Laurie Pace Fine Art Paintings, The Spirit of the Paint as the gift from our Father inspires me daily to paint and share the beauty of our world with you. Horse Paintings, Figurative Paintings, Flower Paintings, Wildlife paintings... I will fill your day and life with the Spirit of the Paint, as it drips and forms on my canvas. Contemporary Art with inspirations of the world around us. Join me here on my blog or my home website, ellepace.com May the Lord God Bless and Keep You in His Love.
This morning I was homeschooling my youngest granddaughter and we always have fun. She is a mini me with music, art, and dressing. I snapped this photo of her ankle resting on mine while she was working her math problems, lost in numbers, and me, finding myself following in love with her more every single day.
"Be Brave" are her words anytime she is confronting something new or uncomfortable. They have rubbed off to me considerably. More on my next post about that. Meanwhile, she is moving forth in her first grade curriculum decently well and anxious about going back to school this fall. Hopefully this mess of Covid will be long past us and any lingering variants will be doable. BE BRAVE. We had Omicron in mid January. BE BRAVE. But it was the loss of a close family member to be the hardest to face from that month. They had health problems, not Covid.
My youngest granddaughter hugs me daily and says Be Brave. She knows how sad we are with this loss.
I especially will miss their sharp wit and dry humor. Their smile stays with me today, along with narrowing twinkling eyes as that smile flashed across their face.
I think today's thought to carry forward is family love. January ten years ago, I lost my father. He was the patriarch of the Justus family in Dallas. Not a day passes that I do not think of him thankful for his presence in my life. Family love abounds across time and even when some members of our family pass on through those Heavenly gates, their "past presence" is gifted to us through our memories and our thoughts. God simply said, "He is mine now." I miss all those who have gone before but know we are tied together by our FAMILY LOVE.
Follow the Spirit of the Paint... with Laurie Pace
"Nevertheless, the one who receives instruction in the word should share all good things with their instructor." — Galatians 6:6 NIV
Father God, Thank you for all you have shared with me in my life, especially my beautiful family. It is your Word carried through my parents to me while growing up as a child and through each day today that supports us through what we face here many years later. Their gift of your wisdom in our lives is lasting. We are ever grateful. Bless each of us this day, may we find power through your Spirit. May we each pass on your precious love to others in our daily lives. Amen
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.