A Bridge into the Unknown - Familiarity

  ©Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2020

Hydrangea Block Up
 by Laurie Pace - Sold. 

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“I will be the gladdest thing under the sun! I will touch a hundred flowers and not pick one.”  ― Edna St. Vincent Millay

A "block up" in a painting is no different than an outline for a paper you are writing. It is learning the territory as you approach it and wanting to have a familiarity to it before you begin. 

Familiarity gets us through life in the tough times. We tend to draw from our experiences when faced with new challenges. It is a bridge into the new unknown in our lives. Just knowing you have survived something in the past, makes it easier to face it in the future. You know how to cope. 

It is the same on a canvas for an artist... getting to know the space and the feel as it is different with every painting. 

In our lives today... the Pandemic continues... and none of us have any past experience to draw upon. I encourage you right now, to draw upon the Bible. This has happened to many civilizations in the past.  Our nation seems to be nearing a free fall, like the cities of old, Babylon, Sodom and Gomorrah, the Roman Empire, the Persians... and hey wait... what about the entire earth being wiped out except for Noah and a few others? We are a nation nearing self destruction with so many people that have invested their lives and pleasures in worldly things.  

I encourage you today to pick up God's word and start reading it. REALLY reading it.  You can find your way through this. The Israelites spent centuries trying to get it together. They were overrun by other populations and nations and literally taken prisoner and almost wiped out. The 12 Tribes fought against themselves when they could not fight anywhere else.  What is it we are doing here in America? Fighting against ourselves? When you are not willing to stand up for something you are destined to fall. 

"The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?"  Psalm 27:1

Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 


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