FOOTPRINTS ON THE BEACH PAINTING

I still remember the day that I painted this painting. It was early morning and I was feeling a bit off. I decided to plug in my earphones and just immerse myself in painting. I had no reference, it was just free painting with no restrictions. There is something special about fully immersing yourself in painting and letting God take the lead, letting Him guide your every brush stroke.

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A few weeks before I did the painting I went on an art trip for school to a series of different art galleries and one thing that I definitely picked up was that with art in the world outside of school it is more about the meaning of the art than the artwork itself.

The two sets of footprints on the beach represent two lives. My life and the life of my future husband, at a certain point our two paths cross and form a new path. The points on each individual path where the footprints look faded represents a challenge that we face.

This artwork is a reminder for me. It’s a reminder for me to be patient because in God’s timing I will met the man God has chosen for me. It might be two weeks for now or ten years. And in the time that I am single I need to seek God first, I need to put Him first in my life. I have to dance with God because at the perfect time He will let my perfect man cut in.

It’s like what someone once said: “You deserve a man after God’s own heart, not just a boy who goes to church. Someone who is intentional about pursuing you, not just looking for someone to date. A man who will love you not just for your looks, your body or how much money you make, but because of who you are in Christ. He should see your inward beauty more than your outward beauty. You may have to tell a few guys no a few times in order for the real man to step forward, but it will be worth it. Keep praying and trusting the Lord, it will happen in His timing.

This painting is a reminder for those hard days when all my friends are in relationships and I’m still single. It’s a reminder for the day when I have to break a relationship because the guy is not the right one. It’s a reminder that regardless of what season of life I’m in I have to put God first. It’s God’s special reminder to me, expressed through art!

xoxo,

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