Friday, August 23, 2013

Paint Party Friday: A Shaft of Light

Had two paint parties recently!
Last August 9 and 21 were holidays
here in the Philippines,
and my friends,sister and I took advantage of this
by painting the day away!
The first paint party,
I painted a lot of backgrounds.
In the second, I concentrated on ATCs
for giving away.
I like inviting my friends to play,
to encourage them in their creative journey.
It is so exciting to see them blossom
and enjoy making their own unique art! 

"Looking upon others 
with tenderness and love
is to open up a horizon of hope;
it is to let a shaft of light
break through the heavy clouds."
Pope Francis said this during his 
Inaugural Mass.

There are many ways to 
"let a shaft of light break through heavy clouds."
One of my favorite is to use my gifts 
to help others discover theirs.
And that is why I hold paint parties in my home.

"There is nothing small in the service of God."
He rejected a brilliant career in law,
his father's patronage as senator, 
but instead went into the Church,
became Bishop of Geneva,
wrote books, and started so many 
congregations and missions.

Francis was very loving and kind 
with all who returned to the faith.
"Come, my dear children," he would invite,
"let me put my arm around you,
let me hide you in the bottom of my heart!
God and I will help you,
all I ask is you do not despair..."
He believed the worst sin was to judge others
and gossip about them.
We can learn a lot from St. Francis
about how to give people a new hope!

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
 #7, Jessica Mack of
who is a delicious illustrator.
I couldn't find her name,
but she writes delightfully!
Two winners because I missed
picking a winner the past week. :^(

Linking with

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas and
join these wonderful blog parties!!!
So many WONDERFUL blogfriends to discover!


  1. You so beautifully encourage and lift others up with your gifts:) I am so excited to have won a piece of that encouragement to have in my home - to show on the outside what you have gifted me with every time I come by - God art with heart and encouragement! You are such a blessing:)

  2. Lovely, love your color palette on these - actually always! :) Seems like a wonderful party! <3

  3. I always love your art and your ATC's!!!too bad I miss one of your paint parties. Maybe soon. have a great week!

  4. These are gorgeous! I paint party sounds like a lot of fun! Thank you so much for sharing with a glimpse of your heart with us!

  5. I am so glad that you were my neighbor this morning at Essential Friday. I love the quotes from St. Frances de Sales! Your artwork is just beautiful. Thank you for sharing it with us all!
    Blessings & have a great Friday!

  6. Your artwork is very lovely, leaving me feeling peaceful and serene. Thank you.


  7. Your paint parties look like good fun and a wonderful way to create and be with like minded people. I love your art and the quotes this week are very inspirational:) HPPF

  8. Paint party Friday sounds so fun--these pages are beautiful and inspiring. Hugs!

  9. That is truly beautiful, helping others find their gifts. It's a shining light experience for sure. Blessings, Janet PPF

  10. Beautiful artwork, Patsy. I love your quotations, too. The paint party shown looks like so much fun. Wish I could have come. (But you are a half world away!)

  11. Wow, thank you so much! I'm emailing you my details right now. :)

  12. Happy Paper Saturdays Patsy! ManonX

  13. it is such a nice thing that you encourage your friends and family to create art. happy ppt.

  14. Beautiful and inspirational.
    Thanks for sharing at Essential Fridays. Blessings
    Mel from Essential Thing Devotions

  15. Beautiful and uplifting work! Valerie

  16. Love your work!!!


  17. Looks like you all had fun...:)

  18. How awesome to get together for a paint party! Your works are beautiful!


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