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18 June 2009

Contemporary Flower Oil Calla Lily Painting by Laurie Pace

"Green and White Calla Lilies"

16 x 20 inches
Oil on Canvas
Palette knife

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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009

"For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess." Deuteronomy 30:16

The Painting: Cool colors and a thick paint applied with a palette knife. The subtle softness of the petal of this flower was captured through the thick application of paint pulls giving it a truly dimensional effect.

The Thought: One of our neighbors handed Terry a "copy" of an article from a published program from the TOUR OF HOMES in 1960 here in Dallas. There was our little home in it.
What amazes me is our "dining room" is really suppose to be a den. The only dining area in the house is what most of us would term the Breakfast area. It is not very large so it definitely would not handle a dining room set.

I can't help but wonder what the visions were of this architect. The front rendering of the house is the same but the prior owner did heavy landscaping. That is part of or issue right now with drainage. I think Terry will be renting a baby machine to level out the dirt and move it around to put the grade falling from the house instead of running into the house.

I wish I could have seen the circular fireplace of copper and glass mosaic. WOW. We would need pictures to even begin restoring that. And there was a built in couch on the circular curved wall of stone in the living room. Not sure how comfortable that would have been!

We have been working on the garden room in the REFOCUS project to turn your eyes away from the walled off growing ugliness of the house next door. Terry put in huge palms yesterday. I have to get in there today and water everything and try and clean it up. Then I can take pictures.

You truly never know what exists in someone else's mind.... as I would love to know so much more about this house and it's original design. We can never go back to yesterday to find that...only forward with today. We may not have tomorrow... so only today we need to be the best we can be for God and for ourselves. Live in this moment and make the best of the day right now.
My mother, aka Mema, and baby Lauren, my grand-daughter.

'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. Concentrate on this sentence... 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.


"Go, stand in the temple courts," he said, "and tell the people the full message of this new life." Acts 5:20

1 comment:

M.M.E. said...

Wonderful paintings! Nice to meet another fine artist.

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