Contemporary Art Daily Painting Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace
36 x 36 x 2 inches
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It is early on Thanksgiving. I just got Terry out the door and the dogs already had breakfast. It is 5:45 a.m. as I type this.
Yesterday or rather last night, I finished this commission painting for a young couple with two daughters. The mom liked the idea after I sent her the sketches, that it reminded her of the three females in their family, she as the mom and her two daughters. Hence the title, Run with the Girls.
Also yesterday I made an organic pumpkin pie; a homemade, hand-cracked pecan pie (Made with real maple syrup NOT corn syrup); fresh organic cranberries with organic navel oranges, organic Pink Lady Apples; Oey Goey St Louis Butter Cake and organic sweet potatoes the old fashion way with brown sugar and butter just waiting for the marshmallows when they are heated up today. In a few hours I will make the stuffing with more fruit of raisins, dates and apples, stuff the free range bird and put him in the oven to bake. Will also make some southern cornbread dressing, a huge salad (everything organic: mixed leaf lettuce, avocado, red onion, cherry tomatoes, whole carrots chopped, raisins, dates, pear, and Van Gogh Guda Cheese.), and mom is bringing summer squash casserole. Stacey will bring bread. Justin arrives early to help with the turkey and dressings and Morgan works today until late, their restaurant serving at leasts 3600 people today. Maggianos in Plano, Thanksgiving Dinner is $40 a person. They have over 900 reservations and they start serving at 11 and close at 8 tonight. He works the entire day.
This morning I am going to paint for about two hours, then wrap some Christmas presents, clean house, shower and hit the kitchen by 10:30. Then cook and be ready to eat at 4 this afternoon when Terry gets home from work. I have never gotten used to having him at work on holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Heck I still hate the fact that he works Sundays. BUT we are thankful for his job and all the Lord provides through my artwork as well.
You have our menu! I didn't mean to linger so long on food, but I love to eat! Enjoy your Thanksiving today. I will say a special prayer for all of you that read this blog. I leave you with two grace thoughts for today!
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food, For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends. - Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
O God, when I have food, help me to remember the hungry;
When I have work, help me to remember the jobless;
When I have a home, help me to remember those who have no home at all;
When I am without pain, help me to remember those who suffer,
And remembering, help me to destroy my complacency;
bestir my compassion, and be concerned enough to help;
By word and deed, those who cry out for what we take for granted.
- Samuel F. Pugh
Joy and Abundance
"I will give thanks to the Lord with my whole heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds."--Psalm 9:1