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26 September 2009

'Big Tex' Bevo Texas UT Longhorn Modern Oil Painting by Laurie Pace

'Big Tex'


24 x 36  Oil on Canvas

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The Painting:  In celebration of the opening of the Great State Fair of Texas, I painted this longhorn to mark this day.  Yes this is really the second day it is open, but I hit the weekend at least.  For some reason the paint is thicker and adding in some green really popped the beauty of this longhorn right out.

The Thought:  I was reading a book yesterday when sitting at the orthodontist office with our daughter.  It was talking about a grandmother's lustrous pearls.  The young grandchild knew her grandmother was very poor and could not own such a luxury as real pearls.  The mother pulled her daughter into her lap and explained that the grandmother always talked about her "pearls".  Over the years the grandmother took those special moments, those "pearls" and strung them on a delicate string in her memory.  She often talked of her "pearls" and how precious they were to her.    Made me think about that for quite a while. Memories .... pearl memories... moments so precious and finely polished and savored in our minds all strung together as a lifetime of precious memories.

We seem to concentrate more on the negative happenings in our life. We definitely pump more energy into them through thought and through actions.  We need to make a new habit and start celebrating the 'Pearls' in our lives.  We need to wear those 'pearls' and share them with others.

See if you find a pearl in your day me with what you find as a special memory that you make today to save as a special moment to savor over the years.


"Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs." Psalm 100:2

1 comment:

Grammie Jan said...

My family - my pearls. Today we hosted a mini-family breakfast.Mini because some had to work, some had previous commitments, and great-granddaughter Abbie is sick so Mommy was up most of the night and they sent daddy over here to represent them even though he didn't get much sleep either. But we had a great time, with much laughter in spite of the fact that there were only 8 of us. We made memories as we always do when we get together and those kinds of pearls will shine on forever in my heart.

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