Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Freedom to be ME!

I hesitated to post this picture of my desk
this morning.
It is such a mess.
Obviously, I just let things pile up,
and now I cannot even find my crochet thread
which I need to sew on my buttons.
To think that the thread has a drawer
of its own, with a label!
Here is my canvas so far.
I've been doing some dirtying up.
Now I am auditioning what to put on it-
buttons, scrap cloth, a curtain ring?
Here is my journal for today.
I realize that the Word of God is alive.
If we read it, there is always an effect.
Most of the time, we do not notice the changes.
But if we keep reading,
eventually, even we will see how we have changed.

I have been reading the Word of God for a long time.
And I know I have been set free from
negative feelings about myself,
too high expectations,
pressures to be a perfect
wife, mother, daughter, businesswoman,
leader in our community....

The list goes on.
and on.

Of course, that's also why my craft room
is a whole mess.
If I was always thinking that I needed
to keep it neat and tidy,
I doubt if I would be free
to create anything!!

Visit Julia of Stamping Ground for more
desks and ongoing projects.

Linking up with Laura for Playdates with God,
and Word Filled Wednesday.


  1. I don't see mess when I look at your desk it looks so creative. Your canvas is absoloutley stunning just perfect for the summer days we have been having.

    laura 32 x

  2. Love your desk - not a mess in sight as far as I am concerned. Great canvas - such vibrancy abounding on it. Thanks for sharing. #26

  3. I would't call it mess either - love your canvas - thank you for sharing


  4. I love both your canvass and journal page. Those slow changes that come as we read and immerse ourselves in the Word are so encouraging when we suddenly catch a glimpse of them aren't they.

  5. All I can see is wonderful creative crafting when I look at your space :-)
    A x

  6. Very nice canvas and journal pages. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #78

  7. I am happy to join you in a delinquent craft room.
    In fact I tend to call it the den of iniquity is so bad.
    But then I tidy it up and it stays good......for all of 5 mins.

  8. What a perfect creative area, just how it should be! Love your canvas :-) tfs,
    Hugs xx

  9. creativity IS messy! So is life! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your work and the FREE verse today is spot on!!! I'm blessed! Thank you for sharing your gifts with us today!!

    Keepin' it messy and creative! ;)

  10. I do not see a mess just some fantastic creativity going on! I love the canvas, the colours are so vibrant, its lovely. Great journalling for today too :)
    Have a lovely Wednesday,
    Karen #102

  11. Ok, your work your awesome!! Love that canvas...and I agree with the other girls...your workspace is wonderful...all creative and inspired.

    Wonderful to be here. Love your work!!!

  12. Beautiful, beautiful, as always - I don't think it's messy really.
    Happy woyww
    Rebecca (84)x

  13. Love your post today - the canvas is lovely and yes you are right sometimes we don't see the divine changes but they are there and it is good to keep on reading and listening to the words of God!

  14. just looks like a creative mind at work to me! Great canvas!!

  15. Just lovely. I love your heart and I adore your blog! Greetings my new friend and thanks for stopping by.

  16. Great post today Patsy. Thanks for your kind words last week. Glad that little parcel arrived safely. My little card is silk painted and free machined, I think. Now, perhaps I need to send you a dumfling - you really do need to know what one is!!! have a happy day. - Jo

  17. looking at your work is always inspiring!

  18. Love your canvas ...such a good feel about it ...dont worry about mess when you are so creative.

  19. Love your studio! Gorgeous painting!

    Happy be-lated WOYWW!

    I have some yummy candy on my blog if you'd like to check it out! :D

    My Blog Candy!

    xx Tracey xx

  20. Hi, Patsy! Your canvas is absolutely amazing! I love all the vibrant color and details! Fabulous journal page, too! Your message here today is also one I needed to hear. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my creative space. :)

  21. You should never hesitate to share such a wonderfully creative space! Obviously a great place for inspiration judging from your posted works. thanks for already visiting my post!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Sheena #137

  22. Hi Patsy, I was just dropping by to say Hi & wondered if you had received the canvas artwork I sent a while ago, I really hope you like it & found a place for it in your home :) Anyway if you like I have a giveaway at the moment on my blog if you'd like to enter :) Love you're journals, take care, Shelle :)

  23. Patsy, I absolutely love your work! Looking at your desk made something stir inside of's that longing to create--you know what I mean? I love seeing the work spaces of creative people--even the clutter is inspiring! And your journal is just delicious too. I'm so glad you linked to playdates this week. What a blessing you are to me!

  24. I love your flower collage, and your comments about your crochet thread having a proper home but not being able to find it , made me smile in a knowing way.
    Hugs lottie x


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:^) Patsy