'Six New Abstract Roses'
18 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2009
The Painting: This is from my archives from 2005. I painted this weekend, but this next week I will be taking a break from the studio. I have several large commission pieces I will start and I do not want to waver from working on them....and try and do small things just to post. So I will comb through the back files and put up different images of past work.
The Thought: Today for me will be a day of centering.... centering in absolute peace and acknowledging that GOD is indeed in charge of this day, this week, this month, this year and my life. There are storms raging around me both in the weather and in my own family; there is another missed vacation this week due to weather and family. Yet I know deep inside of me is a place of peace that I can go to and 'float' in calm waters.... waiting for the storms to pass over or die out.
That peace is in each of us despite the squirrels running around in our heads. Conflict, fear, anger and failure cannot touch those calm waters. Acknowledge them and then let them go and release them by moving to a quieter place inside of you. Heck, I am working on 18 months without a decent break from working in my studio. I have literally done two single days trips over an 18 month period for enjoyment. Talk about burn out... I have it major.
There is a part of me that is untouched and unfazed by my conflict, I just need to go there and allow myself to heal in the stillness. It is there I will find His Peace. It is there I will absorb and fill my mind, soul and body with His spirit and tranquility.
May you be blessed to find your inner peace this day.
"The promise of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all who take refuge in him." Psalm 18:30