A Tree with Strong Roots laughs at storms


It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere. 

Artwork by Gustavo S Montiel III The Actual Third

The first impressions i received when taking in this wonderful piece… The strength that the picture conveys.
It’s as if the neck is made of sturdy solid wood, representing a strong sturdy tree trunk which signifies such growth stems from deep story type telling bitter roots.


When I think about all the things I am feeling from this particular piece of your artwork, I am proud of both, the growth of you as in individual and as an artist.


I love how everything seems to be branching out in an upward pattern, which really demonstrates your willingness to always aim for growth in a positive upward fashion, there is nothing stagnant about you.  You are brave, and have little fear; when it comes to love whatever it takes to get the blossom you are in.
Even the gaze in the yellow stare depicts a search for enlightenment, and a greater understanding.   wpid-fb_img_1441475308495.jpg
Where do we get the answers to that we want to understand?
Nature holds so much, the colors used are deeply connected to nature, trees, wisdom, time, this picture shows your ready for spiritual growth!

The hair is green which gives an energy of life that is transferred into the birth of leaves.  Leaves are in abundance in this piece, and as they extend from the powerful creation they represent there are no limitations, I love knowing we can have every possibility we can imagine to change our lives for the better each day.


I hope that when your eyes look out and search for light you will see the brightest light in me.  A positive bright spirit is how I want you to recognize I am near, that reminds you just how VITAL and influential you are to me. I hope to forever inspire you to be the best you that you can be for each and every moment you are alive. I hope to always liberate you with the gift of freedom, free to be all you are, and all you can be without restraining you for my own selfish reasons.


I pray tonight, God please give me all the ingredients to nurture Gustavo Sergio Montiel Jr. the III to continue just as he is, perfectly imperfect.  I pray for the strength to continue to heal all his past wounds, and those wounds that have turned into thorns and strong horns that have been a weapon to keep people away.  I pray for his strong branches that they will continue to allow people he has began to find trust in, to love, that he will trust his own self and allow those thorns to be a place where trust can begin to be anchored.

wpid-images3.jpgI pray I always make him aware of my gratitude for his greatness, his giving nature, his caring, and selflessness. I pray he knows and trust how much I admire him,  he holds so many of the great qualities he is my constant reminder to work on. Gustavo is definitely my empowering tree trunk, I am thankful for his protective nature that reminds me that our family is safe in his care. His protection is important to me and to the kids, when I am innocent and naive I am thankful his wisdom and strength of reality shields US from many of the harsh realities of the World!!!!  In Jesus name I pray, AMEN! 


We both understand that we are renewed from the inside. So much of the yellow in your art shows that activation energized within. Love the open vessel open heart that seems to be working in the chest area exactly where it would be in the tree center vessel.


I love you Gustavo and I appreciate your latest piece of art.

Just like roots… Your thoughts are deep!

Michele Renee

One comment

  1. 73gmontiel says:

    Often as I’m working on a piece the image is formed and the idea is there however how it actually ends up is always a mystery even to me. I have done quite a many self portraits or at least what I invision myself to be. It’s the most recognizable image I know and the inner workings of our own self is who we should know best before we can even try to understand those who orbit our existence. Often when a perspective from an observer and such an intmant one at that, it provides a whole different dimension that it is refreshing and empowering. I often miss the very things that someone as yourself has taken the time to analyze one of my paintings. I had to reteach myself on what to use as a catalyst for my creative inspiration often I was to quick to use sorrow or anger as the subject of my work. Anxiety, fear was a reacuring theme how ever when you find yourself at peace, in harmony and with a renewed vision then those theme still exist however there is presence of hope and a desire for growth and a bravado that moves you to create.
    I’m thankful that you inspire me to be a new creature with different behaviors. Keep inspiring me and keep praying for us as we journey together through this maze we call life.

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