Friday, July 20, 2012

Paint Party Friday: "Mercy"

Good morning friends!
Here's the background I started with-

and here's the image I pulled from it for my journal.
"I desire mercy, not sacrifice."
Matthew 12:7

I was watching NBC's Today Show last night
and I was intrigued by Matt Lauer's interview with
She had a near death experience in 1999
and she wrote a book, To Heaven and Back.
She described Jesus as infinite kindness and compassion.
Sometimes I can be rather judgmental.
I forget that I should leave judgment to God!

It can be wearying finding fault in others!
Let's look out for the good, the positive,
the many blessings we have!

I finally finished this commissioned painting!
Hooray for me!
It took me a loooong time
because I was hesitant about drawing a piano
which was what the nice lady wanted
in the painting.

Here's a project I did for a local TV show.
If you want to see some instructions
on how to make it using a yakult bottle,
scraps and a styrofoam ball,
you can visit our papemelroti blog.


As a thank you to all you wonderful visitors
who take the time to leave a comment,
I pick one of you every week
to receive an ATC from me.

This week the RNG picked

She chose the lady with one hand 
on top of her head
and the other raised in praise!

Linking with


sneak peek 
Blessings,
Patsy



46 comments:

  1. Love the background and the lovely image!

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  2. Cool doll! And congrats to the winner of thevatc

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  3. I love this! Perfect reminder for the day =)

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  4. Judgement is a hard one to leave behind and I have to remind myself frequently! Your pieces are gorgeous. Happy PPF #3 Robin Panzer Art Studio 33

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  5. Oh my, I looooove that commission. Beautiful painting and message. Happy PPF!

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  6. You did such an excellent job with the piano! All this week are to be thankful for. :-)

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  7. Hi, Thanks for you comment about my horse drawing. An official Zentangle tile , is a piece of good quality watercolor paper with the Zentangle logo printed on the back with their blog address, and a box to put the date in, and two lines for your title and signature. they call it a tile because it is almost the size of a 4' ceramic tile and it has slightly deckled edges.

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  8. So glad I stopped by! The piece you worked on today is simply beautiful.

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  9. Such lovely lovely work. I like it all so much.

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  10. The piano came out wonderfully and the whole piece is so lovely ... I am sure she was thrilled to get it... it looks like you have had a great creative week...xx

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  11. The piano is stunning, I bet she will be thrilled to bits with it. Your art is so positive and uplifting. :)

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  12. I always get such a blessing when I visit your blog.

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  13. Mercy is so hard in this self-absorbed world we live in, but it's what God wants and so we try. Your artwork is awesome!

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  14. Love this girls! :) Th piano player is my fave. Congrats to the winner!

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  15. Great job on the piano! It can be stifling when someone wants an element in a painting that you are not comfortable drawing. Love the little bottle doll too!

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  16. I really like that girl at the piano painting. Its a beautiful mood that you have captured. Happy PPF

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  17. Beautiful, Patsy! I especially love the piano piece. I just posted a heart collage today that contains the words "ask, seek, knock" too! :)

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  18. I like your artwork and you did a great job on that piano!

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  19. Thanks for sharing I love what you said 'Let's look out for the good, the positive' ...sometimes we need to step back and appreciate things we have in life! Thanks for telling me to share again through my blog! I love your finished commissioned painting =)

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  20. I love all of your pieces this week. The background in the first one is so nice, and the composition of the piano piece works so well. Your words are inspiring too. Thanks so much.

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  21. Your art work is all wonderfully done ~ very creative ~ Piano piece came out well ~ am sure she will like it ~~ thanks, ^_^ (A Creative Harbor)

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  22. Absolutely beautiful!

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  23. I am such a fan of your backgrounds and the figures who emerge from them!
    Wonderful messages in these works!
    And congratulations on your commission!
    ♥♥♥
    Happy PPF!!
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

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  24. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!!

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  25. Absolutely love these images - my favorite is the image of the woman in "I desire mercy, not sacrifice". You've captured something of the heart of a woman here.

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  26. Always so inspiring here...(coming from Sneak Peek)

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  27. First time visiting your post. I thought it all was really great. thanks for sharing it with us.

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  28. Hi Patsy! I love that "believe" painting. Believe is one word that always make me feel empowered.

    Btw, thank you for noticing my Papemelroti journal :) When I'm done with my journal, I'll post it.. hopefully i will not be a cause of shame hahaha it's my first scrapbook

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  29. Love the piano... It makes me wonder why you hesitated! Lovely work my dear friend!!! - aly

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  30. I am really drawn to your imagery. They are very lovely. I think it's sweet of you to give away an art card a week!

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  31. Lovely pieces! Congrats on the commissioned piece, you have succeeded finely!

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  32. These are great--especially the commissioned one. You did a fabulous job on the piano and the girl, who looks so graceful while playing it.

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  33. I love your blog. The painting are lovely I want to learn to paint, but there is no one around to give lessons

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  34. You don't need to ever let a piano intimidate you! You did a great job. Keep up the good work! Visiting from studio JRU

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  35. I love your creations so much! They are alive and filled with passion!

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  36. I so love your art! What a wonderful gift He has given you! Thanks so much for sharing it!

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  37. Beautiful as always.
    Blessings,
    Charlotte

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  38. thanks for sharing on Art Journal EveryDay-your paintings and collages are just beautiful!

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  39. As usual, the colors are lovely, the drawings are enticing, and your thinking/sharing is very intense and wise. Enjoy "driving" through your posts, turning around and about to look at the various drawings. Thank you.

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  40. Lovely work and your piano looks Great. HPPF.

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  41. there is a gentleness in your art...a softness and I like that the woman who had the near death experience described God as kind. It's the way I see Him too.

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  42. What fun you are having. I love all of it, but especially the doll. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  43. I came over from the comments you left on my tags and my niece's outsider art pieces to see your posts. I cannot stop looking at them. I love your perspective on life and how your art reflects this. They are fascinating. I am following you on Linky and Bloglovin'. I am so glad to have met you.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

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  44. great projects this week! I love your quote from the bible.

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  45. love this! Great work!

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  46. I love how you pull images from your backgrounds. Beautiful! Love the 'ask, seek, knock' piece. The piano looks fantastic!!

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