Don't let the Wolf in the door.... they are really not your friend. Thoughts of the day from Laurie Pace
©Laurie Pace Graphics One Design 2021
by Laurie Pace
10 x 10 oil on Birch
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“Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.” Michael Bassey Johnson
This is my newest piece. Morning Wolf...Wet but ready to post online! Painting on birch with deep sides, I laid out beautiful glazes of oils layering up the texture in the final painting. This was a good 17 day process with the last colors added, the blues. It always surprises me how beautiful the glazing is on birch.
The Predator in your Life
Why is it we do not see the predator in our lives that intends to harm us or our friends and family until it is too late? If you think about it, a predator is usually wise to the 'game' they play. They can spot the weak or innocent in the world as easy prey. I believe most of us are either innocent in believing anyone would plot or plan to hurt us, or literally some of us may be plain ignorant. The 'savvy' people always suspect them ahead of the game before it begins.
Here in America are we so innocent or perhaps too proud to believe we can be brought to our knees? In the past 150 years we have not faced an enemy in disguise in our homeland. We are basically living our "American life" blindly each day as the predator moves around and through us taking away everything. In some cases, we are just handing it over. We want to feel safe, and the predator assures us we are and if we follow along everything will be good again soon.
Are they "killers"? They are killing our liberties and we are not even noticing our freedom is no longer. Why are so many of us unable to spot these offenders? It is because they are socially accomplished ones, and their plans were carefully crafted?
They have a dangerous disregard for the rights of others and they have a natural tendency to violate the norms in our lives. Do you remember what use to be normal? If you had asked me three years ago, would this ever happen in the United States, I would have said, "Absolutely not!" The predator is charming and can manipulate you and me for gain or for loss. There is not any consideration for our feelings or needs any more.
The predator has ripped apart the fabric of families and lives. They get away with their 'acts' and have learned to survive by deflecting you from discovering the truth. The confidence in their speech covers their lack of accountability... yet we listen intently. They smile and share their 'vulnerabilities' and suddenly become part of us.
Why are we not seeing the clues? If things seem too perfect, they are. The different social media platforms prove this. They know each of us that use their platforms intimately. They know. Anyone can be a victim.
Moral of the story: "Don't let the wolf in the door. If you do, are you prepared?"
“I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;" Acts 20:29
Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist
Laurie Pace is an international artist with her paintings collected in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany, DuBai, Portugal, Italy, France, Germany, the UK, Ireland, Sweden, Norway, Poland, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, St Thomas, Romania, Greece, Croatia, and Ecuador.
© Graphics One Design 2021