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21 November 2009

'Sunday Morning Color' Floral Abstract Daily Oil Painting by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Sunday Morning Color'

12 x 24  Oil on Canvas


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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2006

The Painting:  From 2006 one of my favorites.  I call it delicious color!  Very thick paint and very creatively done.

The Thought:   I spent half the night before up so yesterday seems like a bad dream... daughter is trying to pass the state MANDATED ION TEST for chemistry.  Really?  Yes really.  I get disgusted hearing mandated this and mandated that.  We are becoming like robots in our learning and our living. Between Social Security numbers and being tracked everywhere we go, we really do not have much privacy. The internet wipes out any that use to exist.  What is sad is the fact that so much of it on the internet may not be reliable information. 

Gaining wisdom takes more than memorizing that ionic chart mandated by the state.  Any one can memorize, but to be able to apply what knowledge you are gaining is so much more important.   Terry and I spent no less than four hours preparing flash cards, test sheets, match games etc.  I never took Chemistry and I sincerely know why.... yuck. Somehow the chemistry mandate reached down into our lives too.

We gain wisdom each day as we walk through our lives with out any mandates.  Knowledge exists all around us and we must sort through what seems important and retain only that which may serve us in our lives.  The media bombards us with too much information.  If we spent a little more time in prayer and a little less time watching TV we might find our lives a lot more calmer and livable where we actually enjoy being alive everyday and look forward to waking and starting our day.

I am tired of the mandated chores that tie me down here in the studio. There is an incredible amount of computer work that ties into painting and marketing.  Then you have all the bookwork, etc.  I would rather be on my piano or my harp part of the day.  I want more Goddated events....celebrating His grace and His love daily.

Will you join me?


Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song.” Psalm 95:1-2 


V. Bridges-Hoyt said...

Yes, I do agree. My grandson is in 6th grade and required to take an introduction class to foreign languages. So far he has had Spanish, German, Chinese and will go into French next. The tests are over vocabulary words and they are not easy. I, who graduated with a B.Arch. cum laude and third highest GPA in my high school could never pass one of those 6th grade foreign language tests. He has no time to be himself as every single night plus weekends are filled to the brim with homework.

By the way, I love the painting.

Margaret Bednar said...

I have six chidren & I encourage each of them to follow their dreams. But the requirements to get into college 4 years of math, science, etc and all the pressures on them...and all the teaching to the test...I could go on & on. I am glad you take the time to do the computer side of things as it inspires me - I love your artwork and I am learning so much from viewing yours and other's sites. Someday I hope to purchase one! And I think this painting is very fun.

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