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Ramblings of Sunrise and the New Day.    © +Laurie Pace         Graphics One Design 2019 “Not knowing when the dawn will come I  open every door.” Emily Dickinson Found this simple photo of a lake with an early sunrise in Finland.  It brought a quiet peace to my heart and soul. If I could wish that for each of you, I would.  Imagine the cold in these woods as the photographer came upon the lake early in the morning. The dark clouds breaking up as the sun breaks through with soft oranges and pinks. I know he paused before the shutter clicked, and he felt the magnificence of the arrival of day, just like a new baby being born... the tiny head rotating out first before the next push brings the full birth.  A new day offers new birth to opportunities, new horizons, new experiences, a chance to start again, to discover something new and live another day. It brings hope. It matters not if you are in Finland, the United States, Japan, Australia... Day will break and with it ends the

I can see clearly now... the fog is gone!

   © +Laurie Pace         Graphics One Design 2019 Finding the Path “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” Ralph Waldo Emerson Was not sure if I wanted to post a dog chasing it's tail or this foggy path.  Are they the same? Maybe not.  Right now I am leaving a "trail" of papers everywhere in the house.  Have you ever thrown yourself into busy work, generating piles of papers, notes and plans around you but not ever moving forward?   Have you ever had to make a decision you just could not make, so you procrastinate making it? (Yes, more piles of paper.) Have you ever looked at the clock at the end of the day, back at the piles of notes and realized you still did not accomplish anything? By this point in life, I have fallen to my knees crying because of the loss of direction. I have ALWAYS been a go getter, a planner, and an achiever.  Being in my sixties makes me realize there a

Dancing in the Leaves with the Lord.

   © +Laurie Pace         Graphics One Design 2019 Dancing in the Leaves 30 x 40  Oil on Canvas  Sold.  “ “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” Friedrich Nietzsche Fall arrives on the calendar next Tuesday.  Someone forgot to send the memo to those of us that live in Texas.  The Dallas Ft Worth area remain in the mid to high 90's and at night in the mid to high 70's. We are 10-15 degrees warmer than we should be. In the colorful painting of horses above, they are celebrating the cooler colorful nights and are up under the moon dancing in the leaves. When do you 'dance in the leaves'? God wants us to be happy in life and joyful. Today finds many of us tired and burdened with stress and work in our lives. ( I am probably talking about the 40 and up generations)  I am blessed to have three children, all married with children... that grew up conservative, empathetic to o

Colorful Hydrangea Flower Painting

  © +Laurie Pace         Graphics One Design 2019 The Gathering   30 x 40  Oil on Canvas  “ “With freedom, flowers, books, and the moon, who could not be perfectly happy?”. Oscar Wilde  This past week I moved into painting something soft and brushed with the colors of my heart.  I am pretty sure it is done unless I unleash on it next week once it is dry for a second time.  When I think of bringing in a neutral off-white to the painting, it seems to puzzle me on why... I still may do it. I am rather drawn into this soft colorful hydrangea painting.  Meanwhile I was up till after midnight struggling with something that kept me awake, but nothing I could grasp easily. I pulled out my spiral and began writing. Four pages later, a peace began to fill my mind and my body began to relax.   We are all a product of our environment. We are affected by computers, ipads, phones, television and more. I heard on the news the new Iphone 11 is causing cases

Tag - your it! Finding the Joy in Life Again with Texas Artist Laurie Pace

   © +Laurie Pace    Graphics One Design 2019 Full Circle 24 x 36  Oil on Canvas  (sold) ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW ME  ON INSTAGRAM    @lauriepace91 Available Paintings by Laurie Pace          “Maybe love isn’t something that comes full circle. It just ebbs and flows, in and out, just like the people in our lives” Colleen Hoover I have been busy reworking the SEO on my main website  Seems like even SEO comes full circle as the ball changes or rolls about 190 degrees. oh wait.... it just spins around constantly. I have simplified my website in the move and will continue to make adjustments to having it work seamlessly for you as well as for me! Did you ever think about how we each get caught and tied up in our own lives?  It is so easy to forget to stop and give thanks for all the good in our lives, or to stop and take in life around us.  Just this

Dancing in the Moonlight with Texas Artist Laurie Pace

   © +Laurie Pace         Graphics One Design 2019 Dancing in the Moonlight 24 x 24 Mixed Media on Canvas Pure Justus Collection   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- FOLLOW MY BLOG  ON INSTAGRAM     @lauriepaceblog Available Paintings by Laurie Pace          FAVORITE PAINTING in my bold horse paintings... in my top ten loves over 20 years.   It belongs to a doctor who began collecting my work about ten years ago.   From this painting, the original photo is part of my heart.   This found me in the studio in early hours of the morning, playing with it, and coaxing it to the surface.   It happens in life that way too… we want something and we begin to coax the world around us to get it… but that never works. It is always in God’s time. I so loved the journey on creating this painting, God smiled and love grew in my heart and on my canvas. @lajollaartgallery @miradafineart   h