Abundance by Elizabeth Kendall
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“You simply will not be the same person two months from now after consciously giving thanks each day for the abundance that exists in your life. And you will have set in motion an ancient spiritual law: the more you have and are grateful for, the more will be given you.”
~ Sarah Ban Breathnach ~
I dedicate this painting to the Creator of trees.
Bome in Afrika: ’n skildery.
Mixed media: acrylics, gouache, pen and ink, watersoluble pencils on Derwent Sketching paper. For sale: 42 × 29 cm. On 300 gsm paper.
ART: Mixed Media
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“BOME en woude,” het die Engelse skrywer John Evelyn gemymer, “het twee keer die wêreld gered: eers met die ark, toe met die kruis…”
Die Godsbesluit

Voor die onheilswoning en
tussen die skaars-beblaarde
soetdorings staan, in droë aarde
maar lowergroen en blink van blad,
die wag-’n-bietjie langs die pad.

Wanneer ek naderkom dan sien
ek dorings krom en reg;
’k sien takke inmekaar gevleg.
En wil ek in die blare gryp
of aan die takke breek,
dan tas ek in ’n doringnes
wat vreeslik haak en steek.

Bo al u donker bome, o Heer,
groei my ‘n enk’le reusboom uit:
dit is die wag-’n-bietjie-bos
van u besluit.
Van vers o skoon, so groen, so blink…
maar hoe verward
wanneer ek dieper kyk en dink
as wat ’n sondaar pas.
En steek ek dan my hande uit
na u besluit,
dan gryp ek in die dorings vas.
Totius.

We are each gifted in a unique and important way. It is our privilege and our adventure to discover our own special light.

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Comments

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 3 years ago

    Beautiful work Liz! I love the dark blues amongst the trees

  • Thanks Dianne! So glad you like it, I enjoyed painting it so much! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Nicole Besch
    Nicole Beschover 3 years ago

    A fantastic work done by you Elizabeth! Great colors and presentation!!
    Have a nice day:)
    Nicole

  • Thanks so much Nicole, thanks for adding it to your favs as well, I feel very honoured!! ;-)
    Have a nice day too! x

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Maree  Clarkson
    Maree Clarksonover 3 years ago

    Beautiful light and contrast in this Liz. And what a wonderful dedication, your write-up is excellent!

  • Thanks very much, a fine compliment Maree!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • maggie326
    maggie326over 3 years ago

    Gorgeous work Liz

  • Thanks for the fav and your constant, wonderful support Maggie!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • Pieta Pieterse
    Pieta Pieterseover 3 years ago

    Wat kan ek seg? Dis soooo pragtig!

  • Wat kan ek seg?! Baie dankie Pieta!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • AuntDot
    AuntDotover 3 years ago

    Such beauty in your painting, Elizabeth!

  • Thanks so much Dot! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganover 3 years ago

    Such a beautiful quote and such a wonderful painting to illustrate it. Lovely, lovely work, Liz.

  • Thanks Bev for your heartwarming compliment and fav, I really appreciate it very much!! ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    You know what they say… Only God can make a tree.. ( unfortunately I forget who said it!!)

  • That is so true! Thanks so much Heather!!
    Something you will enjoy:
    Trees

    I THINK that I shall never see
    A poem lovely as a tree.

    A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
    Against the sweet earth’s flowing breast;

    A tree that looks at God all day,
    And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

    A tree that may in summer wear
    A nest of robins in her hair;

    Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
    Who intimately lives with rain.

    Poems are made by fools like me,
    But only God can make a tree.

    Joyce Kilmer. 1886–1918

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • heatherfriedman
    heatherfriedmanover 3 years ago

    I must have been having a senior moment.. OF COURSE it was Kilmer!! Thanks for reminding me!! ♥

  • Glad you enjoyed it….take care.
    Also a senior! Lol!

    – Elizabeth Kendall

  • roza50
    roza50over 3 years ago

    You need to specify that you used acrylics in order to be accepted.

  • So sorry Roza, I added it now! Thanks. ;-)

    – Elizabeth Kendall

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