I decided to finish this painting for the 4th Fall Fearless and Fly challenge since 2 of the prompts fitted really well:

The color prompt was:   Cool colors (blues, greens, violets, etc.)

and the headline prompt was:  Security:  What makes you feel safe and secure?  What rattles your sense of security?  Where do you go for comfort and refuge?

It has been through a number of permutations and has been hanging around for ages whilst I felt uninspired as to how to finish it.

When I considered what makes me feel safe and secure I realised that I am most comfortable when I am not thinking insecure thoughts. When my mind quietens and the mental chatter stops I am left with a sense of peace that almost goes beyond safety and security. At such times I truly know that all is well.

When the chatter starts up again and I am thinking insecure thoughts I worry about stuff in the future and create fear and insecurity. But beneath that the peace is always there. It just gets covered up by busy thinking. “Be Still and Listen” is a reminder of that.

Here’s the quote prompt which I didn’t use: You can’t make a place for yourself in the sun if you keep taking refuge under the family tree.  Helen Keller.


Linking to Craftomaniac Monday