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20 August 2017

Cats are Orange . . . Contemporary Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Summer Herd 2013 No 7   Size: 8 x 10  Sold Oil on Canvas.
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"In my head, the sky is blue, the grass is green and cats are orange." Jim Davis, In Doug Years I'd be Dead; Garfield at 25

Passionate Summer colors in this small horse painting. I miss painting these small energetic ones.  Should I paint them again?  Enjoy your Sunday... spend some time where it counts in your life.

Psalm 147:3 "He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds."  


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19 August 2017

Never to be Trusted . . . Shiny Red Shoes... Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Shiny Red Shoes by Laurie Pace

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Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"And women with red shoes and green handbags were never to be trusted." Ruth Hogan, The Keeper of Lost Things.

Red has always been my dislike color along with yellow, yet everyone needs a splash of red in their lives occasionally.  Last summer Terry bought me a pair of Coach loafers in red...sort of a coral red.  They are my traditional SPLASH color when I need them, which is not often.  

2 Thessalonians 2:16-17  May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 


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18 August 2017

Do Something Different . . . Contemporary Horse Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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Summer Herd 2013 No 4  Size: 8 x 8  Sold Oil on Canvas.
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"If you do something different, you leave your herd! And to leave your herd means to be reborn with creative abilities." Mehmet Murat ildan

Just found this image of an older painting from four years ago. I love the young sassy pony painted here! Be different... have fun today.

Isaiah 33:2 "Lord, be gracious to us; we long for you. Be our strength every monring, our salvation in time of distress."

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17 August 2017

Beauties of the Unknown


Summer Herd 2013 Laurie Pace ©1998-2017

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 Size: 8 x 10 Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"Sheep all together, cars all together, people all together, crows all together, ants all together! Everywhere is full of herds! To breath comfortably, to feel free, to think better and to find the beauties of the unknown paths leave your herd! In whichever herd you are in, leave it!" Mehmet Murat ildan

I was not a person in high school that sought to be elite or popular. I grew up in an elementary school with friends that remained friends as we grew into Junior High and High School.  I never felt the need to be in a 'herd' or group, or to be someone I was not. Surprises me to think back and realize this.  I had my very best friend, Janet... and as long as we had each other, we were pretty good. We had some close friends, boys and girls, and we did fun parties and group dates until we were old enough to pair up, but basically it was the two of us and we truly did not need everything else.  I remember as Juniors, we were on the Speech team and we did extemporaneous speaking and we were really good at it.  We loved the research and the pressure involved. Always placed first or second.  Thrived off of it. But we also were the 'backup' team in Duet Acting.  We were pulled into action at one of the huge meets and dang if we did not take first place in that too. We were the 'unknown' that succeeded. Sort of like it that way... the unknown in life is always a surprise.

Psalm 119:28  My soul is weary and sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. 



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16 August 2017

Entangled Together




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Beneath the Branches Sold  Oil on Canvas.
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"It's just one more thing she hadn't considered, and as the idea of it settles over her, she realizes again how entwined their lives are. They're like two trees whose branches have grown together. Even you you pull them out by the trunks, they're still going to be twisted and tangled and nearly impossible to separate at the roots."  Jennifer E Smith

Lady L, our oldest granddaughter is visiting this morning. We were telling her about Princess Diana and Princess Kate.  I had read the Queen Elizabeth was passing the throne to William when she dies, and not to Charles. Personally I found that a wonderful idea.  But Lady L had no idea who everyone was visually in her head. So we have been watching on Youtube, the weddings of both couples and then we used google to help her find out more about Princess Diana. 

Strong marriages and relationships are like the quote above. When people are together for years and years, you cannot separate them because they have grown for most of their lives together, no longer separate but sharing every moment of a lifetime. I pray that William and Kate are blessed with this type of marriage. You can see it with the Queen and her husband... and I am blessed to have it with my husband as well. We go back to when I was 11 and he was 13.  

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 

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13 August 2017

A box of darkness . . . treasured gifts. Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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" Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to under that this too, was a gift." Mary Oliver

Terry and I have been reading together the entire Bible this year.  At the same time I pulled in Streams in the Desert written almost 100 years ago.  Truly times have changed but life's hard times have not. The devotional from July 31st reminded me that darkness is followed by light. Through our trials we become stronger. When you doubt your course or a decision lies ahead, pray for all the doors to be shut but the one you are suppose to go through. He always precedes us in our journey.  The mishaps, trials and temptations are to strengthen us to rely on him.  There is always a light in your darkest times. He is there with you and his light will sustain you and bring you back into the light.


Genesis 4:7 "If you do what is right, will you not be accepted? but if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desires to have you, but you must rule over it." 
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12 August 2017

Rushing at you like Wild Animals . . . Wolf Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace



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 Valiant Lobo Rey 5 x 6  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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"It comes the very moment you wake up each morning. All your wishes and hopes for the day rush at you like wild animals. And the first job each morning consists simply in shoving them all back; in listening to that other voice, taking that other point of view, letting that other larger, stronger, quieter life come flowing in. And so on, all day. Standing back from all your natural fussing and fretting; coming in out of the wind." C S Lewis, Mere Christianity

This is the completed painting.  Should be leaving early next week. I thought it might leave this past week, but they are preparing the place where it will hang right now. Preparing for the Wild to be 'caged' in a sense.

Psalm 103:2 "as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us."

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