Google+ peggy aplSEEDS: August 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Jornada Mundial de la Juventud

On my "desk" for today (although this is really a hotel bed in Madrid, Spain), are my neglected journal (hardly any time to write on it, I just keep scribbling notes to remind me about how my day's sked went), and some of the booklets and things (fan and hat)  in the "Pilgrim's Pack" for participants of World Youth Day.

Whaaaaat? Is anyone saying I am too old for World Youth Day (Jornada Mundial de la Juventud in Spanish)? Well, I say, "Soy joven en mi corazón!" (I am young in my heart!)

It is a wonderful experience to be in a place filled with young people from all over the world, in an event which, in the words of the Archbishop of Madrid, "will allow them to discover the rich expression of culture and faith within the Catholic Church, and discover the universality of the Church as well as the evangelical renewal of the Christian faith expressed by each culture and country."

For a look at some real desks, visit Julia's Stamping Ground for the list.  Happy WOYWW everyone!  So sorry but I'm too busy with WYD to visit the WOYWW desks this week!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Hola!

Hola, mis amigos!  I have been on three airplane rides since last Wednesday's link party, and today, you will find my desk to be a hotel side table!  No time for a long post but on my desk are clues to where I have been these past few days...

I'm trying to write in my journal, but there just isn't enough time!

What's on Your Workdesk this Wednesday?   Peek at more desks from around the world or join the party! Happy WOYWW, everyone!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Can You Believe It?

A neat desk!  Can you believe it?!  You may be in shock to see that it seems like my neat desk has lasted a week (since last Wednesday)!  But in reality, last Saturday, it was a great big mess because I was making little souvenir  Philippine flag tokens for my kids to give away during World Youth Day in Madrid this month.  They are now drying on the living room floor (the charms, not the kids).

Here's a close-up...

And on my desk, my altered dictionary, opened up to one of the pages I've worked on...


This page is for the words "beautiful" (krásný) and "beauty" (krása, kráský).

Then, here is a metal (I guess it is a calling card holder) medical giveaway that I am altering.  It has the brand name embossed on both sides so I covered it up with gesso. I think it will make a nice stand to display cards or ATCs...

Some recent buys...

a string of real pearls for 290 (£4.22),

the book "The Art of Personal Imagery" by Corey Moortgat, on sale at 140 (£2) and under it, another book I bought to "alter one of these days."  I liked the title, "Heart of the Land" and it was only 10 (£0.14)!  If you want to see a close up of the mother and child painting I was working on, please visit my previous post and if you want to visit other desks from all over the world, drop by Julia's blog for the WOYWW list.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

You Make Me Smile

"You Make Me Smile"
7.5" x 10" Mixed Media

I became a mom more than 21 years ago and I can still remember the sleepless nights, the loud cries, cleaning up the mess and seemingly endless diaper changing (we used cloth diapers).  But most of all, I remember the great joy of becoming a mother.  And so, I love painting mothers and babies.

I have always loved children.  When I was 10 years old, my mom had my youngest sister (visit her blog!)  I was the happiest girl in the world!  Babies always make me smile (have you seen this cute baby video?)

And you, my dear blog readers, make me smile, too.  Every comment you leave me delights me!  Thank you so much!
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