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23 September 2009

'Snow Herd' Equine Art Modern Horse Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Snow Herd'

18 x 27 inches
Oil on Canvas

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© Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2009

The Painting: A similar painting to Snow Herd last year, but stronger. These colors are more defined with the pulls.  Snow Herd was chosen by a large firm on the east coast to be on their holiday card this winter. This is one of my highly collected painted pony pulls.

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The Thought:  We were watching a documentary last night on Pete Seeger.  I had no background info on him before watching this so it was quite enlightening.  He was born 10 years before my own parents arrival here on this earth.  I commented to Terry that his Dad would love all the banjo and guitar music as the story started out. Then we came to the part where he joined the Communist party.  Terry said NOPE we could not share this with his dad.  As an artist and musician  I had to go beyond the beliefs of the individual to the core of the music.  How he has affected the lives of so many of us growing up with his music and the common core of his words of kindness and love.  Here is a link to his song page, you might recognize some of his work.  My favorite is "Turn Turn Turn, there is a Season".


To everything (turn, turn, turn)
There is a season (turn, turn, turn)
And a time for every purpose under heaven.

A time to be born, a time to die
A time to plant, a time to reap
A time to kill, a time to heal
A time to laugh, a time to weep.

A time to build up, a time to break down
A time to dance, a time to mourn
A time to cast away stones
A time to gather stones together.

A time of war, a time of peace
A time of love, a time of hate
A time you may embrace
A time to refrain from embracing.

A time to gain, a time to lose
A time to rend, a time to sew
A time of love, a time of hate
A time of peace. . .I swear it's not too late.

Words from the book of Ecclesiastes
Music and additional words by Pete Seeger (1954)
TRO - (c) 1962 (renewed) Melody Trails, Inc., New York, NY

The one thing that stuck out so strongly through out the entire documentary was the joy he lived in  life every day.  The sheer contentment of both he and his wife and how they were totally comfortable with who they were and where they were at all times.  They were what I call, comfortable in their own skins.  They truly accepted themselves for how God made them and for the simple way to live and find contentment with their gifts and how they always gave back to the local community. They actually began life raising children in a cabin they built themselves on the Hudson River in NY. No heat or a/c, no electricity, but they lived there quite a long time.  In the film, his now adult children chuckled when they reflected back to the simplicity and joy of their early life in this cabin.

Made me stop and ponder.  I am not sure I am fully comfortable in my own skin.  Every morning I stare in the mirror at the aging face and the body with added pounds.  I am not sure who I am.  I have no issue with aging, wrinkles and a few pounds, but obsessively I would like to find the control to loose about 10 pounds.  Why can't I be happy right now where I am looking in the mirror? Why do I want to change that?  Why do any of us want to make changes when we are so unhappy with our situations?  We are the ones that allowed ourselves to get there. 

What will it take to be comfortable with who we are right now at this moment?  To forget about all the "buts" and begin living and giving to those around us now.  When do we start trusting God to take care of the rest.

Make Peace with yourself today. Make peace with Him.


Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God.” Romans 15:7

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