Wednesday, January 09, 2013

WOYWW: Express Love!

If you thought that you'd see a cleaner desk for the new year,
you are wrong!!!!
I only have a little spot to paint on,
as the rest of the desk is full of lots of stuff
that should not be there!

Usually we make resolutions for the new year.
I do believe that is a good thing to do!
This year I want to be a vessel of God's presence.
I want to be God's voice for others,
to encourage instead of discourage,
to spread peace instead of discord,
to be kind instead of judgmental.
Unfortunately the last part is 
what is hardest for me!!!

But I have a good example!
This is my husband's motto:
"Expressing love increases love."

He used to be part of
Servants of the Lord,
a group of laymen who serve the church.
Everyday, my husband Luigi,
shows his love for me in so many ways.
He is amazing!
He observes or takes note of what I need,
and he does it for me, or buys it,
or makes a way for me to have it.

In 1 John 4:17 it reads:
"As He is, so are we in the world."
God is love.
We are love.
It's there.
It's possible.
We just have to express it every day!
Expressing love increases love.

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

This week, chose
#9, Sadee Schilling of 
Read about her beautifully messy and 
joyfully imperfect life in 
Hamburg, Germany.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it so much!

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas 
and party here:



  1. who wants a tidy desk???
    i love your first page - esp. as my word for the year is 'be a vessel' - i shared about it in a jan 1 post :)
    Happy WOYWW and have a great week :o)
    no. 10

  2. I agree with Claire, who wants (gets, needs) a tidy desk!! Love your art, as always. Helen #7

  3. I think your husband is right that expressing love increases love.
    Your art is beautiful - such serene faces. Lovely!

  4. MAKE ME A CHANNEL OF YOUR's one of my favourite hymns and I think it reflects what you are saying.
    Beautiful page

  5. I love your New Years resolutions. And as usual your journal pages are just wonderful.
    We don't normally have weddings like that here in South Africa either, but my new son in law is quite a character. They wanted something simple and fun. Let me tell you, it was the most fun I have had at a wedding in a long time.
    Happy WOYWW
    Tertia #17

  6. Lovely pages - and ATCs, too!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tuire xx

  7. Hullo there Patsy have been slak last few weeks... and tidy desk not not me..
    and think of the prayer or hymn "More of the Lord Jesus, more of Thee", but think "more like Thee is Paul said:"Be ye follower of me, even as I am of Christ".
    Thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW Shaz in oz.x #^

  8. This blog post really inspired me expressing love really does increase love - unfortunatly many people have forgotten what love is! Lets spread as much love as we can!!!
    Lots of hugs,

  9. Patsy
    I absolutely love your blog and your thoughts. Thanks for sharing. It is also nice to see someone else with dirty paint water on their desk. It is a norm for me.

    I am a friend of Sandee. I hope you get a chance to check out my blog.
    Lori #81

  10. No one needs a tidy desk, just push things aside and get a space big enough to work in! I tidy mine when I can't do that any longer.

    I received one of your ATC's before Christmas and must tell everyone how beautiful they are. We can see your work here and guess it is good, but in the flesh it is even better...and it is a very kind thing of you to do every week.

  11. Your desk looks like mine! And I thought I was the only one. Patsy, your work is always a blessing, no matter where it was produced, and it honors God, which is what counts most.

  12. Happy woyww TFS Mrs.C.xx #28

  13. Beautiful artwork as always, and fab fun desk that looks full of arty stash that needs to be there! Take care. Zo xx 43

  14. Hi Patsy, and happy Wednesday! Thank you for stopping by this morning to play along with us at Word Art Wednesday, and for once again sharing from your dear heart about our precious Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Your art is always so refreshing, and I will be sure to stop by Sadee's blog to say hello.
    Have a blessed week!
    Word Art Wednesday

  15. Patsy, my beautiful friend, I think you are already a vessel for God's presence. How you carry His beauty to this tired old world...

  16. Who needs a clean desk? We'd rather see interesting ones. Lovely work. Cindy #54

  17. Please tell your husband that I love his motto, it might make it's way to one of my wall hangings in the near future! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

  18. Hi
    This is my first time on WOYWW and my first visit to your blog.
    I love your husbands moto and your paintings. I am thinking of having a go at some ATC;s so watch this space

  19. I always love visiting your blog. Your paintings are so beautiful and always touch me. It always amazes me how we can still find a spot to work in when really....but we always do :)

  20. A lovely post - your words have made me very thoughtful - certain issues going on in my life at the moment. Love your work as always. Your lovely husband sounds similar to mine. We are blessed. Anne x #135

  21. Hi Patsy, thank you for leaving some love on my blog :) I really appreciate it.

    Nobody walts a tidy desk...mine is sometimes extended on the floor....your work is always an inspiration to me :)

  22. I love your paintings they are very beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing!

    Apryl H #9

  23. Your WAW piece is beautiful, Patsy.

  24. You have some great goals for this new year. I wish you all the best in achieving them. It is wonderful you have such a great example in your husband. April #136

  25. Your portraits are just beautiful! I love the texture of the background. :)

  26. Loving all your gorgeous paintings! Wonderful work and sentiments.

    Jeannie #60

  27. Always a pleasure to visit your uplifting blog thank you for sharing with SMWYG!

  28. Linking up after you at Thought Provoking Thursdays - so glad I came by! Your artwork, and your words are so sweet! As well as your husband's words, and his love put into action, for you.

  29. Beautiful artwork as usual, Patsy, and how lovely to express such a desire rather than making the usual new year resolutions. I love the backgrounds you've created in your latest post, too. I think you do amazing work, considering the small space available to you!

    Happy New Year and happy belated WOYWW,
    Shoshi #77

  30. my girls have gone crazy trying to duplicate your work! It is so beautiful and spirit filled.

    Be blessed.

  31. Patsy, I'll take your desk any way it comes! I love seeing how you work. Beauty in the making. Love to you!

  32. Patsy,
    It is lovely to hear the good news about boy. Faith without works is dead so your husband did a very good thing. As to your I am paintings, just beautiful and inspiring.
    Thank you for joining us at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    May the Blessing of the LORD be Upon You!


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