Can you believe it’s already the end of April! I mean where did the beginning of the year go?! It feels like not much has happened these past few months and yet somehow, time has slipped away. With only three assignments at uni to go and one month to finish them, I feel like someone keeps pushing the due date back and back out of reach without actually changing anything.
Time is a strange thing. Speaking of time, a big change will be happening in my life, although it’s not really that big at all. When seasons end in certain places and it’s time to move on, it’s somewhat easier to transition, knowing it’s time to move on and start dip deeper into what you have been preparing for over the past few years. Just the thought of this change is bursting the doors of my creativity, to places I’ve been yearning to thrust open and vomit ideas and colour everywhere.
As you would have hopefully seen in my previous post, I have finally started painting! That’s just one creative field that is starting to leak out, Praise the LORD! And once this change happens, you will be seeing so much more 35mm, 120mm photography here as well as cooking, beauty routines, tips and tricks, gardening, fashion look books – you name it, it’s gonna be here!
Anyway, I thought I’d share yet another painting that I have recently completed. It’s my first time painting water so please go easy on me. It’s called ‘He leads me by the waters’, I chose this title because the water in the painting isn’t still but it’s not overwhelming either. There are gentle small waves, lapping at the shore of the rocks, just waiting to be picked up moving stronger and stronger as the tide comes in and the deeper currents start pulling for more and to go further along the river. Now it is quite a blue river but I wanted it to be that way to resemble salt water. The bible talks a lot about salt and how we are the salt for Jesus. Salt also has so many health benefits and a salt water river seemed the perfect fit to go to, to refresh your soul in Jesus.
The inspiration for this painting is based on a river not far from my home, that I am in love with. Whenever I need to find a calm place with the LORD, I always picture us there. So, whenever I look at this painting, I feel peace, knowing that even though life is moving and I can’t control it, He is with me and He sees me, and that’s all that matters.
for the Lamb in the centre of the throne will be their shepherd, and will guide them to springs of the water of life; and God will wipe every tear from their eyes.” – Revelation 7:7
I hope this painting brings you feelings of peace and hope and refreshes your soul in our Heavenly King, Jesus Christ our Saviour.
P.s. This was painted over another painting which is why there are strange bumps on the surface but I just think it looks like the feet of Jesus walking on water 😛