Friday, November 30, 2012

All Bad Things to Good!

"But when these signs begin to happen,
stand erect and raise your heads
because your redemption is at hand."
Luke 21:28

What signs?
The end of the world signs!
Earthquakes, upheavals, drought,
storms, etc.
Bad news?
Terrifying news?
Not for those who believe!
In the Good News, I mean!

"How beautiful are the feet 
of those who bring Good News!"
Romans 10:15

I would like to be the bearer of Good News!
I'm sure you would too!
And what could be the best news
but that in spite of all the upheavals
and bad storms and earthquakes
happening in the world today,
we are not alone,
our God is working for our benefit,
and will work ALL bad things for our good!

Well, when I wanted to illustrate 
Romans 10:15, 
I could not see how I could draw
a whole body with feet in 30 minutes-
which is all the time I have early in the morning!
So I looked for a picture
and traced it!!!
I should have made her face bigger though!
I kind of like how it turned out!

I have said this before,
but my sister Peggy says that
if we want to learn to draw faces,
hands, bodies, positions, 
one of the best way is to trace.
The muscles of our hands will remember.
That is how she learned 
how to draw her beautiful faces!

Every week I choose one wonderful
visitor who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.

I know how much time and effort
it takes to leave a comment!
and I appreciate that soooo much!

This week Random Generator
chose #8,  Anne Manda
who makes such fabulous illustrations 
on her blog,  Kuvia Matkalta.

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  1. Hi Patsy ~ I found you on Intentional Me. I love your pictures - you do good work! God bless!

  2. I've never tried that strategy of tracing over magazine pictures to practice figure drawing. Thanks for the tip; I will have to give it a try. You are so amazingly prolific with your work! :-)

  3. inspirational post! God is always with us. We will never be afraid. Lovely drawings and definitely will try tracing to learn portrait more. Keep it up!

  4. Oh, Patsy, you are such a blessing. Thanks for sharing with us yet again this week, and for sharing from your heart. God is certainly using you to reach and touch others with some very powerful, true, and helpful information. I'm SO grateful that we get to be a part of it. Thanks for sharing!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. I always love your inspiring posts and yes God is always with us. Love your pieces, excellent work. Thank you.

  6. Beautiful work! I love the background in the second page, and your words as usual are so uplifting. I don't think there's anything wrong with tracing. I do it, too, especially when I'm stuck, or in a hurry. :)

  7. I agree that tracing is a valuable tool... I taught for many years and think that it helps train the hand and eye to find the lines... you got a great result with it
    t xx

  8. You have done a lovely job. Beautiful painting

  9. What a wonderfully uplifting blog post and painting.
    It is so very important that we focus on the good news!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  10. Smashing pages and words. Have never tried tracing will have to put that on my todo list. Happy PPF, Annette x

  11. So lovely - and I like the tracing idea - your muscles WILL remember, great way to put it, xoxo

  12. This is lovely Patsy-and thank yo uso much for the great tip on doing some tracing-that's what I need to do-at least for an outline like the one you used. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

  13. Awesome! I so love to see the process, thanks for sharing! Love the red shoes too! Happy PPF!

  14. This is a terrific painting and your inspiration for it is wonderful! I'm with you: There is nothing we need fear if we place our trust in Jesus.

  15. Great message; lovely art. Good ideas, too! Loved being here, as usual! Blessings, and have a wonderful time creating... more!

  16. Anonymous8:22 AM

    beautiful work and I agree with your sister, our hands know the way!

  17. What a great job you did on this. 1/2 in hour in the morning isn't too long.
    We love that your share this with us at WAW.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  18. That is a beautiful painting and thank you for the tip! Love your coloring!

  19. I always enjoy your lovely art works!

  20. great job on your girl! I think tracing is a good way to learn to draw. I'm a follower, and hope you will follow me too!

  21. All bad things to good, not sure that is possible, but one can hope.

  22. i love your use of color!

  23. So beautiful! I love your lady and her red sneakers.

  24. Red sneaker woman is wonderful. You have such a talent to spread the good news.

  25. I agree--tracing and copying is wonderful practice--

  26. One of my fave verses. . . His promise to us: For all things work together for good to those who love God. Rom 8:28. Love that you brought that out in these beautiful paintings. Blessings, Janet PPF


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