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03 March 2011

The Majesty Three 30 x 40 Large Abstract Horse Painting by Texas Equine Artist Laurie Pace, Courage to confront the unkown

The Majesty Three
30 x 40 inches  Oil on Canvas

© Laurie Pace  Graphics One Design 1998-2011
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COURAGE ...dare to step out and confront the unknown.

I cannot decide if I like adding the darker values that went into the painting yesterday or not. When you paint you must not be faint of heart. It is from the stepping up on the ladder that you begin to realize what is outside of the box. 
Usually when I get to this point I scrape the painting and that may happen by tomorrow...I am still deciding if I like it or not. It takes courage to paint and not be in control.

It takes courage to get out of bed every morning.  It takes courage when you loose a loved one of any age. We have buried parents, good friends and a grandchild that was only 11. Last week was the four year anniversary of our eldest grandson's death and it still takes courage and strength of heart to wake up and realize he is gone. 

It takes courage to battle an illness. It takes courage to leave a bad relationship. It takes courage to speak up when you care about something. It takes courage to face someone and say you are sorry.  It takes courage to admit when you are wrong. It takes courage to remove your personal shield and look at yourself in the mirror.  It takes courage to admit who you are and accept yourself as you are. It takes courage to walk away from drugs and alcohol. It takes courage to drive on the freeway in Dallas.

As you can see courage is something we all need. Challenges are daunting. Within us is the power of Christ. Recognize that this power is able to defeat any weakness that attempts to control you. Affirm the truth of being one with Him and know you are strong and courageous.

You will have the confidence to face any challenging situation. Wisdom will guide your thoughts and words if you are centered in Christ.

  "Be Strong and of good courage, and act. Do not be afriad or dismayed; for the Lord God, my God, is with you." 1 Chronicles 28:20

POST NOTE:  MY Blue Iris bulbs.

1 comment:

Kathryn Grider said...

Laurie, An absolutely beautiful painting today!!! my new favorite and makes me wish I had money to spend. The words today also spoke volumes to me...Thank you!

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