Thursday, January 15, 2009

"ONLY REMEMBERED BY WHAT WE HAVE DONE......" 12" x 9" Mixed Media on Gessoed card, 2009

This is my entry into the current weekly Challenge on Karin Juricks Different Strokes from Different Folks. It was a view of Jefferson's Memorial at Night.






I did a little bit of research about this man and it reminded me that we shall all only be remembered only by what we have done. Now that is a challenge to us all! So lets go out there and do that thing we have always wanted to do, that will influence mankind for good and last till eternity! That's why with God's help I have wrapped up my life into three words that constitute my mission statement as " I'm Adebanji Alade and I want to inspire, motivate and encourage everyone I encounter." (I learnt this from T.D.Jakes' book on REPOSITION YOURSELF- he said we all have to have a mission statement that consists of just three words. See page 89)

So what shall you be remembered for?
Time, like an ever-rolling stream
Bears all its sons away
They fly forgotten, as a dream
Dies at the opening day
(from song- O God Our Help In Ages Past)

This work was purely experimental as I had no clue what to do with the night scene but had to work, re-work and keep re-working it until the gessoed card couldn't take anymore battering! All the battering was done with acrylic, Biro, coloured pencils and wax crayons towards the end!

28 comments:

dominique eichi said...

YES, YES, YES. This is the message we need to convey.

What will we be remembered for ?

Blessing Adebanji, Well done

Edward Burton said...

GREAT job, Adebanji. I really like the addition you made - nice touch!

adebanji said...

Thanks Dominique!
Thanks Ed, I struggled with additions till I had to stop!

Vern Schwarz said...

Adebanji, you are a master at telling a whole other story with your interpretations of the weekly challenges. This is no exception, and at the same time is a beautiful painting.

Erika Nelson said...

Looks like a successful experiment congratulations! And a wonderful message to go with it. Both very thought provoking. I shall think on it thank you.

adebanji said...

Thanks Vern!!!

adebanji said...

Great Erika!! We are ALL only here for a short while, so why not!

Dean H. said...

Great painting, Adebanji! Thanks for the inspiring thoughts...something the world's population needs to meditate upon.

adebanji said...

Thanks Dean!

artbyakiko said...

Wonderful painting! I also like the message that goes with it. Your creative mind has no bound.

adebanji said...

Thanks Akiko! Also, I thank God for Divine Inspiration!

Sheila said...

The British are coming, the British are coming.... and they're showing our Yanks a thing or two about our past president. *sigh* Great job Banji.

adebanji said...

Thanks Sheila!

Carol Horzempa said...

Abebanji - Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind words, I am honored.

I love your blog, and your way of sharing your work, drawings and inspirational words.

Great job as always on another DSDF Challenge!

robin peterson said...

Adebanji, you are certainly living up to your motto, I'm inspired. Great job on making this challenge your own.

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Excellent!!! I love your representation. Yes, we all need a mission under God and you are representing yours very well.

adebanji said...

Thanks Carol! I couldn't resist that wonderful painting of "Shawna"

Thanks Robin and Victoria! Lets go for it!

nathalie said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! You have inspired me to try to think more about what I am doing, motivated me to go a little further with my paintings, and I am encouraged when I find other believers doing quality work! I actually got to visit The Potter's House a few times - but I have not read Jake's Reposition Yourself book - it is now on my to do list - as is checking out your blog regularly. Blessings to you -

adebanji said...

Great, Nathalie! I am happy you are inspired and have that book on your to do list. Hope to keep in contact with you via your blog and works!
Wow !!What an experience you must have had visiting the Potters House, I only have the opportunity to watch via the net and I am always inspired!

Kari Tirrell said...

Another excellent painting, Adebanji. I always look forward to seeing your submissions. Your work is invariably interesting, and always uniquely creative.

adebanji said...

Thanks Kari!

Honor Martinez said...

Fascinating interpretation and well done. You met and exceeded what Karin intended. Wonderful to view. Honor

adebanji said...

Thanks Honor!

Theresa Rankin said...

Wonderful!! Original and well done! Great quote too...You have made this a complete story!

adebanji said...

Thanks Theresa!

Miki Willa said...

I really like what you have done. I also think the message is a very important one. Thanks.

Inna O. said...

I really like your interpretation of the subject. So creative!

adebanji said...

Thanks for your comments Miki and Inna, and for taking time to stop by!