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01 April 2015

Out of the BLUE? . Did you taste the Bread Haus Hot Cross Buns? . Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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Horse 9 Flee in the Wind  Size: 8 x 8  Oil on Canvas.
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Out of the BLUE?  .  Did you taste the Bread Haus Hot Cross Buns? . Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace

Sometimes things happen out of the blue.  Even the smallest incident or happening has a domino effect in our lives.  Well, it could be good or it could be bad. Since there is never any warning for those things 'out of the blue'... I think it is so important to live by faith and not by sight. 

Recently this past month, I have seen a glimmer of something new in my life.  It is nothing I can visibly see, but it is something I feel from my heart throughout my body resonating with the core of my being.  After reading the book 'The Healing Codes'  , I accepted the challenge offered in the book.  So for the past three weeks, I have been doing the 'healing codes'.  I have a need for moving forward and stepping out of the self-imposed boundaries I have created. Have you ever noticed how we each do it to ourselves?  We build fences and and boundaries trying to keep ourselves safe...but from what....life?

Why would anyone have an inner heart hurt that they are unworthy?  Why would anyone have an inner heart hurt that they do not deserve happiness: or why would someone live life each day as a shadow ducking from more hurt and constantly trying to please everyone else?  The list could go on and I know each of us has hurt that does go on.  I am trying to understand why.   Do you know why?  Why would we let these hurts affect our lives so deeply and how can we stop it and replace it with love and joy and open acceptance to the love and joy God intends for us? 



Today we stopped at the Bread Haus in Grapevine. Terry picked out about a half dozen cookies and bars to try out and a loaf of Sourdough Bread. I brought home a single Hot Cross Bun. I love HCB's.   But finding a good one that is not homemade is hard.  Guess what...I found one!  I will be ordering them for Easter weekend.  

Note to self:  Stop by Bread Haus once a week and buy a treat.

Blessings, Laurie



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29 March 2015

Always on the Run . Transitions . Love those colors . Fast Horses in a Painting by Laurie Pace




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Running Forever  Size: 36 x 36 Oil on Canvas.
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Transitions in life...wow. Change is by the minute and transitions occur in a blink of an eye or over a longer period of time. Depends on the Change and what is needed.   Sometimes with painting a transition is needed but normally I am working wet on wet.  This painting was not. It had a totally different identity last fall when it was painted. I had not really finished the painting and was scrambling to get things together for a show in Houston. 

Changing of Seasons © Laurie Pace 2015
I was working on Changing of Seasons and just sent it as it was because I was out of time. Davis and CO sent it back last week and I attacked it today for not just a transition but a full facelift and I love it!  Here is the original. My husband call them my heart horses with the heart chests. 


I prayed a bunch while working and reworking the surface. I bit of sanding and removal of thick pockets of paint.. and the carving began on it. 



So the moral of this painting is NEVER GIVE UP.  We have to continue growing and changing in life.  So essential and so important. Acknowledge God as our creator and know he has plans for all of us.

Blessings, Laurie


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28 March 2015

Wonder Woman Up . The power of the Pose . Freedom . Contemporary Horse Painting by Laurie Pace




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"Standing Proud"  Size: 6 x 12  Oil on Canvas Panel 
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I do not remember the book I was reading, but basically this works whether you are male or female.   Stand up and spread your legs apart. Put your hand on your hips and lift your chin slightly in the air. Now, BREATHE.

You should feel the power of the pose. It works every single time. If you find yourself out of energy, Wonder Woman Up!  If you are leary or afraid of something or uneasy.. Wonder Woman Up. You have the choice and taking a stance will do it.

Our thoughts and feelings are affected by so many things. Who knew that the Wonder Woman Pose could bring so much power and freedom.  Standing tall and standing proud.  Fill yourself with God's spirit as you do it.  Jonathan is our oldest grandson at age 17. Back in the day of age 5 our favorite song was:

My God is so big, So strong and so Mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do.  My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do. The mountains are his, the rivers are his, The stars are his wonderment too. My God is so big, so strong and so mighty, there's nothing my God cannot do.


