Friday, February 10, 2012

Fearfully Wonderfully Made!

Lots going on in my part of the world today!
I said last Friday, I was going to have a
creative frenzy and I did!
Thanks to my sister Peggy 
who kept checking up on me!
I finished one canvas.
This is entitled "Surrender"
which is my one word for the year.
She looks serious, doesn't she?
But surrendering is serious business.
I'm going to take the whole year
discovering what I am surrendering to!!!!

Work in progress no. 1.
I'm having a lot of fun with these backgrounds!

Work in progress no. 2.

Work in progress no. 3 and 4.
I'm trying to put wall putty on to thick drawing paper
and seeing if it's sturdy enough to ship abroad.
A nice lady wants one of my artworks
but canvas is too expensive to send.

Work in progress no. 5.
I put crackle finish on this one.
very strange effect!

Yesterday my reading was about the Syro-Phoenician lady
who was pleading with Jesus to heal her daughter.
I have always been troubled by this story 
because it seemed as if Jesus was 
insulting the woman by calling her a dog!!!
It turns out that in the original,
the word Jesus used was the word for "puppy".
Mark 7:24-30 shows a side of Jesus
where he wanted to test this woman's resolve
and her humility!

Take a look at my drawing of  the dog!!!
Doesn't it look like a giant mouse?  Eeeek!

 In today's reading, Mark 7:37,
it says, "He has done all things well."

I relate this to Psalm 139:
"For you created my inmost being,
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made.
Your works are wonderful,
I know full well."

Let us thank God for being so careful
to put together all the parts of our body!
Even our eyebrows and our thumbs,
the smallest insignificant parts,
play a role!

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  1. wonderful wonderful. You have been busy with a lot of wonderful paintings and inspiring ones about God. Thanks a lot for sharing! I love each paintings!

  2. What a joy to visit your blog today and see all this amazing art and colour. When I look out of the window all I see is white!!

  3. the surrender canvass is beautiful and I love the colours in the background to no2.

  4. Very busy indeed! I love the word surrender and it fits me so much... I've been learning to surrender on Him more than ever and to the things I do not have control over. It is not easy as it takes a lot of courage and humility... but in Him everything is possible. Thanks for the inspiration as always!

    Spanish Pinay

  5. Love the colors and layers! You certainly were very busy arting this week- thanks for sharing the joy you had making wonderful art!

  6. I love your makes the messages in Scripture more "visible" us another angle to see how God has woven so many thoughts and ideas together. Thanks for sharing these thoughts and pictures from your journal. I love the thought "Even our eyebrows and our thumbs,the smallest insignificant parts,play a role!"
    I'd love to have you join Bless a Blogger Friday on my blog. It's new and small, but your posts would be just a fun addition. The location is:

  7. A creative blitz. I love how you change your backgrounds. God has never "messed up" on my life -- and He won't. He does all things well!

  8. Beautiful pages and great WIPs so far!

  9. Each and everyone of them is beautiful.
    Adore your choice in colours.

  10. So many pretties this week.
    My favorite is WIP No.1.
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook

  11. Patsy, I ALWAYS love your posts and your artwork. I particularly like Surrender this week, and of course I can't wait to see everyone else when completed. I am a mixed media artist as well and I wanted to give you an idea about shipping your canvas. Have you considered that once you are done creating your work, you could remove it from it's frame and it would be light & flat. And depending on the type of media you used, you might even be able to roll it up! I hope this helps, but either way, best wishes! ~Lori

  12. You are so talented! I love your paintings. I wish I had just a smidgeon of your gift. But it's not to be. So I'll just enjoy it from your hand. God is good.

  13. Your artwork is lovely, Patricia. Glad I stumbled upon your blog. :)

  14. SURRENDER - it's been my word for a long time, and I've been surrendering many things to the Lord. But maybe not everything yet? Ahh, Have to ponder more on this!

    Blessed weekend!

  15. Beautiful colors... lovely painting!

  16. I love your artwork! I am hosting a new meme called Painting Prose...I'd love to have you link up if you haven't already. Most of the participants are writers, but I think it would be nice to have a painter in there as well!

  17. You certainly did have a productive week. Your work is always so full of joy and happiness, it's very uplifting to see.

  18. These are all very beautiful. i love that we are knit together. :) Great scripture! Have a wonderful weekend.

  19. lovely work!! happy PPF!

  20. Wow... you have so many great pieces to share today! All kinds of neat things in progress. Love your 'surrender' painting. Beautiful colors! Always love your scripture pages too! I don't think the dog looks like a mouse!

  21. Lovely colors! And so expressive! Love your work!

  22. Amazing work Patsy! Love the studio frenzy!!! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such a nice comment! YOU are a blessing!

  23. you certainly are enjoying your backgrounds and they are coming along so beautifully... love the textures and the colours... surrender is a great word for the year and will be interested in what you surrender to...xx

  24. Your works are always so inspiring!
    It reminds me that I have a couple of backgrouds ready to use.... I I only could remember where I put them..... :))

  25. So bright and sunny just what we need on these cold winter days..:)

  26. You have been busy, busy, busy! Wonderful, colorful backgrounds. Looks like you've surrendered to your muse!

  27. Your paintings are amazing, very beautiful! I love all the colors and detail! You have been very busy! A big mouse?? LOL! Very cute! Have a happy sunday!

  28. How very talented you are!! What a gift from the Father!

  29. these are so pretty!

  30. Beautiful work!!! :-)

  31. I love art frenzy days/weeks. Great art

  32. I love these, especially the first one with the bubbles around the letters. And I like that the girl looks serious with a hint of delight and humor.

  33. a wonderfully creative week indeed! love how these pieces are so cheerful and lively. beautiful.

  34. Surrender is a serious word, serious and hard work - i wish you well on that! love all the joy and colour - this is a happy post! I have been told by many that the Philippines is the most beautiful place on earth! will stop by and read about your work at the QC later

  35. thanks for sharing your lovely work this week!

  36. Wonderful WIPs and pages, Patsy!

    I didn't know that you and Peggy were sisters. How great to be doing art and blogging together - talent really runs in your family.

  37. Wow, I love all of these, but no. 2 wip is my favorite! And I didn't know you and Peggy were sisters! How awesome is it to have both of you so artsy and sharing with the world! Do you ever do "guest posts" on each others' blogs? Love you and you sweet spirit!

  38. Lovely.
    Thank you for sharing on Spiritual Sundays.

  39. Hi! I'm very late from last weeks PPF! I was going to comment on your current post, but this one really spoke to me. I love your Surrender piece. It's beautiful!! And Psalm 139 is one of my favorites. Thank you for sharing.



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