Updated: Jan 25
(A Journey To The Red Sea)
Dazzling with bright blues and punchy palms, Eilat reminds me of the gorgeous place it's named after. None other than Eilat, Israel!
Eilat is a ritzy beach town on the banks of the Red Sea (gasp!) Yes, that Red Sea! Where Moses took his staff, and God
parted the sea. And more importantly where His people were freed from the bondage of Pharaoh. A pretty history packed place, if you ask me!
My Trip To Israel Inspires My Abstract Acrylic Art
So all the way back in 2011, I was given the amazing opportunity to visit Israel.
When adventure comes knockin' I fling that door wiiiiide open. And I also worked my tail off so I could go.
It was worth it. Travel is worth it.
So for two weeks I got to experience the grandeur of the Middle East. I'm talking Jerusalem, Masada, Bethlehem, the Sea of Galilee, Eilat, and more. I also got to visit one of my favorite places in the whole wide world - Petra, Jordan!
The massive palm trees and different hues of blue stuck with me. And all of these years later..voila, my abstract acrylic art piece "Eilat" was born! You never know when or where you're going to find inspiration.
Abstract Palm Trees Are The Best Palm Trees?
"Eilat," in many ways feels like a culmination of all the places I was able to visit on this trip. And for me, that's the beauty of this abstract nature piece; it sparks memories!
Now in Eilat the water is crystal clear, unlike any other place I went to; extremely appealing to the eye. In contrast, the Sea of Galilee is a deep deep blue. Such a gorgeous place! If you've been to Israel then you also know there's of course sand, so throughout this piece you'll notice specks of peachy acrylic.
And of course you can't forget about the palm trees! They take center stage in all their palmy glory in this colorful blue abstract painting. Add Eilat to your collection today!
Finding Beauty In The Here & Now
Travel has the power to bubble up creativity, and in my case..inspire my acrylic art. But even if you can't travel right now (especially at this moment in history) remember that there is beauty all around us! The changing color of the leaves, the fluffiness of the clouds, the features of our loved ones, and the wealth of new experiences available to each and every one of us if we look close enough. Even trying a new type of food can be an adventure, if we let it!
I'd love to hear about you! Where do you find inspiration? What new things are you dying to try? What positive discoveries have you made about yourself, even in the midst of a global pandemic?
"Every child is an artist, the problem is staying an artist when you grow up." ~Pablo Picasso