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28 April 2017

The evening mists rising while the morning mist burns through ... Artist Laurie Pace Painting in Progress



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Painting in Progress
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"I took her hand in mine, and we went out of the ruined place; and, as the morning mists had risen long ago when I first left the forge, so, the evening mists were rising now, and in all the broad expanse of tranquil light they showed to me, I saw no shadow of another parting from her." Charles Dickens, Great Expectations

So this is a close up of the head of the horse...still in colors not the norm for me but truly enjoying the beauty of each of them. I was not going to use my knife, but i am most comfortable with my knife. Some things I cannot change so easily. I wanted this painting to have the feel of early morning mist and I am feeling pretty positive about it right now.  The 'tranquil light' seems to burn through the fog of the early dawn hour.  Stretching here... but not there yet. 

"Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him." Psalm 34:8

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27 April 2017

Through the Haze . . . Texas Artist Laurie Pace Painting in Progress



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"Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze." Elinor Glyn

Life can be filled with times of "haze".  This particular canvas started out with a haze.  I will be sharing progression on it for the next few posts... but it is not done as of this journal.  For the artist that is reading... this is oil using walnut oil with it to blend the subtle colors together. So soft and so not my normal palette.  

I have been contemplating the current changes just in my life as it happens, journeying into the life of a grandmother to four little ones and a twenty year old... and the importance of family. On the other side is the creative part of my life, the gifts from God.  I have been playing the piano more and surprised my fingers remember much more than my brain!   I will be picking up the guitar more and writing more. Did you know I have been working on several books?  I have almost two novels complete, but I really need to go over and do rewrites on them. They were started back in 2001.  Times changed and our life changed... and they were put aside in 2007 as my art became the lead gift. 

I would LOVE to know more about your stories... what gifts you have, what fears you have, what makes you laugh and what do you look forward to in life?  We all have times of HAZE... moments that we are unclear of direction.  Terry and I have been reading the entire Bible together cover to cover this year.  One of the outside readings we do pointed out God does not always just 'speak to us' in the moment we ask for guidance on something. It is always important to press on with life and other prayers and know with confidence He will answer you.  This will assuredly happen when you are totally busy and fully concentrating on something else in life... and then the LIGHT goes on and you know what He wants you to do.

I had to start my blog over. The RSS feed was not working correctly the past few weeks.  So I was not even blogging as I spent hours trying to go back and forth between my hosting company and my RSS company.  It became clear that I had to start with a clean slate.  WOW...think about that one.  Clean slate.  I think I can love it!  

"For I know the plans I have for you, " declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11 
LAURIE PACE
APRIL 27, 2017



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16 April 2017

Hallelujah is our Song . . . Laurie Pace Journal



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“Do not abandon yourselves to despair. We are the Easter people and hallelujah is our song.” ― Pope John Paul II

"Easter means that this life on earth is not all there is. Jesus went "to prepare a place for us" in His Father’s heavenly mansions for all eternity. Jesus died for our sins, paying our penalty, so that we could be forgiven. He was resurrected, to prove that death has no hold on those who repent and accept Him as Savior. This life on earth is a prelude to eternal joy with our Lord. Easter is a celebration of our eternal destiny.    Joanna Fuchs

I am with family this day singing the Hallelujah. 

"It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon,  for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two.  Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last.  The centurion, seeing what had happened, praised God and said, “Surely this was a righteous man.” Luke 23:44-47

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13 April 2017

Faithless Friends that run away . . . You gotta Love Them Laurie Pace Daily Journal



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 Photography sold
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“Maundy Thursday is so called because that night, the night before he was betrayed, Jesus gave the command, the mandatum, that we should love one another. Not necessarily with the love of our desiring, but with a demanding love, even a demeaning love—as in washing the feet of faithless friends who will run away and leave you naked to your enemies.” ― Richard John Neuhaus, Death On A Friday Afternoon: Meditations On The Last Words Of Jesus From The Cross

This week continues as we have arrived today to what we call Maundy Thursday in our home.  It is the day of the Last Supper or of the Last Passover for Jesus with his disciples. It was at this time He washed the feet of his disciples in a display of humility. He commanded them to do the same for each other. It absolutely raises the bar of the definition of LOVE to a new and higher standard. Jesus loved His enemies and He calls to us to do the same. It brings a new spiritual life and the forgiveness of sins. We are to show love to those who do not appear to even deserve it. We are to show love unconditionally.  

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another"John 13:34

John 13:2-17 - "Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God; so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist. After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him. He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, are you going to wash my feet?” Jesus replied, “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” “No,” said Peter, “you shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with me.” “Then, Lord,” Simon Peter replied, “not just my feet but my hands and my head as well!” 


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12 April 2017

Out of the Canyon . . . Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Out of the Canyon  Sold  24 x 36  Oil on Canvas.
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“Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.” ― Elisabeth K├╝bler-Ross

Here it is Passion week and in our home, our Bible study is about these days with Jesus leading up to his resurrection.  He paves the way for us.  The 'windstrom' he endured served us God's true beauty of Salvation. 


The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

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09 April 2017

Last Push . . . Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Contemporary Horse Paintings



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 Last Push 30 x 30  Sold   Oil on Canvas.
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“May you live every day of your life.” ― Jonathan Swift

Each day you live, live it to the fullest.  Give it all your have in every area of life.  Smile, spread joy, work hard, share love and remember always to connect with others and serve when you can. 

We seem to get tangled in our immediate worlds and forget about reaching out to others.  Sometimes it seems simpler to not get involved.  While I am not suggesting overwhelming your current life, I am speaking about examining what you are involved in and make sure you chose wisely for yourself and how you serve other people. We have been told to learn to say no; is it saying no or is it taking a long hard look at where you are spinning and spending your time?

This is Palm Sunday. We celebrate the joyful entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection. The people were waving large palm branches and laying them before him as he walked into the holy city.  This was near the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. Jesus came to save the lost and we realize it is the time and the place that he will secure our salvation. This week is often called Passion Week, marking the final days of Jesus' earthly ministry.  Palm Sunday is the 'beginning of the end' of Jesus' work here on earth. You might say it is his last push. 

 God gave Solomon wisdom and very great insight, and a breadth of understanding as measureless as the sand on the seashore.  1 Kings 4:29


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07 April 2017

Our Deepest Fear . . . Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Summer Grass   Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. ~" Marianne Williamson

This was the quote that set my brain in motion a few nights ago.  I was truly trying to grasp how to SHINE with humility. Not to shrink to the back but to glow with God. I want to be liberated from all those fears of inadequacy.  I would love to know what you think about this quote. Please leave a comment.  

This painting was completed also in May 2010 like the last larger horse painting. It was a large piece and this one was a small piece as you can see by the sharp detail of a soft brush in the grass. 

"Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the Israelites listened to him and did what the LORD had commanded Moses. " Deuteronomy 34:9


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