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14 November 2009

'Nana's Blue Fruit Bowl' Fruit Art Still Life Kitchen Art Bowl of Fruit Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Nana's Blue Fruit Bowl'

 Oil on Canvas


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The Painting: Somehow I remain lost in life and painting is less these days.  This is one from 2005 but it makes me really hungry as I post this morning. My have to eat and come back and paint something similar. I have not painted bowls of fruit in a long time.  This is oil in a pop art type of sense. All though all of my pop art is acrylic.  Go figure.

The Thought: Went to see my Dad yesterday. Mom is really interested in trying some of the concoctions out of coconut oil and MCT mixed together and of course another added cocktail of fish oil for him.   His alzheimers is in stage 5 right now.  He looked wonderful yesterday and we enjoyed lunch together at a favorite restaurant. Afterward, Kirk stopped at a special place and brought out a small brown bag.  We headed back to the VA area to the picnic grounds all wondering what was in the brown bag. 

At the picnic area there are hundreds of oak trees all loosing their leaves right now and it was like having 2 feet of snow, but this was 2 feet of fallen leaves.  We found a picnic table and Kirk and I helped mom and dad sit carefully. Then he opened the mysterious brown bag....

Oh my, Chocolate cake with a wonderful chocolate icing on top.  It was good.  He had two large slices, one for them to share and one for us to share.  Around us leaves were floating down, the temps were about 65 and the skies were partly cloudy. You could not have ordered a more beautiful day or a more beautiful afternoon. 

This will be forever edged in my memory and sadly it is already forgotten by Dad. Every time we leave my heart weeps and I know it takes my mom days to recover. My faith keeps me sane as I realize God has my dad wrapped tightly in His arms right now and in his fading life as he fades from us, he is marching closer to God every day as his soul leaves piece by piece or 'piecefully' aka peacefully to reside with Him.  Despite the tremendous desire to want to pull him back, we cannot stop this disease from progressing any more than we can aging itself.

Where ever you are today, take a moment to stop and drink in the beauty of nature around you and hold family and friends close at heart.


For Christ died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God. He was put to death in the body but made alive by the Spirit,” 1 Peter 3:18 

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