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Consider The Lilies - #1

Consider The Lilies - #1

UPDATE: SOLD- while on display at the For Grace's 7th Annual Women In Pain Conference, Sep 12, 2014**
Medium - Photos, liquid led on canvas: THIS IS THE FIRST WORK IN A NEW SERIES.
Matthew 6:28-30 __ "CONSIDER THE LILIES of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, WILL HE NOT MUCH MORE CLOTHE YOU...? " All of the pieces you see that compose this artwork are microscopic images of flowers, YES, FLOWERS - mostly WILDFLOWERS! The weeds in your yard, the flowers in your garden bed. Nothing special. But look how beautiful they are on a cellular level! These colors are untouched from how nature made them. Most will be pulled out of a perfect lawn as a nuisance. The above scripture kept repeating in my head the more I looked at these amazing photos! How beautifully cared for is the Earth around us and IF SO... seriously... how much MORE will a great God give those He loves so much?!?! Food for thought.
Consider The Lilies - #1
9" H x 12" W
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Clover 1

Clover 1

A microscopic look at a clover flower
8" H x 10" W
Price: $60.00    
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Arizona Wildflower

Arizona Wildflower

A microscopic look at an Arizona wildflower
9" H x 12" W
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Speedwell Flower

Speedwell Flower

A microscopic look at a flower from the wild plant called "Speedwell." It is very common in many suburban lawns.
8" H x 12" W

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Storksbill Stigma

Storksbill Stigma

This is the very center of the tiny purple flower weed in many peoples yard every spring. Now do you know why these pictures remind me so much of the scriptures saying "consider the lilies of the field they neither sow nor spin. Yet I tell you, Solomon dressed in all his glory was never as beautiful as one of these... if God the Father takes care of grass like this, HOW MUCH MORE WILL HE CARE FOR YOU?!?!" I've found it to be true.
12" H x 8" W

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WoodSorrel1

WoodSorrel1

This is an island of red right at the base of each yellow petal of the flower for the clover clone, Wood Sorrel
8" H x 10" W

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Storksbill 1

Storksbill 1

The Storksbill wildflower is actually very high in protein! The petal is seen here but the plant is usually known by it's long, pointed fruit that turns into a corkscrewed shape sticker when dried.
8" H x 10" W

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Storksbill 2

Storksbill 2

The Storksbill wildflower is actually very high in protein! The petal is seen here but the plant is usually known by it's long, pointed fruit that turns into a corkscrewed shape sticker when dried. It is also known for this: being a weed with little purple flowers that grows prevalently in most lawns throughout North America!
8" H x 12" W

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Colored Trees

Colored Trees

Visiting a new place, you get to see what colors the city's landscape artist liked best. In this city, pink and purple blanketed the downtown streets. Lovely!
8" H x 12" W

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Mucous Membrane

Mucous Membrane

This is a picture of mouth membrane cells stained by Methylene Blue
8" H x 12" W

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Morning Glory close up

Morning Glory close up

A morning glory petal seen through a magnification of 200x
8" H x 12" W

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Desert spikes!

Desert spikes!

This ball of spikes came from the place where defenses are needed for every living thing -- the desert! All I know about this plant was that it was so "stick-ish" that is was brought to my house... stuck to my service dog's vest!
8" H x 12" W

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Painted Daisy #2 with God's Heart

Painted Daisy #2 with God's Heart

8" H x 12" W

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Morning Glory #2

Morning Glory #2

Vibrant purple Morning Glory
8" H x 12" W

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Volunteer Succulent

Volunteer Succulent

This plant "volunteered" itself into one of my aunt's outside planter boxes. On the outside, the plant looks like a simple greenish succulent, like 45 others you've no doubt seen at your local discount mart. But the microscope brings out the rubies hidden inside. So maybe plants, like people, shouldn't be judged by outer looks alone.

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Desert Thistle

Desert Thistle

Examining this thistle ended up unlocking such beauty. I think we can do this with people as well, if we use the right tools. I've seen it happen. Both a thistle and a curmudgeonly person put up big defenses. To get through eventually you have to 1.) have patience 2.) avoid the thorns but KEEP GOING 3.) watch them start to open up and recognize the great beauty they both hold inside.

