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08 December 2008

REFLECTIONS TREES IN A ROW
Contemporary Art Landscape Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace


11 x 14 inches Oil on Linen Panel

PAY AS YOU WISH! Merry Christmas.
Contact me with YOUR best offer. Laurie

I will ship it out immediately.


I am going to continue this week to post PAY AS YOU WISH paintings. If you still need some small gifts, email me with your offer. I will not always take the highest, or the lowest...so email me what you can afford.

This is Stacey today. I am going with her to the doctor this morning! The little TINK, Lauren Gracen is growing stronger every day! Poor Stacey is only a tiny bit over five ft tall and daddy Larry is 6ft 7inches so we are all watching Lauren grow. Not sure where Stacey will contain her.
More on this tomorrow after the visit.


I was very productive yesterday. The first thing I did was walk for about 45 minutes enjoying the early morning cold and the exercise. Then after some spiritually filled time, Mom came over and we ate lunch together. I made my huge salads that we both love and she brought one of those "pick me up and eat me roasted chickens" from the grocery store. YUM! She brought a loaf of special bread and I prepared some raspberry dipping oils for it.

She was a good trooper helping me paint edges on canvas preparing it for shipment. Then after she left I began cleaning house. I stopped about nine just in time for Brothers and Sisters, one of the few TV shows I watch. When I get back this morning I will do shipping labels and finish cleaning out closets.

John Ruskin said "every increased possession loads us with a new weariness." That is one for contemplation in this season of giving. Perhaps this year give gifts of doing so you do not LOAD folks of with all those "new possessions". Life is not about how much we can gather to our life in materialistic possessions, but is more about where we are going with our soul. I am not saying material things are bad, as they are not. I love our bed we bought. I do not wake any longer with aches and pains. It is a material possession that made our life 100 percent improved. What I am saying is, look around your house. What has not been used or appreciated or been apart of your life in the past 2 years? These are the things that are making you weary as they clutter up your living space and your life. Strive for simplicity in your life. Pass on the things you do not need for there are others that do need them.

Fine the path back to harmony with less stress and less stuff and you will discover the deeper joy and love that God has waiting for you.

Share your wealth. Share not only the things you do not need materialistically, but share the finest gifts God has graced upon you with others.

Play it forward in the Spirit of Peace.

Laurie

"Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have. Our desire is not that others might be relieved while you are hard pressed, but that there might be equality. " 2 Corinthians 8:11-13


3 comments:

Susan D said...

Greetings Laurie, I mention and tag you in today's blog. Thank you for all your encouragement.

I like the "Prayer It Forward" message.

The baby is really getting big. My friend, Tricia, just had a 9 lb. 1 oz. boy! WOW!

Blessings, Susan

Fawn said...

Looks like one of Monets paintings, very nice!

Fawn

Laurie Pace said...

It basically was in the composition of Monet from the class I was working with (ages 6-12) on Monet tying in perspective, background, mid ground, foreground, reflections, line, color, etc.
Thanks!

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