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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

WOYWW: Montreal Maps

My desk today for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday is in Montreal, Canada and it's full of maps and brochures. I like how maps look and I often bring them home from my trips abroad with plans to make them into scrapbooks and collages. But I guess even if I live to a hundred, I will not be able to use them all up! 

Some pictures I took here: The entrance to the first "skyscraper" in Montreal...

We thought the Hôtel de Ville de Montréal was a hotel.  It is actually their City Hall...

The Basilica of Notre Dame of Montreal...

When I saw the awesome altar, I thought to myself, wow, what must heaven be like!

Happy WOYWW, everyone!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WOYWW: In Transit

My desk today for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday is my lap, in the Narita Airport in Tokyo, Japan.  My hubby and I are on our way to Montreal, Canada and I have brought along my prayer journal, meditation guides and my basic art materials.  I'm posting from an iPad so I hope I get to post. Happy WOYWW, dear deskers!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015


Yikes, even my prayer desk is a whole mess today for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!  I have not had time to tidy up because I have had to be in the kitchen a lot more than usual, something that I am not that used to because we usually have someone to do the cooking.  She left to go back to school so perhaps you can give me some tips about the easiest recipes!

The drawing I started is supposed to illustrate the verse "Without me, you can do nothing" John 15:5 but looking at it, it also illustrates my answer to, "What are you cooking?" - Who knows! Lets just see if it's edible!  ;-)

So, a very short post today and it's back to the kitchen!  Happy WOYWW, everyone!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

WOYWW: Anniversaries

The What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday anniversary is coming up soon and as I looked at my prayer desk today, I realized that there are anniversary themed stuff on it, too!  My hubby and I celebrated our anniversary last April 20 and this is the paperbag my son, Chris wrapped his gift in...

Ang Ligaya ng Panginoon (The Joy of the Lord), the community I belong to, is celebrating 40 years in July this year and I am designing the stage.  Here is a study I made...

God has been so faithful to us as a community.  An excerpt from the Ligaya website says, "Starting out with 41 men and women in July 1975, the Ligaya now counts some 1,900 members (including children of all ages) from diverse socio-economic backgrounds bound by the common desire to live out the Christian life to the fullest and to serve the Church as a body."

And so, because of God's generosity and faithfulness, "it is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard." Acts 4:20

Today, I am also grateful that Mary Jane Veloso was spared from death last night. "Veloso was arrested in Indonesia in April 2010 for allegedly smuggling 2.6 kilograms of heroin in a suitcase. She has maintained her innocence, claiming that she was duped into carrying the suitcase after her godsister convinced her to go to Indonesia after losing a job in Malaysia." - Wikipedia

Well, that is such a serious topic for a WOYWW post but WOYWW is, after all, not just about desks, but about everything else that matters, at least that's how it's turned out to be after all these years of showing off desks.  Happy WOYWW, everyone!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WOYWW: Kitchen Stuff, etc.

I've been doing some organizing of a different sort!  I've been cleaning up and getting rid of old stuff in the kitchen, so my desk has some new knives and cooking utensils that I bought to replace them.

There is also a bag I used when I went to a wedding last weekend.  No, I didn't make it but I thought you would like the embroidery and beads...

Here is today's work in progress in my prayer journal...

and a finished illustration...

My major kitchen clean-up has kept me too busy to go desk hopping, so I only managed a few visits. Where does all the time go and why does it seem to go so much faster compared to when I was young! 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WOYWW: Puerto Galera

It seems that the Weekly What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday link party is the only reason my blog still gets updated!  The WOYWW anniversary is coming up and hopefully I will be able to get some ATCs done.  My main desk is still filled with the mess of travel stuff that needs to be put away so I am showing you my prayer desk with an acrylic painting I made while helping my niece practice painting.

There is also a prayer journal from my future daughter-in-law.  It has a wonderful reminder...

Here is my WIP journal illustration for today.  

And the reason I haven't gotten to do much blog visiting - a trip to Puerto Galera...

And as usual, more pictures in Instagram (of arts and crafts:@peggy_aplSEEDS, and of my travels: @peggyapl)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

WOYWW: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter season!  I did some tidying up and so there is a clear space on my desk.  I even fixed the shelves on top, just in time for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.

Here is a mixed media piece I did recently...

and some typography practice on a little mini pad I sometimes bring along.

For Word Art Wednesday, my prayer journal illustration for Easter proclaims, "He is risen!"

The Easter message of Pope Francis echoes this same joyful truth...

"The Church throughout the world echoes the angel’s message to the women: “Do not be afraid! I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised… Come, see the place where he lay” ( Mt 28:5-6).

This is the culmination of the Gospel, it is the Good News par excellence: Jesus, who was crucified, is risen! This event is the basis of our faith and our hope. If Christ were not raised, Christianity would lose its very meaning; the whole mission of the Church would lose its impulse, for this is the point from which it first set out and continues to set out ever anew. The message which Christians bring to the world is this: Jesus, Love incarnate, died on the cross for our sins, but God the Father raised him and made him the Lord of life and death. In Jesus, love has triumphed over hatred, mercy over sinfulness, goodness over evil, truth over falsehood, life over death.

That is why we tell everyone: “Come and see!” In every human situation, marked by frailty, sin and death, the Good News is no mere matter of words, but a testimony to unconditional and faithful love: it is about leaving ourselves behind and encountering others, being close to those crushed by life’s troubles, sharing with the needy, standing at the side of the sick, elderly and the outcast… “Come and see!”: Love is more powerful, love gives life, love makes hope blossom in the wilderness.

With this joyful certainty in our hearts, today we turn to you, risen Lord!

Help us to seek you and to find you, to realize that we have a Father and are not orphans; that we can love and adore you."
A blessed and joyful Easter!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

WOYWW Late Post: Coron, Palawan

I was in Coron, Palawan last Wednesday and although I made a post for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, I couldn't get it to post because our internet wasn't working well.  

We went island hopping somewhere near here...

in this boat...

The water was amazing!

And for Word Art Wednesday, a verse which is even more meaningful to me after I looked out at the vastness of the sea...

A blessed Holy week to all!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

WOYWW: Two Desks

What's on Your Workdesk this Wednesday?  Nothing arts and crafty on my main desk but there is a very interesting newspaper article featuring my high school classmate.  It says skin-to-skin contact between a mother and her baby immediately after birth and breastfeeding are essential and reduce the preventable causes of deaths in newborns.

And there are three miniature books (one of my many collections) that my brother gave me...

There is more art on my prayer desk, where I am finishing the illustrations for the past 2 days...

Even if I start an illustration during morning prayers and reflection, I often have to finish it later, coloring it in and adding some details.

Here is one illustration for Word Art Wednesday.  It's been a busy weekend and still another one ahead! I hope all is well with you.  

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

WOYWW: My Prayer Desk

Nothing new to see on my regular desk today for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday so I decided to show you my prayer desk today, with some books for Lent...

some past journals, the illustrations of which I post in my Instagram account...

...the illustration for today, not yet finished...

and right beside my desk, my cart filled with my favorites.

Look what I found recently... daughter's baby shoes! And she just turned 25 years old!  How time flies!  Life seems to go by so quickly and it is a challenge to live it well...

Although I do not seem to find the time to visit a lot of you, I still keep WOYWWing in hopes that I will find the time.  Also sharing with Word Art Wednesday (if I remember to link).  Blessings to all!

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