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“Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter.” Oscar Wilde . ** This painting was in acrylic and one of a series I did in pop art in about 2005-2007.
I have been traveling to Chicago and back and busy and simply not stopping by to share work or a even a thought. I was prepared to share more about my contemplations and my decision- but another challenge brought me to a full halt in life. Just when you believe you have made a decision you have prayed over for almost a year, something else rears up and knocks you backwards.
Meanwhile, I will try to be more present in sharing my thoughts again. I have blogged at here for over 12 years. Up until 2016, i posted 6-7 days a week without missing a beat. Since 2011- I have had many visitors, so much that I am closing in on one million. I have decided to see this through and be present again here on this blog. These often short term decisions have a long lasting echo effect in our daily existence.
Our decisions in life are constant. Some are simple short decisions and others are seeded deeply and need to be tended before the answer comes to fruition. Often short term decisions can have long lasting effects on our lives. It could be something like eating when stressed, grabbing those chips, soda or plate of cookies and realizing six months later you have gained 45 pounds, which in turn will affect your health and your daily outlook longterm. Or, it could be a decision to go out and party, and on the way home there is an accident and lives are lost.
Then there are always heart decisions. Those are about others we love or even ourselves. Love and responsibility weigh in on these. We learn in life it should not be "all about me" but in turn serving and putting others first in your life.
The job decisions or vacation decisions are always tough. Job decisions could affect you for a short term or a lifetime. Vacation decisions are rare in most lives, with the cost of travel and hotels, it takes a strong income to do it. My dad would always advise making a list of pros and cons.
Sometimes, just like me, many of us prolong a decision. I kept thinking things would change in my situation and the universe would align once again. When you prolong deciding things you often spend too much time overthinking everything. I read somewhere that a small delay in making a decision could improve the quality of your choice.
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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