This is my desk as I left it last night.
I am working on a little painting
for my book (ehem!)
about the gift of Creativity.
You don't have to be so impressed
(if you are!),
because we own a gift shop,
and we design things,
and I can print almost anything I like!
I just have to finish it!
Here is a close up.
It is not finished yet.
Here are some background papers
I use for painting on my journal.
And here is what is on my journal today.
"Every good tree bears good fruit,
and a rotten tree
bears bad fruit."
from Matthew 7
I think of my 17 year old son, Josh,
and how I pray for him every day.
I even pray for the wife
he will have someday
(if he chooses to get married).
We can't stop being vigilant with our children,
because the enemy is prowling about,
waiting to destroy them.
TV shows, MTV, movies, the internet-
I enjoy all these things,
but there is stuff here that could
So even if you have a good tree,
you have to watch out for the pests!!!
Joining the lovely Julia for a
peek at desks and projects!
I have a confession to make-
I have been feeling guilty
at not being able to return everyone's visits.
Your encouraging and enthusiastic comments
have meant so much to me!
So I decided as a thank you,
to give either an ATC or a little painting
every week to someone
who has been kind enough to
leave me a comment.
I usually make 3 posts a week,
so I'll add that up and
put it in a random generator.
Of course I'll still make the effort
of visiting and commenting
for I so enjoy that too!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?
Linking up with
Joan at Reflections of His Grace
Women in the Word Wednesdays
Hi Patsy! I am just praising God right now. You are entry #50 this week at Word Art Wednesday this week. This is the highest number of particpants we have EVER had in our challenges, and I am just SO grateful to God for blessing our challenge blog and answering my prayers to help grow participation and spread His love with crafters. Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful art, and for being an encouragement and blessing to our challenge blog. I appreciate you more than I can possibly express. I prayed for you that God will bless you, and that you will continue to join us each week. I'm so grateful!ReplyDelete
Praise the name of Jesus!
Blessings to you,
Word Art Wednesday
Hi Patsy! Your encouraging words & art have continually blessed me. I always look forward dropping by your blog (&your shop!). Have a great week ahead.ReplyDelete
By the way, we have the same rhema word today on bearing fruits! :D
Tin of http://ohhthat.blogspot.com
Patsy, thanks so much for the reminder to watch over our children. My dd is 18 and she has never given me trouble, but I am so vigilant in watching out for her when it comes to others, that my Mom and sister has to keep telling me that she is now an adult. I know that she is, but this world is still a scary place, and I feel that it is my duty to try and keep her safe from harm if at all possible. Your post made me feel like I am doing the right thing by her. thanks- dani31ReplyDelete
As usual I enjoy what's on your desk, Patsy. and you are so right about praying for our children...mine are both married and nearing 40, but our love and concern for them never stops. Bless you, GailReplyDelete
A lovely piece of work, as usual. And just to let you know the ATC from the WOYWW swap hasn't made it to the UK yet. I hope it will, but with Royal Mail you just never know.ReplyDelete
Mary Anne (1)
Always a lovely desk! I never make it round more than half the desks on WOYWW, there are just too many... have a good week. Helen,26ReplyDelete
Super post as always, I find your words always mean something to me, so thanks for sharing. Take care, enjoy this week's snooping extravaganza! Zo xx 74ReplyDelete
Those are very wise words - I try my hardest to ensure that my sons have the right skills to keep the pests away from the good tree...but making their own mistakes is the best way to learn quite often...as we did ourselves...ReplyDelete
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog as ever!
