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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

WOYWW: Gratefulness, Pearls and Lace

I am grateful!  Last week I found The Words of Me Project where Leslie is having the "52 Words 52 Weeks" Challenge, "Each week you will be given a WORD to think about, write about, scrap about, collage about and LIVE. Each word will be positive and uplifting in order to better our days, our weeks, our months, our year!"

The word last week was "Gratitude" and indeed, I have much to be grateful for.  As I continued working on my Song of Songs lady, I continued to reflect on the beautiful words that inspired me to start making her.  "How beautiful you are, my darling, How beautiful you are! Your eyes are like doves behind your veil... You have made my heart beat faster with a single glance of your eyes, With a single strand of your necklace."Song of Songs 4:1,9  How lovely to think of a LOVE like this, that even when we grow older and wrinkles start coming out, even when we are tired and so busy, even when we are not our best selves, Someone still loves us and thinks we are so beautiful. 
By now, I have painted the background, including some text which reads, "You are beautiful, my Beloved, you are beautiful - Song of Songs."  (When I look at myself in the mirror in the morning, with my hair all over the place and with no makeup on my face, I will remind myself of these words).

I have added the lace veil and a pearl necklace.  She looks like a bride, doesn't she?  I will add a bit of gold poster paint and then she will be finished.

I am grateful that my desk is a lot tidier this week!  It's hard to find stuff when it's all buried under other things.  For a peek at more desks, drop by Julia's blog.  Doni is having a Pearls and Lace Giveaway in her blog and I'm linking this up with her link party.

And yes, I am grateful for all of you who come visit and leave me such sweet and encouraging words!  Thank you so much!  Remember, I was planning a giveaway for when I reached 200 followers?  I am grateful for each one of my followers and it's time for my giveaway!  I will make a post about it next time and I hope you can come back and join it!   

49 blog hugs:

Beth Stone said...

This is a beautiful piece! Great job... I love that it's based on Scripture too. :o)

Katie said...

What a gorgeous piece! I love the scripture :) What a great reminder for us. Thanks for sharing!

Hillbilly Handiworks said...

Thank you so much for pointing me to this challenge!

I am really grateful for you. I am not just saying that. I think your artwork is beautiful, and I am so glad that you are using your God given talent to glorify Him!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I barely recognized your desk this week. I thought I was at the wrong address (grin). Well, you said you were going to clean it up, and you really DID. The words of gratitude that went with this beauty touched my heart as much as the lovely, lovely face you are drawing. I am so in awe of your talent. You make fantastic art.

Mandi said...

Stunningly beautiful face you have drawn as always
Until next time
mandi xx

Helen said...

That is such a beautiful painting.

jonaks said...

wow, Peggy!!! She is a stunner. really gorgeous!

Minxy said...

Another beautiful piece of art, love the added dimension, happy woyww

Cheryl said...

wow great desk and that image is just so beautiful gosh you are so talented hugs cheryl xxx

sasa said...

Truly beautiful lady and art. I can feel the inspiration in this one. Blessings for this week in all you do.

sasa 10

The Taming of the Glue said...

Such a beautiful face and the eyes are fantastic. Pam (20)

Rosie said...

Yes the song of songs is fabulous isn't it? Love what you have done with this picture, and thanks for sharing your desk.

Theresa said...

Beautiful and inspiring Peggy!

Wipso said...

Your work is as always just stunning. I think we all have a lot to be grateful for. Julia has linked so many talented bloggers and I love seeing what they all create.
A x

Home and Heart said...

Peggy you are an amazing artist! So pretty!!

Tammie said...

she truly is lovely. all the details make this a very special piece and words to have great power, you are beautiful is a lovely mantra.

akilli melek said...

how strange, when you visited my blog earlier I was on my way to Virgin Mary house, at teh top of a very high mountain. I love your pictures, and teh sentiment is well worth remembering. thanks for popping by earlier. caroline #1

Creative Carmelina said...

OOohhhh I love this....first of all seeing your art desk all cluttered with delicious art supplies and the page you are working on! yUMMMy!

what is it about seeing other people's creative spaces that get's me all happy and giddy and rarin' to create myself!!!!! well, whatever it is, thanks so much for posting this!

I am inspired!

ciao bella

CREATIVE CARMELINA

Cameron said...

This is just beautiful! Indeed, like a gorgeous bride on her wedding day!

