Pineapple Splash

The pineapple is a type of Bromeliad. From Spanish Moss (also known as Pele’s Hair) to the Pineapple, bromeliads come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. Pineapples are a symbol of hospitality, often given as gifts to those new to the islands.

Pineapples make for fun paintings — I've done several!

 "Growing Sunshine"

"Growing Sunshine"

A fan recently mentioned that he’d like to see a painting of a pineapple at the beach and I thought, “What fun!”

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So I took a pineapple to the beach to take photos of it up at the waters edge. I didn't know what it would look like there.

Amazingly I captured a few photos of a wave crashing over the pineapple just before the force of the water pushed it over.

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That pineapple went on to become a delicious smoothie and then a painting!

 This is just the beginning of the painting, it hints of what's to come.

This is just the beginning of the painting, it hints of what's to come.

When we mix things up, put something different into the stir-fry or wear polka dots with plaids, we take a tiny risk.

 I've worked a little more on the top of the pineapple and around the splash.

I've worked a little more on the top of the pineapple and around the splash.

We stay alive by nudging ourselves outside our comfort zone, even just a little bit.

I’m sure some people thought I was crazy taking photos of "my pineapple" at the beach. I didn’t care. I honestly didn’t know what it would look like, how much fun it would be, or how much it would make me laugh!

Laughter is Life on a good day!

Reach for those good days, it's within us all to grab that gusto we often hear about. It means reaching outside of ourselves.

Go ahead, reach just a little further outside your comfort zone, try something new, live Large!