Saturday, November 19, 2011

On Poverty and the Word of God

I love collage!
You can actually make several versions
and choose which one you like!
I thought the eyes on this one was too big!
And she did not look filipina!
So in this version, I made the nose broader.
I still did not like how she turned out.

Tried a profile.
I think I like this one! 

This is a commissioned artwork
with a theme,
She represents the multitude of
poor people in my country.
The houses on the side are a colorful
depiction of the many squatter colonies 
we have in our overcrowded cities.

In my journal, a verse from Luke 19:48:
"All the people were hanging on to His words."

God's word is living and active and powerful,
sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword,
piercing as far as the division between soul and spirit,
of joints and marrow.
It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.
That's what it says in Hebrews 4:12.

I believe if more people took the time to
hang on to Jesus' words and follow Him,
there would be less poverty and despair in the world!

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  1. Terrific pages Patsy and love the sideview. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, x

  2. Beautiful pages! The houses are so cool. The profile view is my favorite, too.

  3. Third time's a charm, and that third painting is my favorite!
    Great to see your process...along with your creative solution! :)

    Happy PPF!!
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  4. I like all the versions but I think the third most reflects the sentiments you are trying to convey. Beautiful!

  5. Oh I do like the profile of her the best! Lovely ~Happy Paint Party Friday! #9 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

  6. Oh yes, I think the profile is best. Love the houses, and the background too.

  7. I like the profile as well. That's a great way to see if you like something or not. :)

  8. Anonymous8:03 AM

    I agree with you the profile on best captures what you are going for.

  9. Absolutely love the way you capture so many elements in your art.

  10. Anonymous9:21 AM

    I like the third one best too. Love your style!

  11. I love the houses and really like the side view... they would look great as a series though... maybe you could do more backgrounds and do them as a set... that would be tripley.... is that a word???... awesome xxx

  12. this one is wonderful!!

  13. Great post. And, I think the world would be better in all kinds of ways if people hung onto His words.

  14. Hi Patsy! I love the painting. Lost for words how to describe it in the most beautiful way. Have a great week ahead !

  15. luv the colours you've used
    hugs joan in italyu

  16. Love the colors! I especially love the art on the sideboard "Blessings". I've seen that before and totally love it!!

  17. I really enjoy viewing your work.

  18. I love that same thing about being able to make different versions until we like one! lol I love how you came up with the profile. Great journal page too! So glad you joined us 'in the studio' this weekend! :)

  19. I love the profile one as well. LOVE IT!


  20. This was such a fun post to read! I LOVED seeing all your variations and then knowing your final choice. The colors and textures in them are stunning and I too would select the profile ;) Beautiful! xo

  21. Wonderful process and a vision of how you see the world. xox Corrine

  22. I totally agree with you about the poverty. I like the profile picture.
    Thank you for sharing this talent with us.

  23. I like all 3 but the porfile is my favorite. I like how she is looking at the little houses, acknowledging them and not turning away.


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