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27 July 2017

The INK in my Pen . . . Progress painting of Contemporary Horses by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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His Way Progress painting 48 x 48 oil on Canvas
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"Instead of singing in the shower, I would write out the lyrics of my favourite songs, the ink would turn the water blue or red or green and the music would run down my legs." Jonathan Safran Foer, "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close" 

I buy the gel pen packs that come in many colors.  I love to write with different colors of ink when I am journaling or writing notes or cards to people. Color creates an amazing energy for me in my life, on my palette, in my paintings, my writings and my home. God is a creator of many colors. He is my constant. I see Him in everything. 

Hebrews 12:14 "Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord."  


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26 July 2017

Walking on Water or Thin Air . . . Contemporary Horse Painting in Progress with Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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His Way in Progress  48 x 48 inches Oil
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"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on earth. Every day we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child - our own two eyes. All is a miracle." Thich Nhat Hanh, The Miracle of Mindfulness

When I start painting I am totally into color, movement and raw emotion. The music is playing loud.  I am literally carried by the spirit of the music and the feel of the paint and my palette knife as it travels across the canvas. Here I have worked in four different blues, a deep violet and a touch of white blended.  Have no idea where I am going but trying to keep in mind the room the painting will hang in. 

Colossians 3:15 "Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be THANKFUL." 


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25 July 2017

Don't Worry . . . I say to myself every morning. Abstract Contemporary Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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His Way in Progress
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"It isn't as bad as you sometimes think it is. It all works out. Don't worry. I say that to myself every morning. It all works out in the end. Put your trust in God, and move forward with faith and confidence in the future. The Lord will not forsake us. He will not forsake us. If we will put our trust in Him, if we pray to Him, if we will live worthy of His Blessings, He will hear our prayers."  Gordon B Hinckley

The beginnings of a new painting for a friend and her husband... they are basically newly weds by definition. 

When I am beginning a painting, I start with creating the foundation of the painting and I truly enjoy the phrases and thoughts every person wants on their canvas before I begin painting.   The Beginnings... Every morning is a new beginning... so Don't Worry, It Will All Work Out.

3 John 1:11 "Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil but what is good. Anyone who does what is good is from God. Anyone who does what is evil has not seen God."


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23 July 2017

More Powerful Beyond Measure . . Daily Journal with Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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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." Marianne Williamson, "A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles."

I love the entire section of this quote, but did not want to have such a huge quote for the beginning.  Here is the rest of it:

"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

What measure do you put to yourself? What fears haunt or control your life? Are you showing your light or hiding in darkness?

Deuteronomy 30:19 "This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live."  


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22 July 2017

One of Life's Greatest Gifts, Thankfulness. Daily Art Journal by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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"One of life's gifts is that each of us, no matter how tired and downtrodden, finds reasons for thankfulness; for the crops carried in from the fields and the grapes from the vineyard." J. Robert Moskin

Before we drown our sorrows and prayerful words in what is wrong with us, what we need and what is upside down in the world, it would be best to think of all we do have and be thankful for it first.  Going to the Lord in prayer only when you are in need, will rarely bring change in your life or situation. We should count our Blessings

1 Thessalonians 5:18  "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus."  


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20 July 2017

Where are our 'Child Hearts'? . . . Laurie Pace, Texas Artist's Journal


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"Come clean with a child heart, Laugh as peaches in the summer wind. Let rain on a house roof be a song, Let the writing on your face be a smell of apple orchards on late June." Carl Sandburg, Honey and Salt

I know at my ripe old age of 64, I think more of wanting to just shake off all the worry and the work and remember my  'child heart'.  Should we think more of stopping to listen to the wind or rain, and to run outside and play in it? If we were eight years old, what would we be doing this summer?  Where are our child hearts?

Matthew 7:13-14 "Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it." 


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19 July 2017

The Sun shines not on us, but in us . . . Daily Journal Laurie Pace, Texas Artist



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"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love." John Muir

At this home of one year, there is not a crepe myrtle. I am hoping this fall to plant one or two. They are my summer tree, and one of my Dad's favorites as well.  Summer is their time of blooming and they are vivid and passionate as they do. The summer sun brings the color in full intensity. 

Let the sun shine not just on you, but through you in every season of life.  Shine on my friends. 

Hebrews 12:2 "Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God."


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