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17 May 2011

Morning Glories Watercolor by Texas Artist Laurie Pace

Morning Glories
12 x 18 inches  Watercolor

$75 with shipping.  Contact me to purchase. Laurie 


Praying for Others

I miss going to the Ranch again early this morning. Actually Terry and I are heading out to see Candy and Dave at Selah Ranch around nine this morning.... but I miss the people that were here this weekend. I miss the artists and the artist-hood we developed.  I put the slide show over on the side column of this blog.  There were 13 attending artists... Barbara Haviland, Kristye Addison Dudley, Ann Morgan, Gladys Justus, Jane Crosbie from New Zealand, Nancy Coleman, Kathy Mackey, Barbara Brown, Wanda Wakefield, Belita Luman, Lori Wittke, and Katie and Neeya.

We became such a close family and staying at Selah is like being in the Garden of Eden.  The folks at the ranch kept us spoiled beyond your wildest dreams. The food was over the top of the scale and the accommodations were stunning. Candy has the gift of decorating to make you feel at home. Please visit their website: Selah Ranch

I am already thinking about a second workshop in November.  Let me know if you might be interested in visiting the Piney Woods of East Texas then or in October.  I was thinking November might be cooler but October would be pretty. So email me what would be better for you.  Hubby could come fish or just veg out in front of one of the huge big screen TVs and watch sports all day. There are things for the kids to do and their are golf carts to drive around the 1000 acres. The food will even knock him off his feet...clean air, good food, beauty all around and lots of creative art making.

I am holding all the artists that came to Selah Ranch in prayer as they return to their daily lives.  I affirm the love of God in their lives and in their art. This past weekend we confirmed in all of our work the synchronicity which reflects His creativity. As in life, as in art, there must be a spontaneity as well as serendipity in each composition. The artist must work PAST their comfort zone to be truly creating... otherwise they are in a rut painting the same old thing or painting what other artists are painting. NO ONE in this workshop painted anything like another person.  I watched some of the most technically correct painters painfully let go of stayed and true ways and open up their minds to approaching art in a different way. THEN learning to use different methods to check for balance and color outlay to improve values and final results in each piece they did.

"Therefore let all who are faithful offer prayer to you; at a time of distress, the rush of might waters shall not reach them."  Psalm 32:6


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