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20 May 2011

Abstract Wolf Painting Wildlife Art by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace

Progression on Big Wolf
20 x 30 x 2 inches  Oil on Canvas  

I was working late again last night on Big Wolf. This wolf painting definitely has a strong sense of wild and with the palette knife work it becomes dimensionally coming off the canvas.  As I finish it up, it will ship to The Rare Gallery in Jackson Hole for their summer season.

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Breath of God

I am just in from sitting outside on the deck. I was up at six am awakened by the dogs stirring. Terry is still asleep. Ever since he cleaned up my studio on Sunday he has been hit hard with allergies from the dust and whatever else was out there. Sneezing and coughing.  I loaded him up with Benedryl last night as well as natural cough syrups, the same he used with his pneumonia last year.  Larry is down with bronchitis bordering pneumonia as well. His was from Lady L who had the croup.

I sat outside on the swing this morning wrapped in a blanket thoroughly enjoying a steady breeze off the lake. The trees were humming with the wind and it was steady enough to keep the mosquitoes at bay.  I prayed and listened and felt His breath on me with the wind gently blowing my hair.  I have been out there over an hour just watching the sky go from gentle gray of morning into that early light of blue with pink tinged clouds.  God's palette is renown for it's intensity, even at 6:45 in the morning.

Tiny birds learning to fly fluttered around me on the deck, some even at my feet. I was perfectly still as one lit on the cushion next to me... totally amazed at the perfection of this tiny bird which held no fear of me.  He jumped from the cushion to the deck and up to the rail and to a nearby branch of a large oak.  There were his siblings all hopping from branch to branch trying to figure out the wing thing. Pretty soon I watched them all solo across to a tree about 5 feet away. They seem to be celebrating the new day and their new found freedom.

It is with God that we have that freedom.  Why do we not see that?  The world around us beckons us with things that seem so important...while God offers us the peace that passes all understanding and with it the freedom to love and be loved. Most of us grab the earthy objects collecting more and more of them, basically forgetting the simplicity of His Love and His Way.

I am still learning day by day to open my heart fully and put away so much of the worldly that seems to consume my life.  If we have but this one life here on earth, we should be enjoying our life.  We should not be tied down to all the earthly misery that we seem to be attracted to.  Why do we need 168 channels on TV?  Why do we need Netflix? Why do we need to have 30 different choices of coffee in the morning or eat at restaurants that leave us bloated and miserable?
Why do we need to shop so much?  What is gained by the adventure of "the store' or the 'Trip to Target'?   We are enticed by color and things all around us?

God offers so much more if you stop, look and listen.  We taught it to our it is time to heed our own words.  This earth that He created for us provides everything we need.  Prosperity abounds with divine supply. Having family and friends with like minds makes the journey complete.  Go out today and feel the breath of God and see His beauty around you.  You don't even have to use a remote control. 


And may the Lord make you increase and abound in love for one another and for all, just as we abound in love for you.--1 Thessalonians 3:12


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