Of course there were body movements to it that were in the same type stature as the Wonder Woman Pose... but even better. Know God is your strength. God is the harmony in your life. 

Enjoy my Standing Proud Contemporary Horse Painting. This is not black in it, but a beautiful Caramel brown that I cannot seem to photograph correctly! Stop by the Available art and see it close up.

Blessings, Laurie

"And you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." John 8:32


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27 March 2015

Fast as Lightning . The Winner . Thick Paint . Horse Painting Carved by Laurie Pace




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"Lightning"  Size: 6 x 9  Oil on Canvas Panel.
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It was thick. The first layers of paint were all in yellow golds and some blues.  The second layer was oranges, reds and more blues... and final two layers were whites and blacks. The horse "Lightning'  was not held back by the thick layering... he appeared out of the paint immediately coming toward me. He is dreamy in person.

The discovery of this horse was amazing.  Often the discovery of peace is amazing.  During a storm with thunder and lightning, you listen intently waiting for the calm and peace that follows the storm. Everything is washed clean, including our moods and our spirit. Keep your thoughts open to stay centered in peace today.

Blessings, Laurie

"I have said this to you, so that in me you may have peace. In the world you face persecution, but take courage; I have conquered the world: John 16:23

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25 March 2015

Wild with a Brush . Gladiola's . Flowers by Laurie Pace




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 Gladiolas Size: 16 x 20  Oil on Canvas. Sold
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This was a spirited paint with a brush back in 2005.  There is a freedom and a defined sense of joy in the composition. Flower often have that effect on all of us.  They bring joy, comfort and happiness in the garden or in a vase.   Splurge and buy yourself some flowers this week. Buy your favorite and enjoy them. I think I will for sure.  Comment and let me know what you bought.

Laurie

Song of Songs 2:12

"Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in our land." 


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22 March 2015

Love is Calling... Did you Answer? . Don't miss the gathering . Western Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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 " Love that Calls the Gathering" Size: 18 x 24   Oil on Canvas.
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Loving the new body of work coming out this month. It has a fresh freedom both inside and out.  I look forward to working each day because of the joy. 

Artist's are often up against a wall with fears and frustrations. I have faced it often. When Terry took down the studio for six weeks and I did not paint, I was actually afraid to do it again. I was worried I would not be able to do it. It has been a long time.  My meditation at that time was focused on peace and discovery of life in creativity.  As a person, an artist, a wife, a mom, a daughter... I alone am responsible for my own happiness and peace of mind. Getting rid of the limitations that have built up over the years has not been easy but once one is dropped behind, wow, the freedom is amazing. 

My strength comes from God. He is ever present in my life all the time. It matters not what I am engaged in, He is right there with me. 

Laurie

"I will turn their mourning into Joy. I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow." Jeremiah 31:14


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21 March 2015

Rough Road Ahead . If you Go, I Will Follow You . Quietly and Confidently . Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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"If you Go, I Will Follow You"  Size: 6 x 12  Oil on Canvas.
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Spring is here... or almost here. Still on the cold side in Dallas. For me it is time to let go of the old thoughts and 'conditions' I place on myself and let God direct my life.  Putting the daily 'feelings' out there has truly helped. In letting go of old thoughts and habits, I feel a beautiful peace filling me. I take a huge deep breath and release it all at one time any my body relaxes. 

I pray to God my thoughts, words and actions will be filled with what is good and desirable to pass on the beauty of this peace to others.   There is a constant warm awareness of His breath on me.  He is with me. I am assured I am being directed by him. His power flows through my body, through my mind and directly through me to others. 

Rough Roads ahead...yes. Joyful times ahead... yes. God with me every step...yes. I go with quiet confidence and a gentle peace.

Laurie

"Our steps are made firm by the Lord, when he delights in our way." Psalm 37:23 


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