Wednesday, April 25, 2012

WOYWW: Be Humble!

I missed WOYWW last week
as we had a summer vacation
But I did manage to visit some of you when I got back!

My desk this morning is a jumble
(I can hear some of you mumbling "So what's new?"

 I have a pile of stuff EVERYWHERE!

Here are a pile of girls' faces on top of a 
pile of backgrounds.

Beside is a pile of canvas.
I'm painting wall putty over canvas
to make paintings on it.
Sometimes I get commissions from abroad 
and framed canvas is too heavy to send.
Maybe this will be work!

And on my other desk, my journal.

In 1 Peter 5, it says:
"Humble yourselves...
that God may exalt you in due time."

To me, being humble is knowing 
the truth about who you are,
knowing your place in the sun.
This is me trying to be humble!

I have a crown because
I am daughter of the King!
Yes I am!
But I am also wearing an apron,
and carrying a feather duster
because I am His servant!

Once I gave a talk about our business,
I felt so good and proud afterwards,
because when I give a talk about 
why our business is successful,
it always goes back to God!
He is the reason!

Well, God didn't approve.
He showed me this verse in the Bible
which says something like,
"Useless servant!
Should you be thanked for 
doing what you should be doing?!!"

So that's my take on HUMILITY-
knowing who you are,
knowing your place!

What's your idea of being humble?

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

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  1. Love the colours in the last picture of the girl with the crown. Always love a look at your desk with its precarious piles of piles. Makes me smile.

  2. Morning Patsy! I've enjoyed browsing through Papemelroti this morning; it must be bliss to be in charge of ordering for your shop! Hope you're recharged after your holiday; I love seeing your desk and knowing that however the piles are, there's room for your daily journal; nowing that you make time for art in and as this devotion is an inspiration.

  3. It was worth wading through to get to your beautiful work. You are an inspiration.
    One I Made Earlier Today

  4. Hope your holiday was great - sounds like a wonderful the gessoed backgrounds and colours! Have a creative week and happy WOYWWing... Sarah at 12!

  5. I love crowns because I am the Queen Of Toys and Queenatoypia, LOL no seriously she is stunning with all her bright colours.

    Eliza #26

  6. Summer holiday sound like a far away dream from where I'm sitting.... Must have been great! Your desk may be full of piles of stuff, but what amazing looking bits they are. That journal page made my heart sing, it's so beautiful!!

    Happy WOYWW #34

  7. Fabulous artwork as always and I love your jumbled desk! Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl No. 20

  8. I love the crown, the apron and the feather duster...what powerful imagery!

  9. great looking desk with all sorts of fun things to see and play with. Love the journal pages! They are always so inspirational! Thanks for sharing. Vickie @41

  10. Love your piles :) Wonderful pages!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire #40

  11. The holiday looked like bliss - paradise on earth. I like your take on humility - if ever I'm feeling a little too pleased with myself, sure enough, something will happen to bring me crashing back down to earth again!!
    Your painting is colourful and beautiful :)
    Hugs, LLJ #33 xx

  12. ahaha you are back to the living. Love your painting, couldnt pain to save my life
    Bridget #1

  13. Love all the colors and the funky designs :) #81

  14. I just joined WOYWW! Hope I can keep it up! Love the painted faces =) And I hope I'll get to try using putty on a canvass! Saw the holiday pics as well and Im sure you had a great time =)

  15. I's a beautiful painting. I love the bright blues you've used. I bet the wall putty gives the canvas an interesting texture.
    Fiona xx #57

  16. Always love visiting your desk, so inspiring. A crown and a feather duster are a wonderful way of showing a good take on humility, love it.

  17. Morning Patsy, I am glad you all had a good vacation. Lots of gorgeous art work as always on your desk :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx #75

  18. love the messy desk glad to know its not just me that gets that messy

    happy WOYWW have a fabby week Mrs.C.xx #65

  19. Your desk is always so colourful Patsy. Love the faces you have painted,

    Ann B

  20. Beautiful colors.

  21. Lovely job! Look at all of the paint.

  22. Such wonderful work always so inspiring.
    Sandra #17

  23. Super artwork, your canvas sounds intriguing with putty? Take care & enjoy WOYWW. Zo xx 77

  24. Good sermon!
    Inspiring words.
    Laura 111

  25. Beautiful artprojects on your desk!
    HAPPY WOYWW to you!
    Susan nr 92

  26. Hi Patsy - I love that you are so creative and your painting is so descriptive. Great work
    God bless

  27. Hi Patsy, so glad you had a good holiday!!! your artwork is beautiful love all the colours, Hugs May x x x No10

  28. Hope you enjoyed your holiday. i missed you last week, because I have been away for the two weeks before that.
    Your desk looks a lot like mine.
    Happy WOYWW

  29. Oh, a desk I can relate to! Love the piles! And even more, I love the projects you have done-- beautiful. I had to become a new follower!

