Wednesday, June 20, 2012

WOYWW: Of Enemies and Challenges

Here I am 
unashamedly,
unabashedly
showing off my mess of a workdesk
this Wednesday morning!
For that is what I do
EVERY Wednesday
for a couple of years now!
How AMAZING is that?!

This is what I started with this morning.
I found a face on the upper right side,
and filled in the profile with flesh acrylic.

And here she is,
liberated from the background!
Matthew 6:4 reads:
"When you pray,
go to your inner room..."
Don't make a big to do about it!

And here is what was on my journal yesterday,
from the 5th chapter of  Matthew:
"Love your enemies, and pray for those
who persecute you,
that you may be children of the heavenly Father,
for He makes the sun rise on the 
bad and the good,
and causes the rain to fall on the just and the unjust."

Just as it's easy to find faces in a 
messy painted background,
I think it is also easy to find enemies 
if we go looking for them!
Sometimes we feel "entitled",
and quarrel people because they 
don't give us what we think is our due!
Why, just the other day,
I got angry at a sales person
for not accepting my voucher,
although I realized afterwards that it was 
not her fault!


Something that is taking me forever to finish!
The sweet lady who commissioned it
wanted a piano,
and I've never drawn a piano before!
What a challenge! 
But that's how we grow,
isn't it?

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

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Blessings!
Patsy

28 comments:

  1. So much wonderful creativity. Love your art. #14

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  2. Patsy, it is so good to be back and see your lovely work. Even though I always find your drawings are beautiful, it is the verses you use that always give me pause for thought.

    Thank you so much for the prayers while I was out with my back. I am always humbled by the kindness of strangers and yours was well beyond what I am used to. May you have a blessed week! dani22

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  3. I think the lady's face on your piano piece is oh so lovely. Sometimes I run from a challenge, but I'm glad to see you diving right in. Your creative space is very nice too!

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  4. Lovely work and stunning colors, I especially love the one with the pocket full of miracles. Barb #26

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  5. wow, I am amazed at you finding the image of the face, I have studied it and had no such luck! Love your journaling, I too got mad a salesperson the other day, and went back and apologized to her. waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  6. Love your paintings ! The piano is great - well done you for having a go I am often to timid to have a go & miss the opportunity to grow !! Have a great week ! Ali #39

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  7. Lovely work as we have come to expect with such important words.
    Sandra

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  8. lovely pieces of art! Your workspace is just full of crafty goodness waiting to happen! Valerie #36

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  9. beautiful projects. I know what you mean about entitlement and after I posted my WOYWW post I felt it was mean spirited but left it there. Have a great week. Vickie #23

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  10. I love how you see art in everything - amazing work! Happy WOYWW, have a good week. Helen 33

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  11. I love that background, gorgeous
    Sophie no.93

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  12. So creative and artistic thanks for the opportunity of having a peep at your workspace - trying to make a few visits early this week! Hazel, WOYWW #87 x

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  13. Beautiful art work, you've done a grand job with that piano! Take care & enjoy snooping. Zo xx 74

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  14. Beautiful as always.

    Happy WOYWW

    Zoe #57

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  15. Such amazing art work - you always amaze me with your creativity
    #101

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  16. fabulous...oppss... your comment box vanished...it's back!! Fabulous artwork as always! Love the piano picture, I always wanted to learn to play, can play the odd tune one fingered. Happy Crafting! HaPpY WoYwW
    ((Lyn)) #20

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  17. I like the angle of your piano and the serene look on the lady's face as she plays.

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  18. I love your backgrounds ...and the fact that you can see more in them than others do
    #9

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  19. You certainly rise to a challenge don't you. x Jo #84

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  20. I tried and tried but I don't see that lady's face in the first photo. I glad you found her and set her free. I love the piano playing lady, she looks so lost in her music.

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  21. Simply Gorgeous work...Brillant!! Hugs May x x x#62

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  22. Amazing....I saw the face too! And I also saw a little bird, just where her hands are in the picture! She now has him in her hands :) Bright Blessings!
    Lavinia #5
    x

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  23. I came when there were no comments and my computer quit working. Seems that happens every time I visit. It has something to do with some script that is running, according to my troubleshooter.

    Your piano is awesome. very nicely done and great perspective, too.

    I know what you mean about enemies. Just today a lady called while I was trying to work in my garden and was attempting to sell me something. I got very short with her and hung up. I could have been nicer, because she had a job and I was being very rude. In fact, I felt bad after I hung up. Happy end of the day WOYWW from # 10.

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  24. Wonderfully done! I love finding faces among the paint and you brilliantly bring them forth. Happy WOYWW! Warmly, Tracy #105

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  25. Hi Patsy! Such lovely artwork--and true words from the Gospel! I too used to get very impatient with people who work at stores and restaurants, when they made mistakes or it didn't seem like they understood what I wanted. Of course, last year, when I started working at my local Hobby Lobby, I discovered how awful it felt when a customer was rude, as well as the joy that comes from dealing with a positive, kind, understanding customer! I definitely think twice now before giving anyone a piece of my mind, and feel a lot more empathy for those whose job it is to serve the public.

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  26. Super backgrounds, lovely ladies and great semtiments/Scriptures. BJ#47

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  27. that is a great piano and piano player!

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  28. Well, your work desk may appear cluttered but it is nice to see the beauty that comes from it. I love the end result of your piano challenge!

    FYI...discovered you via Creative Every Day!

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