Wednesday, October 05, 2011

What's on my storm tossed desk?


I am happy to report that the weather has cleared up!
No storms today, except on my desk! 
Ever since I was young, I was always so messy!
I remember that I could not sleep on my bed
because it was so full of things!
Here is my journal on top of my desk.
This morning I continued to read about Jonah.
God provided a gourd plant to 
protect Jonah from the heat of the sun.
Then a worm came and made the plant wither.
The sun blazed down Jonah's head
and he grew faint.
"It is better for me to die than live!" he exclaimed.
God used this as a teaching moment for Jonah,
the same way he uses our times of trial to teach us.
"You are concerned about a plant 
which cost you no labor to make it grow," God said,
admonishing Jonah for not caring about the Ninevites 
who did not know good from evil.

Sometimes our way of thinking is skewed.
We get bothered about little things, 
like maybe the remote control of the TV not working,
but we are less concerned over the 
plight of real people starving,
or little children being kidnapped!

May we learn to be concerned for 
what concerns God, what He values!
On my side table,
I've been doing a little experiment.
My sister Peggy told me the easiest way to
learn how to draw a face was 
to trace faces again and again
till your hand muscles remember.
So this is what I did.
My son Josh commented she looked creepy!

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!

Linking up with
Encouraging Words Wednesday

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  1. I think your desk looks just great and as a well-loved arty space should!
    Thanks for the peek! Sarah (at 11)

  2. another fabulous journal page, and great art work.
    I really must get back into drawing 'real' things and not cartoons, love it all.
    Have a great week, happy woyww

  3. I don't think she looks creepy at all and so wish I could draw faces that looked like humans... :(

  4. Love the desk. Mess is creative. Great drawings; inspiring as well. Thank you for sharing.

    cheers, rachel #21

  5. Love your creative desk and the journal you are doing at the moment. I think that face is a good likeness not at all creepy. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x

  6. Lovely desk - I like the tip about drawing faces might try that myself - thanks for sharing.

  7. I always love your desk as it is so impressively busy! The tip about drawing faces is very good.

  8. I think I possess the messy gene too!
    Great to see all your stuff!
    Have a good day!
    Chrissie #28

  9. Out of chaos comes creativity!! Great journal page and face too, it's hard getting faces right. Just lots of practise, I guess :)
    Hugs, LLJ xx

  10. not creepy at all! Love the look of your desk today. So much to see and investigate and wonder about. Mostly what's underneath! LOL

  11. I love the messy gene, beautiful journal page. Thanks for the peek and sharing.

    xoxo Marjo #48.

  12. Lovely creative space as always. Thanks for sharing.

  13. nice looking desk...Children say the darnedest things. Creepy...I don't think so. Love your journal pages. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

  14. Such a beautiful journal page - and I love the idea of tracing faces to get used to it. I need to try that!

  15. Your desk looks like my desk but it just means we're creative...let's go with that OK? What a great post and your sketch is fantastic! Thanks for the visit, have a wonderful day!

  16. Love to see so much on your desk, it always looks so inviting.

  17. Gorgeous journal page, as always. I remember that story from Sunday school :o)

  18. That's a great message you've shared with us today, as always! It's so easy to get into the habit of moaning about stuff that really doesn't matter. Jonah is looking suitably depressed in your picture, and the gourd plant is just the right size for him, although not sure how much shade it's casting lol!! Thanks for the tip about how to draw faces. I love your drawing! Happy WOYWW.

  19. The face you drew is not creepy, it is really close to the picture and that is amazing!
    Love your "messy" desk! It shows you are busy being creative!
    xoxo Karen
    thank you for stopping by my blog!

  20. Hi again. Thanks for the comment on my blog. You're welcome re the link for the moulding putty. As for my framed ATCs, I am hoping they will sell in an upcoming church sale we've got this month. If not, they will go for Christmas presents, and failing that, I'm thinking of starting an Etsy store!

  21. Hi Patsy - thank you for dropping by and joining my bloghop. It is a great encouragement to me and I hope all the lovely ladies that join are an encouragement to you too.
    God bless

  22. that is one inspired workspace!!! I am in the middle of re-organizing my Studio!! have a wonderful day and happy creating!!!

  23. Hi Patsy!
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and linking to my Encouraging Words Wednesday! What a great post to share with us. You're right we need to be concerned about what concerns God.
    Thanks again!

  24. There's a lot going on on a Wednesday for you, huh! Love the gourd tree made from painted page, so effective and really draws you to the story.

  25. Never mind the desk if such produces the best art works. Truly your work is an art from heart :)

  26. I love your artful desk, lots to look at and your journal pages are beautiful. I remember some of the readings of Jonah and certainly agree that a lot of people today forget whats really important. Kezzy x


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