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05 June 2010

Santa Fe One Abstract Equine Art Horse Painting Daily by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

'Santa Fe One'
30 x 40  Acrylic on Canvas

Painted in 2007 but sold this spring 2010 to a new collector in China through the Red Tree Gallery.

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 © Laurie Justus Pace     Graphics One Design 2010

The Painting: Had to repost this beauty. I will be revisiting this style this week.  It is fascinating to work with so many of the acrylic additives and subtractives.  I was thrilled when Santa Fe Shipped to Shanghai two months ago.

The Thought:  Turtle Races. The first thing that probably comes to your mind is the tortoise and the hare.  Close but of course not where I am going.

I have learned by experience when I feed the fish, the turtles come.... their little heads peeping up over the surface of the water like a submarine slicing through the water...but the body is more cumbersome and more round than a submarine. Proven fact, they move faster in water than on dry land. Both the turtles and the submarines.

I just got through feeding the fish and laughed quite a bit as the turtles all began to surface across the pond and scurry over to the fish food. At the same time the smaller fish are flopping up in the air and doing somersaults down back into the water. Who would believe so much activity at six in the morning?

Does that happen with people?  When God begins to provide in ample for someone, don't they begin to draw in those around them with their good humor, their smile and their general outlook of goodness?  The trick is to have this same effect on folks whether you are happily blessed at the moment or blessed with a challenge.   God throws out the food for us to feed upon, but many of us are so intent on looking for something else that we are expecting, we miss what God has left for us. Our sites are set on things not meant for us.  

Our individual life paths are set for what God has intended for us.  We literally don't see it that way and we want our life to be the way we want it to be.  I have learned as I am getting older that it is so much better to yield to His way and not get so frustrated trying to pull another direction that just isn't going to work.   

We need to have the faith of that it on dry land moving slowly or slicing through the water. We will reach our destiny at the appointed time.  Slow down and enjoy the scenery along the way, or you will have wasted your life bucking God trying to get there. You will miss your own life story.


“Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.”- 1 Chronicles 29:11

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