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27 August 2008

'Free Run" equine art horse oil painting by Laurie Pace

Abstract Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace

18 x 27 inches Oil on Canvas

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As an artist sometimes I can get really frustrated. Every artist wants to paint that WOW picture that signals achievement, growth and reward; to find they have arrived. My frustration is not painting that picture but on occasion refocusing my moment to be exactly that, IN THE MOMENT. Painting is an exploration of color, design, balance, composition form, shape etc. so it is a new adventure with every canvas. There are days you do not want to paint. There are days that you have so much to do around they house and you want to paint.

Each day the importance right now is to focus on Him first. I take the time to center myself before starting my day in the studio. Often doing this blog will begin this process. Dreams and goals are good for everyone. We would lose hope with out dreams and goals and life would be endless pain with out them. The point I am making is not to wait every day for that one thing to happen to make life perfect. I cannot wait for that one perfect painting.... you cannot wait for that one thing that will make you happier. More money will not do it; owning your own home will not do it; starting a new job will not do it; the arrival of the weekend will not do it.

Live today and enjoy this day. Someone once said, "What I do today is important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it."

What would Jesus say to you if you sat down face to face for a conversation about this day before you start it? Imagine for the moment as he grasps your hand, tilts his head slightly and locks his deep brown eyes into your eyes and with a small kind smile he asks," Are you ready for the journey today? What can I help with?" He might even whisper something and if you are not blathering away, you might hear it if you spend time just listening. " 'If you can'?" said Jesus. "Everything is possible for him who believes." Mark 9:23


"This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God. Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Life is more than food, and the body more than clothes." Luke 12:21-23

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