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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

WOYWW: Layers


Tuesday night's desk was uncharacteristically empty and there was nothing to show for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday.  But it never stays empty for long and today there is a box of patterned papers for me to paste unto some blank prayer journal pages...


See how the pages eventually end up, with layers of paper and paint and pencils and pens.  My life is like this, made up of layers of experiences and relationships, joys and sorrows...


But like this journal page, what is important is how all these come together to make me who I am. Hopefully, I am growing in loving God and my neighbor, and in bringing Jesus into the world...


Also sharing my reflections in Word Art Wednesday,  and thank you Ramona, for featuring me in Inspire Me Monday!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

WOYWW: Transformation


If you visited me last week for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday, you will see how a free day (we had a holiday in the Philippines last Monday) to tidy up can make a big difference!


If my desk is a whole mess, sometimes I am tempted to only show you the tidy part and I guess that is the way we are sometimes, when we only show our good side.  See how I am giving you a wide view today because my desk is tidy.  

Speaking of transformation, I thought you would like to see how my prayer journal starts out early in the morning.  I often do not finish and have to continue it later...


But in time it will be transformed, with layers of paper, colored pencil, watercolor, paint pens, stamping or whatever else I am inspired to use.  


I like to think I am like this, a work in progress.  Through time, may my life be transformed more and more such that all areas are in good order and ready for any scrutiny!  I hope to also share this in Word Art Wednesday (but sometimes I forget!) and Inspire Me Monday.

Blessing to you, my dear blog friend!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WOYWW: Beauty

Some of us find beauty in a clean desk...

(but in truth, I used the push back method to get that part clear).  Others find beauty in a "creative mess" (the reality)...

And in the bible, it says God finds beauty in me.  God desires my beauty!  Isn't that amazing?  Who can comprehend this, God desires our beauty, marred as it is by sin.  But even if we can't understand that, this is God's assurance, he finds us beautiful, he loves us.  What a mystery!


I'm sorry but I have been a delinquent blog friend these past few weeks in What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and Word Art Wednsday and haven't been able to even visit back.  I hope to get back into the routine of life and get to visit this week!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

WOYWW in Seoul, Korea

A hotel bed in Seoul, Korea is my desk for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday. 
There is a lot to see in Seoul; from traditional architecture...
to contemporary, such as their new City Hall building...
and the amazing Dongdaemun Design Plaza.
There are a lot of traditional crafts, such as calligraphy...
as well as contemporary...
and their costumes are beautiful! My sister Patsy and I got to try them out for free!
And some Word Art for today...
I'm posting from an iPad today so I'm crossing my fingers that my post will be ok!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WOYWW: Christian Art


When I was a child, the days seemed to go by so slowly.  It seemed like Christmas (and my birthday the day before it) seemed to take forever to come.  But now, the days seem to whiz by and it is already September!  And it is already Wednesday and time for What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday and Word Art Wednesday.

Seems there is so much to do and so little time.  I guess it is because I have been traveling a lot.  See how I am packing for another trip.  This time to Seoul, Korea...


 

But, I'm delighted that I got to paint something during our "Paint Party" last Saturday...


and of course, no matter how busy, I try to keep up with my prayer journal illustrations...



How are your days going by?  Are they whizzing by just like mine?  I hope you continue to find time to have some quiet time and do the things that bring you joy!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WOYWW: Japanese Goodies


I arrived from Osaka, Japan a few hours ago and my desk is filled with stuff from there!  I bought a lot!  My favorites - Japanese Chiyogami papers...


Copic and Posca colored pens...


and food!...


My prayer journal illustration for Word Art Wednesday even has a Japanese lady in a kimono decorated with my current favorite Uni-ball Signa white pen...


It has been a blessed trip and we saw many fascinating places - Osaka Castle...


Nijo Castle in Kyoto...


the Golden Pavilion in Kyoto also...


Todaji Castle in Nara...





Wednesday, September 3, 2014

WOYWW: Paete Finds


I just came from Paete, a few hours drive away, a town with "a long reputation for its craftsmen, highly skilled in wood carving and its embellishment.'  I came home with a pair of hand carved plaques, 22 cm in diameter, which I bought for £6.25 (perhaps I should paint some parts of it?),


and a little angel (wingspan only 8 cm) that I bought for less than £1.40


Lovely finds and what a bargain!  That's What's on My Workdesk this Wednesday


And for Word Art Wednesday, a pair of illustrations for you...


with wonderful promises for God's people!  I am off to Osaka, Japan today so I am busy packing!



Wednesday, August 27, 2014

WOYWW: Oslob, Cebu


Here is my desk with my snorkel and mask.  We just got back from Oslob, Cebu, where we had the most amazing experience of swimming with whale sharks.  It started with a beautiful sunrise right in front of our small inn.


After a short trip by van, we reached the whale shark watching area.


From the shore, we could see a long line of small boats lined up a short distance away.  We were amazed to find out that this was where the whale shark "interaction area" was.  So close to the shore!


When we reached the interaction area, we were so excited to see the first whale shark.  We didn't realize that we would be able to swim with so many once we went into the water.


What an unforgettable experience it is to swim alongside these gentle giants.  Despite their huge size, they won't bite; they are filter feeders and they only eat plankton and small shrimps.  We were told not to touch them and I found myself having to swim away to keep from having them touch me!


We had thirty minutes (timed) of interaction, and once it was over, we were already planning to go back!  Then, we went off to do some more snorkeling and had lunch in Sumilon Island...


where locals where sunbathing, Filipino style...


Goodbye, Sumilon Island...


Next stop was Tumalog Falls where we bathed in ice cold water and had a "foot spa" care of some little fish...


For a bit of history, we also visited a wonderful old church, the Our Lady of Immaculate Conception, which was built starting 1830.


Sunset in Oslob is another spectacular sight...


It has been an awesome weekend and seeing the beauty of God's creation is just amazing.  Imagine what heaven must be like!  No matter beautiful the sights on earth are, it is nothing compared to the beauty and splendor of heaven!


There are more desks to take a peek at in What's On Your Workdesk Wednesday and more bible and inspirational verses in Word Art Wednesday.
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