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DANCING IN COLOR Contemporary Horse Art Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 20 x 24 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me if you are interested in this painting: Laurie SOLD! Thank you. "Lay aside immaturity, and live and walk in the way of insight." Proverbs 9:6 We seem to trundle along in life missing so much around us that is RIGHT THERE. That is why I chose this painting today. The colors are full of spring and shout "REJOICE" loudly... but you have to truly look to see what it there. God fills your heart with blessings abundantly... just as He fills each of our lives with all of our needs. Allowing things to get in the way keeps us from seeing our blessings. Sharpen your insight and hopefully clarity will follow. It is there for all of us to seize as our own. Terry and I traveled to Marble Falls and back yesterday. It is a harry scary trip going down Interstate 35 through Texas. I am thankful to be home. Today in just a few moments, our granddaughter, Lau
THE ADVANCE Contemporary Art HORSE Equine Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus pace 24 x 36 inches of brilliant color! Contact me if you are interested: Laurie SOLD! THANK YOU! "If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays." Luke 11:36 I had a client come by yesterday to pick up two paintings. She is a professional... a doctor, with children, soccer, baseball and a husband and her home. She stays so busy that I worry when I see her that she is burning the candle at both ends. I told her it took me to this age to realize only I could free myself from everything that binds me in my lifestyle. Somewhere a spiritual lights shines in each of us showing us the natural way. Are you ignoring it? True living is effortless and very liberating. Are we there yet? First, accept yourself as who you are, just as you are. God created you as His beloved and filled you with the spir
SPRING KISSES OF COLOR Contemporary Floral Flowers Art Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 x 2 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me if you are interested! Laurie SOLD! Thank you. "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!" Matthew 21:9 Think back in life to your younger years; although something like this might have happened recently. Has there been a time you were walking into a room and everyone was waiting for you? It could have been your birthday, or a special family dinner and you were running late...or you were a guest speaker... but everyone was excited as you walked through the door. They had been anticipating your arrival and were ready for you.... no different than when Jesus entered Jerusalem during the last week of His earthly life. The crowds were cheering and waving palm branches carried on by their excitement and joy of seeing Jesus. It would only be days later that He was arrested and crucified. These same people that were
In the Heat of the Night Contemporary Horse Equine Art Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 36 x 36 x 2 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me if you are interested in this painting. It goes to a Gallery next week for an opening, but it is available for this short weekend directly from me. Laurie After April 4th, contact Kevin at the Gordon Phillips Gallery, Texas. "He said to her, "Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease." Mark 5:34 Sometimes when I start a painting I have to go at it inside out. Too often an artist draws something off and begins to do the "Paint by number" effect. It works so well with realistic art...but somehow I have moved over. I climbed out of the box. For years I strove to control my art work, from realism to slight impressionism. Painting daily has changed much of this. Hence the starting a painting from the inside out. Inside I have the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit brings the creativity t
Desert Rose 1 Contemporary Art Flower Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 16 x 20 inches Oil on Canvas COMMISSION WORK SOLD Contact me if you are interested in commission pieces. Laurie "Those who are attentive to a matter will prosper, and happy are those who trust in the Lord." Proverbs 16:20 Getting in the way... Yesterday was a day full of fun and company. Little Lauren arrived with Stacey at seven a.m. A few hours of enjoying her and then bundling her up, we had our first Girls Day Out Shopping...but only for two small stops, Target and Gymboree. I have pictures on Stacey's camera and I will do a slide show for tomorrow. Also pictures of everyone coming to see Baby Lauren. She met her Great Aunt Terrie and her Great Uncle Bill.... and then enjoyed her Great Grandpa Ben and her Bampa, Terry. I don't know about the baby, but I am worn out. Getting in the way... that was the thought that crept into my head this morning. Have you ever sabatoged yourself or se
