Wednesday, April 13, 2016

WOYWW: Let it Be Done!

 Last week I joined an art fair, Art in the Park,
and I started painting at the fair.
So that was my work desk for the day!
My friend Kora took this picture of me.
Lots of people asked me what medium I used
and watched as I painted my flowers.
It was a great experience talking to 
many who were interested in my art.
I sold a lot of paintings and art prints! Yey!

The morning after the art fair, my family and I flew to Puerto Princesa.
Such a beautiful place in the Philippines.

We took a boat and toured around the little islands of limestone rock.
It was fascinating to see the corals and fish in the sea.
I even caught a glimpse of a stone fish!!

We went kayaking in a small and big lagoon.
We even explored a cave!

We glimpsed an Imperial Pigeon, 
lots of interestingly colored jelly fishes,
and schools of fishes.

And look at the feast prepared for us by the boat's crew!!!

Yup! This is how we felt every day!!!
(Thank you Elyse for this picture!)

This is what I was painting in the airport the morning we left.

 "I am the maidservant of the Lord." Luke 1:38
Maidservant. Handmaid. How many of us think of ourselves as servants of God? Most of us invariably act as if God is our servant. We always ask Him to do this and that for us, whether it be small things like finding a lost possession, stopping the rain so we can proceed with our holiday, or bigger requests like finding a good job.
My whole family, including my 90 year old dad, are on our way to Puerto Princesa this morning. When we travel, my intercessory list is long. I don't think God minds that at all. But wouldn't it be better, much better, if we said like Mary, "Let it be done to me just as You say!" That even before we travel, even before we accept a job offer, even before we choose to embark on a project, we take some time to ask God if this is His plan too!

Joining the lovely Julia Dunnit for a 
peek at desks and projects!

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. Beautiful art and beautiful photos of your trip!

  2. yay for selling your art work - not that I am surprised. The trip looks stunning, how lucky you are. Helen #1

  3. You look so happy, sitting there painting... glad you loved the art fair. And the trip, ohmy, those photos are beautiful! Happy woyww and a hug from Holland, Marit #26

  4. Lovely post and painting of the maidservant. BJ#27

  5. Beautiful words to end your blog post this morning.
    Lovely to see you on a photo, especially as you are doing your artwork.
    Fabulous photos from the holiday - looks like fun was had by all and such gorgeous pictures for us to see.
    Hugs, Neet 2 xx

  6. Oh Patsy how I how very very much I love your word thought today, really from the other day!
    .. that we indeed maybe servant of the living God .. for Him we love and yes! we serve! may our hearts be surrendered to His service moment by moment.
    "So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do." Luke 17:10
    This verse is often echoed in my heart when others think you're doing well.
    Lovely photos too!
    Thanks so much for sharing.
    Happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz.x # 20

    {Shaz in Oz – Calligraphy Cards}

  7. Congrats on your successful art show and fabulous trip!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #29

  8. Glad to hear you had a great art fair. You look wonderful sitting there, painting. It looks like you have such beautiful landscapes to keep you inspired.

    Happy WOYWW
    Sharon K #36

  9. Not surprising to hear you sold a lot of art, you are so talented. Looks like you all had a lovely trip.
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #44

  10. I'm not surprised you sold lots of paintings..your work is beautiful! You are very fortunate to see so many beautiful things on your travels. Thanks for sharing. Elaine no. 51

  11. Congratulations! Love your art!!
    Wishing you a creative fun week to come... hope to see you next week again at WOYWW♥
    MiSchra ♥ #42

  12. I think I need not hope that you enjoyed the break - it looks marvellous...all that and you even paint at the airport! So glad the fair was a success, lovely to sell lots but even lovelier to see more than a few people attending!

  13. Thank you for taking me with you to your holiday destination through the photos. What a stunningly beautiful place!
    Congratulations for selling many paintings and other arty things. I bet you are pleased.
    I love your thought about the maidservant. "Let it be done to me just as you say" is not an easy thing to pray sometimes (we want things our way, not God's way).
    Have a lovely break,

  14. I just went on a tour with peggy aplSEEDS to Palawan and now to the Phillipines, how lucky am I, looks amazing. Happy WOYWW Vicky#9

  15. Beautiful work and congrats on selling lots of your work so late popping in hugs Nikki 5


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