Creating a New Species

Do you like flowers? I do. And I like butterflies, too! But painting them (I’ve never tried butterflies) is not my specialty.

That is why when I decided to paint some flowers I saw on the side of the road, it didn’t surprise me when the final product didn’t look like the picture of the flowers I saw. For some reason I just can’t paint flowers the way I want.

Yet … I’ll keep trying.

So, the flowers in this painting are kinda like a brand new species! That is one of the cool things about art, right? We can imagine, try, make mistakes, but then step back and admire a new thing.

And that is one of the cool things about being a Christian, too! How’s that? Well, so often we try the best we can; we chase our dreams; we fail to reach our goals. Yet, when we step back and look at it all, that’s when we see that God has made something beautiful, anyway … something we had never thought of … something new.

“Original Flowers” by Anthony Baker (9×12″ watercolor on cold pressed paper)


Published by Anthony Baker

Husband, dad, pastor, artist, and musician. Time Magazine's Person of the Year in 2006 (no joke!). Loves coffee (big time), good movies, and sarcastic humor. Holds a Doctorate in Ministry. Most importantly, a servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. All glory belongs to Him! Matthew 5:16

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