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04 September 2015

My Garden of Friends, Poppy Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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White Poppies
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“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you...I could walk through my garden forever.”
― Alfred Lord Tennyson
A good friend purchased this painting from me eight years ago. It was one of my favorites that I was going to keep. It was hanging in the master bathroom when she spotted it.  I truly hope she is still enjoying it. She moved from the area about six years ago, but the fun we had painting together stays with me forever.  She is part of my garden of friends and the sweet memories I have of our mornings at the easel.
"And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these."  Matthew 6:28-29  
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02 September 2015

Leaving your Doors Open Flower Painting with Texas Artist Laurie Pace





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“Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.” ― Rose Wilder Lane
My Grandmother taught me that happiness was elusive if I was on the constant search or wait for it.  She and my Mom both taught me happiness was something that crept in while you least expected like when you are giving and doing for others.  
We have become a society here in the states, that seems to glorify self and focusing just on our own needs and desires.  We seem to always notice what we do not have instead of being thankful for what we do have.
"Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
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31 August 2015

Soulmate or Life Partner? Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace



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"As for lovers, well, they'll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them - actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can't give up because if you give up, you'll never find your soulmate. You'll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn't mean you're gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don't, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life's a beautiful thing and there's so much to smile about.” ― Marilyn Monroe
So I went to Dr Google to find out exactly what a soulmate was.  I have always felt Terry and I have known each other forever and before forever.  After consulting Dr Google I realize he is my life partner and has a lot of soulmate on the side because he cares so much about me.
"Soul Mate: Someone who is aligned with your soul and is sent to challenge, awaken and stir different parts of you in order for your soul to transcend to a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Once the lesson has been learnt, physical separation usually occurs.
Life Partner: A companion, a friend, a stable and secure individual who you can lean on, trust and depend on to help you through life. There is a mutual feeling of love and respect and you are both in sync with each others needs and wants."    Foreverconscious.com
I have always believe family is for life and friends are for seasons in life. But the person you choose to spend your life with has to be everything from soulmate to life partner to best friend and lover.   I am blessed with a wonderful man and a wonderful family.
"For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!" Ecclesiastes 4:10
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30 August 2015

Living Life on the Edge




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“There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections. If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.” ― John Lennon
I remember the night I finished this painting.  The power coming off the canvas was amazing. The NY Gallery owner really wanted the piece for herself, but if memory serves me correctly, it was sold another direction.  This is another piece one day I want to revisit.  I can never capture the spirit of The Edge, but maybe do a companion piece for it.
There are different times in our lives that we live on the edge... some dangerous areas, lively areas, places that we go that maybe we should not be.  I have my edgy times for sure. While I am not proud of them and certainly would never share them out loud,  Most of the times found me on my knees praying to God for forgiveness for my wild side.  That wild part of being an artist leaves before you a safe empty canvas for you to be on the edge creating.  
Love and  life play in our journey as well. Artists always want acceptance and love for their work and that is truly acceptance and love for self.  Learning to love ourselves for the gifts we have is a challenge for many of us, me included.  Love life and give of your gifts and life will love you back. 
How was your edge of life?
“Judge not, and you will not be judged; condemn not, and you will not be condemned; forgive, and you will be forgiven;" Luke 6:37  
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29 August 2015

Follow the Leader Horse Paintings by Texas Artist Laurie Pace




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“Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, Blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels.”  ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Follow the Leader was a favorite at recess time when we were children.  Be careful what leader you follow as an adult.  
These horses were painted for one of my first gallery shows in NY in 2006.  The composition lends itself to hot summer days with horses in the meadow seeking shade and a cool stream. And why am I sitting at this computer?  
But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. Luke 22:26
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28 August 2015

"Deep Roots are not reached by the Frost" Contemporary Horse Paintings by Laurie Pace




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“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.

From the ashes a fire shall be woken,
A light from the shadows shall spring;
Renewed shall be blade that was broken,
The crownless again shall be king.” 
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring

This painting was a playful experience. Beginning with a black canvas and adding the lines of color opened up creativity in a new way.  I only did this one but enjoyed painting it. Sometimes it is good to work outside your norm or your comfort zone. You never know what you can discover.

"But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1 John 1:7-9

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A Texas Artist 


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26 August 2015

Beginning Again... Hazy Days of Summer



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“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald

Getting close to the end of the summer. The heat cannot fade away fast enough. This painting reminds me of the haze of water on the roads when it is so hot and the roads look like there are shimmering puddles from the heat.

That seems to be how life is. So much looks like shining good things to us through the mist of the media...all  the treasures we seek in life. But when we stop and look at where we are, we realize the silvery haze does not exist. Everything is a mirage.  It is a figment before us.  Real life is filled with journeys up and down.  You cannot have good without bad. You cannot have love without hate. We grow through the rough times and become stronger.

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world. 1 John 2:16

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