    Happy WOYWW!
    Nadia 117

  30. Love how colorful your journal entry is. You have such a great take on being humble. To me, being humble is taking what I do best and giving back without wanting thanks or praise. dani138

  31. To me, being humble is knowing
    the truth about who you are,
    knowing your place in the sun.

    I love this. Your blog and art is beautiful. So glad I stopped by!

  32. Hi Patsy,

    I can see you are off running after your holiday. Your desk looks absolutely wonderful! I like your take on humility. Your self-portrait is beautiful.

    Happy WOYWW

  33. So blessed with so much to do....Wonderful! And yes, being humble is knowing who you are as the daughter of the King of Glory - we are servants of all. Have a wonderful day!

  34. God has been teaching me that humility is waiting to share...sometimes I'll just spout my mouth out about something that I'm excited about, but it hasn't been written in stone yet...I have been trying to wait until God gives an okay to share...

  35. Happy WOYWW .... the canvases look interesting...

  36. Beatiful job on those faces. Hope the vacation was wonderful. Happy WOYWW, Anne #61

  37. Wow this is my first time on your desk and it is bursting with goodness. I love the peek into your journal. Have a great day and thank you for sharing.

    Belinda (#158)

  38. You inspire me always with your reflections of God's words and with your arts. It makes me wish: "I wish I could do the same". But God has given us different gifts and I have to develop mine with God's help.

  39. Love your "piles", hope you had a fantastic vacation! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina #139

  40. Hi Patsy lots of lovely piles of creativity. Thanks for leaving the link about your holiday destination - I had no idea where it was! Happy WOYWW Helen 125

  41. Love your artwork - as others have said, so much creativity - (Hazel, #173) x

  42. Anonymous4:14 AM

    Oh wow!! Loving the artwork, it's very inspiring! I'm loving that you're arty and a Christian.... a lady after my own heart. I need to get back to painting again, the last few years it's mostly been scrapbooking and cardmaking, but lately there's a hankering after paint and canvas again. I just need to get over the fear of the 'blank page'!!

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Anthea (aka Scrappydiva #178)

  43. Have a great WOYWW and I'm very anxious to hear how the wall putty works. sounds like a great idea

  44. Loving your artwork, Patsy and all the fun, wondERFUL paints/colours on your desk. Humility is not always easy but the best way to live. Thanks for the encouragement. :)

  45. beautiful artwork always comes from an overworked desk!. Hope wall putty is a success.

  46. Humble to me means accepting yourself for who you are and not acting as though you are superior to others. I don't mean that we can't grow and learn and change, but that we shouldn't spend our lives wishing we weren't ourselves. I love visiting your desk. It is a little piece of peace.

  47. What a great crafty space, love the paintings too cute. Hugs, Amanda #133

  48. It is so beautiful, Patsy! I love the sweetness of the faces you paint. I have missed you! We are in a rash of busy here and I haven't had a chance to follow up on our conversation...but I will. Very soon. Your work is sichuan a blessing.

  49. So now i don't feel so alone in my mess, lol, love the drawings i can see!!
    Thanks also for making me aware of humility in-dept again, sometimes one needs a bit of a reminder!!
    Blessings and lotsa luv #192

  50. Your blog is stunning great workspace too, bookmarked you so I can have a real good nosy later x

  51. Patsy, your art is beautiful and your words are a joy to read. I know I need to get a new computer so I can come back soon. However, the graphics cause the dreaded spinning rainbow beach ball to go on and on for me. It has taken over 5 minutes for me to get to the comment box.

  52. I'm really late visiting, but simply HAD to take time to stop by for a short visit. Would you PLEASE show the container your wall putty comes in, so I can see if I can find something similar in the States?

    Bleubeard and I are # 11.

  53. wow such an interesting desk love all the projects you have on the go
    sorry I am late I am catching up with all the people I didn't get chance to visit on wednesday x
    vicky #104

  54. So much creativity going on here. I wish that I could draw faces like that. #121

  55. Love the girls' faces - beautiful, as always!
    Helen S


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