Not Flying Alone


‘Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.’ Matthew 11:28-30 The Message 

The aerial view of the V-formation of flying geese high above the forest canopy represents a journey into wide open space, not restricted by time or place. 

In a flock of geese, there is no one leader, each bird takes turns at being in the front, falling back into formation when they are tired. In this way, the geese can fly for a long time before they must rest. In formation, the flock conserves energy. There is ‘lifting power’ that comes from flying together. When a goose drops out of the V-formation it requires a great deal more effort and energy to fly.

The geese are not born with this ability, but they learn it from each other as they fly. The flock also care for each other. If one falls back, two will stay back with the one until it can fly again. They inherently know they are stronger together than in isolation. The V-formation also promotes visual contact and communication. 

The word on this painting is that you are not alone. Everywhere you travel on this journey, everywhere you rest your head, the Lord will place you in a flock. You will glide more often, use energy more efficiently, and move forward more easily. The synergy and energy of being an active part of a cohesive team will be significant in accomplishing your goals. Regular communication is an exceedingly important part of the journey you are called to. You will learn as you step out and ‘do’. 

There are five geese in the painting, representing ‘grace’, meaning God’s empowering presence. You will be equipped with the power to perform the task you are called to. His grace is your provision. The aerial view also represents wisdom and an ability to see ahead, and to see the bigger picture when others are focused on details. The role you play within a team is unique and valuable. 

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Giclee Reproductions are printed with a 3cm white border.

‘Not Flying Alone’ has been selected from the book 40 Days hath November to be reproduced as Giclee prints. Technically speaking, our prints are not prints at all, not in the common use of the term, but are fine art reproductions of original works. The quality is so high that it is difficult to tell between the reproduction and the original. Giclee Reproductions are premium high-resolution digital images produced on museum quality, Canson 300-320gsm Cotton Rag (fine cotton fibres woven into a paper-like product) printed with archival Canon Lucia EX 12-colour pigment high-performance inks. Canon Lucia EX pigment inks achieve an “under glass” permanence of 95 years for colour images.

Giclee can be confusing, as many may incorrectly assume that all digital printing is equal. Essentially Giclee (pronounced ‘zhee-clay’) is an invented name from the French word ‘le gicleur’ meaning ‘to squirt’. Originally coined in 1991 to distinguish between common digital prints and the highest quality form of art reproductions using wide-format inkjet printing technology. In 30 years, this technology has advanced enormously, giving an even wider distinction between Giclee reproductions and digital prints. However, we still use the word ‘print’ so that we are easily understood.

Fine Art Giclee Reproductions should be framed behind glass, using a matte to separate them from the glass. Consult your local framer for the best way to frame your reproduction and ensure your artwork still looks amazing for 3 – 4 generations.

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Print 20 x 20cm, Print 30 x 30cm, Greeting Card 105mm x 148mm, Postcard 120mm x 120mm