An Inspirational ‘lesson’ I have learnt during lockdown
We are currently in a very interesting time. The year 2020 has brought us a fast spreading virus which actually lead our country to locking down for 21 days. Who could’ve seen this coming!
I know this is not the best of times for a lot of people – those affected by the virus, people sitting without an income during this time and the people suffering from depression and are forced to be alone. For me though, I’m loving this lockdown. Living in the city, every day is a rush from point A to point B and back. For the first time in quite a while we have time to spend together as a family and – as soon as my one year old goes to sleep – I have time and energy to spend on those little projects I never have time for.
One of my “projects” was to make painting time for myself – painting is the one activity where my mind can just switch off – and then another “project” was to make more devotional time with God. For this post I was fortunate enough to combine both!
Please note that this was my first ever video post and I encountered a few problems. Learned a lot through this process! Next one will be better 🙂
Hope you feel encouraged!
Stay safe. Start DOING and God loves you!
As I’ve mentioned before, I have only started painting about three years ago, meaning, that most of the paintings I’ve attempted are firsts for me:) For this specific painting the fire was a definite first!! I don’t know if you’ve noticed but photographing sunsets, sunrises and fires are not the easiest thing to do. You never seem to really catch the beauty of it on camera. Well painting it, I can tell you, is even more of a challenge (well for me in any case). A good friend of mine helped me to start off and well, this is the end result… As I know myself I will probably try to adjust it up and till it’s delivered to my very first customer, who was the photographer of the photo I painted this from. This photo was taken at their favourite campsite. I guess they wanted a reminder of their happy place even though they’re not there.
What is your happy place? I can’t really narrow mine down to one place or thing but I would definitely say mine is somewhere in nature. I love sitting alone in God’s Creation, it makes me feel closer to Him. I get the almost tangible feeling when the wind blows around me that I can experience the presence of God. The Bible says in Kings 19:12 that God was not in the earth quake or the fire, He whispered in the stillness of the wind..I really don’t hope anyone will have a request for me to paint the wind somewhere though:)
I hope you all will have an amazingly blessed day and have the opportunity to also visit your happy place soon for a nice relaxing time!
(PS. This painting was also difficult photographing, since the whole picture changes a bit depending on the angle you’re looking at it and the type of lighting its getting.)