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Friday, November 30, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Artist Trading Cards

Last Saturday, my sister Patsy and I had a paint party (otherwise called a workshop)!  We introduced some ladies to the fun of making Artist Trading Cards (ATCs).  Here are some of the cards I started then (they aren't finished)...

We cut our faces from magazines and painted over the faces.  Do you recognize which one was Jennifer Lopez?

From a page of my daily prayer journal, an illustration for Matthew 11:28, for those of you who are starting to feel the busyness of the coming Christmas season.

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(JLo is on the upper right)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: ATCs

My sister Patsy is celebrating her birthday today!  Happy Birthday, Patsy!  Patsy and I held an ATC workshop last Saturday and it's put me in the mood to make and trade more ATCs!  On the top of my desk picture are the cards I started during the workshop (we painted over magazine photos).  This space is practically the ONLY working space left on my desk so I took over the bathroom counter when my husband was out, hoping I would be done by the time he got back.  

The whole counter was filled with ATCs in the making when he got back and I said "Oh, you caught me!"  Hubby: "With what?"  Me: "Making a mess!"  Hubby (not surprised): "You're always making a mess!" Ha, ha!

And for those of you who enjoy the pages from my prayer journal, here is a prayer that the Lord will hear our prayers.  If you're in a difficult season of your life and it's taking some time for your prayers to be answered, you might enjoy the beautiful song I posted last Monday.  

For more desks to take a peek at, hop on over to The Stamping Ground.  I will also link up to Word Art Wednesday

Monday, November 26, 2012

Inspire Me Monday: Mercies in Disguise

I heard a beautiful song yesterday as we celebrated Christ the King Sunday and I wanted to share it with you.  It is a wonderful reminder to trust the Lord through the trials of life.

It reminded me of my own journey through the dark valley and the wondrous work of the Lord in my life.  I'm sharing this in Inspire Me Monday and Random Journal Day.

Blessings to you, my dear blog friends!  

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: ATCs

Happy Wednesday, or whatever day you happen to drop by!

I managed to get some ATCs done and Mr Random Number Generator picked out Carolyn Phillips to win one of them.  And since I would love an ATC from JoZart and she offered to swap, she gets one, too.  Please send me your addresses, ladies, and I will get an ATC to you!

Have I shown you this little doll I bought in Seoul?  Isn't she so cute?  I want to make something like her.

Here's a bit of encouragement from my prayer journal for those challenging times in life...

See how I drew a crown on her head?  The daughter of the King knows her Father will always take care of her and so she is confident and unafraid.  This is how I want to be!  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrate this wonderful celebration!

For more desks, visit Julia and for more words of encouragement, visit Word Art Wednesday! Or why not join Paint Party Friday?

Friday, November 16, 2012

Paint Party Friday: Madonna

Happy Paint Party Friday, my dear blog friends! Here's a Studio Sneak Peek at my latest Madonna painting.   She is one of my favorite subjects in my art because she is an example to me in the way she said "Yes" to God.  Have a Faith Filled Friday!

I'm giving away one of my artist trading cards.  Please let me know in a comment  in my previous post if you would like a chance to join my giveaway! I will pick a winner by November 20.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Signs of Christmas

It's that time of the week again and here is my desk showing my attempt at getting some Christmas gifts wrapped.  All throughout the year, I buy presents and put them away somewhere and sometimes I can't find them so I have decided to start wrapping early (or at least to try).

I'm using kraft paper, recycled bond paper and ribbon I bought on sale last week, together with all sorts of other craft materials.  These are some I haven't found a place for yet...

My latest Madonna is done and although the picture doesn't show it, her halo, veil and dress and the flowers have bits of gold that my daughter says makes a big difference in how it looks...

And here are some flowers made by an inmate in the jail we visit every Friday.  They are woven out of paper covered in cellophane.  Aren't they amazing?

Julia, who hosts the WOYWW link party says "Reciprocal visits are polite" and I am so sorry to say, I haven't been polite.  The internet connection inside my room is (again) not working so it's been challenging to go visiting.  The week just seems to go by so quickly.  My sister Patsy gives out an ATC to make up for not visiting and I've decided to give one out this week as well.  Let me know if you want an ATC from me and I'll pick a name from my visitors this week.  And as always, I will also try to visit back.  Hope springs eternal!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Madonnas

Happy WOYWW, my dear blog friends!  This is the tidiest part of my desk and I haven't even shown you the floor (Robin once commented that we should have "Floor Time Fridays"!)

Here is another Madonna and Child that I worked on while we were at the beach this weekend...

and last month's issue of The Word Among Us, a devotional I use.  This issue features "The Year of Faith" which is on October 11, 2012 to November 24, 2013.

"Pope Benedict XVI opened his announcement of The Year of Faith by telling us that the "door of faith is always open for us' (Porta Fidei, 1).  It is a door that we can pass through every day, deepening our relationship with the Lord and with all our brothers and sisters in the Lord."- The Word Among Us.  May we pass through this open door!

And lastly, a page from my prayer journal...

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