8 x 8 Oil
The above painting was inspired by photos of trips to Italy. Driving through the hills of Tuscany and Umbria the scenery was breathtaking. Fields of wildflowers, groves of olive trees, vineyards. The wildflowers were brilliant under the deep blue sky filled with fluffy white clouds.
As I look through pictures for inspiration for the 30 Day Painting challenge, I realize how very, very blessed I’ve been to travel to so many amazing places. Our world is full of beauty, unique places, and interesting people. I am very thankful to carry the memory of these trips in my heart.
Life is like a flower. For the flower to grow, thrive, and flourish the seeds have to have fertile soil, water, and sunshine. Without the proper foundation they will never grow and mature into the beauty they were meant to be.
We are like that spiritually. If we do not have a firm foundation of what we believe about God, our faith will not flourish as He intends. A strong foundation is found in His word. We need to be still, listen, believe. A strong foundation begins with knowing – He is able, He is able to abundantly supply all of our needs – we just need to have faith and trust in Him.
Like “Miracle Grow” for flowers – God is all the nutrients we need- His blessings are freely given to us, His grace is lavished on us – If we water ourselves with that, we will grow, thrive and flourish.
Blessings and hugs,
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
Mark 4:20 Others are like the seed planted in the good ground. They hear the teaching and accept it. Then they grow and produce fruit—sometimes thirty times more, sometimes sixty times more, and sometimes a hundred times more.”