Friday, September 14, 2012

He FIRST Loved Us!

I looked through my prepared backgrounds
and looked for a person reading.
I found her here!
Do you see her?
She is quite intent with what she found in the Bible!

"Attend my people to my teaching...
I will open my mouth in story,
drawing lessons from of old."
Psalm 78:1

I like the idea of God going down to our level,
telling us stories like we tell stories to our children
so that we will understand the lessons!

"We love Him because He first loved us."
1 John 4:19

He loves us so much that He did 
EVERYTHING so we could know Him
and have a relationship with Him,
and we will be with Him forever!

I finished this little doll last night
and I am soooo happy with how she turned out!
To think I was going to give up on her because
she looked like a little voodoo doll at first!
The little book she has in her velcroed hands
holds prayers.
I will post a tutorial to make her
later this morning at 

Each week I choose one from those who comment
to pick an ATC for me to send them
as a thank you!
I so appreciate your taking the time
to comment!
I know how time consuming it can be!!!

Commenter No. 40 is Kay of 
Whimsy Girl and she is from New Mexico!
Kay chose one of the ATCs below and I sent it off to her!

 1, 2, 3, 4
 5 Creativity takes courage, 
6 Enthusiasm moves the world, 7 Prov. 31:30
 8, 9 Luke 12:34, 10 Bloom
11 Dream, 12, 13 Surrender

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  1. How did we get SO LUCKY? Two lovely pieces of art from you in one week....I LOVE IT!!! This is so pretty, and that sweet little angel is the perfect surprise! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us again, Patsy. It's such a treat to visit your blog and see your pretty art work. Thanks for blessing us, and may you also be blessed today and every day as you live and create for Him!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wedenesday

  2. I enjoy your Bible lessons. The art is pastel and pretty and illustrates your work well. Blessings, Janet PPF

  3. That background was so lovely you were always going to create a special piece of work on it... great work this week...xx

  4. Beautiful pieces, the doll is adorable! HPPF!

  5. Absolutely beautiful!

  6. Beautiful painting and loving your gorgeous doll. Happy PPF, Annette x

  7. Oh! that beautiful doll, she is adorable. Saludos

  8. beautiful and insightful sayings in peacefully colored ATC's. Lovely little WIP also.

  9. I think your work this week is really lovely. Beautiful. Happy PPF

  10. You really are so very talented ... amazing!!!

  11. Lovely drawings with such sentiment. Fun doll too. Not voo doo at all. Sweet. HPPF!

  12. just gorgeous. I love how you found the girl in a previously prepared page! Happy PPF!

  13. Your paintings are lovely!

  14. beautiful inspired work this week as usual, cute little doll!

  15. I love the background and the scriptures. Your blog is such a blessing.

  16. Oh, I love your little doll! I also very much love your artwork...very spiritual! Happy PPF!

  17. I saw the girl reading in another spot! the artsy devotional...


  18. I have never visited your blog before, stopping by from Studio JRU. I love the whimsical colorfulness. My girls would too.

  19. What beautiful portraits and backgrounds!
    Your doll is adorable, too. :)
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  20. I like your doll "wrapped in prayer." May we ever be kept warm with his blanket of prayer over us.

  21. I just LOVE your color choices in this week's paintings. So soft. Thank you for sahring!
    Happy PPF!
    Sheri Cook
    Happy Horse Studio

  22. the doll's really nice and beautifully shows what you wrote...your message. I'm glad you didn't give up on her.

  23. what a really lovely rendering and painting!

  24. Yes the wash of blue, her Bible was there within her hands... love the message & the script

  25. Lovely pieces and doll. HPPF

  26. So very glad I stopped by this afternoon. Those pieces are absolutely gorgeous and lead me to reflect on the beauty of His word. Oh, Patsy, how very talented you are!

  27. Stopping by from Still Saturday. Your work is AMAZING!!! So beautiful and moving!! Thanks for sharing :)

  28. Patsy, I love the way you see! And, yes, the simple beauty of listening to the story from the heart of our Father--such tender sweetness there.

  29. Love the soft, pretty backgrounds and the new doll! I also like the idea of God going down to our level and telling us stories so that we will understand. Makes my heart smile! :)

  30. Those words just breathed into my heart to day. "He first loved me!" I'm a bit tired and sometimes the enemy can use that to discourage. My visit with you has brightened my thoughts and encouraged me.

  31. Wow Patsy! I love your doll!! Your journal pages are always inspiring and uplifting, I love them.

  32. The quotes have touched my heart and your doll 'wrapped in prayers' is unforgettable!

  33. Once again I am blessed by your beautiful paintings. I especially like these because they contain "my colors". Thank you for sharing.


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