That was the word on my mind the morning I made the first sketch. This time, I didn’t let it slide, like the rest of the unfinished works that tugged at my sleeves at downtime.


Like plants that grow by taking in sunlight, water, and other minerals in the right proportion, I can only grow into the fullness of my life’s purpose by taking in daily victuals from Jesus, the vine.


The process of illustrating this work taught me that I can only live life one step at a time, in faith, trusting that my guide has my best interests at heart and will lead me to fruitfulness!


So, you can blossom! You are made to blossom.
Take in the right nutrients in the right proportion and grow!

You can blossom! Yes!

And here, I finished it!


“I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing.” John 15:5-6 (MSG)

P.S. I formatted this illustration into a wallpaper or lock screen image you can use for your phone. Click here to download.

Thank you!

Author: Toluwanimi

Toluwanimi believes young people can do great things with their lives. “Give them wings; watch them soar,” He always says. He is a physician by training and a budding behavioral scientist with a keen interest in child and adolescent health and development. Having worked with teenagers for over a decade, he loves to study and practice evidenced-based methods of inspiring positive behavioral change. His current project, GrandHeights, aims to provide resources and mentorship connections that inspire and empower young people to realize their life’s full potential despite negative circumstances around them. He plans to develop an establishment that will conduct research, develop effective strategies that will impart hope, empowerment, and refuge for youth and families in at-risk situations. He also believes creativity can be a transformative tool and through his start-up, Missionary Creatives, he helps nonprofits tell their stories and develop strategies to drive growth.

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