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Garden Leaf

Garden Leaf

Look at that! Boy, when you want great filigree, look to the first Artist.

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Algae Jewels

Algae Jewels

Once again, a "people" parable comes to mind. these beautiful, shiny items are the real building blocks of nasty, stinky, slimy ALGAE; living organisms in stagnant ponds everywhere! Now when water is moving freely, these molecules stay separated and non toxic. But when the water stops, doing nothing to be engaged in its environment, the sun activates the cells and it grows FAST. When we stand still and do nothing to reach out or bless another, we quickly get stagnant in our hearts, and the stink begins.

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Butterfly scales (solarized)

Butterfly scales (solarized)

In a break from the flora in my area, I turned to the insect world. These scales were from a butterfly's wing. They end up as part of house dust a great deal of the time in my area, especially during the summer. A butterfly's (or moth's) wing is actually filled with these scales hanging perpendicularly off the face of the wing so there are really three edges hitting the air for lift as the insect flies. Once again, these things just make me think Creator must have fun putting this stuff ( "stuff" being all of us and our breathing neighbors of all kinds - two legged and four, skin, feather or fur) together. If it was my art, I know I would.
8" H x 10" W

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Hollyhock Pollen

Hollyhock Pollen

Diffused light shining through the pollen orbs of neighborhood hollyhocks.
8" H x 10" W

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Storksbill Mosaic

Storksbill Mosaic

The stamen heads of the tiny Storksbill flower is a gorgeous mosaic of color
8" H x 10" W

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Red Rose 2

Red Rose 2

My art teacher often said, "nothing in nature is ever just ONE color." Her statement made me see everything differently from that point forward. This study of a Mr. Lincoln red rose petal proves her point well.

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Speedwell Seed Pod

Speedwell Seed Pod

Speedwell is a very common weed in many lawns.

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Red Rose 1

Red Rose 1

Close up of Red Rose 2

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Rose Stamen Pieces

Rose Stamen Pieces

You know the fuzzy stuff left on the rose stem after all the petals have fallen off? Here it is - you've now been introduced.

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Teal Bloom

Teal Bloom

Yes, bloom -- no, flower. It's actually fungus spore. But then again, so is a mushroom. So beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

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Desert Spurge

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All God's Creation 2

All God's Creation 2

This is the first of my many microscopic pollen pieces to come. Actually this picture is of the seedpod of a wildflower called "Shepherd's Purse". The actual photo of the seedpod as we see it normally is at the bottom. Magnified, the actual photo is the green corner, upper right (when looking from this side) It was taken at a magnification of 400x. Like the Heart Tree, this heart shaped pod belonged to a wildflower that had been right in front of my nose ---and I never saw it until Creator opened my eyes to the beauty and symbols of love that surround us daily. All of creation really does show HIS love and care, if we just have eyes to see.
14" H x 11" W
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Tumbleweed

Tumbleweed

Officially, the name of this flower is Russian Thistle. The common name is nothing less than THE plant the rolled across the west!

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Morning Glory

Morning Glory

water is filling all those beautiful little pods. Wow

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Morning Glory 2

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yellow desert statice.

yellow desert statice.

Who knew such beauty was in an old brown weed

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Red Root Spurge

Red Root Spurge

These are some of the tiniest flowers you have ever seen! Most don't ever see because of the seeming worthlessness of the weed it is on. Always look for the beauty!

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Red Root Spurge 2

Red Root Spurge 2

A second look: These are some of the tiniest flowers you have ever seen! Most don't ever see because of the seeming worthlessness of the weed it is on. Always look for the beauty!

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Red Root Spurge with color values "inverted"

Red Root Spurge with color values "inverted"

(pretty cool, huh?) Generally, I NEVER change the colors on the Micro-Botany pics on principle. But when I do, I want it to be DRAMATIC so that there is no mistaking the Creator's beauty and the beauty of the created.

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