ELEMENTS Contemporary Art Horse Equine Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 18 x 27 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me to purchase: Laurie "Jesus looked at them and said, "For mortals it is impossible, but not for God; for God all things are possible." Mark 10:27 Yesterday was a busy day just getting planning done, but not much painting. I had to order canvas and complete inventories for my paintings for movement from one gallery to another. Morgan surprised me with lunch at Magiano's and we brought lots of left overs home that Terry enjoyed with a bottle of red wind from Rooster Hill. Then it was back to work to paint for an hour and early to bed. We had thunderstorms and cooler weather yesterday and I love it. I was not ready for the warm weather yet... I am a cold weather person...well, not too cold. Normally I would be in a panic not finishing paintings yesterday...but the day unfolded as God saw fit instead of me. Letting go and letting God has not bee
Found One Contemporary Art Child in Garden Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 12 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me to purchase. Perfect for Mother's Day! I can wrap it and mail it directly for you. Laurie "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children, and live in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us." Ephesians 5:1-2 ME! ME! ME! TIME FOR ME! Yesterday we celebrated Ben's Birthday. Ben is Terry's dad. We made shrimp, catfish, Cold Pea Salad, French Fries, and Italian bread with olive oil, tomatoes and cheese. YUMM! Early in the morning, Terry and I made Kolache's for Ben. He loves apricot, and that is what we made. Working side by side, most of the morning in the kitchen, we put together a yummy birthday spread! THEN, in the afternoon, Terry took me to the gun range where I shot a 22 pistol for the first time. I hit the target and he says I did really well. I shot a box of ammunition; I think that was fifty shots. For a first time
BURST OF COLOR Contemporary Horse Equine ART Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD...THANK YOU! 18 x 27 inches of astonishing color! Contact me if you are interested in this painting: Laurie "But truly God has listened; He has given heed to the words of my prayer." Psalm 66:19 I wondered last night as we drove home from the grocery store, after stopping at FEDEX and Mary's Mail, if there was a full moon last night. The people were driving and acting crazy out on the roads. In the two hours we were out, several ambulances and firetrucks took to the roads to accidents. Every one is in a hurry...every one was doing really rude things. I looked up as we left the grocery store and asked TP, "Is it a full moon" . We were blessed when we got home with a visit from little John David across the street. He lightened our evening with his curiosity and inquisitive from all of this comes my thought for you this morning. Last night as the clouds were rus
TEARS OF RAIN Contemporary ART Horse Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 20 inches Acrylic/Oil Overlays on Canvas Contact me to purchase: Laurie "How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity." Psalm 133:1 Family. Family. Hummm, such a broad subject. We are related by either blood or life to those we call family. We share genes and experiences and we try desperately to stay in harmony with everyone. I struggle often as I am the peace maker. I cannot stand to have ugliness or meanness in any situation. I do appreciate anger and understand the need to vent, but loud aggressiveness and direct attacks are not appreciated. It goes back to my rose colored glasses. I see the best in everyone all the time. Every family has elements of ugliness and beauty. Every family is uniquely created to balance harmoniously together. It takes all kinds to do that. If you can this week, take harmony personally and use it daily. Be ready to offer compassion a
ALERT Contemporary Horse Equine Art Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD 16 x 20 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me to purchase or commission a painting: Laurie "So God blessed the seventh day and Hallowed it, because on it God rested from all the work that He had done in creation." Genesis 2:3 All during the week when you are working or caring for others I believe you are on Alert. I know I am .... it is the little stress thing that keeps you waiting and watching. You stay on edge and you are alert. You can accomplish things and mark them off your list and hopefully a bit more stress falls away. I can't help but wonder how God was as He created everything... if it was a fabulous creative high, or stress as it began to form around Him. Whatever it was, our world is an outstanding place. His work is mighty. The seventh day of rest was a day of completion and reflection. This should be a sign to us that this day should be set aside specifically to give thanks to H
Sharing Contemporary Art Children in the Garden Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 12 x 12 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me to purchase: Laurie PERFECT for Mother's Day! I will even wrap it and ship it to your mom. "O send out your light and your truth; let them lead me; let them bring me to your holy hill and to your dwelling." Psalm 43:3 Spring continues with mild weather and lots of green springing up everywhere. The Dogwoods are in full blooms as are the Bradford Pear Trees. My little peach tree is really blooming. Thursday I spent the day working on commission pieces and cleaning house. I still have a bit more on the two 16 x 20's that I am painting; they are desert flowers, like cactus flowers. Then it was cleaning house. Terry came home not feeling well again and immediately went to bed in a dark room. I worked on my website until eight and by nine was in bed reading. I am hoping he is better today at work. At least he seemed better this morning. Then the B
