Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Beauty Below the Surface

By Hazel Holland

As I was painting this abstract watercolor I was experimenting with painting many circles of different sizes and colors while leaving strips of color between them to create an interesting effect.  Then I decided to try my hand at altered art with the painting and this was the result.

It reminds me of the beauty of many rocks and stones that are hidden away below the surface of the ground.  At first glance they usually look dirty and ugly until they are washed clean or cut to expose their hidden inner beauty and worth.

So often the beauty of rocks and minerals and precious stones isn't seen until they go through the process of being cut and chiseled and polished.  Then they become beautiful jewelry that we eagerly wear on our fingers and around our necks to make ourselves look beautiful.

But I think sometimes we forget about the beauty that lies hidden below the surface inside each one of us.  Sometimes it takes the hard knocks of life for us to get past the discomfort of being seen for who we really are.

We are sons and daughter of God who are the most beautiful when we allow Him to hold us close to His heart.  For He sees past our rough exterior and ugly outer defenses.  He sees the Pearl of great price that He has been looking for.  We are worth everything to Him!♥ 

To see a larger copy of this artwork click here.

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