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04 June 2011

Abstract Horse Painting Two in a Dead Run by Texas Contemporary Artist Laurie Pace

Two in a Dead Run
30 x 40 inches Acrylic Overlays on Canvas
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Dead Run

I had absolutely no idea the Dead Run was a noun.  The original of this noun was 1885 era.
a steady run at top speed: The centerfielder caught the ball on the dead run.
My brain is having a time wrapping around that one.  I entitled this painting Two on a Dead Run because of the energy of the horses trying to edge each other out.  There is strength pitted against conflict in the composition of these two horses vying for the lead. They are both in a dead run almost like Terry describes Italian car racing... you are in the zone... you never look backwards. 
I am feeling 99% that I am finished with it. Terry will be helping me varnish it today.   I am a late start on my blog this morning. It is already 11 am.  
Yesterday I am sorry to share that the HP on his desk died exhibiting the dreaded BLUE SCREEN out of nowhere around 10:30 am.  The HP was only 13 months old. We are still tearing apart unpacked boxes looking for the recovery disc.  Not looking good 24 hours later.  You might say the computer went on the dead run and died.... 
Depression is normally with the loss of your computer.  I have been through it many times.  Anxiety and depression.  That was always when I would have a PC. I killed a pc every 18 months.  Finally in 2007 I bought a Mac and that same MAC is right next to me four years later...strong and competent.   With the exception of Quicken, I have no need for a PC and may have to try out the new 2010 version of quicken for the Mac.  The 2007 was a total waste of money.  I can't even say it was on the run... it was just dead.  Could not move all my files from the PC version to the Mac version. It left off everything third or fourth transaction.  When you have been on quicken for almost twenty years... it is hard to do anything else.
It may be time for a trip to the apple store for a mini mac or an imac. I cannot live with him so he has lost his purpose in life...his computer. 


I went past the field of the sluggard, past the vineyard of the man who lacks judgment; thorns had come up everywhere, the ground was covered with weeds, and the stone wall was in ruins. I applied my heart to what I observed and learned a lesson from what I saw: A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man."  Proverbs 24:30-34

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