Bound by the Night Contemporary Art Horse Equine Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 30 x 30 inches thick brushed oils Contact me to purchase: Laurie "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35 Well, I forgot to take pictures of my swing yesterday, but I did enjoy sitting in it for several hours. I painted out side yesterday using the new little table and an older extra chair. I actually dozed off laying in the swing surrounded by the twitter of my own birds in the house and the birds outside. HUMMM, I will have to tie a string around my finger to remind me to snap some pictures once the sun comes up. Yesterday I wrote about healing and breathing in God's presence to be restored. Today I am thinking Party Time to celebrate the coming of SPRING! Just sitting in that darn swing relaxing and taking in the breathtaking colors of the flowers in the hanging baskets and the three blooming bushes I have not planted
MORNING SAIL Contemporary ART Sail Boat Sunrise Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace and Morgan Pace 20 x 20 inches of unbelievable thick thick paint. I can say that because Morgan painted the basic painting last year and I saw it hanging there and decided it needed some contrast and began playing with it. SOLD THIS MORNING! THANK YOU! Contact me if you love it and are interested in price: Laurie "He grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, being fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised." Romans 4:20-21 Restoring Restoration is a major area of concern with older prized pieces of art. So many pieces are NOT in galleries or museums where they are cared for to help preserve their beauty. Terry bought me a porch swing yesterday with a canopy. I have a wood swing out front where we sit and watch all the neighborhood kids play...but the porch swing is on the porch area between the studio and the kitchen. My easel pulls out there and it is the outsi
Sunlit Poppy Contemporary Art Floral Flower Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 6 x 6 inch Oil on Watercolor paper. Needs no glass, just slip it into a frame. PERFECT for Mother's Day and I will wrap it for you. I can even pick up a frame from my framer, The Dutch Art Gallery. Contact me to purchase. Laurie "For a thousand years in your sight are like yesterday when it is past, or like a watching the night. You sweep them away; they are like a dream, like grass that is renewed in the morning." Psalm 90:4-5 Last night we brought our birds home from my son's house. He has babysat them for 15 months. I have so missed the joy of their twittering and chirping every day in my home. I have always had birds. Terry carefully placed the large cage in my VW Passat sideways, and we put the stand in the trunk. As we arrived home I gather up the front seat bird food stuff and he slid the cage out of the car. In a sudden flash in the dusk of early night I saw a bird rise from
No 106 Curious Contemporary Art Horse Daily Painting Oil by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 30 x 2 inches THICK OIL SOLD...Commissioned by collector in the UK Contact me for something special for your home or office! Laurie "I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand." Isaiah 41:10 Always present...always with you...God is there. Even yesterday morning at 3:45 when I woke up and Terry was so restless I thought, "I need to get up and work." I distinctly heard HIM say, "Oh no, there is nothing you need to do but rest." I did the normal deep breathing exercising Jan and Arlo taught me to oxygenate the body and began counting backwards from 650 and only made 590 area when I must have gone back to sleep. God sustained me... and kept me right there in bed. I did not get up until 8:00 am. I had blog on auto post, which I have been using on our days off. I highly recommend the deep breathing from Jan and Arlo. It works wh
No. 108 Urgency Contemporary Horse Equine Art Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace ALREADY SOLD! THANK YOU!!!! 24 x 36 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me for more information or to purchase: Laurie "And have them make me a sanctuary, so that I may dwell among them." Exodus 25:8 Mom and I went to Target yesterday. Of course I went with a list. It was a small list to buy Morgan a toothbrush, get some dental floss, some floor cleaner and Kleenex. Somehow I spent $184.00. I haven't been brave enough to unpack the bags, but I know I added Benedryl for Terry, light bulbs, an extension plug, some dish towels on sale, Target brand gallon freezer bags, and I bought some face moisturizer, eye cream, eye shadow....etc. I normally buy Clarins or MAX at Dillards, but that stuff is way expensive. So Mom and I decided to try Botanicals from the Target aisle. That is what is in my bags. I was good, no clothes for Lauren, Stacey or me! Once home I finished cleaning up and started ea
