Saturday, May 14, 2011

Arts and Crafts Fair

I joined my first ever arts and crafts fair
this weekend
and am ecstatic that I sold 3 paintings
on Saturday morning.

The first one that got sold was "Prayers".

When I was making this I thought
the woman was Mother Mary.
She wasn't. As I was finishing her dress,
the first piece of paper I picked up
was a reading about the
woman who was sick and
touched the hem of Jesus' garment.
This is what I used for her dress.
So I knew who the lady was,
and that the flowers were her prayers
reaching up to heaven.

When I told this story to Cathy,
this tall and thin lady selling
interesting jewelry at the fair,
she said she wanted to buy it
because that story in the Bible
meant something to her.
I was so pleased.
Even if I was sleepy and tired,
I knew I just had to finish it Friday night...
and now I know why.
It was for Cathy!

And here is the husband of the lady
who bought "Bloom".
This is the first time I saw someone
fall in love with my painting
the minute she saw it.
She just kept coming back to it,
till finally she asked how much it was,
and then said she wanted to buy it.

I told her that it was all about pruning,
and how we bloom with God's pruning.

How wonderful to create something
that gives others pleasure!
It made me so happy,
and I knew God was telling me
to use my gift.

Sharing this on Paint Party Friday and
Creative Friday.


  1. What a wonderful experience Patsy - how blessed those people are to have your beautiful art in their homes! Have a wonderful week and see you next Wed on WOYWW!


  2. Hello Patsy! So nice to have met you today at the fair. Hope to see you and your work again soon. I'll probably want to join the fair if it's organized again. Meantime, stop by my blog: Enjoy!


  3. How wonderful that great people bought your paintings and you know they are going to be loved. Beautiful work. Annette x

  4. Love your paintings! I'm so happy for you that you sold three in one morning. And what an exciting moment to know she fell in love with it. :D
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  5. How wonderful to watch your creativity impact someone else for good.

  6. Congrats on selling your wonderful, meaningful, colorful paintings. They will surely brighten up the homes of those who bought them. Best wishes, Tammy

  7. I love your paintings, they are so beautiful and inspiring. Congrats on your 3 sales!!! Woo-hoo!!

  8. Hi Patsy, these paintings are vibrant and full of life,whimsical and endearing and so meaningful. I can see how you sold three in one morning. They will bring love and harmony to their new owner's homes. I know how it feels to sell something you worked so hard on and fell in love with and in turn someone you never knew falls for it just as much , maybe even more; reason to keep creating art!
    Again congrats on the sales.

    Annabelle >^..^<

  9. God is blessing your work because you are working for HIM! And the people who buy your art are being blessed too! Congratulations to you, dear.

  10. Congratulations on a successful art show experience, Patsy! I am enjoying looking at your work on your blog.

  11. Hi Patsy. Congratulations on the art show. Your paintings are full of life. Excellent work. Happy PPF!

  12. Congratulations Patsy. It wonderful to create something of beauty, but more so when it touches a place in other's heart.


  13. Hi there! Nice to meet you through PPF (even though I am a bit late to visit everyone!) How wonderful to have people fall in love with your paintings and make them smile through your own creativity....never a better feeling. Congratulations on the success of your first craft fair and I hope the first of many :)

  14. Beautiful painting..gorgeous work..congrats on selling them..fabulous!

  15. Congrats on selling your work. It is lovely art!

  16. I love that painting! It's so cute! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Yours is very cute as well!

  17. Your paintings are beautiful. Congrats on selling you paintings. They are so colorful and cheerful.

  18. Congratulations on the sale of your paintings! Your art is beautiful.

  19. congrats on the sale, your paintings are very pretty x

  20. Your painting tine lot of personality, no wonder you fell in love with the pictures, congratulations Saludos

  21. I am so happy for you that you had a good experiance at your first craft show. It is so wonderful that you sold your first painting. Your paintings are lovely.

  22. Congratulations! It sounds lie a great fair!

  23. Glad it was such a great fair for you, well done.

  24. Ah Patsy well done. SO now you know how my face looks when I drop by to see your artwork...what a thrill for you...I'm not surprised, but I love that you are so modest that you are surprised by your success!

  25. Beautiful work and congratulations! I love what you've written about experiencing someone fall in love with your work...that has to be one of the best feelings...

  26. your work speaks!well done !

  27. Congratulations on your first art fair, Patsy -- you did so well. I just love the smiling face of the people who bought your flower pictures -- they look so excited to have your beautiful artwork in their hands!

  28. So happy for you and for the buyers of your art.

  29. Anonymous1:34 AM

    Wonderful insight! I love Prayers and will include a reference to you and your illustration of the woman's sincere prayers as flowers in this Sunday's sermon. Thank you! Jane in Illinois


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