Wednesday, November 28, 2012

WOYWW: Do NOT be Terrified!

Well here is my desk.
I only have a little space to work on
and I really SHOULD do some organizing
to have more space!
This is what's on my left.
A shelf full of acrylic paints.
And a jumble of stuff.
Hidden on the right, my Prismacolor pencils,
acrylic emulsion I have yet to use,
foam brushes, etc etc. 
It's a jungle in there and 
I'm afraid to put my hand in!

A bonus picture of my fast growing pile
of Christmas presents.
Another place for Mickey to hide in.
I have to start wrapping
but I am preparing a workshop on 
Life Mapping.

"Do not be terrified." Luke 21:9
Jesus here was speaking about 
the end times-
do not be afraid when you hear of
wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes,
drought, storms and other upheavals.

Lots of things are happening now
but I think we are more anxious about
things happening in our midst.
For example the workshop
I am giving for the first time.
The lack of time I need to prepare.
What if I don't get it right?

Or maybe we're anxious about 
a close relative deciding whether to 
undergo surgery or not,
an only son going off to a remote place,
or a problem at work, 
or a relationship that needs to be fixed.
There are many things to be anxious about.
And yet...

Jesus also says,
"I myself will give you wisdom."
Luke 21:15.
Whatever we need, guidance, peace,
strength, confidence...
God is there to provide it.
We need only to ask.

Our ATC Workshop last Saturday
went very well.

I taught how to paint over 
magazine pictures of women
with acrylic paint
to make your own little works of art!

Even my sister Peggy said it was so easy!
She got excited and started making a LOT!!!!

Every week I choose one wonderful
visitor who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.

I know how much time and effort
it takes to leave a comment!
and I appreciate that soooo much!

This week Random Generator
chose #8,  Anne Manda
who makes such fabulous illustrations 
on her blog,  Kuvia Matkalta.

Joining the lovely Julia for a 
peek at desks and projects!
I love blog parties!
Won't you join us?

Sometimes I put on my best pajamas 
and party here:



  1. Having trouble loading the pictures on your blog today! I think Google needs an update! Looks like your class we really well and I saw on Peggy's site all the ATC she is making so you were a successful teacher! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week. Vickie #3

  2. Successful class, judging from all the smiles!!!
    Your hapiness in your photo holding the ATC is contagious. I had to smile too!

  3. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Hi Patsy, I'm after you on WFW and so glad to see you again. I have started up my bloghop again and it is just not the same without you visiting. Look forward to seeing you there on Winsome Wednesday,
    God bless

  4. Lovely busy desk there - its amazing how most us create in such a small cluttered space isnt it! Looks like you had a fab weekend and have I read on Peggy blog that its your birthday? If so Many Happy Returns and have a lovely creative day. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl #25

  5. You do need a bigger space.... but more importantly, Peggy tells us it's your birthday - so Happy Birthday. have a lovely day. Helen, 8

  6. Hi there, looks like a lot of fun at your class. Hope you have a lovely day, and if it is your birthday, then I join in with the others in wishing a truly blessed and creative one.

  7. What a busy busy desk you have. And what a busy busy workshop you look to have had. By the smiles on the faces of everyone I can see it was fun fun fun all the way. Great to have a talented teacher like you in charge.
    Hugs, Neet xx 29

  8. Anonymous4:27 PM

    Busy indeed! I wonder sometimes how people work with a desk like that, but then I glance right t my own workdesk and I think :If I can work in THIS mess, then surely they can too!" Love the idea of your workshop with mag picture. Useful for hopeless draw-ers like me!

    Happy WOYWW

    MA (9)

  9. It seem you are quite busy - always a joy to read your post! Thank you for sharing!
    Lots of hugs,

  10. looks like you're going to be really busy the coming days with all those gift wrappings and organizing that you need to do.

    do not be terrified or afraid is God's word for me for weeks now. i know He is speaking to me even through this blog. i'm going through something right now and God kept reminding me to not be afraid.

    God bless you, achie pats! btw, how's tita doing?

  11. Busy busy busy. A little bird has told me you have a special day today :-)
    Happy birthday. :-)
    A x #42
    ps I'm hoping you will 'like' us and share us with your friends. [check out my blog for more info]

  12. Happy Birthday! I ope you get time to enjoy it with all the workshop preparations. Don't worry you will be fab I am sure.. Happy WOYWWW to you from Helen 37

  13. Happy Birthday to you today - have a wonderful day!!
    I think I got more fearful after having children and that was the hardest thing about parenting..the fact that you have to let them spread their wings regardless of what danger might befall them, real or perceived. Your painting is wonderful :)
    And your craft day looked like loads of fun, happy smiling faces are testament to that!!
    Hugs, LLJ #32 xx

  14. Love today's art and what a fabulous class that sounds like - wish I was near to join the fun!

    Happy WOYWW to you!

    P.S. I'm hosting a holiday musical giveaway this week at Create With Joy - I hope you'll enter, you'll get extra entries for your Inspire Me Monday participation!

  15. Oh boy! I love the idea of a Christain sister doing Mixed-Media! Thank you
    Keep the ideas coming!

  16. You always have such beautiful and inspiring art, Patsy. I am grateful, beyond what my simple words can adequately express, for your faithful participation, and for how you share from your heart each week. You bring so much glory to the precious name of Jesus Christ, and I want you to know that I thank Him for you. I really hope you have a great week.
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  17. What fun art you have here!!!!

  18. Hi there Patsy, ah some lovely crafty fun going on here.. and yes the Jesus alone can still any storm of life as surely as he did upon the sea of Galilee when He said peace, be still!
    Thanks so much for popping over and thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #1

  19. Patsy, I truly enjoyed the ATC workshop. I was so inspired that I created my "ATC version of my ArteSana signage that I will use for the St. James Bazaar. Thank you! Looking forward to more wonderful and FUN workshops =)

  20. Thanks for sharing with SMWYG everyone looks like they had so much fun.

  21. WOW. You are a very busy girl. Great work. Thank you for linking up with us at WAW.
    Psalm 103 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson,
    Word Art Wednesday

  22. What an amazing woman you are, Patsy! So creative and inspirational and a wonderful teacher, as well!! Your space is very cozy, but just oozing of talent.

    Thank you for coming to visit me! Have a great weekend! Darnell #54


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