Night to Day... Stress to Peace... God has it ALL. Celebrating Night to Day Horse Painting with Texas Artist Laurie Pace

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Celebrating Night to Day
30 x 40  Mixed Media on Birch
 by Laurie Pace  

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"Yes, I fell off the posting wagon... but for good reason. There was a computer glitch and I LOST three of the blogs I had written. Then the weekend hit and I gave up till today, Monday!  The painting above was done about two years ago and within an hour of posting it on my website, it sold and headed to Austin, Texas.   I will be painting over the next weeks.  Mirada Fine Art, my Denver gallery since 2010,  has a new show coming up. Details will follow as they release the information to the public. Time to shake things up for sure!. Happy New Year...Behold the journey ahead!"

Reflecting the Past, Living in the Present, and Allowing the future for Tomorrow

Yesterday was spent looking back at paintings dating back to 1998 area. Watching the growth of an artist finding their way. I actually loved that time because someone connected me to EBAY back in 2002 and I could paint 5-7 paintings a week and sell them on EBAY and make $100K a year. Galleries found my work there in 2007 and the journey expanded. The painting of large paintings daily sharpened growth and keened the eye for composition.  Reflecting on the early collection of awkward into ... OH... wow, I painted that?... reminded me of something a doctor told me once, Use it or loose it.  With the economy like it is, I do not believe people have money to buy frivolous things like art work...but I may be wrong.  

 I wandered through the past paintings about 40 minutes reflecting on art, and set some thoughts in motion for the canvas. I truly would love to hear what you might want to see me paint. Contact Here. I do believe I would like to paint something in the small range daily based on what you want to see coming from my studio and my brush or palette knife.  With your input and specific requests, it opens my heart and mind to new things.

Meanwhile this week is filled with finding canvas for the show pieces and starting on them.  I told Terry he needed to close in the back porch this week... so I had more room for easels and painting!  This smaller home does have its disadvantages.  Staying the course of today is the most important focus for me this year... not thinking about what I do not have, but what I do have. Read on...

The Chosen last night, episode 5 season 3, was really good. It brought change to my thoughts on something simple like how we say grace with our meals... KEEP IT SIMPLE. As Terry and I reflected on everything, that was something we both noticed. Gracing our food is not based on praying for everything else but the obvious. The prayer we say is to show appreciation for the food that is about to be eaten and to ask for God’s blessing on the food. It is only through the Father we have what we have. Praising Him as the Almighty and the source of all we have is important. 

We all spend much of our time either over thinking things... things from the past we cannot change or let go of, to things surrounding us today that we cannot change or fix, to worry about what is to come tomorrow where we have not even arrived.  Try to keep your brain under control and keep the stress from twisting it up. 

I will leave you with what Terry and I have added health wise... yes we do exercise, walk and I do standing Pilates... but on the advice or our Health Food nutritionist... he could not believe we were not taking Ashwagandha.  We started taking it and both realized the truth of how tangled and gnarled up our bodies and minds were. What we found was just short of a miracle for us.  We immediately began sleeping better. Our focus was better, our depression was lifted and there was a day and night difference. The Nutritionist reminded me that not all Ashwagandha is made the same, so we stick with the brand he recommended.  Now others in our family are taking it and realizing what happens.  With the past six years, our lives have been impacted by overload of social media, TV, news, covid lockdowns, etc... with families battling and people closing their ears and not sharing together civilly with discussions.  Whatever stress we experience, builds into our bodies with a stress level that creates anxiety. This supplement reduced that tightened feeling of stress and we found our focus opened up on each other, followed by realization that God truly has everything in his power. We wind ourselves up too much with active over thinking and expect the worse and not the best. 

God is the best, the Almighty, maker of Heaven and Earth... He has this. 

Follow the Spirit of the Paint... with Laurie Pace

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all. Both riches and honor come from You, and You rule over all, and in Your hand is power and might; and it lies in Your hand to make great and to strengthen everyone."
  1 Chronicles 29:11-12

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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