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28 August 2015

"Deep Roots are not reached by the Frost" Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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sold  Oil on Canvas.
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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This painting was a playful experience. Beginning with a black canvas and adding the lines of color opened up creativity in a new way.  I only did this one but enjoyed painting it. Sometimes it is good to work outside your norm or your comfort zone. You never know what you can discover.

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:7-9

Laurie


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26 August 2015

Beginning Again... Hazy Days of Summer



  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2015

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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Getting close to the end of the summer. The heat cannot fade away fast enough. This painting reminds me of the haze of water on the roads when it is so hot and the roads look like there are shimmering puddles from the heat.

That seems to be how life is. So much looks like shining good things to us through the mist of the media...all  the treasures we seek in life. But when we stop and look at where we are, we realize the silvery haze does not exist. Everything is a mirage.  It is a figment before us.  Real life is filled with journeys up and down.  You cannot have good without bad. You cannot have love without hate. We grow through the rough times and become stronger.

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:16

Laurie


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24 August 2015

Planting Seeds of Joy. Flower Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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“Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson

Treasures from the past, my mother in law's colorful pots.  Do not remember if this was shared earlier this summer or not.  Terry and I were out replanting after the three weeks of 100 plus temps and putting new blooms into these family pots. 

Each day we put seeds out to grow.  They can be seeds of love, gifts of joy... or they could be hateful seeds of distrust and envy or anger.  What can you plant today?

This past month has been so busy getting Lady L ready for school. Our home schedule has changed with it and I now have more painting time!  God has blessed my sales in the past month with many pieces at the galleries finding their forever homes.  That makes my heart sing!

'The point is this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows bountifully will also reap bountifully"' 2 Corinthians 9:6

Laurie


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23 August 2015

Flowers are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.... Poppy Painting by Laurie Pace




  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2015

First Year Poppies  Size: 36 x 36  Oil on Canvas.
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Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.   Luther Burbank

This is the painting her Mom wanted for her. I had done a small one several years ago with thick thick paint, a wide brush and lots of pink.  Her Mom said it was her daughter's energy and spirit so that is what I painted.  I was really hesitant when I sent the final piece and said, "Email me back fast if you do not like it, I will have to make pink horses!"

She loved it. The painting left for northwest Texas last week and it is hanging with lots of love!

Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 2 Timothy 4:2

Laurie



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22 August 2015

Souls are like Flowers... Modern Contemporary Poppy Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2015

In progress, 36 x 36 inches  Oil on Canvas.
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“I read somewhere once that souls were like flowers,' said Priscilla.    'Then your soul is a golden narcissus,' said Anne, 'and Diana's is like a red, red rose. Jane's is an apple blossom, pink and wholesome and sweet.'  'And our own is a white violet, with purple streaks in its heart,' finished Priscilla.” ― L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea

I had the sweetest gift I could receive with the opportunity to paint this piece for a first year teacher and her new apartment.   I remember my first teaching position and it was first grade and that happens to be the assignment for this new teacher.  Small northwest Texas town,  two hours from 'home' and starting out life on her own. I pray this painting will bring her joy every single day.

Teaching is a rewarding career if you really care about the kids and watching them grow.  It does not take much, good management skills, ability to fertilize and water frequently and they bloom on their own. Each student a flower in their own right... with the love of the teacher shining down on them.  

And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18

Laurie


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21 August 2015

Kissing the Joy in Life Contemporary Painted Pony Pull Horse Painting by Laurie Pace



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Native Herd Sunrise   Size: 3 x 4 ft  Oil on Canvas.
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“He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.”  ― William Blake

We have been doing reading each morning at the breakfast table with Lady L.  She has her children's thought for the day book, and we have Daily Word and Jesus is Calling.  The teacher in me always jumps ahead to try and apply things to her young life where she can understand it.

This past week I ask her if she knew what a sponge was. She answered yes.  I asked her what happened if the sponge was really dry and hard and you set it in a puddle of water.  She answered thoughtfully,"It would soak up the water and be full and fluffy."  That led directly into allowing ourselves to soak in God's love so we would not be hard and stiff. She got it... do you?

When you hear Jesus speak about interconnectedness with God he said,"On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you."  John 14:20

If we stay so caught up in the stress of living and working, we stay dry and stiff.  We avoid spending time with God due to our busy schedules and we never allow ourselves to soak Him in.

Blessings this day with the wish for you my friend to soak in His love.  Laurie


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20 August 2015

Lighting the Way Sunrise...Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace


  ©+Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2015

 Size: 3 x 4 ft  Oil on Canvas.
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“I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.” ― C.S. Lewis

As children many of us learned to sing "This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine... " We learn about light at an early age associating it as a child to being awake, fed and either working or having time to play.

If you stop and think about the many sources of light in our world today, there are so many of them you cannot count them. What is light to man? 

I came across this passage from Ralph Waldo Emerson:

"All goes to show that the soul in man is . . . the background of our being, in which they lie, — an immensity not possessed and that cannot be possessed. From within or from behind, a light shines through us upon things, and makes us aware that we are nothing, but the light is all. A man is the facade of a temple wherein all wisdom and all good abide. . . . When it breathes through his intellect, it is genius; when it breathes through his will, it is virtue; when it flows through his affection, it is love . ."

What kind of light comes through you?   Laurie


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