Wednesday, February 01, 2012

WOYWW: Faith and Miracles

Not much change on my desk for this week,
except that I've discovered I can use my drawers
(on the right) for drying canvases! 
I put scraps of cardstock on them,
then covered it up with wall putty.
Then I painted a first layer of acrylic on it.
This is how it looks so far.
I'm still going to add more colors and play around 
with it, using stencils, and bottle caps, bubble wrap, etc.
On my journal today is the story of how
Jesus was not able to do any miracles
when He visited his hometown of Nazareth.
The people there dismissed him by saying,
"Isn't He the son of Mary?
Is He not the carpenter?"

We too can dismiss Him as
just another prophet,
or wise man,
or good man.

Frederick Buechner said that miracles 
do not evoke faith
so much as FAITH evokes miracles!
Yesterday my reading was about the lady who 
had been sick for a very long time.
She went through the crowd to touch
Jesus' cloak.
Jesus said, "Daughter, your faith has saved you,"
and she was healed.

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  1. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and artwork. Good idea to dry your canvases on the open drawers - (Hazel, WOYWW #10) x

  2. great idea for drying your canvases, love your journal too!
    Happy WOYWW, Debxx #8

  3. Beautiful paintings.

  4. I like how you are drying your canvases, but I LOVE those backgrounds. They are superb. Of course, your journal is always fun to see, too. Happy WOYWW and drop by if you are interested in taking my free altered book classes. I'm # 30 this week.

  5. What a great idea to dry your canvasses.
    I love that top one!

  6. Hi there. Great to have a peek into your crafty world this morning thanks to the wonders of WOYWW! Hope the rest of your week goes well too.
    Neil #48

  7. Indeed we shall all be saved by our faith :)

    And what you did with your drawers give me another idea on how to maximize the use of my own drawers too :D

    have a nice day!

  8. ...thats a very busy desk and lots of work in progress...great use of your draws as drying ledges!...have a wonderful day...Mel :)

  9. Lovely, colourful canvasses - and a fab way to dry them!! LOL! That was stroke of genius, no huge drying racks, when the canvasses are dry, push the drawers back in - brilliant idea :)
    Hugs, LLJ #68 xx

  10. Thanks for sharing. Hope you enjoy this WOYWW. Zo x 89

  11. Great looking canvases! Love the drying scheme! I am offering up some blog candy so come leave a comment on my blog and get a chance to win! Thanks for sharing and have a great week. Vickie #87

  12. Loving those canvas layers and what a fabulous idea of using the drawers.

  13. love popping in to see what you've been up to, sorry for not popping in over the last month, hopefully things will be back to normal soon. Have a great crafty week#Happy Woyww ((Lyn))

  14. Those canvas layers look fab, you have been a busy bee, Have a great week Hugs May x x x x

  15. Hi there Pasty ah another lovely word from your post - indeed faith does evoke miracles and love the way of drying canvases great idea! thanks so much for sharing. Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #21

  16. Love the crafty space, fab, Happy WOYWW Hun, hoping this posts as I have had issues all week!!

    Lou P

  17. A lovely 'inviting' crafty space, hope you have a great week Lou E x

  18. Love the creative, crafty space :)

    Have a great WOYWW, Luv Karen #108

  19. I use my drawers as an extension of my work space, I cover it in a piece of board and put the bits and bobs I need there off my work surface as I go. Great drying racks!

  20. Love your creations!
    How wonderful!

  21. Very nice paintings. I one day, a couple of years ago, had a sudden urge to paint and painted a canvas that now is in my bedroom. I've never done another even though I loved it. Seeing your art makes me want to create again!

  22. wow. very nice art works. you really have been blessed with a talent and you're using it for God's glory. amen :)

  23. I'm attempting to get around everyone's woyww posts this week (a new one for me!) I don't usually have time to get round everyone.
    But I haven't done my own post yet - it'll have to wait til I get home from work this evening.


  24. Drawers are far more useful than just for storing things in aren't they. I use mine for all sorts. You certainly have lots of canvases drying there.
    Hugs Lisax #116

  25. Hi Patsy, great method of drying your canvases you've worked out for yourself - necessity, they say, is the mother of invention :) Hope you have a wonderful week. Elizabeth x #78

  26. Nice way to dry canvas. I am finding new and creative workspaces all the time lately.
    That reading was also mine yesterday, so I am sure now that God is confirming a promise that my friend . Cindy, will be healed.
    As always such an honour to visit your blog.
    Happy WOYWW

  27. Happy WOYWW, here's hoping the commenting is easier this week! Love your canvas, the effect is lovely.

  28. Why is it that those closest to us don't see what God sees in us? - Like always, I so love your art!!!

  29. Great stuff Patey, double use son as the picture loaded, I knew what you were doing, brilliant, now you're going to have loads of projects on the go at once!

  30. Happy WOYWW, your projects are amazing and great use of the drawers, TFS

  31. What a fantastic use of your drawers. I always end up using the floor.

  32. I enjoyed seeing your new drying rack. I can't wait to see what ends up on your canvases. More great journal entries.

  33. Now why did I not think of using open drawers lol your canvas backgrounds

  34. Great idea of using the drawers. I have used them to put something on but never thought of using them to dry things. Thanks!
    Lovely work as always and wonderful words too.
    Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet #1512 xx

  35. Your artwork is fantastic! Great idea about using your drawers as drying racks.

  36. I've been feeling a bit discouraged about my healthy journey this year the last few days. Thanks for the encouragement to have faith!

  37. Appreciate your sharing.

  38. Good idea about using the open drawers - the trouble is that I already use mine to rest other stuff on. One of these days the extra weight will tip them over. Thank you for your visit and congratulations. I use my Kindle as a library, so I can carry all my favourite books with me. I do read new boos, but I also find it relaxing to re read my favourite books. I tend to speed read anyway, and always find something new when I re read books. xx Maggie #112

  39. Hi Patsy - I just love seeing you over on my link up. Your blog is always so full of colour and wisdom. Great post and great art.
    God bless

  40. I love peeking in at your works in progress, Patsy :). It looks like you are very busy with art projects. I'll have to be patient, hmmm? And, honestly, I just love coming here and looking. Such sweet loveliness.


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