Wednesday, May 09, 2012

WOYWW: Pruning and Blooming!

My desk doesn't look much different
from week to week,
but I assure you there are 
SOME changes and additions!

Like these ATC backgrounds I've been making.
They're hidden there somewhere,
actually almost hidden by the rag used to
dab and wipe away paint.

On my journal this morning,
a verse from John 15:2:
"He takes away every branch
that does not bear fruit."

Pruning is painful,
so difficult to do, 
even if you're the vinegrower
who tends the plants,
or an artist
who throws or gives away
materials that don't work,
or that you don't use.

If we don't take time 
to purge or prune,
we are left with 
dead weight (loss of efficiency),
and spend so much time 
looking for things buried 
in piles.

Jesus is like a gardener,
and we are His garden.
He takes care of us,
prunes us when needed,
so that we will be fruitful
and BLOOM!

Would you like to help me get my art
into the big screens in
Times Square, New York City?
and click on "Collect Me".
I just need 77 votes!
Thank you!


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

I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?

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Blessings!
Patsy



48 comments:

  1. I love this line Patsy
    "Jesus is like a gardener,
    and we are His garden.
    He takes care of us,
    prunes us when needed,
    so that we will be fruitful
    and BLOOM"
    It's a reminder that in God's perfect time, everyone will surely have his chance to bloom. Thank you for sharing.

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  2. This is wonderful. I am in the midst of transition and have just gone through the experience of purging all of my belongings. It is a great cleansing feeling of lightness!

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  3. Well, I hope I picked you, lol It was a little confusing at first, but I hope it worked and I hope you make it to the screens of Times Square! Good luck! waving hi from the rainy hills of North Carolina :) #6

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  4. Hope you get picked, your work bursts with happy colours and is so beautiful!!

    Have a great week and happy hopping!
    Astrid #20

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  5. Love your flower poster.

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  6. Always such beautiful and inspiring creations.
    Sandra @21

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  7. Beautiful inspiring makes as always...Have a happy week, Hugs May x x x#31

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  8. Your desk is very painty today!! Hope you have a wonderful day. Helen #9

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  9. what an inspiring, colourful desk!! lovely work :)
    no. 36

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  10. Brilliant page
    Lynn 40
    One I made earlier today

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  11. Your flower poster is gorgeous Patsy, such beautiful colours. Anne #2

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  12. Always lots of beautiful and inspiring projects, such lovely work :)

    Have a fab WOYWW and a lovely week, Hugs, Karen xx #49

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  13. Beautiful artwork.

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #66

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  14. Hi patsy...thanks for today's crafty snoop...happy WOYWW...hugs kath (44) xxx

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  15. I have clicked...I can't imagine how thrilling a chance this would be..I know Id be thrilled to see your art publicly displayed anywhere!
    As usual your desk is an inspiration, this morning, for me, it's the bubble wrap!

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  16. I love the idea of us being pruned by the great Gardener. While it certainly is a painful experience, it comes with a sense of serenity that we are where we should be. Beautiful post and wonderful artwork too!

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  17. I always enjoy reading your verses and seeing your pages, find them very lifting. Take care, enjoy WOYWW this week, I know I will! Zo xx 73

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  18. Lots of lovely art and creativity going on!! Thanks for sharing.

    #97

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  19. I tried to vote for you but it asked for facebook and I don't have it. Was I in the right place? Beautiful pictures.
    Have a great week.
    Von #18

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  20. always blessed when I stop by your desk have a blessed day!

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  21. What a wonderful post!!! #103

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  22. I agree with Darla, what a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing your artwork and the Word!

    Blessings,
    Lisa

    www.moretobe.com / www.pnpcoaching.com

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  23. Creative desk!!
    Happy WOYWW Wednesday!
    Hugs Marleen #8

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  24. I love all the colours! :)

    Happy WOYWW!
    Susan nr 57

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  25. SOOOO blessed and gifted! thank you for sharing!!

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  26. Patsy, thanks so much for today's verse. I am struggling with a lot right now, and reading your blog sure does help with the thought process. dani132

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  27. Pruning is so necessary and also painful. I think it is human nature to try to nurture and correct that which does not blossom. I love visiting your blog and the bits of insight I get here. I love all the crazy colors of what is happening on your desk too.

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  28. Lovely, bright and cheery desk. :) Good luck taking over Times Square - that is so cool!

    Cheers,
    Susan #145

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  29. Love th blooming flowers piece. Have clicked through and collected you.

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  30. Looks like inspiration all over your desk! The journal page is amazing!
    xxDaniella #131

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  31. wonderful colours and textures and I adore that canvas - the flowers and writing are so lovely...Happy Woywwing and thanks for the peek. Sarah at 13

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  32. Your post is always so colourful and I've spotted some bubblewrap that's been well covered in paint too :) Too late to wish you a happy day so have a happy and crafty week instead. Elizabeth x #68

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  33. Super artwork - always something lovely to see here - thanks for sharing (Hazel, WOYWW #95) x

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  34. I love the image of Jesus as the gardener!

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  35. Lots of beautiful and colorful things on your desk here. :) I love how you create your flowers. So unique! :) Hugs
    #146

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  36. Lots of color and creative deliciousness upon your desk! Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #16

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  37. Hi Patsy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
    http://chelencarter-retiredandlovingit.blogspot.ca/

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  38. So much talent here! I love that pruning pic. I got a bit pruned this past week. Ouch!

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  39. I clicked through for the Art Takes Times Square voting. Happy WOYWW from Laura #186 (Thanks for visiting my blog.)

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  40. Beautiful work!

    Shar #182

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  41. Oh my, friend. You know I will be voting! I have so been enjoying my original Patsy. I haven't framed it yet because I don't want to cover the textures. I need to find a solution to that. So much beauty here.

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  42. I always enjoy coming over to visit. You always give me something to think about - and I like that.

    Your art is always so beautiful. I hope you are chosen for the Art Takes Times Square project.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #127

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  43. Fabulous art work as alwayS! I've been shut down twice new, not sure why! first time I didn't know what to do! ended up getting a code to use and it all came back, this time I think it was because I was in another part of the country on a different lap top, using a wireless connection, so 'they' didn't know who I was getting into my email and blog. So big sign came up, change your password now!! Once I did that, I h=added a mobile phone number to the tag that appeared and they sent me a code! email and blog reappeared...!! (yay!! Off to vote now! Thanks for my snoop! HapPy LatE WoYwW!
    ((Lyn)) #67 (I think!)

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  44. I love your God Art! Simply beautiful! The kind of beautiful I like!

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  45. I love everything. Thanks for stopping by.
    Happy belated WOYWW

    Carol

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  46. Hiya, just popping in to visit as it's been a while! I've missed seeing what everyone's been up to! Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a good week.
    Neil #87 (I think!)

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  47. First I'd like to thank you for stopping by my place and visiting! I so enjoy reading your comments and encouragement too!
    I so enjoy visiting your blog... it just maks me feel good!
    You are always doing so many beautiful things too!

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  48. Enjoying seeing your artwork as always and love the backgrounds - do I spy bubblewrap? Gladly will pay a visit and vote for you.
    Hugs, Neet x 19

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