Mobius the Goat Goes Surfing

Mobius the Goat grabs his surfboard and heads out to the water, hoping to catch a big wave

Mobius the Goat grabs his surfboard and heads out to the water, hoping to catch a big wave.

This is not the first time that Mobius the Goat has been seen with his surfboard. And this is not the only surfing art to be seen here, either. It would appear that I have some regular themes around here. But you probably knew that already. The odd thing about it is that I have never actually been surfing myself. But that is what art is for - dreaming about things you could not do otherwise.

What Do You Love?

I think from this art it is safe to say that Mobius loves surfing. Just look at that big smile on his face. And it is safe to say that I love the beach, as you may have gathered by my various art pieces and photographs.

But when someone says they love something, I think about Pee Wee Herman’s response, “Then why don’t you marry it?” I think it is safe to say that I do not love the beach in the same way that I love my wife. Because those are two different kinds of things.

But often, people are quick to love things more than they love people. Wouldn’t it be great if we spend more time loving people than we spend loving things? Because people are much more important than things. We all want to be loved, so we all need to love others as well.

Love one another more than you love things, and let them know.

“Do not lay up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” - Matthew 6:19-21

Love One Another

About the Artwork

Often when I do these art pieces, I just do something quick for the background. For this one, while it might not look like it, I spent almost as much time on the background as I did on Mobius.

I really liked the background style of the Surf Tiki artwork, but I did not want to copy that directly. Instead, I decided to use a watercolor style background. Admittedly, I don’t know all that much about watercolor, even digital watercolor, so it was fun to experiment a bit. Yes, that beach is supposed to be in Hawaiʻi, as that is often on my mind, even more than goats and surfboards.

As with most all of the art I create, it is fun to experiment and try different things.

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Burnsland is Steve Burns, with generous help from his lovely wife Laura. Steve is a husband, father, photographer, webmaster, writer, podcaster, artist, Christian. Steve enjoys sharing his photography, art, and stories through, from the Burnsland World Headquarters in Tennessee.