Tuesday, October 19, 2010

WOYWW 72: Flowers in the Desert

Doone asked me a question last week:
"Where did Ayeesha's flowers come from
and how did they/she survive?"
Sometimes we think there is no life in the desert,
but the desert is teeming with life,
and the flowers there are extravagantly colorful!
They are also very hardy,
they need to be, in order to survive.
Blooming Cactus
Saguaro Flower
Orange Cactus Flowers

Barrel Cactus in Bloom

Here is Ayeesha:
I don't quite know what to add,
if anything.
The words I decided to put are from
Hosea 2:
"I will lead her into the desert
and speak to her heart

There I will give her back her vineyards,
and will make the Valley of Achor
a door of hope.
There she will sing as in the days of her youth."

Haven't done much
but I am joining a free e-course from Tam
called "Art, Heart and Healing".
This week we will make a journal page.
I was watching the video last night and
will start on my page this evening.

Anyway my table is a big mess
and you'll wonder how I get anything done on it.
But I do have a big cabinet beside me
(more like a dumping ground!)

And here's my journal for today:
Today is the Feast Day of Saint Magdalene of Nagasaki.
I guess she found the "inscrutable richness" of the Word of God
because she continued to preach Christ
in spite of the persecution in Japan at that time!
She was tortured for 13 days
then burned!

On that happy note
(happy because she was able
to escape to heaven at last!)
maybe you'd like to peek
into others' work desks?
Then head over to Julia of Stamping Ground.
I guarantee you'll want to
join in on the fun!


  1. We were laughing so hard at being #1 this week and then I clicked on your post and your photgraphs made me gulp...What beauty in the desert! It should be a lucky week for all of us don't you think?

  2. Gorgeous photos! Love your dumping ground.


  3. Wonderful photos, but your drawings are really special!!

  4. Lovely photos! I love the messy desk. Creativity in progress.

    xx Sheila

  5. wow, these desert flowers are gorgeous. I really love the cactus blooms because cactus doesn't survive here.

  6. Fabulous photographs so colourful! and brillaint artwork as always!! Happy WOYWW!
    ((Lyn #17))

  7. Those flowers are so beautiful, such vibrant colours

    Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing

    Candace #15

  8. FANTASTIC photos of the desert, amazing array of colour! Never imagined it would be that way

    Super creative desk!!

    Have a greta week
    mandi xx

  9. oh wow totally awesome photos wow those flowers are really amazing,such beautiful colurs love your dumping ground.and such brilliant art work too love hugs
    cheryl x(25)

  10. #22
    Thanks for sharing those beautiful photographs. What fabulous colour inspiration.

  11. Hi ya
    wow what stunning piccies, fab journal, lovely creative desk,, have good day, happy WOYWW, sue, x (13)

  12. Beautiful words and lovely messy desk :O)) Hels (40)

  13. Gorgeous colours and flowers!Have a great day.

  14. The photo at the top is fabulous - it makes me want to create a "dumfed" picture from it. Lovely post.

  15. Beautiful beautiful flowers!! And I love them even more because they're dessert flowers--which means they're strong--love that attribute!
    P.S. I love looking at your "mess"--it looks like fun!

  16. Wow, beautiful flowers! Thanks for sharing them with us. Elizabeth #60

  17. Lovely post! Your atwork is beautiful and so is all your writing!

  18. Fabulous flowers, they are beautiful and gorgeous artwork, hugs Heidi (# 26) xx

  19. What beautiful pictures, how strong those flowers must be to grow so vibrantly in the desert.

    Your artwork is simply beautiful too, thanks for sharing.

  20. What lovely desert photo's shows life is everywhere. Love the story, was a bit sad though. Journal is lovely once again. Love and Hugs JO,xx *96

  21. Anonymous10:11 PM

    Amazing photos and your journal looks good. Going to start one of those for next year. Need to find some info about how to start i THINK.
    x Tricia (79)

  22. Beautiful flowers! and great looking desk, thanks for sharing.
    hope you have a wonderful week!
    Michelle (100)

  23. Stunning pictures of the desert flowers!! Love them!

  24. Fabulous photos, so pretty and colourful, desk is, work in progress.
    Shirley #95

  25. I just love your art and the desert flowers are beautiful, even if they do sometimes have a very short life..
    Have a great Wednesday
    Sue xx 72

  26. when we were in Tourouzelle the owner of the vineyard (400 years old traced back in their family but they think the vines were started by the romans when france = gaul), she explained to me how the really old (ancienes) vines survive without water - in a nutshell during 'dry times' the roots go really really deep and the vines come out strong -


  27. Those desert flowers are amazing. Your desk certainly looks like a hive of activity. I'm a newbie to the WOYWW so please be gentle with me!! Best wishes, Kym (No 42)

  28. Great journal your working on! Love the pix of the flowers... The messy desk is the best!

  29. Anonymous12:24 AM

    You are so right Patsy, there are so many flowers in the desert, it's not a barren place at all. If your messy desk and shelves inspire such creativity then don't ever tidy up!

    Brenda 87

  30. Thanks for visiting my blog (linky#88)! I've added a post script since you read it that is interesting if u r not busy. As usual, I love your photos and unique lovely journals!
    Have a nice day!

  31. Wow great artwork there - and I love your desk, it looks very creative to me! thanks for sharing (no. 46)

  32. Love your journal, it is so beautiful and your flower pics ar gorgeous! Happy WOYWW from Annette #33

  33. Who knew that so many colourful flowers grew in the desert? Wow

    Everyone needs a dumping ground :-)


  34. Flower pics are beautiful and your drawing for your art journal is superb :-) Christine #14

  35. some really thought provoking stuff here Patsy - and some lovely natural works of art by mother nature for us to feast our eyes on... thank you.

    Paula (97) x x x x

  36. Love your blog, it is full of beautiful pics, thought provoking words and some great artistic skills. You questioned on a card on my blog and the answer is yes. The basket is made out of cardboard. She separated the cardboard layers and used one for the background. She cut the second in strips and wove the basket. Then she decoupaged the whole thing. I agree it is great!

    Linda C#86

  37. I had difficoulties to open your blog - but here I am! Love your heARTworks!
    Tuire from #85

  38. great photos and a fab work space, i do see you have a sraps box in that cupboard lol mine is a little bigger as i dont like to throw anything away lol,
    hugs sandra 69

  39. Great pictures - always amazes me that somewhere so inhospitable can produce things of such beauty. Ocassionally deadly too!

  40. Lovely work, thoughts and scriptures again - looks great!
    sasa 19

  41. Amazing photos and stunning art work. Very thought provoking.
    Love and Hugs Lisax

  42. Love absolutely everything on your desk!

  43. Great Post! Really enjoyed all the photos and your art is wonderful!

  44. Gorgeous photos, and you've got a great blog here.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and entering in my blog candy giveaway. Good luck!

  45. those flowers are stunning, and Im loving your journal page

  46. Your past two desert posts have been really wonderful - the art - the scriptures - just everything! And your workspace looks great too!

    I recently wrote a post about Faith In The Desert that you might enjoy - if you'd like to read it, the link is below:


    Have a wonderful week and see ou on Wed!



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