Wednesday, May 11, 2016

WOYWW: Be on Guard!

 What I have been doing is taking apart old necklaces 
with faded chains and putting the 
components on new chains.
I hate waste!  Now I have several I can wear again!

 Since some of you enjoyed my pictures that 
showed how I do this, here's another series.
First, I trace a picture from a magazine on 
to the Bible page using carbon paper.
In the US, I think you call it transfer paper.

 I always check how it goes because sometimes I miss
copying the eye or the nose!

 First thing I paint is the skin.

 Then the hair and eyes, then lips.

 Then I use a darker shade of flesh to make shadings-
paint on the eyelids, sides of the nose, 
the neck, and the sides of the face.

 I use brown pencil to outline.

 And I use a thin black pen to write the Bible verse.

 "Be on guard..." Acts 20:31

"Watch, be always alert," this was Paul's advice 
to the elders of the church of Ephesus. 
He was warning them against men who distort the truth 
and lead astray any who would follow. 
These days it's just not wise to believe anything you read or see on TV, 
newspapers and especially the Internet. 
Here in the Philippines we just elected a new President. 
The campaign period was particularly vicious, 
where reputations were torn to shreds, and good men were vilified. 
There were mean memes, malicious spliced videos, 
photoshopped photos of mammoth crowds. 
One really had to dig through all the muck to see the truth. 
But that campaign period is just a macrocosm of life. 

We too are being wooed by our enemy who has a brilliant strategy 
of untruths, half truths, and all kinds of 
deception wrapped in beautiful packaging. 
At no other time is it so easy to get sucked into the trap 
of believing that our purpose is to be happy and that 
as long as no one gets hurt, anything we do is all right. 

How do we protect ourself? 
Paul wrote, "I commend you now to the Lord, 
and to that gracious Word of His which can enlarge you." 
Reading and obeying God's Word can protect 
our minds and hearts from the wiles of the evil one. 
Lord, may I live by Your truth and not be deceived 
by the enemy's efforts to lead me astray! 

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

I find a lot of inspiration
visiting my friends here:



  1. love seeing the process of your Bible sketching! well done on the revamping of your necklaces too. Helen #3

  2. I like making new things out of old broken stuff - the necklaces look great. The step by step illustration explanation was very interesting too :-)
    Hugs, LLJ 2 xx

  3. Oh, Patsy - the same is happening here - over the referendum about staying in the EU or leaving. We are being pushed by fear to vote in a way our hearts may feel is wrong. I pray we vote following the Bible!
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #4

  4. Super painting, not sure my Bible paper could stand this - LOL - although I do doodle with pencil at times. Keeping watch from the watchtower - Happy WOYWW BJ#26

  5. Love your pictures. Really beautiful. What a good idea with the jewellery. I'd never thought of doing that.

    Have a great week
    Sharon K #40

  6. thanks again for showing the steps again. Maybe one day I'll brave it and give it a try!
    Have a great day.
    Diane - WOYWW #31

  7. Wonderful way to keep in the Word. Happy Wednesday, LisaDV 41


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