Wednesday, April 30, 2014

WOYWW: Of Mad Dogs and Blessings!

Last night, Real Living magazine was here at my house
doing a photo shoot about "My Favorite Things",
a segment in their magazine.
And the answer to "What is your favorite room 
in the house?" is "My craft room."
So they fixed up my desk and managed 
to make it look neat!
What a feat!

They also set up a mini studio 
to take photos of my other favorite things!
The issue of Real Living featuring me and my favorite things
comes out in July!
Can't wait to see how the peek into 
my Craft Room looks like! Eeeek!

There was certainly more space for me to paint on!

 "The Sadducees, filled with jealousy,
laid hands upon the apostles and put them 
in the public jail." Acts 5:17-18

Jealousy, envy, discontentment, ingratitude.
We should not allow any of these things 
to take root in our heart and mind!
We should treat it and any negative thinking
like a mad dog!
Reign it in right away, with a short leash,
or it will lead you to where 
you do not want to go!

 "The community of believers was 
of one he❤️rt and one mind...
and there was no needy person among them..." 
Acts 4:32 
Not many of us are called to sell our homes 
and give the money to the poor.
 But it would be good if we were 
more conscious of the needs of 
brothers and sisters around us 
and help if we can. 
Just while I was painting this 
I already thought of 2 people I could help. 
And one did not even need a giving of money. 
Lord, help me to be more sensitive to what I can do 
to be a blessing to my brothers and sisters. 
You have blessed me to bless others!

If I focus more on my blessings,
what I have, 
and not on what I do not have,
I will not be jealous or envious!
That is the key!!

 And the winner of last week's giveaway
is Christine of Cardius Bloggus!
I will email her that she won
one pouch made from Indian silk,
and another handpainted one.
Hope she likes them!



  1. Anonymous8:34 AM

    Yes, we all need to be more sensitive to those with needs around us! Thanks for linking up to Testimony Tuesday.

  2. what stunning art work ..I love the soft blues and patterns used in your first piece .it must be exciting having a photo shoot of your crafting space and an added bonus that you now have more space .. I hope we get to see the photo's they publish .. have good week and thanks for sharing your beautiful work ..crafty hugs Andrea #1

  3. Lucky you. Not only did you get a spread in a magazine, you got the magazine people to clean your desk for you (grin). Now that's what I call fortuitous. Happy WOYWW from # 2.

  4. wow, it would take a lot of work to get my place fit for a magazine shoot! well done (and your desk looks great) on being featured! Helen 9

  5. How exciting for you to be in a magazine and such a bonus that they tidied your desk for you as well. I love your art work.
    Have a great week.
    Von #11

  6. How lovely! And you got your room cleared, too!! Can you send them my way, please?! Your work is beautiful, BTW. Chris, WOYWW # 15

  7. Beautiful paintings you created and to have extra space to create is always wonderful hugs Nikki 7

  8. How wonderful to have the magazine come and do the shoot there, hope you show the final pictures when it comes out in print! Lovely things to look at on your desk as always! Annette #6

  9. Wow, Patsy, that's exciting! I love that they cleared up the desk first..of course only to show off the creativity there in - I hope as non-crafters they managed not to visibly recoil!! They made it look pretty too, a nice selection of things on show....but, despite a bit of space, bet it was pretty difficult to work how they'd arranged it! We need to know more about this magazine....

  10. woohoo a "published lady", that's one clever you, Patsy! love your painted image too!
    Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x #50

  11. Your posts are always so inspiring, Patsy, with a good spiritual reminder on how to keep our heart life in good shape! How amazing to have your studio published in a magazine, and fancy them tidying it up for you lol!! Your art work is beautiful as always.

    Happy WOYWW,
    Shoshi #28

  12. Congrats on a spread in "Real Living" and well deserved.

  13. Just peeking in before Im off to my DR. Apt.. so I have to keep it short.. I like I like. Thanks for sharing. Roberta #78

  14. That is so amazing! I wish I could get a copy of that magazine.
    Happy WOYWW!

  15. Beautiful work! Stopping over from Three Word Wednesday.

  16. Well Patsy, it will be exciting to see you published. your work is amazing and I especially like the hearts.Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

  17. I'm so excited for you about the magazine publication! You are such a unique and beautiful artist, with a great heart for the Lord. I'm very happy for you.

    It is so true that being thankful and sharing from our own blessings will help to keep us from being jealous of others. The envy monster can creep in when we least expect it. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!



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