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed.

  15. I enjoy your blog and have nominated you for the Sunshine Award (http://ruminationville.wordpress.com/2013/04/29/thank-you-very-much-charlotte/).

    – Ruminationville

  16. Hi Patrick

    I am going to be retiring in two weeks and have always intended to write in my next life. Well the time is at hand. I am enjoying your blog very much and have therefore awarded you the Most Inspiring Blogger Award. Check out my latest post here http://luluandthemoon.wordpress.com to learn more about your award.

    Cheers!
    Leslie

    • Congratulations on your impending retirement and on the next exciting chapter of your life! I’m thrilled for you. And I much appreciate the award as well. Thank you.

  17. Hey! What’s your email address? :)

  18. Hi Patrick, you have a really interesting blog. I love the way you write. I´ll visit you from now on.

  19. I have nominated you for an award – one to add to the list! Feel free to share the appreciation of well-written blogs and interesting topics through acceptance by going here:

    http://catlumb.com/2013/08/20/awards-round-up-check-out-these-blogs/

    No pressure. This is just my way of thanking you for sharing your thoughts.
    Take Care, Cat x

  20. A man who thinks the way I do! Count me in as a “follower!”

  21. I just found your blog (yes, the fresh pressed thing does work) and I am looking forward to reading m ore of your words! I’ve been an artist for years (without going the MFA route, I already had a couple of degrees and didn’t feel like adding to them) and I am always looking for more wisdom to add to my growing stockpile.

  22. As a university student majoring in professional writing, I found your blog very inspiring and hopeful. Thank you so much and great work!

  23. Hi Patrick, I’ve enjoyed what you have say about creativity and writing and what you share . . . so I’ve added you to my blogroll (it appears on the individual posts). Now I can click straight to it whenever I need some writing inspiration! Check it out here:

    http://austindetails.me/2014/05/03/cursive-crosswinds/

    Cheers and may the writing gods smile on you today.

  24. Maria Braun-Perez Reply June 15, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Hi Patrick! Congratulations on bringing your visions to life and pursuing your passions :) I am grateful to have crossed paths. Cheers!

    • Hello again, Maria! We met on a Sunday morning and now chat by blog comment four years later on a Sunday afternoon. Thank you again for being a part of that trip, and helping to make a book happen!

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