Wednesday, February 29, 2012

WOYWW: Of Clean Hearts and Messy Desks

Hopefully the state of my heart
has no relation to the state of my desk!!!

This is my desk this morning! 
And by no stretch of the imagination
can you call it clean!

On the foreground is a finished painting
for my niece Elyse.
I used designs from her fine arts thesis,
"Fractals and Patterns from Seashells
Applied as Graphic Elements".
I had a rubber stamp made 
from one of the designs
and used that to make the flowers.

It is entitled "Keep Believing!"

From a page in my journal:
God did not have to make a covenant 
with man.
He did not have to promise us anything.
He did not have to send His Son Jesus
to make His message clear,
and to die for us.
And yet He did all these things.

He gives us the beautiful rainbow as the sign
of His covenant wth us.
In ancient times, in the east,
rainbows were thought to be the 
god's battle weapons.
The lightning was the arrow, and the rainbow, 
the bow.

Did you know that if you were in an airplane
and at a right angle to the rainbow, 
you will see a complete circle and not 
just an arc?
This is a real sign of God's covenant with us!
It is like a wedding band!!!
See more full circle rainbow images here 
if you're interested!

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

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  1. Hi Patsy! Definitely, the state of your heart is way different from the state of your desk :) Your desk perhaps is only a proof of the overflowing talent, creativity and blessings God has given you.

    Have a great day!

  2. Stunning art work, you are so gifted Patsy!!, Have a blessed week Hugs May x x x

  3. That's fascinating about the rainbow. We are so blessed that God initiated the covenant with us, for we would never have chosen to do so on our own.

    As always, your paintings inspire and move me with their depiction of the truths of scripture.

    Happy Woyww!

    Sandy #33

  4. Love how your art is always so inspiring.

  5. Patsy, love the first piece of artwork so much. The sentiment is so beautiful. dani43

  6. God did not have to but he did!!! Isn't he just awesome?

    What really hit me is that he created a reminder for himself!:
    When I bring the clouds over the earth and the bow appears in the clouds, I WILL RECALL the covenant I have made ...

    My all knowing God created a reminder for Himself never again to be angered as to destroy.

    I can only bow down.

  7. Patsy your desk is always a pleasure to visit.So many colourful beautiful creations and words.By the way your desk not messy just creative!Have fab wedneday
    hugs judex10

  8. Love your painting and journal page - and wow! to the circle rainbow (Hazel, WOYWW#5) x

  9. It may be a mess there but it was essential as part of making the beauty you have created. Such a lovely gift for your neice. I've seen the magic of double and triple rainbows but that circle is amazing!
    Love joZarty x

  10. Lovely messy desk this week and the paining you have done for your niece is truly beautiful - she will adore it.

    Ann B

  11. Gorgeous art work! Happy Wednesday to you, enjoy this week's snoop of oh so creative places & take care. Zo xx 83

  12. It's fabulous I love your mess and your art work is amazing! I know I say that most weeks, but it is!!
    Happy WOYWW!

  13. I love my visit your work is very inspiring! You are a blessing ! thanks

  14. I have 2 artists living in this house...I am not one of them! but i have gotten used to their creative mess..and when i see the results of the mess..I resign myself to living with it!!
    Your work is awesome! and I didn't know that about a rainbow!

  15. ****Patsy****there is something special on my blog for you, if you wouldnt mind going to collect it, xxx

  16. fab art work,great colours,happy crafting,x

  17. Hi there, I'm a bit behind but wanted to pop my head round the door and say hello. Hoping you have a good and creative rest of the week.

  18. Great art work, Have a fab week Lou x

  19. I somehow see your desk not "not clean". Perhaps because from that very same place I know that beauty such as your arts are being created :)

    That circular rainbow wowed me. Another amazing creation by God.

    Spanish Pinay

  20. You are greatly talented.

  21. I love visiting here and seeing your art work.

  22. Your art work is gorgeous, it is so beautiful! You are very talented :)

    Have a great WOYWW and a fab week, Luv Karen xx

  23. That's a lovely painting you made for your niece. However, there is a script on yur blog page that shut my computer down. I had to restart and reboot.

  24. Anonymous1:28 AM

    Hi Patsy - I LOVE that first painting of create in me a clean heart, beautiful
    God bless

  25. What a lovely painting! Take care!
    Michelle (166)

  26. Another beautiful painting you have created! I like the stamp you made to from your niece's thesis :)
    I have never seen a circle rainbow, that is very interesting!
    Thanks for visiting me earlier!
    xoxo Karen

  27. Patsy, so much creativity going on here. I lover your painting.

  28. Patsy - I always enjoy seeing your desktop. I learned some new things about rainbows today. I have never seen a circular one.

    Many blessings,

  29. Hi there, this is my first week visiting WOYWW so thank you for letting me take a peek. Your artwork is so colourful and I love how busy your workspace is. Lots of creativity happening!

    I'm trying to visit everyone before next Wednesday which is proving to be quite a task.
    Phewph...there's a lot of talent out there.

    I've also only just found my art mojo after 12 years (no idea where it went but thankfully it's found me again)

    Sorry must dash to get through to everyone :D


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