.....and is anyone's work space ever truly cleaned up? Cleaning takes time from creating...haha! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog....lovely to have you visit :)

Smiles,
Cameron

Phree said...

Fab desk, enjoyed seeing how your beautiful lady from last week as progressed.

Sherry said...

I'm grateful to you for showing and sharing your beautiful artwork. Thank you x

Sherry 118

Doone said...

ah , I draw a deep breath and I see peace here too as well as the gratitude, you are an oasis

Carola Bartz said...

I love this piece - it is so beautiful and peaceful.

Alexandra said...

Lovely! I am interested in the 52 week challenge. I will try to work on something. Thanks for sharing. :)

voodoo vixen said...

Your lady is beautiful and she reminds me of the Maltese women in church, they wore those lace veils. Happy WOYWW from Annette #100

Diana said...

Shes really beautiful. You do lovely faces. I also like the lace. Lovely!

Chrissie said...

What talent Peggy! Yet another lovely post.
Thank for your kind comments on my blog... I stamped the images with Versamark or similar and then used a tiny sponge tipped applicator or a Q tip to apply the pastels and blend them.
I'm still learning what to do!
Chrissie

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hi Peggy! She is beautiful! Love the lace and beads you added. The sentiment you included is just perfect. Continued blessings to you! :)

Gez said...

Ooh your lady is even more stunning this week. Off to check out your link..sounds interesting. Have a great week. Gez.xx

Morti said...

Always a treat to pop by here Peggy - your work is always gorgeous and inspirational. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

butlersabroad said...

How amazing to see a clean desk! But I adore your beautiful lady, so looks so serene and content.

Hugs
Brenda 96

Wini said...

Hi Peggy, thank you for visiting me. Your blog is so lovely and your artwork is beautiful!! Your new piece is gorgeous. Your lady is very demure and elegant, and I love her lace veil! Wini xo

see you there! said...

The daily word sound really interesting. I like how you chose to represent it in such a beautiful painting.

I now want to look through your archives to see what else you have created.

Thanks for stopping by my blog a couple of days ago.

Darla

Daniele said...

awesome art....love the headress so realistic, thanks for the peek
hugs

Neet said...

I love visiting your blog - your artwork is superb. Love the organisation on your desk. Thanks for sharing.

Julia Christie said...

What beautiful art you have here! I love your female portraits and the mother and child pieces too!
Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment. Looking forward to following!

Smiles

JoZart said...

What a beautiful piece of art and a beautiful post too. Thank you and I'm grateful I passed by,
JoZarty

Home and Heart said...

Thank you so much for your visit, and entering in my giveaway!!

Susan Allan said...

How beautiful!! You are one talented lady.
sue xx 66/88

Holly Loves Art said...

This piece is so beautiful. I love the texture and colors you're working with. Just stunning!
Cheers,
Holly

soraya nulliah said...

Dear Peggy-thank you so much for visiting my blog and your kind comments. I love that you incorporate gratitude into your everyday life-we have so much to be grateful for. I also LOVE your woman portrait-is that pastel? I also love the detail in the lace on her head-beautiful! Soraya

Rebecca said...

Hi Peggy
What a beautiful challenge, I love this one! And you artwork is just beyond words, that lace must have taken forever to do. It is Beautiful and so are you.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

Alisonw30 said...

Great picture, she is beautiful. Thankyou for reminding me to take the time to feel grateful

Alison #62

Terry & Kim said...

I love your space and your paintings - so pretty and inspirational. Thanks!

Terry #18

Bekah said...

What a gorgeous piece! This is such an inspirational weekly meme!

Doni said...

Hi Peggy!
I'm late so late, but so glad that you joined me for Pearls and Lace and my 100th Post Giveaway!! Your painting is GORGEOUS!!!! I've always wished I could paint, but...well...let's just say I CAN'T!! Your theme is lovely...and the lace and pearls fit so PERFECTLY with my Thursday party!!! I'm so excited! Thanks so much for following me and I will continue to follow you and your beautiful work. Best to you and many blessings, Doni

APO (Bem-Trapilho) said...

so beautiful!!!

Cardarian said...

A bit late commenting - beautiful, beautiful art! The pearls and lace make it perfect!
Hugs,
Cardarian

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

Beautiful piece of work, love it.
Thanks for sharing.
Michele

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