SUNFLOWER FIELDS FOREVER

The sunflower seeds have blossomed and the fields of yellow and brown, fill the land with glory and majesty for all who come to enjoy their beauty. Last year, Paul and his outdoor painting club ventured out to one of the very popular sunflower fields in our area. The locations have been the perfect place for artists, photographers and those who love seeing the massive array of color. For a graduation, engagement, family or special photo op, you can’t beat these sites.

When I think of sunflowers, I can’t help recalling all the paintings Vincent Van Gogh created of these showy flowers. He once said:

“What am I in the eyes of most people — a nonentity, an eccentric, or an unpleasant person — somebody who has no position in society and will never have; in short, the lowest of the low. All right, then — even if that were absolutely true, then I should one day like to show by my work what such an eccentric, such a nobody, has in his heart. That is my ambition, based less on resentment than on love in spite of everything, based more on a feeling of serenity than on passion. Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum.”

― Vincent Van Gogh

Vincent was a troubled soul. He seemed to be at his best when he was out in a field somewhere, painting real life scenes and expanses of brilliant color. He drank too much, Cared little about his physical appearance. Often he spent hours upon hours painting without taking sustenance. He was prone to depression and was admitted to an asylum which brought him a certain amount of peace. Even in the hellish recesses of his heart, there dwelt an artist of great merit. If only he would’ve experienced the success during his lifetime.

We all have God given abilities – talents and blessings freely created within us. Sometimes we have to look deeply inside to realize what we’re capable of. In the process of searching, we might be surprised at what we discover.

About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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4 Responses to SUNFLOWER FIELDS FOREVER

  1. K.L. Hale says:

    Kathy, this post is so precious to me. There’s Paul~and my heart just wanted to hug him and the students. I’d love to be his student. And your words~Van Gogh,…a troubled soul. I’m
    So glad he had his art to bring him times of peace in his torment. I hope we all embrace the uniqueness of others and support them in their gifts. You and Paul are such a blessing. Peace and hugs, 💛❤️💚 Karla

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Every time I hear from you I am deeply humbled by your remarks. We have such a great connection through the gifts we possess. May God richly bless your coming week as you so richly bless us.

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      • K.L. Hale says:

        Aw, thank you, Kathy. When I see your posts, my heart is so happy. It’s like being with family. We do have a connection and I thank God for it! This week I may have a new granddaughter. I appreciate your prayers as she likes being upside down in Mommy and they will try and turn her Wednesday. We pray she turns on her own! I’m going to be trying to complete my children’s book this week also so prayers are appreciated. God is so good and through his power, no matter what, his will will be done. 💛❤️💚 May both of you have a blessed week too. 🤗🙏🏻

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  2. Rebecca says:

    The sunflower paintings are all beautiful! How neat to be able to visit and get inspiration from sunflower fields.

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