Hugs, LLJ #3
I love visiting your blog and seeing your gorgeous artwork and reading what you have to say. Thanks for letting us have a peep into your workspace today. Hope you have a good week. Hazel, WOYWW #27 xReplyDelete
Gorgeous backgrounds and as always inspiring words.ReplyDelete
Hi Patsy I am not really a religious person but I do appreciate your wise words to ponder. I do believe though that it is possible for a good fruit to come from a rotten tree in human terms. There comes a point in our lives where we become responsible for who we are. WOYWW Hugs from Helen 89ReplyDelete
I love stopping by and seeing what you're up to ~ you're so talented. You always inspire me to be creative (I just don't have the talent!). I find Helen's comment above interesting. I am good fruit from bad. But it was hard and only by the grace of God was I able to overcome.ReplyDelete
can i make a reservation for the book on creativity, teacher?ReplyDelete
Thanks for the WOYWW visit! You are a very talented lady :)ReplyDelete
Such interesting comments to your good fruit/bad tree text. Nothing in life is simple is it. Thanks for making me think each week. x JoReplyDelete
Love your backgrounds, very arty indeedReplyDelete
LOVE these! :)ReplyDelete
I love your work an understand how difficult it is to reply to comments sometimes. Blessings!ReplyDelete
So so beautiful!!!! TFS!ReplyDelete
Your work is beautiful and so lucky to be able to print up books anytime you want, that sounds fascinating!! waving the #49 from the hills of North Carolina :)ReplyDelete
Your journal pages look gorgeous! Happy WOYWW and have a great week! kissiniaReplyDelete
happy woyww, thanks for stopping by. you look like you have your hands full,olour. love the idea of great use of the atc's.ReplyDelete
Thank you for linking up today on my link party. I love your art work and it is a blessing to hear mothers who pray for their children's future spouses!ReplyDelete
I wish I had such a good excuse to have MY desk look the way it does! ;-D
Look at all those paints on your desk. So many lovely colors. All your background papers are so cool looking there. That is such a good idea to make a bunch at once so you have them on hand. I can't be that forward thinking myself!ReplyDelete
Thanks for blessing the worent, and creativity.ReplyDelete
Oh My you are so nice and so creativeReplyDelete
and you are so right about being vigilant for our children they are our sweet God given fruit and we must not let it be spoiled or abused
What wonderfully encouraging words you have chosen to share today! Thank you so much and thank you for popping into my blog and leaving such a sweet comment. I too love it when a mistake can be repaired to look better than before...that happens so rarely for me! :)ReplyDelete
And your papers for your journal are so colorful and vibrant and just wow! Plus you have some interesting linky links that I'm going to have to check out...thanks and have a lovely day!
do sisters get to join in the draw for an ATC? if i win you can just bring it over, LOL!ReplyDelete
Your journal page is beautiful - the colours are just gorgeous.ReplyDelete
Thanks for visiting my desk and I hope you have a great week.
Luckily my little (pot bound) apple tree, although quite rotten with cancer, goes on year after year giving us a few sweet tiny apples every year...although the blackbird usually gets them first!! Love your art work! Bit late, as no internet much yesterday! HaPpY WoYwW ((Lyn)) #32ReplyDelete
Thanks for stopping by my blog.ReplyDelete
I am a new follower!
Beautiful work for your book.
Love your backgrounds- the layers all work together so wonderfully! Then when put your figures and words to it, it just comes alive!!ReplyDelete
love the vibrancy of your pages. thanks for the visit earlier. caroline #137ReplyDelete
Whaddya mean, don't be impressed! There isn't a visit I make to your blog that doesn't fill me wonder over your skills. And thank you for the beautiful ATC, and story behind it..it arrived yesterday and went straight under the camera.xxReplyDelete
Amazing pieces! Love your painting!ReplyDelete
Hi there Patsy, well not sure what is happening this the third time have come to comment on this post other two times it just all disappeared..and as said so agree about watchfulness in prayer for ourselves and those we love lest caught by the snares of the devil... as Song of Solomon says: "the foxes, the foxes that spoil the vines..." ie foxes take the fruit of the vineyard.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #50
Patsy, It's been a few months since I've popped over, and as usual, the inspiration comes in spades from your Art and your Faith. Peaceful wishes to you, my friend.ReplyDelete
Don't feel guilty about not being able to visit everyone - there is enough of us now to share the love around without people feeling left out.ReplyDelete
Inspiring work on your desk - and I do understand what you are saying about the world and our children. Darned mobile phones and computers....
Thanks for stopping by - sorry I'm a bit late getting back!
Your art is so beautiful. And you are so right about good trees give good fruit. But we do need to watch out for bugs and such.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for your encouraging words. And you are so blessed with the talent God gave you!
Thanks so much for sharing your art with us on WAW!
As they say, the best fruits are products of honest hard work and perseverance. I believe you have all qualities that's why you are blessed.ReplyDelete
Thank you for always sharing your beautiful talent with us :) You always make me happy with your works.