Friday, May 31, 2013

Paint Party Friday: Are You a Multimillionaire like Me?

Jesus asked blind Bartimaeus
what he wanted Jesus to do for him.
Of course Bartimaeus said,
"I want to see!"
Can you imagine being blind?
I am sure we would be willing to spend
an awesome amount of money 
just to be able to see!
I know I would!

And so I can consider myself a multimillionaire
a million times over!
Because I can see, I can walk,
I can breathe without dragging an oxygen tank with me,
my heart is beating without a pacemaker,
I can enjoy food,
I have my two hands,
I can paint and draw and sing and dance
(not very well! my friend once said 
I dance like a tree trunk!)

I can sweat (it's difficult if you can't!!!)
I have eyelashes and complete fingers,
I am not depressed in any way
(don't need drugs to keep me from jumping off
a bridge!)
I believe in God, I have a wonderful family
and  great relationships in and out of 
Facebook (ha ha ha!!!)
Ohhhh, the list goes on and on and on!

Thank you to my clever nephew Carlo
for the animated gif!!

Indeed, like Mary,
the Lord has done great things for me!
There is so much He has done in the past
and there's more He will do in the future! 
Why just today, someone asked if 
I wanted to illustrate a book on creation!
BIG challenge! Will I be up to it, I wonder??

ATCs I was working on last night.

Every week I choose one wonderful visitor
who leaves a comment
to receive an ATC from me.
I know it takes so much time and effort
to leave a comment
and I appreciate it soooo much!

This week, chose
#37, Bluebeard and Elizabeth of Altered Book Lover.
Elizabeth is soooo generous with her
amazingly detailed tutorials!
I think I shall make her an ATC with a
rocking horse to add to her collection!


  1. I love your art, you are so creative:)
    Your blog is always filled with inspiration:)
    Thank you,
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  2. Patsy, your paintings match the scriptures so beautifully. All your work is fantastic. I really relate to the beautiful "The Lord has done great things for me" one. Loved seeing the family photo.

  3. Yes, we are millionairs considering how valuable is our signt, walk, speach, hearing and health. Lovely post and your creations are awesome

  4. You are so right that we are all millionaires many times over whenever we consider all the blessings the Lord has given us. Thanks so much for this reminder. Thanks also for sharing your beautiful artwork (and the fantastic family pic) with us at Word Art Wednesday.

  5. Thought provoking post, Thank you for sharing

  6. The animated gif is fabulous as is the painting.. I do like the way the background is just showing through slightly... lovely ...xx

  7. lovely inspirational pieces!

  8. Beautifully inspiring work, as always. We are all billionaires, if we count the right currency...

  9. Wonderful and moving portraits, Patsy!
    Happy PPF!!
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  10. Anonymous3:30 AM

    Beautiful work as always Patsy and your gratitude is a lesson for us all. Happy PPF

  11. Anonymous3:35 AM

    Lovely thoughts and lovely art! I'm visiting from Bible Love Notes link-up. :)

  12. truly beautiful heartfelt art-love the ATCs!!

  13. So appreciate your example of the things that have true value. Love the young woman with her eyes on the stars.

  14. Beautiful work, Patsy! Dreamy!

  15. lovely artwork.. :)

  16. Beautiful paintings, so tender and sensitive! <3

  17. I always enjoy visiting your peaceful blog and looking at your heartfelt artwork. Blessings!

  18. Beautiful full of color, life and emotion! Happy SS

  19. Your paintings are so lovely. I love the pastels.

  20. love the layering in your paintings!!!! wow

  21. The story of Bartimaeus is one of my favorites! Beautiful art here! Blessings to you! Love, Rachael @ Inking the Heart

  22. Anonymous12:54 AM

    It is true, God blesses us bountifully. I, too am thankful for my family and health. The picture of your family is great!
    Thank-you for visiting and leaving a comment on my blog. Have a blessed Sunday.

  23. Patsy, always love your artwork and the inspiring/moving messages with them. :)

  24. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  25. I love your artwork. I'm trying to have my son work on detailing more, so that he understands shading and what not. I love showing him new examples of artwork. Thank you for sharing. From Inspire Me Monday!

  26. Patsy, I'm always so encouraged and inspired by your beautiful artwork paired with God's awesome words. Love the animated family photo!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

  27. Beautiful, as always!

  28. Beautiful, lovely paintings! So happy and heartwarming :)

  29. LOVE the gif! And what a beautiful reminder of how rich we are in all our blessings. Thank you!

  30. Yes ... we have so much, don't we. Your art is so whymsical and fun.


  31. Anonymous12:41 PM

    I love coming by - reading your words, seeing your art - and I leave encouraged!

  32. Dear Patsy
    And even when we don't have any of the wonderful things you mentioned, we still have the wonderful privilege to live in our Lord Jesus enjoying Him and reveling in His love. Like Paul reminds us in Romans 8 that there is abosolutely nothing that can ever seperate us from the love of God which is is Christ Jesus oir Lord!
    Visiting via Jen's linky place.

  33. What beautiful artwork you have created. It has been a while since I visited you and I am glad I have.
    Out of all my senses I fear losing my sight worst so I too feel like a millionaire.


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