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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday: Saints


Yesterday was All Saint's Day, a national holiday in the Philippines (see my previous post about it).  We had a four day weekend (yay!) and  to celebrate, I made some Artist Trading Cards of Saints, a Madonna and Child, St. Monica and St. Therese of Lisieux.


St. Monica is the mother of St. Augustine, and I painted her praying since she is well known for praying for Augustine when he was still wayward and as he says himself, lazy.

St. Therese is called  "the little flower of Jesus" and she believed that it was not necessary to accomplish heroic acts, or "great deeds", in order to be holy and to express her love for God. She wrote,
"Love proves itself by deeds, so how am I to show my love? Great deeds are forbidden me. The only way I can prove my love is by scattering flowers and these flowers are every little sacrifice, every glance and word, and the doing of the least actions for love."

One of my favorite quotations was found in a card in her prayer book, "Let nothing disturb you; Let nothing frighten you. All things are passing. God never changes. Patience obtains all things. Nothing is wanting to him who possesses God. God alone suffices."

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Saleslady371 said...

Now St. Monica is my kind of woman. I'm praying for my prodigal, also, and hoping he has a conversion like Augustine! Thanks for dropping by! Have a great day.

Annie said...

How lovely to have a 4 day weekend to create and what fab stuff you made too :-)
A x

ScrappnBee said...

What great Saints to pick for your ATCs! I remember getting All Saints day off from Catholic School as a little girl. I wish we had it off now, as my kids need to recover from Halloween Trick or Treating! Thanks for sharing your WOYWW! -Amanda

Bridget Larsen said...

Happy All Saints day, love your cards
Bridget #2

Julia Dunnit said...

Lovely lovely studies on the ATCs, women have been so strong and influential! What's in the pot and what's that wrapped in plastic - is it putty?

JoZart said...

Beautiful ATCs Peggy and All Saints is a beautiful day as my lovely elder daughter was born that day in 1970!
JoZarty x

Jingle said...

Those ATC's are beautiful! What a great quote, too!

Angie said...

Your ATC's are beautiful.

BetteK said...

You have an amazing worktable! I like the idea of your "turntable" for all your pens ... makes them so easy to get at! Debbie #77

RobanStudio said...

Lovely post Peggy. "Let nothing disturb you; let nothing frighten you...." This is so true. All is as it should be, God is in control. Happy WOYWW! Hugs xo

Elizabeth said...

Your desk is, as always, a pleasure to look at. Enjoy your week. Elizabeth x #59

Hazel said...

Lovely quote. Your ATCs are great (came here from WOYWW) x

Lisa-Jane said...

Gorgeous artwork as usual. Very apt for the season (it is Samhain for me).

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

Those atc's look just beautiful... where are the close ups so we can see your brush work??? Wish we had had a 4 day weekend, makes me a bit envious... happy WOYWW xx

Shoshi said...

Lovely artwork as usual, Peggy! Thank you for the thoughts about love. As someone whose lifestyle is pretty seriously restricted by illness, it's sometimes hard to remember that we can share love and do good by very small actions - just because we can't do the big things shouldn't make us feel guilty we're not doing enough! This is a timely word for me at the moment - thanks for sharing it!! Happy WOYWW, Shoshi #67

okienurse said...

very nice ATC's! Glad to hear you had some free days to do what you wanted and to create those awesome projects you make. Hope you have a great week. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #68

Fiona@staring at the sea said...

Beautiful ATCs and how lovely to have a long weekend in which to find time for creating them.

Tertia said...

What lovely ATC's! Wish I had an ounce of your talent.
Happy WOYWW

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