Friday, January 20, 2012

Songs in My Heart

I've had a lot of health challenges this past week,
but my heart is full of songs for the Lord!

I guess it's because I know He is faithful,
and I can depend on Him.
I seek shelter under His wings until
harm shall pass,
until "calamities be overpast",
until the tumult is over 
(different translations of Psalm 57:1).

Yesterday, I read an interesting verse from Psalm 56:
"Are my tears not stored in your vial?"
Apparently it was a custom in Jesus' day
to store tears in a jar or vial called a "tear jar"! 
If even the hair on our head 
is counted (Matthew 10:30),
then I can believe God also knows 
how many tears we've shed!

No progress on this painting yet!
I've been trying to draw a bird
to place on the top left.
So far my birds have come out looking
like a dolphin, a dinosaur, and a fish!!!
Not to worry, it took me
two years to get my drawings of hands 
to look like hands!!!

Linking with
Blessings,
Patsy

43 comments:

  1. I love your series here, Patsy. Gorgeous art work to go along with the scriptures. Thanks for visiting my blog. It isn't Friday here yet so my new work is waiting to be posted. Faye

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  2. I like that you let the background be the skin. :) And the dancer is wonderful!

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  3. Wonderful creations full of delightful energy ~namaste, carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF ~

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  4. Visiting from Brag on God Friday - beautiful paintings!

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  5. I love this little book you are making, it's beautiful. Your new painting is wonderful too.

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  6. Hi Patsy, Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your painting. I had to laugh about your bird comment. I make clay birds. The earlier ones I made sometimes looked more like fish than birds. Now I could make them in my sleep, and they all pretty much look like birds. Blessings, Cindy

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  7. these are lovely and full of light and love. wishing you health and light~

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  8. I'm always blessed when I visit here. Your words combined with your art speaks to me. If I lived closer I'd take your class.

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  9. your painting is a joy!!!
    healing hugs to you!

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  10. What beautiful paintings! I hope you are feeling much better soon.

    Happy PPF!

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  11. beautiful work this week!

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  12. I love those flowers in the painting.... they just pop right off the canvas... you have had such a productive week...happy ppf xx

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  13. Very inspiring images again this week, Patsy! :)

    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  14. I think the dancer is my favorite - Can't wait to see the bird!

    Blessings...

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  15. I hope you feel better soon, and thanks for sharing your art, I think my favorite is the one with the wing

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  16. I love the wing in the Shadow of your Wing page. Also, your hands look very good, I'm sure your bird will be lovely.

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  17. Patsy
    Thank you so much for stopping by.

    I love your blog
    Following you now

    Gina

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  18. Gorgeous pages, so beautifully illustrated. xox Corrine

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  19. just wonderful.
    the message is strong and can be seen even with out words.
    awesome.
    T

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  20. What a wonderful gift to be able to express yourself in paintings the way you do. Thank you for sharing this gift with us again.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  21. I use drawings and paintings to heal myself all the time. Excellent use of the energy don't you think?

    Beautiful work.

    xox

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  22. these are really lovely...xxx

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  23. I agree with Anne: Art=amazing healing energy! Yay you with the hands - I'm working on that right now. Looking forward to seeing the birdy!

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  24. This was beautiful! I love the way your artwork depicts the verses. You are very gifted!

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  25. so sweet and whimsical! happy PPF!

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  26. THE DESIRES OF YOUR HEART is my most favorite so far! The movement and colors are wonderful.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook/HappyHorseStudio

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  27. You have such a great attitude Patsy, I just love it! These pieces are beautiful. I love the shape of the book you are using! Hope you are feeling better soon! :)

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  28. Lovely painting so far and great journal pages! Very intriguing shaped paper too.

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  29. wow, this looks really nice with the brown board background kept brown! Really pops!

    :)

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  30. Your pictures are pretty. Thanks for sharing those verses.

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  31. I like your journal pages - and I hope those health challenges will turn to the better. All the very best to you!

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  32. lovely and inspiring as always, Patsy. I love all especially the last one. Practice really makes perfect artworks! I hope you feel much better soon

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  33. Lovely pages! I like the shape of the paper you are using. I hope your health improves.

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  34. Your pages are so beautiful and full of meaning. Love them!

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  35. Beautiful paintings, Patsy! I'm your newest follower! Deb @ RaisingFigureSkaters.com

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  36. Lovely paintings and post Patsy!

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  37. Oh Patsy, I love what you've accomplished so far with "Delight"! It's beautiful! I'll continue praying for you, sweet friend.

    Blessings in abundance!
    Rina

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  38. LOVE the look of your girls against the kraft paper - gorgeous!

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  39. Beautiful work. I love how you are inspired by Bible verses.

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  40. Hi Patsy! I'm a recent newcomer to the Just Journals challenge, and it's great to make your acquaintance!

    I love the journal pages here...I think the portraits and art on each page are so lovely with the stand-alone kraft background. They are simple, elegant, and beautiful!

    I look forward to following your work on the challenge as well as here on your blog!

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  41. Hi Patsy
    Beautiful,stunning i love your work!!!
    I am totally new to art journalling and just joined up to Just journals link party and sooo glad i did you are all amazing and insiring.
    Hugs
    Tracy
    xxx

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  42. Love your work ! Beautiful and spiritually encouraging! Thank you for sharing your creative abilities! You are an inspiration. God bless you!

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