The Awakening by Texas Artist Laurie Pace - Lose the Fear - Spread some Happiness



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The Awakening
Commissioned Painting. Sold

 by Laurie Pace  

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The Lotus... my first and only I have painted and it was painted as a gift for a good friend in NYC for his Mom in Singapore. Trying to decide my approach to this painting had me ditching the knife and picking up my brushes. I adjusted the colors on the lotus petals many times to push it to the perfect color.  And yes, I realize the angle of some of the lily pads is off in the back group, it holds up well as they float along and with those I used jewel tones for the pads and the water. It was a painting of precious jewels after that. It was also very large.  38 x 58 inches.  At the arrival to Singapore, it went to be framed. They put a simple frame around it and then defined it with a partial frame to pop the color of the Lotus. 




Color is a huge part of my work. Even with this painting, the challenge remained to explore and discover content of flower, water and lily pads while remaining true to the content. 

BE AWAKENED

Be awakened to Christ. Be awakened to life. Be awakened to truth. Currently the cultural groupthink easily leads us down different paths and most of them are not truth based. 

"Each of us collects evidence to support our bias. We tend to move toward individuals and groups who think the same way as we do. It is human nature to seek out this bolstering of personal opinion. The problem with this way of living is that it creates an intellectual echo chamber. We only hear what we believe to be true in relation to our bias and with the support of those who agree with our opinion. As a result, we toss out any challenge to the facts of our evidence as irrelevant and untrue." Garris Elkins   

I see this today in my circle of friends.  We are all seeking the truth of what is happening in our lives and the world. Each of us misses the pure understanding of the 'truth' diluted or influenced by our circle of friends or by social media or news reports. Our perception is inevitably bent one way or the other by these outside influences.   

We remain confronted each day with our own lives as well as what is happening in the world. Is fear leading the way in your life? Fear has a way of sneaking into our lives and rooting. We must all find a way to reinforce ourselves to find peace and the joy in living.  Right now as you go about your day, share a smile (even in your mask), share a good morning, share a Merry Christmas or a Happy Holiday. Simply make the day better for others and you will find yourself happier. 

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He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”" Luke 1:32-33


Laurie Pace - A Texas Artist 


             


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Laurie is an international artist, her paintings are 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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