Winter is dead... Discover the Sunlight by Laurie Pace

  ©Laurie Pace       Graphics One Design 2021

Sunlight in the Meadow Horse Play
 by Laurie Pace - Available. 
24 x 24 inches and framed with a black Shadow Box Frame.

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“She turned to the sunlight. And shook her yellow head,  And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” ― A.A. Milne, When We Were Very Young

The Painting

I chose to reach out to the past and the Painted Ponies that began in 2006. This is a brand new very wet painting.  I am collected world wide for this style. Fresh colors on the palate with golden hue. With repetitive long strokes with my palette knife, the beauty of the yellow blended over golds and whites brings joy and smiles. The paint is layered thick - up to 1/2 inch in places.  Will take a few weeks to cure. Love the color of the paint!  Click the painting if you are interested in seeing more of it close up.                                                                                                                                                           

The Story: Our days are growing shorter.

The cycle of life... and yes our number of days are growing shorter.  Last night was a restless night. Terry and I talked before turning out the lights and I cried realizing how fast our country is failing under the current administration.  My grandchildren are not going to have the freedoms we have had during our lives.  The weight seemed overwhelming as I laid there in the dark. I felt like I was floating... somewhere between here and there. I did know I was safe, but unable to stop anything. 

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. 

I rest in the Lord knowing in quietness and trust comes my strength from Him. His unfailing love is with us always. Lead by example in all you do and say. From my dear prayer partner Debbie, DO NO HARM.

This morning on the news I watched an interview with a Rancher and his wife down near Kinny County where masses of immigrant men are 'stealing' their way through the border counties of Texas. He was a strong tall proud older Texan that was possibly in his mid fifties and his wife beside him.  They have a beautiful ranch that has been in their family for generations. Right now they cannot be outside on the ranch without carrying a gun for protection. Their property is being torn, destroyed and used by the masses of immigrant men stealing across avoiding Border Patrol. They drain out the water tanks the couple pumps water to from their wells. (These are large holding tanks) They scavenger around the main ranch buildings and their home looking for things to eat, use or re-sell as they make their way. Behind they leave destruction of property and all their trash.  He has tried hopelessly to offer these men work on the ranch. He will feed them and bed them and PAY THEM and make sure they get to their court date, but they want nothing of it. They want our Governments free trip to anywhere in the country by plane. They want a free place to sleep and food to eat, all provided by our Government. Let's not forget, free college. They also could be a part of human trafficking or drug dealing.   If his wife goes out on the ranch to check fences or ride to check cattle or horses, she has to carry a firearm for fear of the illegals. She is accompanied by her dogs.  Of course if she were to shoot someone out of fear for her life... she is a victim but the government may not see it that way.  

The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

This Rancher broke down in tears, bent over sobbing with the heaviness of his family's ranch under attack, worried if they try to defend it, they will not only be victims, but they will be prosecuted by our own government for defending their home and their property.  They are losing hope. 

   And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus... 

How can we sit in our homes and not realize the wrong in this situation. People need help. Immigrants are scrambling across our border for the better life. The better life is not even here any more. Unless you call daily issued mandates freedom.  Our fuel prices in Texas have doubled in 9 months and the price of some foods is up over 50% or more. Overall our grocery bill jumped from $150 a week to over $200 and we are buying the exact same items, in fact we are purchasing less.  We run our household on a budget and if this continues we will have to make choices on eating or not eating. Do you really believe any one has money to buy art right now? My best gallery is closing her doors in California. My Colorado gallery has not ask for any new work as they moved from their large location to a smaller location. My northern gallery, Bereskin, she is waiting patiently for work.  This past week was the first time I enjoyed painting in the past two years.  I hope to paint in a few moments.

I never thought our 'golden years' would be mired in mandates by my own government. I never thought Social Security that I worked my life long to earn and contribute to, would not keep up with inflation and my government that 'borrowed' the funds from Social Security to cover something else, NEVER paid it back. I look back over my lifetime and with the exception of two or three years, I have worked from the age of 13... all the way till now. I am still producing and working. 

Tired. Worried. Anxious. Depressed. Annoyed. Angry. Lost. Mad. Sad.

 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.  Philippians 4:4-9

Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 

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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.


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