CELEBRATE Contemporary Horse Equine Art Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 15 x 30 inches Oil on Canvas Contact me for more information or to purchase: Laurie
Spring Forward Contemporary Art Horse Oil Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 24 x 36 x 2 inches Oil/Acrylic overlays on canvas. No frame needed. Contact me to purchase: Laurie "The Prophet Jeremiah said to them, 'very well: I am going to pray to the Lord your God as you request, and whatever the Lord answers you I will tell you; I will keep nothing back from you.'" Jeremiah 42:4 Yesterday we visited my dad. If you read my blog regularly, you know he has been blessed with Alzheimers and the journey is not a pretty one. He is doing fairly well right now and seems content with his existence despite the FOG he lives in on a daily basis. Have you ever felt like you were lost in a fog of confusion? Thankfully God comes to the rescue and the path we needed to take was usually right there in front of us; this works unless we were thrashing around trying to do our own thing instead of being patient... you would find me out in left field. The journey back would be harder o
No. 100 Morning Roses Contemporary Art Flower Rose Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 12 x 24 inches of super thick oils. This is another piece I painted early winter and have gone back in and added not just background color, but the roses are now dimensional. Contact me if you are interested. Laurie For a short time this is offered for $169.00 and I will include shipping in the US. I am off to see my Dad today, so it will be sold to the first email sent. SOLD SOLD SOLD! Thank you. Gallery Value is $750.00 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven." Matthew 5:16 Yesterday Neal Donald Walsh spoke of "that is does not good to think in any way negatively about yourself. Not even a little good." Often when I look in the mirror in the morning, like this morning... at 5:00 am, I first notice my eyes and know how they are begging me to climb back into bed. Then I travel down to s
No 79 A Bit of Wonder Contemporary Art Horse Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace I reworked this painting so I am sharing it again! Enjoy. It is 24 x 30 inches and has very thick paint. Contact me if you are interested in buying it: Laurie This is a close up of the face: And a close up of some of the brush strokes. A little more brightness! "Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth: break forth into joyous song and sing praises." Psalm 98:4 Child like wonder... Child like joy...can you remember being young and everything seemed to either fascinate you or scare you? Most children have a natural gladness with in their soul. We are born with out complicated feelings. Life seems to dictate our emotions after that. I am not sure how you teach a child how to maintain joy and the love of life and learning. Then, is it possible to retrain ourselves to be joyful? God created each of us. Laughter is the best medicine around. It lowers blood pressure and reduces stress. Si
Stride Contemporary Art Horse Equine Daily Oil Painting by Laurie Justus Pace SOLD as it posted! Thank you. 18 x 24 x 2 inches Contact me to purchase. Laurie "But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God. I trust in the steadfast love of God forever and ever." Psalm 52:8 I am going to remind you to count your blessings today. If you must, make a list so you can see them all. Don't leave anything out. God has blessed each of us richly in this life, but most of the time we see what we do not have and what we think we need, instead of thanking Him for what is in our lives at this moment. Once you realize the great riches you do have, share them. Take time from your day today to phone someone that might need to hear from you. You may need to share comfort or encouragement, or you might need to share hospitality. Open your heart or open your home. Share what has been given to you that others so desperately need. Take nothing for granted. Staying open and aware
No. 94 Running Color Contemporary Art Horse Equine Daily Painting by Laurie Justus Pace 18 x 24 x 2 inches Acrylic on Canvas Contact me to purchase: Laurie "All the paths of the Lord are steadfast love and faithfulness, for those who keep His covenant and His decrees." Psalm 25:10 Terry has taken on the task to help me with exercising. I found when he holds my ankles I can do a better sit up... doesn't hurt my neck as much. Today he had me doing Jack LaLanne exercises that all the house wives did in the fifties, including his mother. Somehow my mother missed that show. I remember Queen for the day, but not watching Jack very often. ANY way, he has me sitting in one of the kitchen chairs, holding on to the chair and keep my feet elevated and bringing my knees up to my chest. I can tolerate about six of these at a time. BURNING in the thighs...and some tummy to get out of the way. It is a start and I am so appreciative of his help right now. Jack talks about our b