Patsie McCandless

About

I was born with magic. We all are. I believe in the flowing magic of childhood: in shining eyes, giggling laughter, wonder and wisdom; knowing we are the stuff of stars.

This is real. This magic. I want to hold it. Cherish it. Share it. Show others. Guide and shepherd our Magic. Keep this Magic burning bright throughout our lifetime – not just in our childhood!

I wrote Becoming Jesse: to invite and share that magic, even amid life’s ups & downs; because Jesse is guided to find – and become – and keep – his Magic Light.

"We all started with baby steps." © Patsie McCandless

I became an educator, artist, musician, wife, mother and grandmother. And now I am the author of the upcoming novel: Becoming Jesse ~ Celebrating the Every Day Magic of Childhood. My thirty years as a primary school teacher helped to infuse all my work with the joys of childhood.

I am an award-winning artist, and served as President of the Conanicut Island Art Association, Jamestown, RI; as well as on the Board of the Dunedin Fine Arts Center, Dunedin, Florida. My paper art andminiatures (PaperSolo.com) are sold at Florida’s St.
Petersburg Museum of Fine Art, and are in the permanent collection the St. Petersburg Opera Company.

I also served on The Florida Orchestra Board ofConsultants. I am a composer, and played my flute composition (Jesse’s Song) for the St. Petersburg Opera audience, and introducing a string ensemble from the Philadelphia Orchestra.

I gave a TEDxTalk on ‘Saving the Magic of Childhood” –alerting parents and children to the dangers of cell phone addiction

Patsie McCandless