Wednesday, March 09, 2011

WOYWW 92- I'm back to using my bed again!

After a strange bout with costochondritis that landed me
in the emergency room yesterday morning,
I am back to working on my bed again.

Costochondritis, or inflammation of the
rib or cartilage of the rib,
is notable for feeling like a heart attack!
Thank God, my ailment, though strange,
is non life threatening, and will go away
without some serious medical intervention.
Here is my work "bed" and my journal page for today.
For Roman Catholics, today is Ash Wednesday,
the start of the lenten season.
The lenten season is the 40 day period
(excluding Sundays) preceding Easter,
which is a time of soul-searching and repentance,
and renewing our relationship with God.

In my journal, I put a woman looking into a mirror.
The Greek saying,
"Nipson anomemata me monan opsin"
which can be read from left to right
and right to left, and was found in a
washroom mirror in Europe, means
"Wash the iniquity, not only the face."

I am reminded of a funny song we have
here in the Philippines,
"Lipistick ng lipistick, hindi ka naman
nag-brush your teeth!"
which translates to,
"You keep putting lipstick,
but you don't brush your teeth!"

Sometimes we are only concerned
with how we look on the outside.
Lent is a time to look inward and see
how we can grow in loving others,
and loving God more.

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to peek into more desks and projects!


  1. You have such a beautiful journal! I hope that you're really feeling better, that sounds a bit freaky.

  2. Hope you soon feel much better.I suffer from that know what your going through hunni!Love todays page!
    Take care and pain free
    hugs judex 3

  3. get well soon Patsy. loved your page today.

  4. Great journal - hope you are feel better soon - happy WOYWW ~ Nicky 2

  5. Thanks for the peek and sharing. Hugs, Marjo #6

  6. Hope you feel betteer soon, sounds very nasty! Love your journal page, it is as always, beautiful!

  7. Ooh Patsy that sounds as if you had a scarey night - take it very easy for now, get fully well before you get fully busy! Love your page today - the wavy writing makes me smile.

  8. Patsy how many people look into their mirror and only see their face never themselves???

    lovely thoughts you have shared with us today as well as a spankingly wonderful desk/bed, , thank you,

    you are inspiring.


  9. Sorry to hear you are feeling poorly this week. I love how your journal is turning out. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #69

  10. Beautiful journal page, hope you feel better soon.

  11. Fabulous journal page. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Happy WOYWW
    Cathy xx

  12. MM commiserations, Patsy, I am unwell too with an infected tooth extraction that went badly awry and my medications dont help the healing but hinder sadly.. but hey! craft (and yours is gorgeous and heart lifting) and the dear LORD most of all gets us through our days does He not?
    TFS and happy WOYWW!
    Shaz in Oz.x

  13. This is lovely Patsy! Hope you feel better soon honey! Di x

  14. Just discovered your blog - what a glorious blog header! And your artwork is stunning ...

  15. My goodness, glad your ok, wishing you better soon.
    Love the page btw :D
    Stay Inky
    hugs Minxy #65

  16. Hi Patsy

    Your art journal is amazing. I wish I can do that. You are so talented.

    Hope you feel better.

    Moy Yin #1

  17. What a wonderful inspirational post.
    You are so right,
    Hope you are feeling up to par soon.
    Your journal page is beautiful
    Keep smiling and creating

  18. Wow....that must have been awful! Glad to hear you are feeling better! About the little ditty - putting on lipstick and not brushing the teeth - ewwww gross!

  19. Oh wow, Patsy,
    This is amazing! And I wanted to tell you that I hope that the costrocondritis goes away...I had it last year--it was awful and I'd never even heard of it before.
    With wishes for a speedy recovery,

  20. Love the art - glad to see you can keep going though you are suffering!
    Get well soon
    Rebecca (42) x

  21. The art is great- hope you start feeling better soon, Shaz #118

  22. Hi Patsy
    wishing you a speedy recovery hun, hope you feelin better soon, lovely journal page, have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

  23. fabulous arty journal page - get well soon cx

  24. Yikes, that doesn't sound too good. Last year I had a bout of 'Pleuracy' which is very similar, inflamation on the outer lining of the lungs, and when it hits it feels like a heart attack too! I hope you feel better soon!
    I really love this page and all that goes with it too! Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
    Hugs and many blessings to you

  25. Lovely thoughts - hope you are feeling better Patsy.

  26. Patsy - Hope you are feeling better! What an inspirational post and journal all the textures in your header too. Be well and Happy WOYWW!

  27. The ribs department sounds very uncomfortable. Hope you're well soon. Your journal page is beautiful, especially the writing in waves and the mirror.
    Ros (77)

  28. Ash Wednesday, when my daughter was little she always gave up chocolate for lent, her own idea, but always asked for pancakes on the Tuesday! She said it was the 'feast before the's called that because you have to eat it quick!' Love your art wirk, it's brilliant!
    *(lyn) happy woyww

  29. sorry......artwork, that should say!

  30. I like the text next to the drawing, and the colours within the whole page, nicely done from the bed : ) I hope you feel better soon, all the best.

  31. Gosh that must have been so frightening for you yesterday - glad to hear that its not so serious and you are ok. Lovely artwork as always! thanks for sharing.

  32. Hope you are feeling better soon!
    I like the writing pattern on your journal just adds to the artwork

  33. Hey! I love your banner, esp. the drawing of the girl with your photo as the face. Super cool. *Rachel #146

  34. Hi Patsy,
    Thanks so much for coming to visit!!!

  35. I hope you are feeling better.

    Love your journal page...and the message to look deeper into ourselves is a good one. I am always trying to do this.

    Thanks for visit tonight.
    Come back anytime to see me.

    Ciao Bella!

    Creative Carmelina

  36. Your journal page perfectly reflects that we should be introspective during Lent; making sure we have God in our hearts. I'm glad you stopped by my blog and prompted me to come visit you.

  37. Wow, what a stunning jounal page. I love it.
    I wish I could get totally to grips with art journalling, there are some beautiful pages out in blogland at the minute and they are so inspirational.
    Hope you are feeling better really soon.
    Hugs Lisa (119)

  38. Hi Patsy, thanks so much for dropping by. I'm glad you liked my boutis' quilting work. :o)

    I LOVE your lady looking in the mirror! Wow--you are so talented! Beautiful! The words look so pretty too the way you did them.


  39. Hello Patsy, I wish you a speedy recovery from what sounds a very painful condition. I have just got over a bad flare up of arthritis so can empathise with you. Your journal page is terrific and I like the proverbs too. Take care and get well soon. Elizabeth x #97

  40. Hope you are feeling better & love your new mirror creation, wonderful ;)

  41. That's a wonderful explanation of Lent. I love the Lipstick saying, it is so true! I hope you feel better soon (so glad it wasn't a heart attack, eeek!!)

  42. Your journal page is beautiful.


I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy