Thursday, 1 December 2016

Lessons from the jetty


When we were on holiday on Kangaroo Island recently, I took a walk along the jetty early in the morning. Imagine my surprise to see grass growing there, between wooden boards with no soil and many yards out over the ocean.

It set me to thinking.

If grass can grow on a jetty, in those inhospitable conditions, then surely I must be expected to grow even when conditions don't feel optimal to me. There is no excuse to wither and wilt. It is up to me to find sustenance where I can and use everything presented to me to grow. That growth may come slowly, but it will come if I squeeze as much out of life as I can.


I will be sharing this page at Paint Party Friday. Hop on over there to see all the wonderful work that's been created this week.




10 comments:

  1. Lovely page and good thoughts! Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. Great page. I love how seeing that grass made you think about yourself and how to look at life. Very wise words ...

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  3. Wonderful artwork and observation! I had that same epiphany one year when I couldn't tend to my flowers the way I normally did...they flourished anyway... they had a longer shelf life.. They managed quite well without my dedication and in difficult circumstances! Nature is pretty amazing!

    Hugs Giggles

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  4. Wow, love the comment, "if I can squeeze as much out of life as I can". A timely reminder and some beautiful art. Thank you!

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  5. I love all the individual pieces that make up your abstract background. Then the surviving plant takes center stage! Beautiful sentiment.

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  6. Wonderful observation of growth and create it beautiful art.
    Happy PPF ❤

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  7. Love your art from your observation!!
    Inspired by nature!!

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  8. Ooh I love this so much, the colors you used, the texture and layering. So great! Happy PPF!

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  9. I really love this page and the emotion behind it.

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  10. Wonderful page, and great thoughts. I totally agree, it might be tough and it might be small steps, but it's up to us to try and do it.

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