Wednesday, January 08, 2014

WOYWW: Take Courage!

2nd Wednesday and I have a 2nd project on my desk!
This time it is an angel made of book paper
coated with acrylic medium.
I wanted to see if I could make anything
out of this that people would actually buy!

I need livelihood projects for some of the victims
of Typhoon Haiyan who are displaced from their
hometowns and are now here in Manila.
I need a project that's quick and easy to do
and will need no capital and no particular skills!
Any hope for this angel?
I think she needs a pocket to put a message in,
like a love note for Valentine!

Today I read about the disciples who were terrified
when Jesus walked on the water 
toward them during a storm
in the 6th Chapter of Mark.
When what I want to draw is beyond my 
technical capabilities,
I like to trace and this is what I did here.

Although some would say that tracing is not art,
I learn a lot by tracing
and I do it A LOT!

Jesus said to the disciples,
"Take courage, it is I,
do not be afraid!" Mark 6:50
When we are scared of drawing,
this is the perfect way to overcome it-
take a picture you like,
and trace it on a nice background with carbon paper!
But if you like a challenge, 
here's a free downloadable book for you!
Moonlight Creations is offering a free
200 page book with step by step

When I was young, my father had a boat
and once he took my family out to sea.
Unfortunately although the day started out fine,
when we were way out,
the wind became strong
and I thought we were going to die!
I started to panic and pray.
But I looked at my father and he was
so calm as if there was nothing to worry about.

So I felt better, and my panic dissipated.
When we are in the midst of any
terrifying storm,
if we look at the circumstances,
we can panic and feel afraid.
But if we look at Jesus
knowing He can calm any storm,
we will be at peace,
the "peace beyond understanding".

Right now, some of you know my family
is in the midst of a storm.
My mother is so desperately ill.
So weak it is painful to witness.
If I look at how she is,
and realize that no doctor can cure her,
I can panic and be terrified.
But I look to God who created her and loves her,
and took care of her the whole of her life,
and I know that His will is the very best for her!

"In this is love: not that we have loved God,
but that He loved us." 1 John 4:10

If we really KNEW that God loves us,
 nothing else would matter. 
Whatever happens in our life, 
especially challenges and trials, 
we would know that this will pass 
and we will endure and triumph 
and be blessed and be a blessing. 
If we don't know in our heart that
 God loves us unconditionally, 
what should we do?
We should repeat this truth, "God loves me!"
 repeatedly  to ourselves 
until it gets written in our heart!


  1. I'll say another prayer for you and your Mom. May His will be done and may you all have peace.

  2. A moving post Patsy - my thoughts are with you and all you are doing. x Jo

  3. Your Angel Patsy is an Angel of so much love for you and your family and a little pocket would be perfect because the words will come to you for the note.
    You have left me feeling very blessed today and deep in thought, God bless you
    Have a great WOYWW today and enjoy the rest of your week
    Hugs Ria #6

  4. This is my first visit to your blog but it won't be my last! Thank you for sharing your creative heart through art and words. How it must make our Father smile! And I am praying for your mother, and for you.... Visiting from Wednesday Prayer Girls this morning. Kim at

  5. Glad I found your blog thru WOYWW. I enjoy finding and reading other blogs that incorporate the love of Christ in them. and I like the traced is art.

  6. Tracing is a great way of starting off a piece. You make it your own with what you do it after the tracing.
    I'll keep you and your Mum in my thoughts.
    Happy Wednesday

  7. your angel is fab Lx

  8. What an encouraging post today, Patsy! I loved your story about the boat ride because I had a similar experience. And the female portrait is stunning. So gorgeous.

  9. prayers. Love everything you do ( yes tracing takes an artistic hand and I think is definitly an art form) Thank you so much for helping to make the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop so much fun Hugs!

  10. And yet again you inspire me! I wish for calm in the storm for you. Sending hugs and prayers from South Africa.
    That angel looks fantastic and a pocket would be wonderful.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #50

  11. Such a beautiful post...with Truth and Love emanating from it....Bless You ! Thanks for participating in Katie's blog hop!

  12. beautiful visage, beautiful verse and a wonderful post. It is delightful to see your wonderful art posted in this week’s blog at Word Art Wednesday.
    Carole Robb Bisson

  13. Hello Patsy. May our Father God reveal His will to each of your family at this time. May He bring you His peace and His comfort. May your mum know His presence as she is so ill.
    Love n hugs
    Margaret #45


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