Wednesday, February 06, 2013

WOYWW: Caught by Surprise!

This is my desk this morning.
I stood on my chair to get a shot of it
and now I see that even if I've taken more of an effort
(after someone mentioned my dirty water),
it is STILL dirty!
No wonder some of my paints get molds!!! Ugh! 
I have been painting like mad because
I am hoping to join an Art Fair.
It's a long shot as there are famous painters
applying to join too!
Nevertheless, nothing ventured, 
nothing gained, as they say!
This unfinished painting is entitled,
"God's Blessings are ALL around us!"
and indeed they are!
I was reading today about how Jesus was
sort of scorned by his town mates.
"Is he not the carpenter?" they asked
and took offense at Him for 
daring to teach at the synagogue.
(Mark 6:1-6)
After I read this, I prayed that I would 
not presume to know everything about Jesus-
that I would be open to His surprises!

"There's a paradox here.
Jesus is all we need,
but we will always need more of Him.
We need to know more of His ways
and more of His thoughts.
We need to experience even more
of His love as our relationship grows.
So you may as well get used to it.
He is going to keep AMAZING you
throughout your whole life.

"And really what could be better
than to be caught by surprise
by the One who loves you beyond all telling?"
from the Word Among Us

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose,
#29, Sandy Leigh,
who is a Downton Abbey fan,
like me!!!!

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit 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. Good for you, Patsy, for trying out for the art fair...and I really love that quote about God surprising us...I'm not a trained artist but I do think your paintings are lovely and whimsical :)

  2. OMG love to get one of your mini ATC-paintings, they are amazing!
    Thanks for sharing ;)
    Happy Wednesday!

    Hugs Marleen #12

  3. Good luck!! They'd be crazy not to want your beautiful paintings!!!! You are so talented and richly bless us every week. Hugs!!!

    Happy Crafting!
    Jeannie #4

  4. well what ever the colour of the water the outcome is nice and I love your pages
    Bridget #2

  5. Awesome paintings this week. Good luck with the art fair and I bet you will sell a lot! Dirty water is always a problem when it gets mistaken for coffee or tea...I do that occasionally but outside of it being nasty I haven't died from it! Have a great week. Vickie #33

  6. You might have dirty water but your paintings and sentiments are from heaven.
    Sandra @81

  7. Good luck with the art fair your pages are beautiful and really inspiring
    Happy WOYWW #192
    Ria #75

  8. Hoping you are successful with the Art Fair, your artwork is gorgeous, and deserves a place. Have a great week, Hugs,xx Shaz #75

  9. Good luck for the Art Fair!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Barbara #97
    Don't miss my collage GIVEAWAY.

  10. Well, I think your paintings are gorgeous. They deserve to be in the art show! Good luck :)
    Hugs, LLJ 44 xx

  11. Good luck with the Art Fair - I am sure your paintings are well worth an exhibition. x Jo

  12. Patsy your beautiful works should definitely be in an art fair if not their own gallery showing!! I didn't know paints could grow mold! But I love overhead shots of desks. Happy WOYWW! Sandy Leigh #104

  13. Good luck with your art fair although you don't need luck ypour work is beautiful.Lis

  14. Good luck on the art fair. I have never done one, but would absolutely love to. I will have two paintings Easter weekend in a Good Friday art show. Baby steps.

    Love everything you are doing.

    Hope you get a chance to check out my blog and desk.
    Have a great day.
    Lori #110

  15. Good luck for getting a place at the art fair your work is inspirational
    Jackie 11

  16. Hey Patsy, hope your art fair works out for you. Love your little woven basket :-)

    Happy WOYWW

    Debs #155

  17. Your paintings are wonderful and inspiring! Good luck with the art fair-I'm hoping to get in an art show this summer, I know how you feel!

  18. Always SO incredibly blessed by your art and beautiful blog posts,Patsy. You encourage my heart time and time again and I praise God for you and thank Him for sending you into my life.
    Thanks for all you do to lift up His holy name and bless me through what you share.
    Blessings in His name,

  19. Your paintings are beautiful - I really hope you get accepted to the art fair - people need to see them. Have a fab week xx #125

  20. You'll do well at the art fair. Love your talent and the anointing of joy I feel looking at your paintings!

  21. I'm a Downton Abby fan too :). These are beautiful, Patsy, and I am praying that you make it into the Art Fair. I know your work will bless so many.

  22. Your paintings are lovely. I hope that you get invited to the Art Fair. April #133

  23. I echo the others: I hope God opens the door wide for the art fair. My son and I make ATCs, sometimes. It's a good, bonding time.

  24. Hey, I have that same glass of dirty water that is always sitting on my desk as well! Lol


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