'Born of Night 2'
18 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas
SOLD just yesterday.
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© Laurie Justus Pace Graphics One Design 2010
The Painting: Vivid colors on this composition with a strongly chosen palette prior to painting. This horse is carved out of thick paint...the mane is totally ridges and hills of paint ribboning down the canvas.
The Thought: Back to Basics... was the thought in one of my daily reads this week. I was back to basics yesterday with a trip to Mt Vernon with an old friend, Deborah Whitington, Remax Premier Dallas... to drive around and look at property and dream of moving back out to where you can breath and not have to lock your car everywhere you go. It is in the top ten retirement cities in the nation or maybe in Texas..I am not sure...but our oldest friends are there... Paul and Vicki Fletcher. Paul is the sheriff I write about all the time and they have a website... paulfletcherjr.com.
We arrived there about noon yesterday and began out trek at the local Caldwell Bankers office with generous help from agent Pam Swanner. Talk about a first class agent that was upfront, helpful and easy to work with... she was it. Deborah coming out of Dallas was on a different system for getting in and out of houses. Pam was so good to drive around opening them for us to see. The first was a smoker's house and both Deborah and I teared up and vacated immediately. They should give warnings about those homes.
The second one was in Kings Country, an older subdivision on the lake. The house was on King Charles and it was a well built country home.. not much area for a studio, but lots of possibilities. It had a small master bedroom and stairs..ugh.
The third house was pretty darn good. It was not built maybe as structurally well as the second one, but it was on a very small inner lake with a view of the big lake, Lake Cypress and it had room for my baby grand piano. It was in a subdivision called Tall Tree. It also had a fence yard for the dogs and lots and lots of land around the house. Lots of area for boats, cars and anything you could want, including an RV. There is a fenced yard for the dogs, a work shop heated and cooled for TP, a hot tub and gazebo, a huge master bedroom overlooking the small lake...but a very very small kitchen. That is a draw back... a true challenge I guess.
I am not sure we are budget ready to retire, we have much to think about to get "Back to Basics" to live a simpler with out all the extra stress... to wake up with the sun and have coffee on the glassed in porch overlooking both lakes...trees, squirrels, birds and gulp...yes snakes... my cousin Annette would tell me to get Geese I think.... basic living where it does not matter about doing everything or anything... just living close to the beauty of the earth and not crammed into a postage size lot. The dogs would be smiling at least... so we have much to contemplate... are we ready to go back to basics? Is our budget ready? We are in contemplation and prayer. It may have to wait a year but we both know when the time is right, God will provide exactly what we need in answers.
My thanks are to God for such a gorgeous day to be out yesterday...and to my sick husband who stayed at home and strayed out only to pick up our daughter from school. This is only the second day of rest I have had in almost two years. I do not get them often...so I was truly blessed and enjoyed every moment of it, including the small town Mexican food and seeing the Fletchers.
Believing in abundance and His Grace,
"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink. ... Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?"--Matthew 6:25