"Rise" 6 x 6
"Rise to the occasion," "we will rise," "rise like the dawn," are all common phrases we throw around all the time. Elevation and empowerment and self-improvement are all wrapped into these phrases. Lots of effort. I want to look at this word at a slightly different angle. This young man in the image and I have a lot in common when it comes to effort. We are all in. Determined and persistent. But not getting very far. Why? Because we aren't using what God has given us. Himself. We have a silly rope and He actually gave us exactly what we need to fly.
I created this word illustration to remind myself to stop striving on my own to "rise" but lean on God's strength and rise with Him.
This 6" x 6" original artwork is created using paper collage, acrylic and colored pencil on hardboard panel. "Rise" is sealed with an acrylic varnish and comes framed in a simple black frame, wired and ready to display.