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09 October 2009

'On a Reach 2' Sailboat Lake ART Oil Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'On a Reach 2'

5 x 7 inches oil on board

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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2009

The Painting:  This is my third small sailboat piece for the show in Dallas.  Small palette knife with big action.

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The ThoughtSaying Grace... that stuck in my head this morning.  When I was driving our daughter to school yesterday and I spotted all the different 'neighbors' out walking in the hot humid air heavy wiht moisture.  Some are older and walking slowly with a cane. Some are middle age and walking their dogs...and then there are the younger ones. These are the ones that still look fabulous in their short shorts and jogging tops and they are not walking, they are jogging. Somehow they still look unsweaty and gorgeous. 

As I drove along I had that fleeting thought of "wonder what it would be like to be able to jog and be healthy and thin and carefree'...but I stopped myself before the entire thought floated out of my head.  Why would I not think this of the older man with the cane? Or the middle age couple walking their dogs obviously trying to battle those 25 pounds?  While things might look 'good' on the outside, each of their lives are filled with things we cannot even know about.  Maybe that young mom has a husband in Afghanistan.  Maybe that middle age couple has started a new walking routine for better health after they buried a parent.  Maybe the older man with the cane is smiling and totally carefree because he has lived through the what ifs... and has arrived at this day... the day the Lord has given He is no longer affected by yesterday or tomorrow...only by the joy of this day and this moment walking.

Say grace over this day; God will enrich your life and you will openly embrace the whole day.  What is this moment right now.  Savor it; live it.


I, even I, am the LORD, and apart from me there is no savior. I have revealed and saved and proclaimed— I, and not some foreign god among you. You are my witnesses," declares the LORD, "that I am God.” Isaiah 43:11-12   

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